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.
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.
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."
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."
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