Balding is a constant fear for many men, but those who are concerned need only look at the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stanley Tucci and Bruce Willis. Compare their current shiny domes to their formerly full do’s, and you’ll realize they look quite a bit better today. It’s not as hard as you think to rock the bald look, and men with shaved heads can be just as cool and sexy as anyone else, especially if they’re using one of the best bald head shavers.
While it might seem like a bald, shaved head should require less work — no more combs! no more shampoo! no more haircuts! — the reality is a bit more complicated. If you want your dome to look good, you must regularly shave your head. Sure, you can make do with the best razors, but bald head shavers are a much more efficient way to cover the large surface area of your head.
Over the course of the past couple of years, we have tested 15 of the best bald head shavers to settle the age-old question, which bald head shaver really is the best? Through numerous tests, we’ve narrowed it down to our top eight options to help you comfortably maintain a suave bald look in 2023.
From high-quality picks that will blow your mind to affordable options just about any baldie can get their hands on, we’ve done all the research for you. When shopping for the best bald head shavers, there’s no other option you need to consider aside from the ones we’ve got below. All of these products were extensively tested by SPY editors, and we’ll continue to update this post as we find more quality products for your consideration.
The Best Bald Head Shavers At a Glance
What Are Bald Head Shavers?
To keep it simple, bald head shavers are razors that are specifically designed to shave your head. They have an ergonomic design that’s different from beard trimmers, so folks can comfortably shave their head in a way that’s uniquely different than a face or body shave.
For the most part, the top bald head shavers look quite a bit like some electric razors you would use on your facial hair. These shavers have three, four or even five spinning heads attached to a flexible mount that contours to the shape of your head. There are also some foil razors for your head, but after testing, we decided that they aren’t always the best.
When testing the bald head shavers for this guide, we found that the key differences were size, shape, battery life and grip. We also considered price, which is why the excellent (and expensive) Braun Series 9 Pro isn’t our top overall choice.
So what is the best bald head shaver? You’re just going to have to find out below. Check out the best bald head shavers fully reviewed by the SPY team now.
Skull Shaver is the brand that first popularized head shavers, and according to our testing, the Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold PRO Head and Face Shaver is hands down the best bald head shaver money can buy. This shaver has a comfortable ergonomic grip that makes it easy to hold for a close shave, and the flexible shave heads flex as you move the shaver across your head. We like to call it an “all-over design” that allows you to effortlessly shave without fear of nicks and cuts. Our testing also found that it lived up to its promise of a 90-minute runtime.
You’ll be able to use this bald head shaver in wet and dry circumstances, so you can even shave in the shower. Shaving is also possible in a multidirectional manner, so you can glide over your head from left to right and back to forth. Hair collects in the interior of the shaver for disposal after each shave, making for a mess-free shave. Seriously, you can shave on the subway on your way to work without ruining anybody’s day, although we don’t recommend that. Our reviewer even used this bald head shaver waiting for a ride at the airport with no mess whatsoever.
We’ve been testing the Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold PRO for years now and have found there is no other bald head shaver better. You’re going to be bald forever at this point, right? Do yourself a favor and pick up the world’s very best bald head shaver. To keep it real, you don’t even have to go past this pick if you don’t want to.
- Easy to use
- Excellent amount of runtime
- Water-resistant properties
- Fast shave
- Extremely smooth shave
- Might be expensive for some
Read our entire review of the Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold PRO here.
When we tell you that we didn’t expect much from the Wyklaus Head Shaver 7D, we mean it. This bald head shaver comes with a whopping seven cutter heads and costs the average buyer just $55 when it’s on sale, which is practically always. That said, we could have bet money on this bald head shaver being a total piece of garbage.
Surprised? Yeah, that’s an understatement. This bald head shaver provided the fastest, most effortless shaves you can imagine at an unbeatable price. The seven rotary heads work at record speed to quickly leave your dome glowing in what feels like a matter of minutes. The design of the shaver has a nice way of cradling your head as you shave with just enough of a wiggle on the device for sneaker maneuvers you can’t necessarily do with many alternatives.
