Beard Trimmers 2017 Shopping Guide
A beard makes a statement but an unkempt one makes a bad statement about the man wearing it, which is why beard trimmers are a necessity if you’re going to cultivate a manly beard. The well-groomed beard or mustache gives a person authority but also class, but getting the beard trim just right is just as important.
After all, you have to like what you see in the mirror.
That’s a man with a beard needs a beard trimmer. Which one to buy though? There are so many. The wheat must be separated from the chaff, so here are the Dude Living approved best beard trimmer shopping list for 2017.
Each one of these beard trimmers has a lot to offer, and it would hard to do better…except if you can afford a live-on barber.
Modern Man Cordless Hair Trimmer
Price: $28.00 Amazon
The Modern Man Cordless is a multi-function trimmer, being able to equally tackle facial hair, the head and body hair in one. It’s sleek and compact, fitting easily and comfortably in the hand. Since it’s cordless, you won’t have to worry about a cord getting in the way. It comes standard with three comb attachments, which despite being fewer than a conventional full-size trimmer is still enough to vary your trim length.
Remington All-In-1 Trimming Kit
Price: $19.99 Amazon
The Remington All-In-1 Trimming Kit is a versatile trimmer, and with multiple attachments that give it a wider range of function than some other trimmers. Along with the standard blades, you also get a detail trimmer for nose, ear and other detail trimming. Four trim guards are included, as is an electric shaving attachment. All attachments can also be washed under the sink for easy cleaning. It’s powered by lithium-ion batteries, so you also get the convenience of cordless operation.
It also has a very reasonable price point, being available for as low as $19.99 on Amazon. For those looking for value for money, this is a very attractive trimmer.
Panasonic ER-GB40 Precision Hair Trimmer
Price: $39.99 Amazon
Panasonic’s ER-GB40 Precision Hair Trimmer was designed to deliver a very precise trim, and without the use of comb attachments. Instead, the comb is built into the trimmer itself, and the trim length is selected by means of a rotary dial that adjusts length, going as close as 1 mm. The ergonomic rubber grip makes for easy use and the cordless design makes it very convenient to use. It also happens to be usable on wet and dry hair, and is washable for easy cleaning.
Wahl Groomsman Pro All-In-One Rechargeable
Price: $29.99 Amazon
Wahl is one of the biggest names in hair trimming accessories, as their trimmers are found in homes and salons across the globe, and the Wahl Groomsman Pro All-In-One gives you virtually every tool you’ll need for beard trimming. The kit comes with four cutting attachments, one broad, one narrow, an electric shaver and a nose trimmer, so virtually all detail work can be performed with this trimmer. You also get 4 beard combs for setting the trim height. It comes with a stand for easy storage, and is rechargable so you won’t need to worry about cords.
Braun BT3040 Beard/Hair Trimmer For Men
Price: $29.99 Amazon
The Braun Beard/Hair Trimmer has 20 different length settings, but also comes with two combs – one short and one long – for getting the perfect trim every time. Attachment and features are fewer when compared to some other trimmers, but this trimmer is designed to work on the beard and the beard alone.
Phillips-Norelco Mutligroom Series 3100 QG3330
Price: $16.95 Amazon
Phillips-Norelco makes several models in the Multigroom series; the QG3330 is one of the entry-level models, retailing for often in the $20 to $30 range. However, it’s worth a look as it’s quite versatile. It comes with three cutting heads, with one for thick hair, one for fine and a nose/ear trimming attachment. It comes with two adjustable beard combs, for a full 18 length settings. The two trimming heads are partially articulated, which will help trim along contours for a more accurate trim.
Phillips Norelco Beard Trimmer 3500
Price: $34.99 Amazon
Phillips-Norelco makes a wide range of trimmers and electric razors; this model, from the aptly-named Beard Trimmer series, has only one comb but has adjustable blades, allowing the user to adjust by the millimeter. There are 20 length settings in total, starting at 0.5 millimeters up to 10 millimeters. There are no other attachments, and it’s really a single-purpose trimmer. However, it’s great for the man who wants keep his beard, goatee or moustache at an ideal length.
