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Oct 13, 2016

Introducing the new Philips shaving clippers for men designed to lessen rashes and bumps

  • Innovative clipper blades designed to reduce the risk of cuts when clipping your hair or beard
  • Enjoy a bump free cut or shave with fewer rashes.

Did you know?

·  Razor bumps on the face and head, remain one of the biggest concerns when it comes to grooming.

·  The majority of men develop bumps on their skin after a very close shave (e.g. using a blade) on their face.

·  When getting a haircut, most men perceive cuts and scratching discomfort to be a necessary evil in order to get a sharp, fresh look with nicely trimmed edges.

·  More and more men worry about hygiene when sharing a hair clipper tool with other people at their barber.* 

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Nairobi, Kenya : Philips is excited to introduce to the Nigerian market, the first clippers designed to ensure no bumps and less rash. Specially developed blades reduce the risk of cuts when clipping your hair or beard, offering the confidence of a precise cut and shave without the humiliating damaged skin.

Whether you’re looking for a clean cut on your head or sharp and defined edges for your beard, the new Philips Clippers are designed to give a close precision cut or shave, cutting the hair at skin level. They also offer the freedom to play with multiple hairstyles by simply adjusting the blade and clicking-on different length combs.


“Philips conducted extensive research across a cross-section of men in sub-Saharan Africa; the Philips clipper was developed and extensively field tested taking into account the core concerns that came out in the research – mainly the need to get that clean shaven feeling but to avoid the scratches, cuts and bumps that sometimes develop on the skin,” states George Mudhune, General Manager, Philips Personal Health – East Africa.

 “These are the first clippers Philips is introducing in the African market, underscoring our commitment to delivering innovation based on the need of the consumers. Our new clippers cut your hair, not your skin. This not only ensures that you have a painless short and sharp look, but also improves your overall skin health,” Mr Mudhune added.

Razor bumps on the face and head remain one of the biggest concerns when it comes to grooming. A considerable number of men would rather refrain from shaving regularly than have to deal with a bumpy face.

“I love a good, sharp cut and nicely trimmed edges. But I love an unblemished skin even more. If you can assure me that I can shave without bumps and rashes then you have my attention,” said Anthony Mutua, a Kenyan media consultant.

The two clippers in the range, the Philips Clipper Pro (ideal for professional barber styling) and Philips Clipper Home (for personal use) offer blades designed to avoid cuts and bumps for optimal skin comfort, close precision and durability.

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The Philips Pro Clipper is designed for a powerful expert trim, cut or shave. Its chrome matt finish is complemented by a smart textured handle for a comfortable grip, and a 2.8m cord to give a greater reach and to easily move around while clipping, it comes with seven Click-on Combs as well as a styling comb and scissors.


The Philips Home Clipper has lacquering, textured high gloss plastic finish and a 2.4m cord; and comes with four Click-On Combs including the 3mm, 6mm, 9mm or 12mm combs.


The new Philips Clippers’ robust design promises to become a hair-loom for generations to come. Its strong steel blades are manufactured to withstand chips and cracks lasting up to four times longer than the leading brand, while its state-of-the-art copper motor coil will outrun its predecessor four times over**.


Visit or twitter : @philipskenya for more information on how to take care of all your grooming needs, or visit for more information about the Philips Pro Clipper and Philips Home Clipper.

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*In 2014 Philips conducted an in-depth qualitative study consisting of 20 barber interviews, 20 consumer focus groups with 8 participants per group and 40 in-home interviews in SA, Nigeria and Ghana.

**The linear motor runs up to four times longer compared to predecessor model.

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Radhika Choksey

Radhika Choksey

Head of Brand, Communications and Digital Philips Africa

Tel: +31  62525 9000

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