And, again — that price. Sheesh. Just $55 is nothing. Look no further if you’re trying the fully bald look for the first time. Buy this. You’re going to be more than impressed. We love this bald head shaver so much that it almost beat out Skull Shaver when we initially started testing, but unlike Skull Shaver, this bald head shaver does not store hair inside itself for a mess-free shave. Instead, it will fall wherever you’re shaving, causing quite a messy situation, so be sure to stand over your sink. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a solid alternative to Skull Shaver that isn’t as expensive, you’ve found it.
- Super cheap
- Very fast
- Seven shavers
- A little hair pulling
- A bit messy
Upon initially testing the Braun Series 9 Pro, we were a little worried about the device’s appearance. In the course of testing, we fell in love with the all-over shave brought to you by the likes of Skull Shaver and Wyklaus (as opposed to foil shavers), but we were surprised upon trying the Braun Series 9 Pro. This has quickly become one of our favorite bald head shavers.
This buzzer provides a flawlessly smooth shave each time and works just as great on your head as on your face. A double clean-up, if you will. You can use it wet or dry, and it has a 20% better battery life than the previous series. With the included charging dock (the first-ever in the world of bald head shavers), you can have this puppy charged and rolling for up to six weeks at a time.
In testing, we found that the device lasted well over 60 minutes with a full charge, but the charging dock lets you go weeks without a power-up. If you want to shave in the shower, this waterproof bald head shaver lets you. Don’t worry, we tried both wet and dry shaves just to be sure, and the shaver works perfectly well both ways. Although the hair did begin to fall out of the device, and the razor was a bit loud, it left our product tester with some of the smoothest results he’s experienced in his testing.
- Easy to use
- Unmatched charging properties
- Familiar design
- Water-resistant properties
- Fast shave
- Extremely smooth shave
- One of the priciest bald head shavers you can purchase
- A bit too loud
- Makes a bit of a mess, which is a disappointment for a $300 shaver
Read our full review of the Braun Series 9 Pro.
If you’re the type that needs to get everything done at once, we suggest the AidallsWellup 5-in-1 Electric Head Shaver. This is an Amazon favorite with almost 11,000 reviews, so consider our curiosity piqued. We knew we had to try it for ourselves. During our experience, we noticed this is a waterproof head shaver that means it when it says “waterproof.” We did not fear running or submerging it under water in any way and shaved both wet and dry during testing. The shaver leaves your cranium super smooth for effortless shaves day in and day out, too.
Not only that, but this bald head shaver comes with multiple attachments that we don’t find useless, which is a surprise for most shavers. This bald head shaver is ideal for not only shaving your head but also massaging, cleaning, precision trimming and nose hair trimming. In our experience, the massage and cleaning add-ons are kind of silly and useless, but the precision trimmer and the nose hair trimmer are game-changers. No wonder why this one is so well-received on Amazon.
- Six shavers
- Some useful additives
- Not all additives useful
- Trim isn’t the smoothest on the planet but still smooth
Shaving your head in the shower? The Remington Balder Pro Head Shaver has you covered.
This fully waterproof head shaver can get soaked in water, so you can easily shave your head in the bath or shower for an effortless clean-up. Remington boasted about the waterproof features of their Balder Pro Head Shaver, so we completely submerged it in water to see if it held up. To our surprise, it was totally fine, and afterward, it shaved as if nothing happened to it.
In testing, we loved the ergonomic, all-over hold and carefree design. It’s incredibly similar to the other bald head shavers we’ve tested, given its multi-shaver design, ability to hold the hair in the head until after you shave and slip-free grip. The only downfall? This shaver lasts 50 minutes total for a cord-free shave. While this isn’t the worst thing in the world (because who is going to shave their head for 50 minutes?), it doesn’t compare to the record times many other shavers have shown us.
- Slip-free silicone on sides
- Great wet shave
- Shorter-than-average battery life
Read our full review of the Remington Balder Pro.