Braun 3020 Beard/Hair Trimmer
Price: $24.50 Amazon
The Braun 3020 Beard and Hair Trimmer is almost identical to the 3040 model already on this list. The difference between the two is the 3020 is slightly cheaper and comes with one beard comb instead of two. It has the same adjustable-length trimmer, so you can adjust trim length in 0.5mm increments from 0.5mm to 10mm. It’s simple, easily lets you dial in the trim length of your choice and is a great tool for the man who wants to maintain permanent stubble or a moderate length beard.
Braun BT5050 Beard Trimmer
Price: $36.14 Amazon
The Braun BT5050 combines features for a bit more versatility. It comes with two combs, both adjustable for trim length. One is for beard lengths of 10 to 20mm (adjustable in 1mm increments) and then a 0.5 to 10mm precision comb, adjustable in 0.5mm increments. The titanium blades are self-sharpening, so they’ll never need replacement. It’s definitely a good choice for precise beard maintenance.
Phillips-Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer
Price: $54.99 Amazon
Tired of dealing with hair clippings after trimming your beard? Unlike most other beard trimmers, the Phillips Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer can do something about that. Along with it’s trimming features, it has a built-in vaccum to capture your beard trimmings as you go. It’s also easily emptied and washed, for ease of keeping it clean.
Along with the vacuum function, it comes with two precision combs and a beard comb. The trimmer is also adjustable for length in 0.5mm increments, allowing you to select trim lengths from 0.5mm to 10mm. Use corded or uncorded, and enjoy easy clean-up as the vacuum captures up to 90 percent of trimmed hairs.
Phillips-Norelco Multigroom QG3364
Price: $29.95 Amazon
This is a more premium model in Phillips-Norelco’s Multigroom line, with seven attachments to the QG3330’s five. It comes with four trim heads (standard and detail hair trimmers, nose trimmer and an electric razor attachment) and three adjustable beard and hair combs. It’s much the same as the QG3330, just with more features. However, it does add a premium; expect to pay around $30, whereas the QG3330 can often be found for less than $20.
Panasonic ER-GB80 Body and Beard Trimmer
Price: $79.99 Amazon
The Panasonic Body and Beard Trimmer has two on board trimmer blades, one for beard and other hair and one for moustache and other fine detail trimming, with no need to swap trim heads. It comes with three combs for trimming beard, hair and body, and is far more adjustable than many other adjustable-length trimmers. Most go from 0.5mm to 20mm, but this Panasonic model adjusts all the way to 20mm in 0.5mm increments, making it ideal for trimming the head as well as the face, for those who like to keep a closely-cropped head but don’t want to hassle of having multiple trimmers.
Braun MultiGrooming Kit
Price: $39.97 Amazon
Braun’s Multi-Grooming Kit is an all-in-one trimmer, with three adjustable combs for the perfect trim length, allowing trim lengths of 0.5mm to 10mm . Included is a detail trimming attachment and a nose/ear trimmer as well. This cordless trimmer also has Braun’s FlexBall joint, which flexes as you trim for a more precise trim over the contours of your face.
Sminiker 5 In 1 Grooming Kit
Price: $29.99 Amazon
Sminiker, a popular brand for professional stylists, also makes this 5 in 1 grooming kit for home use. It comes with 5 trimming attachments, so it can be used for hair trimming, beard and moustache trimming, nose/ear and other fine hair trimming as well. It comes with a full-size trimming blade, beard/moustache blade, ear/nose trimmer, electric shaver and a hair comb trimmer, so the hair can be trimmed and styled simultaneously.
The beard and moustache trimming comb is adjustable, allowing the user to set the trim length in 1mm increments from 1mm to 18mm. The hair comb is also adjustable from 3mm to 12mm. Four hair-cutting combs are also included. It’s a highly versatile set, and is very well-suited for someone looking for an all-in-one trimmer for head, beard and body.
Beast Beard Trim Accessories 2017
Butyface Beard Styling Template
Price: $14.37 Amazon
Butyface’s styling template can be used as a beard template, but it’s designed so that it’s curves and angles can be used as a shaving template for the entire face. It is certainly one of the better beard-shaping tools of it’s type on the market, and if you prefer your beard to hold a specific shape, it’s a must-have.
Revobeard Styling Template
Price: $12.99 Amazon
While not a mechanical trimmer, the Revobeard styling template is still a very handy trimming accessory. It’s a stencil for shaping your beard. Hold in place as you shave, and you’ll achieve the beard shape with precision.
We hope this lists helps, we’ll keep it up updated for 2017