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Inventor Creates Bizarre DIY Hair Trimmer Using Clippers And Vacuum Cleaner

Inventor Creates Bizarre DIY Hair Trimmer Using Clippers And Vacuum Cleaner

An inventor has come up with a bonkers way of avoiding queues at the barber's - by cutting your own hair using a clippers and a vacuum cleaner. See it in action here:

Dr Phil Green, 54, has previously been nominated for a European award - and has now put his expertise to use during the coronavirus lockdown.

He was attempting to give his own locks a trim at home when he realised he could make use of a household item.

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Phil grabbed his vacuum cleaner and off he went, pulling hair away from his head to cut it with a pair of scissors - before getting even more creative when he attached clippers to the device using hot glue.

The invention and the inventor. Credit: SWNS
The invention and the inventor. Credit: SWNS

Phil, from Rugby in Warwickshire, has been using his creation to keep his hair tidy during the pandemic - and said anyone could give it a go.

He explained: "It's been a common thing during lockdown - everybody needs to cut their hair. I started off trying to do what other people were doing and emulate a hairdresser by using two hands.

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"Then I thought, 'Well, I've got clippers - maybe they will be easier?' But I had to work out how I could efficiently get my hair away from my head. It was difficult to coordinate.

"So I then thought, 'If I can attach the clippers to the vacuum cleaner...' - and that's what I did! Anyone can do it.

"I did it by chopping down one of those attachments on a vacuum cleaner - for tight spaces - and hot gluing clippers to the side. I then added a tie wrap to it, and that was it. You don't need anyone else. You can just use one hand."

Phil modelling the invention. Credit: SWNS
Phil modelling the invention. Credit: SWNS
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Despite this creation, Phil said he will be going back to the barber's from 4 July to support local businesses but does think he could be onto a winner - and encouraged professionals to give it a go.

He went on: "I'll go back to the barber's when they open. They need support as a business. But [the invention] would be cheap to design and mould.

"A barber could use it if they were just cutting someone's hair with clippers. They wouldn't need to sweep up afterwards, either. I can't patent it now because it's public information. But that also means nobody else can patent it."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: barber, UK Community, Coronavirus, covid-19 positive, Community

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]