The FlexSeries Electric Head Hair Shaver
Best For: Anyone who wants multiple attachments at a fair price. The FlexSeries is also perfect for grooming in and out of the shower. Not to overshare, but you can also use this product downstairs for full-body grooming.
Why We Chose It: It’s a full-body groomer with multiple clip-on options.
The problem with today’s bald head shavers? The majority come with only one head. But that’s not the case with the Freebird FlexSeries Shaving Kit. Formerly known as Freedom Grooming unil November 2022, this bald head shaver comes with several clip-on attachments that pop onto the back for an extraordinary, fully editable shave.
Starting with the main rotary blade, this 5-header flexes around the shape of your head to effortlessly rid your head of hair. We found this to be one of the best-feeling shaves in terms of shaver-to-skin feel, almost like giving your head a little massage — and that was after we tried the massage attachment for this shaver. Aside from the rotary blade, you can pop off and clip on a precision clipper to trim your sideburns, an exfoliation brush to provide bump-free shaves, an ear and nose trimmer, and a pre-shave massager that helps lift your hair follicles before you shave.
These extra head attachments were a game-changer but took some extra effort. They add a solid boost to your shaving experience (aside from the exfoliation brush, which we found kind of pointless), but the elongated shaving experience can get a little tedious.
- Ergonomic hold
- Extremely affordable
- Many additional parts
- Made for more than just your head
- Parts can make shave longer
- Parts can be slightly useless
Hammacher Schlemmer The Ergonomic Head Shaver
Best For: Anyone looking for a hassle-free, gimmick-free shave. Guys who don’t want to shave in the shower and want a bald head shaver under $100.
Why We Chose It: It’s straightforward and won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
The Ergonomic Head Shaver from Hammacher Schlemmer has easily become one of the best-selling bald head shavers here at SPY. Why? Because it works and has a very reasonable price tag.
This shaver features four rotary heads with one set of blades in the middle, meaning five total blades that make it easier to move around the contours of your head to shave effectively. And, honestly, that’s about it. It’s gimmick-free, it’s affordable, and it works.
After testing the product more and more, we found that this is a simple, helpful tool to help bald people shave their heads without all of the hassle. Sure, it comes with a bunch of additives (a facial scrub brush, exfoliator, sideburn shaver, nose/ear hair trimmer) if you want to elongate your shaving experience, but there’s no need for these if you don’t want to use them. It didn’t quite reach its promised 60-minute runtime, but that isn’t something we were too concerned about.
This ergonomic head shaver has a smaller handle that is very easy to grip, so it’s easy to maneuver the shaver. Sadly, it isn’t waterproof, but we rinse the head under the faucet because Hammacher said we were allowed to. We wouldn’t do it again because it made us a tad anxious, but it did work perfectly after the fact. That said, for those going to town with a water-free shave, this is a solid option to pick up.
- Easy to operate
- 5 rotary blades
- Wasn’t exactly a 60-minute charge
- Not waterproof
Wahl makes some of the most reliable and long-lasting beard trimmers and head shavers in the world, and many professional barbers use Wahl products. The company’s Bump Free Rechargeable Foil Razor uses a trio of titanium foils for a bump and irritation-free shaving experience. But how did it fare amongst its competitors?
During testing, we noticed it is a little harder to reach the back of the head due to the design. In addition, because this shaver is one of the cheaper options, we discovered that it also feels like a cheaper option. That said, it still works for folks who don’t need the highest quality option if they can find a good deal. The battery lasts a full hour, and in our testing, this is accurate — which is more than enough time for a close shave. If you are shaving on a budget, this is a solid option to pick up, but we recommend the Skull Shaver or Braun if you can.
In addition to shaving your head, this electric shaver can also be used on facial and body hair.
- Longer battery life than mentioned
- Very affordable
- Straightforward design
- A little hard to use solo
- Cheaply made
What to Consider Before Buying the Best Bald Head Shavers in 2023
Before purchasing a bald head shaver, you need to think about practicality. How often do you shave your head? How far down do you shave your head? Do you enjoy shaving your head wet? Are you looking for something that can shave more than just your head? These questions will allow you to strategically decide which bald head shaver is best for you.
