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Philips HQ55/40 Replacement Shaving Head For Philips Shavers

by Philips
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
Price: 30.00
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  • These shaving heads feature a dual blade system. The first blade lifts the hair, whilst the second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave
  • These shaving heads feature 15 razor-sharp blades for a fast and close shave
  • he ideal replacement frequency depends on your shaving frequency and the thickness of your facial hair. So replace your shaving head in time and stay on top of your game
  • Fits product types:HQ 6879, HQ 6874, HQ 6868, HQ 6863, HQ 6859, HQ 6857, HQ 6856, HQ 6855, HQ 6854, HQ 6853, HQ 6849, HQ 6844, HQ 6843, HQ 6842, HQ 6831, HQ 6600, HQ 6445, HQ 6424, HQ 6423, HQ 6415
  • Renew for better results - up to 50% better lift of hair as compare to other rotary shavers
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  • Select the right replacement shaving head for your Philips electric shaver with the help of this handy Philips shaver heads compatibility chart.


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Product Description

Product Description

Stay Sharp, Stay the Best

You already know that Formula 1 teams change tyres regularly to win the race by a split second. Did you also know that replacing your shaving head regularly guarantees top shaving performance, as well as the best results?

Like the top equipment used by world class sportsmen, we only use the best materials available. Philips shaving heads are made of the highest quality steel because they are in regular contact with your skin. However, also the best materials wear down because of regular use. Even if an immediate drop in performance is not noticeable, your shaving head will gradually become less sharp and precise.

Replace Your Shaving Head Every 12 to 24 Months

That is why we recommend that you replace your shaving head every 12 to 24 months. The ideal replacement frequency depends on your shaving frequency and the thickness of your facial hair. So replace your shaving head in time and stay on top of your game! Stay sharp, stay the best!

Dual blade system lifts hair to cut comfortably and close.
Dual blade system lifts hair to cut comfortably and close.

Everyday Confidence with the Perfect Shave

Comfortably Close

These shaving heads feature a dual blade system. The first blade lifts the hair, whilst the second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave.

A Fast and Close Shave

These shaving heads feature 15 razor-sharp blades for a fast and close shave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Should I Look for the Model Number of My Shaver?

Check the packaging, the manual or the back of your Philips shaver for the model number (Examples: HQ9190, RQ1050, HS8460). If you cannot find it on the back of your product, simply open the trimmer or remove the Nivea for Men cartridge on the back of the shaver to check the model number underneath.

Which Shavers Does This Shaving Head Fit?

The HQ55 shaverhead fits all Models starting with HQ 6879, HQ 6874, HQ 6868, HQ 6863, HQ 6859, HQ 6857, HQ 6856, HQ 6855, HQ 6854, HQ 6853, HQ 6849, HQ 6844, HQ 6843, HQ 6842, HQ 6831, HQ 6600, HQ 6445, HQ 6424, HQ 6423, HQ 6415. Click here to find the right shaving head for your shaver.

How Do I Replace My Shaving Heads?

Replacing your shaving head is simple and fast - click here to see how easy it is to remove the old heads and install new ones.


