The Air Cut Hair Cut Experience

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Meet the Air Cut

In 2008, Norm Yerke and his engineering team began working on designing a handheld, easy to use, hair cutter that could be utilized for home haircuts. Thus, the AirCut was born, and the AirCut haircutting site was launched. The AirCut is now sold globally online by nearly 100 top affiliates. The AirCut has been praised for its ease of use, cost savings, and overall ingenuity.

Each AirCut system includes:

  • AirCut Haircutting Device
  • Set of 8 Straight Stylers from 4″ to 1/2″
  • 1/2″ Tapered Styler
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Lubrication Oil
  • AC Transformer
  • Filter
  • Cover

Our Air Cut Experience

With a boy in the house, hair cuts are a frequent ritual for us. Every six weeks or so, our son is in desperate need of a trim. While we typically cut his hair at home with clippers to save money, occasionally a hair stylist is needed to take of the mess I leave behind. As you can imagine, that gets pretty expensive, time consuming and worst of all, MESSY.

When we were asked to try out the AirCut system I was feeling a mix of excitement and skeptism. But in the end, the worst that could happen is we would end up at the hair salon paying for a hair cut that he needed anyways.

air cut parts

One of the really great things about the AirCut system is how versatile it is. With 9 stylers included in the kit, you can use this for a girl, boy, dad, whoever needs a trim and doesn’t want hair any longer than 4 inches.

air cut style bases

The instructions were fairly simple to follow. Oil, place the filter, snap on a styler and start cutting. With the 1/2 inch styler in place we used up and down motions across our son’s shaggy hair. At first, I thought I must have been doing something wrong because I just didn’t see any hair missing. It wasn’t until I opened the storage compartment on the AirCut that I found a pile of freshly cut hair.

hair clippings

Thirty minutes later, our son had a fresher and trimmer look. I can say, getting the hang of the up and down bobbing technique isn’t the easiest and requires a bit of practice and patience. If you’re looking to save time, this may not be the best option. If you’re looking to save money, you’ve found the right tool.

While it’s not quite as short as I prefer his hair to be, the edges are even, there was no mess of hair clippings left behind and I never ran the risk of clipping him with the blades which has been known to happen with the hair clippers.

Room for Improvement

At the price of nearly $100, I’d really like to see a sturdy travel and storage case included rather than a thin plastic packaging inside a cardboard box.

Buy It

The AirCut system is available for purchase online at priced at $99.95 or as 5 payment installments of $19.95 plus free shipping from now until Easter 2010.

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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    • says

      I think with the FlowBee you had to actually hook it up to a vacuum. With this, the vacuum system is built right into the AirCut tool.

  1. says

    I too would like to try this for my dogs. We have two maltese, and have such a hard time grooing them. They have hair and not fur, so they do have to regurally have haircuts LOL.

  2. says

    Thanks for the great review, Cat! I also wanted to note that the AirCut can be used without any stylers at all for a really short cut (I actually do this in the summer for my hair) so that may help you get your son’s hair a little shorter. You are correct that it needs no vacuum cleaner and thus you end up using a tool for your kids that looks like a hair dryer (not scary) instead of some vacuum-monster thing (scary).

    For Tammy and others concerned with the price: On our website we offer installments for you to pay in to ease the burden of the cost. Also, think about how fast you would spend $100 at a salon or barber for your kids. You save in the long run. If price is still an issue, send me your thoughts (rroering[at]aircut[dot]com and I’ll bring them up in meetings when we talk about price. I can’t guarantee anything, but as Cat can attest, I’m always listening.

    A word on dogs: Officially, we don’t recommend it for dogs because there are so many different types of dog hair that some types may break the unit or jam the blades. Unofficially, if your dog has the exact same type of hair as your son, give it a shot, but it’s at your own risk :).

    Thanks! Russ at AirCut (@air_cut on Twitter)

    P.S. I’ll bring up the storage case next week at our staff meeting. Thanks for the suggestion. ~R

  3. says

    This was a good read. Thanks for telling me about it. WIth two toddlers, ages almost 2 and almost 3, it sure gets expensive getting their haircut constantly at the salon. They are both way overdue because I just won’t cut it myself with traditional clippers or scissors. I am scarred for life by some of the awful girl mullet hairdos my mom gave us growing up. So, it’s neat to read about a product that sounds almost fool proof. I will look into it!

  4. says

    This is certainly more compact and precise looking, but I can’t get Wayne’s World out of my head:

    “It’s sucking my will to live!”

  5. kortneyrenee says

    Sorry, I forgot what was being reviewed when I glanced at that child. What an adorable little boy !

  6. trishden says

    I hope this is better than the flowbee was. I never bought one, but a friends mother had one and I borrowed it when my son was about 3 or 4. What a chop job, not to mention he was scared of the thing. I finally had to take him to the barbers to fix the choppiness. Thanks for the review.