If you have a beard you need a quality beard trimmer. Getting a cheap, run-of-the-mill trimmer works for guys with some scruff (for a little while, anyway), but skimping on a trimmer when you’ve got a Tom Hanks Castaway beard is like a runner buying shitty running shoes. Doesn’t make sense. The good news is that some of the best beard trimmers aren’t that pricey. Sure, some run upwards of $100 or $200, but if you need it stay away from the bar a few extra nights over the next month and you’ll have enough coin to splurge.
The good news is that some of the best beard trimmers aren’t that pricey. Sure, some run upwards of $100 or $200, but if you need it stay away from the bar a few extra nights over the next month and you’ll have enough coin to splurge. Per use, we’re sure it’ll pay for itself in no time.
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 9100 ($80 @ Amazon.com)
The built-in laser will keep you from going all zig-zag and provide maximum control while the self-sharpening blades keep ’em ready to snip hairs on your mug, neck, and hard-to-reach real estate around the nose and mouth. Seventeen lengths setting and solid battery life (one hour of work, one hour to recharge) ensures you’ll have plenty of time to snip each pesky hair.
TRIM II ($30 @ Amazon.com)
Yeah, it’s cool looking. But that’s not enough — if it doesn’t work, it’s a $30 paperweight. Thankfully, it does. TRIM II comes with four trimming attachments (1.8 mm, 3 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm), C adapter, a cleaning brush, and lube.
Braun Cruzer 6 Face Shaver ($95 @ Amazon.com)
Braun’s 3-in-1 Cruzer features a wide shaver head and smart foil that’s designed to catch hairs growing in different directions. For quick styling, use its three-day beard comb and precision comb for times your hairs aren’t long enough to buzz but put you at risk of pinching. The battery provides a half an hour of shave time and takes an hour to recharge. Automatic worldwide voltage 110-240 V makes it optimal for travel.
Bevel Trimmer ($200 @ Amazon.com)
Created as a solution for guys with strong, coarse beards that are extremely hard to style, Bevel’s ergonomic design, water-and-oil-resistant blades and four-hour battery life (with 60 days of standby) make it worth the price tag.
The Better Beard Trimmer ($70 @ hammacher.com)
Designed to handle everything from microscopic mustaches to jungle-thick beards, the Better Beard Trimmer has 19 different settings and blade adjustment from 1 mm to 10 mm. The removable comb attachment helps direct the hair mid-shave, while ergonomic rubberized handle ensures a firm grip. Comes with a cleaning brush and lubricating oil.
Wahl Lithium Ion All In One Grooming Kit ($40 @ Amazon.com)
A quick charge takes five minutes and a full charge about an hour; apart from impressive battery life, it comes with trimmer head, t-blade, dual foil shaver, six position guide, 3 trimmer guides and 3 t-blade guides.
Remington MB4040 Lithium Ion Powered Men’s Rechargeable Mustache Beard and Stubble Trimmer ($30 @ Amazon.com)
No frills, but sometimes that’s all you need. The titanium-coated blades are self-sharpening and self-oiling to provide an efficient and flawless shave. Three blade heads — stubble, goatee, and beard — take guess work out of length.