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 100 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: HQ55/40
  • ASIN: B000VOCFVM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Sep 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,163 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Note of caution 26 Oct 2010
No problem with the product but just a note of caution before your spend 30 on them. I have had a Phillishave shaver for many years and had never replaced the cutting heads despite the manufacturer recommendation to do so every two years. However I decided it was time to do so and took the environmental approach to replace the shaving heads rather than buy a new shaver. Mistake ! The shaver has packed up within six months and I was able to buy a similar new one for less than 40 ! OK, I can still use the new shaving heads as they are compatible so will get value for money eventually but in hindsight . . . if your razor is old then consider just buying a new one. Immediate benefit is that the rechargeable battery seems to last weeks whereas the one on the old unit needed re-charging every week.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A smooth shave 4 Nov 2009
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On fitting the new heads to my shaver I experienced the sort of shave I had been missing lately. The heads ran more quietly and left me with a smooth face and neck. The impossible-to-remove hairs that grew on my neck (and were white and therefore less visible)were removed and I was extremely pleased. The cost had been much less than that of a new shaver. I have used Philips for many years and am pleased that by purchasing new heads this will continue.
The supplier sent me a single head at the price of three, but when the mistake was discovered every effort was made to correct the mistake. Full marks to Euroelectricals.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought these! 31 Aug 2009
By McStick TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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While they may seem expensive for all they are, (3 small blades in a tiny packet) they have breathed a new lease of life into my razor! The shaving experience is now much better and doesn't result in the hairs being tugged out, rather than cut off. Philips suggest they are replaced every 2 years; I can now see why!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars happy shaving again 14 Mar 2010
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Didn't realise how bad my cutters where till I ordered these. (ok I've had my shaver for about 4+ years). It was becoming a real chore shaving...wouldn't cut properly without taking an age going over & over an area of my chin etc.. & then used a wet shaver to finish off what was missed....

banged these in after ordering, light & day difference! close cut again along with how much quicker it is!

The price seems a bit overpriced for what you get but given the price of wet shave blades & how often you'd have to change them, I can live with it. I would however, depending on how old/what model your shaver is, compare the price of new shavers complete with these cutters first as there does'nt seem to be much price difference with some.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips HQ55/40 Replacement Shaving Head 2 Oct 2009
My razor is like new again.
Replacement shaving head delivered within the week at a very compeditive price including free delivery.Philips HQ55/40 Replacement Shaving Head
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excelent 15 Dec 2010
By pwm
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this is avery good product except the price seems to go up and down a lotleaving it very expensive at times. I think agood price for this product would be around 15 to 18 pounds then it would be more viable to change regular as surely it cannot take so mutch to make this item. Also i am told to watch out as it is not very well described with some people geting only one blade instead of 3 for their triple head shaver. PWM robin
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1.0 out of 5 stars The description was nebulous at best. 2 July 2014
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If this had been the picture on the front, I never would have bought it. I needed the plastic head cover as well, which was also on the picture provided. The description was nebulous at best.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but rather expensive. 25 Jun 2014
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This item does its job adequately but costs a very large fraction of the original price I paid for my Philips rotary razor.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement shaving head.
After scraping my face for a few years decided to treat myself. What a difference it's so much smoother. Came in time so would recommend.
Published 2 months ago by Anthony Edward Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips HQ55/40 replacement cutters.
I run two shavers a Philips rotary and a Braun foil shaver. The former deals well on longer growth
whilst the latter provides a smooth finish overall. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peter Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy
I bought these having looked arround in the shops,was a bit worried in case they didn't fit my razor as mine is a few years old,but they were a perfect fit and I'm very pleased... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gary Rooney
5.0 out of 5 stars shaver blades
like all philips parts you get what it says on the packet only problem was the package was fltened and bent but the parts were ok very good service
Published 3 months ago by 3970 frederick
5.0 out of 5 stars New life for my razor
Pleased to find these and give my razor a new lease of life. Was despairing and just about to throw it away!!
Published 4 months ago by Pigprof
5.0 out of 5 stars Never realised you could buy these.
I was all set to buy a new razor as one of the floating heads on my old one had totally broken. However, looking at new razors on Amazon up pop this replacement for a third of the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Shaggyhair
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips Shaving Heads
Got it exactly what I wanted, spot on delivery within a couple of days. Very Happy with purchase of product, thanks
Published 5 months ago by John Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips HQ55
At least as good as the original! Because ot it I have managed to keep a perfectly good rather elderly product in service, but it is expensive.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. M. Dainty
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement Heads
My shaver was getting blunt and started to pull my beard every so often. Went to Amazon, ordered these replacements, When they arrived it took about a minute to replace them for... Read more
Published 8 months ago by mr joseph heller
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT !
These goods arrived quickly and are an excellent buy. Well worth the money rather than buying a new Philips shaver-now as good as new !
Would definatly recommend
Published 8 months ago by PKK
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