Here’s something else to consider: Are you bald? Might be stupid, we know. But if you’re totally bald and need to touch up your head from time to time, a bald head shaver is a smart option to own. If you simply want to shave your head once just to try it, you do not need a bald head shaver to get that job done. You can do that with just about any other pair of clippers you might own. It would be silly to purchase a bald head shaver if you are not using it consistently.
How To Use the Best Bald Head Shavers
When choosing the best bald head shavers, we also spoke to Faheem Alexander, celebrity barber, Gillette Barber Council member, and daily head shaver. He said one of the most important things to do before using the best bald head shavers is trim longer hair. Because the best bald head shavers are made for closer shaves than your average buzzer, they won’t cut longer hair. Keep that in mind before going forward to get the shave of your dreams with the best bald head shavers.
Other than that, using bald head shavers is straightforward. Many of the devices above can be used in the shower or in front of your bathroom mirror. Most of the work comes in the preparation. For instance, we recommend washing the area you plan to shave with warm water. You can also apply a warm towel to the area just before shaving. With a bald head shaver, you don’t need to use shaving cream, so when you’re ready, simply move the shaver across the scalp from top to bottom.
If you are prone to post-shaving irritation, ingrown hair, nicks or cuts, then we recommend checking your razor blades, as they may have become dull over time. Alternatively, you can apply post-shave products and balms.
How We Test Bald Head Shavers
All of the bald head shavers featured in this guide were tested by an actual bald man who regularly shaves his head. So far, SPY has tested almost 15 bald head shavers (and counting) to determine which products are truly worth buying.
While testing, we considered several objective measures, including battery life, water resistance, design, grip and most importantly, overall effectiveness. For instance, we checked to ensure the shaver’s battery lasts as long as the company promises. For the waterproof shavers we reviewed, we made sure to test them in and out of the shower.
We assessed all of these products according to the following criteria, then compared the results side-by-side to determine the best options for our readers — all done by bald people, for bald people.
- Battery Life: How long the battery lasts versus how long the brand says the battery lasts
- Grip: Whether or not the device was easy to hold when shaving
- Water Resistance: Is the device able to be used in the shower or rinsed under the sink?
- Overall Design: Whether or not the design felt appropriate or not for DIY bald head-shaving in addition to any “wow” factors included
- Price: Did it come at an affordable price folks are willing to spend money on?
- Noise level: Because nobody wants constant buzzing in their ear
- Time: How long it took to go from hairy to baby smooth
- Effectiveness: Did it provide a smooth shave?
The SPY team has tested 15 bald head shavers over the past few years. We will continue to update this guide as we test new products.
Why Trust SPY When Buying Grooming Products
SPY is always on the lookout for new men’s grooming products, and so far this year, we’ve tested hundreds of grooming products for men. In addition to naming the best men’s skincare products, we also regularly update our rankings of the top skincare brands for men. We pay incredibly close attention to shaving products as well. SPY’s grooming writers and editors have tested and reviewed beard trimmers, disposable razors, shaving cream, shave clubs and everything else guys need for the perfect shave.
In addition, we have a secret weapon for bald head shavers — and it’s me! (Editor’s Note: your author, Tyler Schoeber, is SPY’s E-Commerce and Special Projects Editor, and he’s as stylish and discerning as he is prematurely bald.) As SPY’s honorary bald member, I’ve been shaving my head daily for years at this point — and I’m extraordinarily picky with how the process is done.
If you’re interested, you can read more about How We Test Products at SPY.
About the Author: Tyler Schoeber
Tyler Schoeber is SPY’s E-Commerce & Special Projects Editor. In addition to testing bald head shavers and men’s razors, he also is the brain behind our social media pages and even shoots a number of photo projects for SPY. In his time at SPY, Tyler has reviewed men’s cologne, the latest products from YETI, and the best men’s t-shirts in the world. Before joining SPY, Tyler covered stories relating to grooming, men’s fashion, travel gear and more at travel sites such as Jetsetter and Smarter Travel.