How Does a Flowbee Work?

by Chelsea Hoffman ; Updated September 28, 2017

An Innovative Tool

The Flowbee is a hair-cutting tool that attaches to a vacuum hose. It is designed to make at-home hair cuts easily achievable without the hassle of cleaning up all that itchy, messy hair. It's bright yellow and comes with a 12-volt adapter that powers the clippers, as well as a comfortable slip-proof grip.


The Flowbee was invented in the 1980s by a San Diego carpenter, and it has been marketed as a tool that can create a multitude of cuts and styles. It has been featured on several late night infomercial programs, and it has even gained recognition due to being mentioned in such movies as "Wayne's World" and in television shows such as "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."

How It Works

The Flowbee comes with a series of trimmer guards, to assure that there are no mistakes when using the device. The device itself attaches to any standard vacuum cleaner hose securely, and plugs into the wall separately. Once the vacuum is powered and the Flowbee is turned on, you simply run the tool through your hair, as the vacuum sucks the clippings through, avoiding the messy cleanup that usually comes with a haircut.

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About the Author

The author of such novels as “Planet Omega” and the romantic drama, “Chloe and Louis,” Chelsea Hoffman devotes her time to writing about a myriad of different topics like gardening, beauty, crafts, cooking and medical research. She's published with Dobegreen.Com, The Daily Glow and other websites, and maintains the site Beauty Made Fresh.