The included "comb" attachments will handle any hair style you want. My hair is very short (think military), and it's nice to "freshen" up anytime I want.
My wife has no experience in hair cutting, but did a great job for her first effort. They teach you the basic principles, and once you understand a simple technique, can do it without anxiety. Remember to "rock" the clipper, and not stab at the hair.
I will also suggest you watch a few Wahl YouTube videos because they are very helpful.
Some of those guys have 10 pair of exotic clippers, and may even use them. But the Chrome Pro feels solid in the hand, not noisy at all, and plenty of accessories.
Once you get into it a bit, you'll really enjoy the experience. You'll also enjoy saving a PILE of money on haircuts by hungover, high turnover, salon employees.
The main thing is to have fun with it (and you will), and maybe make 'Haircut Time" fun for your Husband, and children. This unit paid for itself the day I got it.
Oh yeah, two things:
1.) Make sure you start with the higher number combs, and work down until you hear it start to cut.
2.) Oiling is not a suggestion. It is a requirement. The included oil should be used before, and after each use.
A great product made right here in the U.S.A., and GUARANTEED!!
I would suggest you buy rthe item from WalMart, because I think my Wife ended up paying about $10.00 additional, just for shipping.
Man, I look good................