BaBylissPRO FOILFX02 Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver Review

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Our Rating: 9/10

BaBylissPRO FOILFX02 Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver Review On Wooden Table

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Review Summary

The BaBylissPRO FOILFX02 Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver.. is self-titled as “the ultimate finishing tool.

This is a professional shaver that works as well as it looks.

Ideal for tidying up fine neck hairs or for awesome skin fades.

You can even use the BabylissPro Double Foil Shaver to shave your whole head – completely bald.

Got sensitive skin?

This shaver is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. No more shaving rashes, nicks, or cuts.

Pros

  • Can be used corded or cordless
  • Charging indicator
  • Hypoallergenic gold-colored nickel Titanium foils for less skin irritation
  • 3 hour run time
  • Dual voltage for worldwide use
  • Comes with spare cutting head

Cons

  • No Stand
  • Metal casing prone to finger smudges
  • Fairly heavy for a foil shaver

Babyliss certainly knows how to brand their products, and their hair clippers, trimmers, and shavers all follow the same high-end, glossy style, which is fast becoming a brand icon.

You either love their ‘bling,’ or you really don’t!

But what you can’t deny, is the quality of their products.

Just like the impressive BabylissPro FX Clippers, the PRO FOIL FX02 Shaver comes in 4 standard colors – Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, and Black.

They all look impressive, but do they stack up?

This is my review of the BaBylissPRO FOILFX02 Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver (Black)..

Features

Gold Foil Cutting Head

BaBylissPRO Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver Cutting Head On Wooden Table

Naturally, a double foil shaver will cut more hair over a larger area than a single foil shaver.

The time spent shaving, blending, or fading is significantly reduced, which is a big plus straight away.

The Babyliss double foil shaver has 2 gold-colored, nickel-titanium foils. The foils are hypoallergenic, which helps prevent skin irritation.

The cutting head is detachable and can be removed easily enough for cleaning and replacing if necessary.

It’s not waterproof, so don’t be tempted to rinse it under the tap to clean it. Use a brush to brush the hairs out.

Powerful Rotary Motor

Having a powerful motor will ensure less hair snagging and faster/easier cutting.

A rotary motor is the industry standard in cordless models, and the ProFoil FX02 is no exception with an excellent motor.

The noise from the motor is not exactly whisper-quiet, but rather reassuringly powerful. I know what I would take!

Cord or Cordless Operation

I really like tools that can run off a charging cord if you run out of juice.

There isn’t a low charge indicator on the shaver, so it’s useful to have the option of plugging it in and using it off the mains if you need to.

Mind you, the Babyliss shaver will run for up to 3 hours before it needs charging. That’s around 3 weeks for an average shave!

The charging cord is 3 meters long, so plenty of room to maneuver.

Spec

  • 3 hour charge time for 3 hours of use
  • Weight: 1 pound (450 grams)
  • Dual voltage for worldwide use

What Is In The Box?

BaBylissPRO Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver Unboxed

  • BabylissPro FoilFX02 Shaver
  • Spare cutting head
  • 3-meter power/charging cord
  • Cleaning brush
  • Storage pouch
  • Two-year warranty

Accessories

As well as what you get shipped in the box, there are a couple of extras you might like to purchase alongside the shaver.

Replacement Cutting Head

It’s always a good idea to have a replacement cutting head in case you accidentally damage the original one.

You actually get a spare cutting head with your purchase, which is pretty rare.

They are not expensive, so you may want to grab one when you buy the shaver.

Premium Hard Case

This premium hard case is perfect to store your lovely, glossy shaver when not in use.

The FX02 shaver comes with a cloth carry pouch – which is okay for storing but this hard case keeps it nice and safe and is compatible with  the BaBylissPRO Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver.

Not only will the hard protection keep the shaver safe from damage, but it is also ideal for traveling.

Video

Here’s an excellent review and demonstration of the Babyliss ProFoil FX02 being used..

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Can be used corded or cordless
  • Charging indicator
  • Hypoallergenic gold-colored nickel Titanium foils for less skin irritation – this is massive tick for me
  • 3 hour run time – That’s a longtime use after a single charge
  • Dual voltage for worldwide use – always a bonus if you intend to travel outside the US or Canada
  • Comes with a spare cutting head – the cutting head will get damaged when if you drop it, so a spare cutting head is very handy.

