Choosing the Best Beard Trimmer

Choosing a new beard trimmer can be a tricky business. There are so many beard trimmers on the market, it can soon get confusing as to which one is the best. The problem is, while there are plenty of beard trimmers that we’d consider to be very good, it’s all about your own needs and personal preferences. There isn’t just one outstanding trimmer that works best for everyone. So, if you’re in the market for a new beard trimmer, to keep your facial hair looking stylish and neat, then take some time to consider your requirements.

Here are some things to think about when researching your new beard trimmer…


What do you need it for?

Will it simply be to tidy up your beard? Will you be shaving a large area or just trimming the edges of your beard? Do you need it to shave other areas such as your head or body hair?

What type of beard do you have?

Do you have a long and bushy beard? Or do you have a short beard, or just a little bit of designer stubble that you’re keen to keep?

When and where will you use your beard trimmer?

Do you always shave in the bathroom or your bedroom, or do you need a trimmer that you can take away with you, perhaps when you travel? If you’re often away from home, and especially if you like to go camping where there isn’t a handy plug socket, then a cordless trimmer might be the best beard trimmer for you.

Corded VS Cordless

Perhaps the first thing to think about is whether or not to buy a corded or cordless model. A cordless beard trimmer will either be rechargeable or it will take batteries. Either way can lead to frustration if you’re not organised, if you run out of charge, or the batteries go flat just when you need it, or worse, halfway through a shave! You don’t want to be going to work with half a beard! However, the cordless models do give you that extra level of portability. You can take it anywhere and you can shave anywhere. You’re not tied to somewhere close to a power socket.

If you do opt for a cordless trimmer, checking out the estimated battery life could well be a good idea as not all trimmers run for the same length of time on a full charge or a new set of batteries. Or you could opt for the best of both worlds and choose a trimmer that works when plugged in but also cordless too.

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If you have specific requirements for your beard, or perhaps changing requirements depending on the season or just how you feel, then the greater the level of adjustment the better. The best beard trimmers will have several trimming levels that you can set, so if you change your beard style, you won’t need to invest in a new trimmer.

Ease of Use

When you’re looking at new trimmers, take a look at the shape and imagine yourself using it. If you tend to spend a long time trimming your beard, you’ll need a trimmer that’s comfortable to hold and that you can maintain a grip on. Also consider how easy it will be to clean, and if it has removable attachments, are these simple to swap and replace? Reading beard trimmer reviews should help you to find this out.


Of course budget is often a factor. There are beard trimmers available to suit all budgets. Generally, the more you pay, the more features you’ll have, but the most expensive beard trimmer is not necessarily the best beard trimmer for you.

Before you make your purchase, it’s a good idea to read plenty of beard trimmer reviews and find out which one will be the best for your needs, within your own budget. But also for finding out which trimmers are not so good, which have a habit of developing faults, and which trimmers other people have used and been very happy with.

If you’re looking at a battery powered trimmer, then don’t forget to factor in the price of batteries too. Sometimes it can be cost effective to spend a bit more on a rechargeable trimmer than to buy a cheaper one that gets through a lot of batteries.

We’ve picked out a few of our favourite beard trimmers that we think are some of the best beard trimmers on the market at the moment. Take a look at our mini reviews and see if any of these would suit your needs…

Our Top 5 Beard Trimmer Reviews:

Remington MB320C Barba Beard Trimmer Review

Remington are a big name in beard trimmers and have been going for a long time, so it stands to reason that they know a thing or two about making the best beard trimmers! This model features silica infused ceramic-coated blades, so they should last a good while.

It also has a pop-up trimmer for those hard to reach spots. One advantage of this model is that it can be used both corded or cordless, so it’s very versatile. With 9 length settings you can adjust this for a cut between grades 0.5 and 4. While it won’t win any awards for stunning good looks, the slim design makes it easy to grip. We voted this our best budget beard trimmer aswell as being a good all rounder and gives you great value for money.

Philips Series 3000 9-In-1 Mens Grooming Kit QG3342/23 Review

If you’re in the market for a really versatile trimmer then take a look at the Philip Series 3000 9-in-1 grooming kit.

This stylish looking trimmer comes with a range of attachments including a variable length stubble comb, a beard trimmer, a details trimmer, a beard and moustache comb with 18 length settings and even a hair clipper comb, great for anyone with a short hairstyle.

It’s a cordless trimmer and comes with a handy storage box so you won’t lose all those extra attachments. Being waterproof, it’s also easy to clean as you can simply rinse it under the tap.

Philips Series 5000 Adjustable Beard Trimmer BT5260/33 Review

The Philips Series 5000 is a futuristic looking styler with a cool metallic blue finish that stands out from the crowd. It has steel blades that have a clever feature, they skim against each other as they turn, so in effect they are sharpening themselves as you use the trimmer.

The dual sided trimmer can be easily rotated to alternate between the 32mm trimmer and the 15mm precision trimmer. This trimmer scores highly on charge length, with a massive 60 minutes of cordless use after just one hour of charging. You can also trim with the power cord attached. In addition, it’s 100% waterproof, so if you like to shave in the bath or shower, this might be a good option for you.

BaByliss for Men Super Stubble Review

The first thing you’ll notice about the BaByliss for Men Super Stubble is the blue LED display so you can see at a glance your selected cutting length and remaining charge time, even in dim light on those dark winter mornings.

Highly adjustable, with a floating head, the BaByliss Super Stubble will help you to effectively achieve the look you’re going for. It’s easy to control and fits nicely in the palm of your hand.

It slots easily into the charging stand and the shaver style power lead means you can keep it in the charger in the bathroom so it’ll always be charged up when you need it. It also comes with a 3 pin plug so you can basically charge this wherever you need to. The BaByliss uses lithium ion technology meaning you’ll get the same powerful level of operation even when the trimmer is running low on charge.

Wahl Lithium Pro Stubble Trimmer

The Wahl Lithium Pro Stubble Trimmer represents good value for money and has a lot going for it. The brushed chrome exterior might not be to everyone’s taste, but the performance can’t fail to impress.

You’ll get up to 2 hours of use out of a one hour charge, and there’s also a quick charge function that gives you three minutes of use from a one minute charge. Perfect if you wake up in the morning and realise you’ve forgotten to charge your trimmer up!

You get a lot for your money with the Wahl, but there are some drawbacks such as no indicator light to show the device is charging or has reached full charge. If you are looking for a lithium ion beard trimmer review then this is possibly the best lithium ion model on the market atm.

These are just some of the best beard trimmers on the market at the moment. Take your time to read plenty of beard trimmer reviews and you’re sure to find a trimmer that perfectly suits your own needs.