For far too long the clean shaven face has held fashion in its unrelenting grip. Beards were reserved for bikers and lumberjacks only, the common man need not apply. But I’m excited to say those days are over. Over the last few years, beards have been making a come back in a big way. Baseball players, television personalities, rock stars, college kids and even business men have started sporting these testosterone fueled badges of manliness. Whether you prefer an understated goatee, a well groomed regal look, or even a full on ZZ Top style, you will occasionally need some tools to keep your beard tamed. Below are ten models of beard trimmer that are sure to meet all your masculine needs.
Things To Consider When Buying A Beard Trimmer
So you’ve decided to sport a beard. Gone are your days of baby-faced, pink cheeked, constant shaving. You want to let it all go and embrace your inner manly man. Fortunately, with the rise of popularity in beards, there are a ton of trimmers on the market. Before you start filling your cart, you’ll need to consider a few things first. When buying a major grooming tool, it’s always best to set a budget and stick with it. Beard trimmers come in a wide variety of price ranges depending on brand and what they do. You should also determine what it is you want from a beard trimmer and what your manly facial adornment will require to stay perfectly shaped. Even men who prefer the less tamed look will require some trimming, lest they cross over from the carefree look to full on vagrant. With some careful consideration and a budget, you’re sure to find exactly what you require for beard upkeep.
A trusted name in men’s grooming needs, Remington has put together this all-in-1 8 piece beard trimmer for a very reasonable price. Full-size Trimmer; Foil Shaver; Nose, Ear and Detail Trimmer; Hair Clipper Comb with 8 Length Settings; 3 Beard and Stubble Combs for all your beard grooming needs, with easy to wash attachments that can be removed and rinsed under the faucet. Features highly durable self-sharpening, surgical steel blades. Lithium power allows for up to 50 minutes of consistent cordless operation. Comes with storage pouch for easy travel.
Another leading brand in men’s facial grooming, Philips Norelco offers this 13 attachment cordless beard trimmer. Trimmer includes a full-metal motor and a steel reinforced drive train to ensure maximum torque and power. The self-sharpening steel blades are reinforced with iron and tempered, allowing them to be rinsed with water without rusting. Lithium battery allows up to 60 minutes of continuous running time. Cutting guards are reinforced by design to prevent bending and buckling and ensure an even trim.
With 19 precision settings for hair and beard trimming, sculpting, cutting and detailing, the quick-adjust electric trimmer dial on this Norelco model makes keeping your beard coiffed a breeze. Features 45° angle stainless-steel blades for quick, efficient hair, mustache and beard trimming. Wet/dry washable. Ergonomic rubberized grip for easy use. Use cordless or plugged in. Includes men’s electric trimmer cleaning brush and AC charging stand and storage bag for traveling.
This beard trimmer made by Braun includes 39 precision length settings in 0.5mm steps that provide ultimate precision for 100% control of your style. For flexibility, includes 2 combs, from 0.5 to 20mm. Up to 60 minutes cordless running time on an 8 hour charge and blades that will last a lifetime. Easily washed under running water.
This 11 piece kit by Remington has self-sharpening stainless steel cutting blades and a 3 hour run-time. Powerful Lithium battery allows for high performance cordless cutting for the duration of the runtime. 5-minute quick charge provides power for one full shave. Turbo mode power boost cuts through the thickest hair. Adjustable comb with ten lock-in trimming lengths and adjustable neck. 100% waterproof for easy cleaning and can even be used in the shower. This beard trimming kit includes full sized trimmer, detail trimmer, detail foil shaver, nose, ear and eyebrow trimmer, 5 combs, an adjustable comb and a storage/travel pouch.
The powerful lithium ion battery in this Wahl beard trimmer holds a charge up to 10 times longer with 3 times the run time and 2 times the torque. Features a 1 minute quick charge and a 1 hour full charge. Includes T-blade trimmer with three guide combs, 3 beard guides, ear nose and brow detailer, dual foil shaver. Rechargeable in US outlets only, NOT FOR INTERNATIONAL USE.
For those with sensitive skin, this beard trimmer by Philips Norelco features chromium steel self-sharpening blades ensures long-lasting performance, while rounded blade tips and combs prevent skin irritation. 18 built-in length settings for all your beard requirements and runs cordless for 35 minutes on a 10 hour charge. Kit comes complete with 5 tools for all-in-one styling, 5 attachments for complete trimming and styling of facial hair including a full trimmer, detail trimmer, nose trimmer, beard and mustache trimmer and stubble comb.
With 20 precision length settings in 0.5mm steps from 0.5-10mm, this beard trimmer by Braun makes obtaining the perfect beard both easy and precise. Fully washable head and comb for easy cleaning under running water and lifetime sharp blades. Up to 40 minutes of continuous operation from a single 10 hour charge.
This 5-in-1 men’s grooming kit from Sminiker includes full trimmer, detail trimmer, nose trimmer, beard and mustache trimmer and stubble comb. Titanium blade technology, defines both straight or cured lines and edges. Features turbo boost for cutting extra thick or coarse hair. Includes cord/cordless charging indicator as well as rubber grip panel for collecting all drives and accessories. Individual parts are easily washable under faucet. Though body is waterproof, the manufacturer warns against submersing the entire unit.
This full-sized corded beard trimmer by Conair features a five-position adjustable comb and stainless steel removable blade for easy cleaning. Two jaw-line combs provide easy detail trimming. Comes with a 2 year limited warranty. Perfect for the guy who wants a reliable, no frill trimming experience.
Beard trimmers come in various styles and designs, so the most important decision to make when choosing a trimer is just how often you want to trim and how precise you need your trimming to be. For men wanting to perform simple personal grooming maintenance of mustaches, beards and sideburns, a basic trimmer with a solid design and easy clean-up is probably your best bet. If you’re more interesting in trimming large areas like the head and body hair, a more versatile unit is probably more appropriate.
Clean-up and maintenance is another important issue to consider, as some trimmers require regular oiling and care while others are safe to be rinsed out under running water and/or require no maintenance at all to stay sharp. For edge work, sculpting and styling, a separate pop-up trimmer is probably best while men simply wanting to maintain facial hair at a desired length can get by with a basic comb and adjustable length setting on their electric trimmer. The last and perhaps most important issue to consider is how the trimmer is powered and whether or not it can be used in corded mode in case the battery runs low or becomes degraded after a couple of years.
With so many models and features to choose from, there is a beard trimmer available no matter what your personal grooming needs and budget may be.
No matter what your personal style may be, beards are a great way to show it off. Casual, professional, or unconventional, your beard shows the world who you are and becomes an accessory all its own. The days of bare faces are over. The time of testosterone is back. Wear your facial fur with pride, but don’t let it take over your life. Easy beard management can be had with a beard trimmer. Try a few out, pick your favorite and go forth, confident in your new beardly sex appeal.