Which beard trimmer is right for you?
How to use a beard trimmer
1. Research the right beard trimmer for you.
There are plenty of different types of trimmers that range in price and capability. You want to find a beard trimmer that will provide enough power to give you an even shave while keeping charged and not costing a lot of money.
Some beard trimmers, like the Philips Vacuum Beard Trimmer Series 7000, Li-ION BT7520/15 have many different length settings and include a vacuum feature to help with cleaning up.
- Trimmers made by Philips provide you with power and a long-lasting battery to get an even shave. A trimmer like the Philips Beard Trimmer Series 5000 BT5502/15 give you a 0.4 - 20mm adjustable range to choose from. It’s all built in, so you don’t have to worry about losing attachments.
- Most men only require a few options when it comes to trimming your beard. If you’re looking for a simple trim which evenly cuts your hair, you can save a few pennies on a less expensive trimmer such as the popular Philips Beard Trimmer Series 3000 BT3206/14
- Some trimmers are also washable. These trimmers can help you save time by allowing you to shave in the shower. Waterproof trimmers can be easier to clean. We like the Braun Beard Trimmer for Men BT7240
2. Find the right beard length for you
Everyone has a different standard of what looks good in facial hair. The best way to find the length that works for you is to completely shave your face and let your facial hair grow out.
Take note of your desired length.
- If you like your beard to be fuller and have a nice fade as it goes down your face and neck, then a powerful trimmer with three guard settings will work great. Try the Remington Barber's Best Beard Trimming Kit MB4131AU.
- If you like something shorter and more cropped, or even a 5 o'clock shadow, you don’t need a trimmer with a lot of options or tons of power. You’ll mostly be shaving without a guard using just the blades on the razor head. We really like the Philips OneBlade Pro Shaver & Beard Styler QP6510/20
- If you like having a specific facial hairstyle such as a goatee or a chinstrap, you may want a trimmer that has several different trimmer heads and guards. You need something that allows you to swap out your standard trimmer head for a smaller set of blades to get more precision. Try Braun Beard Trimmer for Men BT7240.
3. Buy a beard trimmer that works for your needs and your budget.
Now that you know your options and your desired beard length, you can get a proper trimmer that fits your needs. With beard trimmers, you usually get what you pay for. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money, but buying a trimmer that boasts plenty of attachments and features for a smaller price tag might not yield great results.
- If you know you only need a few guard options, your trimmer may not cost a lot. Something around the $60 range that offers a few guard options will most likely be reliable.
- A trimmer that boasts variable speeds, long-lasting battery, several guard and trimmer head options, you’re looking at spending $100 and up.
For our collection of beard trimmers, click here.