Cons

  • No Stand – I do like a stand 🙁
  • Metal casing prone to finger smudges – if you have OCD this might be an issue!
  • Fairly heavy for a foil shaver – not sure if this is actually a Pro, simply because being slightly heavier make it feel better to use

Who Is It Suitable For?

  • Professional barbers and hair stylists as a finishing tool and for tight fades
  • Home use for shaving face, neck, or head
  • Can achieve a completely bald look, if that’s what you’re after

Alternative Double Foil Shaver’s To Consider

There aren’t many double foil shavers on the market – certainly not in this class.

The best alternative that might suit people who don’t want a blingy shaver is the Andis Profoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver.

The Andis is very similar but much lighter.

It also has a charging stand.

You can read my review of the Andis Profoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver and how it stacks up v the BabylissPro FoilFX02

If you are a Wahl fan, you might like to check out their Wahl Professional 5-Star Series Rechargeable Shaver/Shaper #8061-100.

Although the Wahl shaver has been around longer, it has been surpassed by the design, features, and performance of the Babyliss and Andis models.

I actually like its ‘old school’ look, but not as much as the classy BabylissPro.

FAQs

Q. Can you use shaving lotion with it?

A. Not recommended as it’s dry shave only. Don’t use shaving cream. A pre-shave talc is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.

Q. How close is the shave? I need it to be smooth?

A. The Babyliss ProFoil shaver will give you a clean, smooth shave. You’ll never get as close as a blade, but it’s not far off. Note: if the hair is too long (over 2-day facial hair growth), you will need to trim it, then use the shaver as a final touch.

Q. Can I use it to shave body hair?

A. I personally wouldn’t unless your body hair is already very short. Long hairs will get caught in the cutting head and cause snagging, plus additional wear and tear.

Q. I have very sensitive skin. Does this shaver cause irritation?

A. As long as you don’t press too hard against your skin, the Babyliss FX02 is a great irritation-free shaver.

Q. Can I use this to shave my head?

A. Yes. This is actually an awesome shaver for shaving your head. If you’re looking for a completely bald shave you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s a great video demonstrating how effective the BaBylissPRO FOILFX02 Double Foil Shaver is for shaving a head bald:

Q. What’s the difference between a single foil shaver and a double foil shaver?

A. Without sounding too obvious, the double foil has 2 cutting areas, so more hair can be cut in a shorter time.

Q. Can the shaver be used on a 220v system?

A. Yes it is dual voltage so can be used anywhere in the world 120v or 220v.

Shaving Tips For Sensitive Skin

Most people look to buy a foil shaver because they have sensitive skin, and a blade causes too much irritation.

Before you use a foil shaver, wash and exfoliate the skin first.

This will soften the skin and bring hair out, for a more efficient shave.

If you’ve got a 2 day+ stubble, trim the hair with trimmers/clippers as low as you can – this prevents hairs from being pulled when using the foil shaver.

Use pre-shave talc or powder, like the Remington Face Saver.

Take your time and let the shaver glide across your skin. Don’t push too hard.

Final Thoughts

BaBylissPRO Cordless Metal Double Foil Shaver On Wooden Table

Make no mistake the BabylissPro FoilFX02 Double Foil Shaver is a luxury foil shaver.

It looks and feels like a quality product and does not fail to deliver.

The shaver slices through hair very easily without snagging or pulling.

Just like the Andis ProFoil Plus Shaver, I like the simplistic, yet stylish design of the Babyliss shaver.

The Babyliss is an all-metal glossy, ‘blingy’ version.

It’s easy to use, and does a terrific job at removing fine hairs, or shaving 1 or 2-day old stubble.

For professional barbers and hairstylists, a double foil shaver is a really useful tool to have.

For skin fades, blending, bald shaving, and for clients with sensitive skin, the BabylissPro FoilFX02 comes highly recommended.

For the home user to use it as a shaver, to shave the face, neck, and/or the head, it also does a great job.

If you have sensitive skin, these are the shavers you should go for.

Thanks for reading my review. If you’ve got any questions or comments, drop them below.

Peter

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