Going for a clean shave is no longer enough these days. The era of bald-faced men is now gone and has been replaced by the age of groomed stubble. If you would like to attain the airbrushed stubble appearance you will commonly find on the faces of actors such as Franco, Gosling, and others, you need a trimmer.
What should you look for in a trimmer? The key features to look out for include: comfort, cut, clean, and personalization. What is the accuracy of the cut? Is it easy or hard to clean the trimmer? Is the job comfortable or not? Is it or isn’t it possible to get personal with the trim? You need to be looking for trimmers with an edge both metaphorically and literally. Which trimmers have something extra to ensure an easier experience vacuum? Lasers?
Bearing this in mind, we have selected some of the best beard trimmers available on the market to help you achieve that handsome look you have always longed for.
1. Panasonic ER-GB80
The Panasonic ER-GB80 is one trimmer that excels in all categories that will not break down quickly. It is designed for grooming your body from head to toe. It is engineered to provide a comfortable trim of the face, groin, legs, and shoulders. It comes with 3 length attachments that allow for extensive personalization. The wider blades are designed for heavy usage while the narrow blades allow for precision and 40 adjustment settings starting from 1mm to 20mm. The trimmer even has cordless operation, waterproofing, and an extended battery life of about fifty minutes from 1 hour of charging, which is amazing considering that you just require it for a few minutes in the morning. The other trimmers on this list might have some of the features thus Panasonic trimmer has but none of them have them all in one.
2. Phillips Beardtrimmer Series 70000 BT7202 Vacuum Beard Trimmer
Everyone is lazy sometimes and you will love this trimmer for the vacuum feature. The trimmer claims to capture 90% of the hairs as you trim, which makes clean-up much easier compared to the other trimmers on this list. Questions have been raised about the durability of multi-length attachments that feel somewhat flimsy, but with 20 lock-in lengths ranging from 0.5mm to 10mm, nobody will be complaining. The battery typically runs for close to one hour but charging takes about 25% longer than the Panasonic trimmer.
3. Remington MB4560
The Remington MB4560 comes with touch screen technology and allows you to adjust the length from 0.4mm to 18mm in 1mm increments. It has incredibly durable blades thanks to the titanium coating while the lithium-powered battery provides about one hour’s life, although you must have a pretty tough beard to get through that. The Remington MB4560 is a trimmer you would find being used by Harvey from Suits, although he would be probably feel let down a bit by the accuracy.
4. Babyliss Super Stubble XTP
The Super Stubble XTP is the premium model from the Babyliss brand of beard trimmers and performs various tasks quite well. The most useful feature would have to be the floating contouring head that matches your facial curves and ensures a more comfortable trim with less interruptions. It is safe to say that it is probably the most comfortable trimmer on the list. It has a pretty impressive battery life with an 80-minute charge, which affords you about 2 weeks of 5-minute trims. It also comes with a 3-year guarantee.
5. Phillips BT9280/33 Beard Trimmer
The Phillips Series 9000 has to be the most space-agey trimmer on this list and the market as a whole since it has lasers. As you are trimming your hair, the trimmer shoots lasers from either side of the blade thus providing a trim that is as symmetrical as possible. The lasers are quite helpful since they provide an important guide for the trim to ensure that there are no wonky lines. The days when you had to do crazy gymnastics using a spirit level to ensure that your beard was even before your big date are long gone. The trimmer has adjustable settings that range from 0.4mm to 7mm that provide a personal and precise trim while the dual-sided reversible trimmer provides a bit of additional versatility.