If you’re not going to be shaving your face every day, it would behoove you to at least try to take care of what is actually on your face. The world has changed in this regard, for the better I think, but you still need to maintain at least a modicum of togetherness.
I feel your pain, too. I have a beard that can often look unkempt if I don’t at least put in a cursory effort to push down my inner Teen Wolf. It’s not always easy but we need to do our best to try and look a reasonably presentable on a day-to-day basis.
For those reasons, I thought it best to present a few options for grooming the face. Again, you’re not the type of guy who is going to be shaving his face every day but you want something that will take care of those strays.
There are a ton of options out there and it can be difficult to decipher what’s going to work well and what isn’t. It’s best to figure out what you are looking for before you purchase so you can narrow the field a bit and make your life easier. The guy who’s trying to take a little off the sides of a bushy beard doesn’t necessarily need the same thing as a guy who’s trying to sculpt his five o’clock shadow. Different strokes for different folks, as it were.
I thought today I would present a few options for those looking to try and maintain their hirsute sensibilities. There’s a little something here for everyone too, not just those with bushy beards.
One of the silver linings here is that you don’t have to spend a whole lot of dough to get a reliable and quality beard trimmer. There’s a few companies here you’ll recognize and a few you won’t, so be sure to do your reading and find out what will work best for you. With that in mind, here are what we have determined to be the best beard trimmers for grooming your can find on the market.
Phillips is a reliable and trusted name on the grooming market. What I like about this particular model, and what stood out to us, is the internal vacuum system. It doesn’t seem like much, but if you’re going to be attempting to manicure your beard and there are plenty of little hairs floating around they can be impossible to clean up.
The vacuum system will take care of those and keep the anger of those you’re sharing your bathroom with at bay.
The other element of this offering from Phillips that we appreciated is not only the fact that is comes with 18 length settings, but the display to tell you where you’re at is digital. It doesn’t seem like much but I have been caught occasionally trimming my beard on the wrong setting. It’s probably a lack of attention to detail; regardless, I like the safety net it provides.
This is the most lux model we are going to be covering today and it still comes in well under $100. For all the extras, aside from the reliable trimming and quality product, this is a great value play. As I mentioned, Phillips is a reliable name in the grooming world and this is no exception. If you’re looking for a primo grooming experience, this is the trimmer you should be picking up.
The second one we wanted to talk about was this model from Kinzi, a label I had never heard of until I took this one for a test drive. The first thing you’ll notice about it is that it’s quite a handsome tool and won’t have you rushing to tuck it away under the bowels of your sink once you’re done using it. The other thing you’ll notice immediately upon use is the quality of the trim and power behind it.
We think this beard trimmer is best suited for taking your beard down pretty low as well as doing some of the difficult “edging” if you’re the type to style things. What we didn’t love is that it comes with only three attachments, giving you fairly limited options for choosing the length of your beard.
This isn’t the most practical of the trimmers on this list, but it certainly has its moments. We would be remiss not to mention the quality of this tool, though. It comes with a lifetime warranty so you know you’re going to be spending your money on something that’s reliable.
When you consider the price (right around $30) as well as the lifetime warranty it helps to overcome the lack of styling options.
If you’re the type of guy who keeps a five o’clock shadow and simply gives it the once over once or twice a week, this is a fine option for you. Relatively low on gimmicks and high in quality.
As the name states, this particular trimmer from TRYM (the name is awful, I know) comes as a part of a “clipper kit.” This is obviously quite a bonus as you get a few different tools to work with and certainly speaks to the type of guy who’s looking to do some serious trimming and styling.
Like the model from Kinzi, it’s quite handsome looking and won’t be an eyesore while sitting on your bathroom counter. It comes with a one-year warranty to offer a little peace of mind as well.
Any qualms we had with this started when they called it a “clipper kit.” While the Phillips beard trimmer comes with 18 different length settings this one has four different head attachments only, not quite giving you the myriad options the name implies. Regardless of that, the TRYM beard trimmer still works quite well and offers pretty good value for the price (coming in at a shade under $30).
This trimmer will suit those who are looking for something to knock down a relatively small beard, do some edging/styling, or to look after their five o’clock shadow. It’s not the greatest if you have a big beard, yet will work quite efficiently if you don’t. It’s not the greatest tool but will work for you if you don’t need your trimmer to do too much heavy lifting.
The last beard trimmer we chose to take a look at was this one from Gillette. While Gillette has been a standby of the old guard for quite some time, they seem to be swerving into the modern lanes now, trying to get a piece of that beard pie (gross image).
This will perform much like the previous two, being a fine styling tool to take care of aby issues you may have there. It comes with three different heads for you to determine length, which, to us, is a slight issue; we like options.
Where this trimmer separates itself is with the addition of a precision edging blade to take care of any styling concerns. They also boldly claim that this trimmer will work just as efficiently on your body hair as it will on your face. To this I suggest you exercise extreme caution. You don’t want to overdo it and try to pull off the hairless look when you don’t have the body for it. Use your discretion and get rid of anything unseemly, but do your best to keep things in check.
This is a fine trimmer for those looking to keep their beard tight and manicured finely. It comes in at a touch over $20 too, so it can be had for a song. Give this one a go if you’re the manicured type of man; someone who cuts their beard to exacting standards.
Finding the right beard trimmer requires you knowing how you want your beard to look going in. As I mentioned in the reviews above, some of these tools will be great for a man with a big beard and some won’t. some will work quite well for those of you trying to keep your five o’clock shadow tight, and some won’t.
As always, we tried to find tools that can be purchased for not too much money and still offer you the reliability and quality of a more expensive tool. We love and respect you, bearded men. Do your best to put that same feeling outwards by taking care of yourself every now and then. Unless you’re planning on playing Bonnaroo this summer, try and keep your beard at a reasonable length. Wash it too; people will notice.