The 15 Best Beard Trimmers for Perfecting Your Stubble or Going Full James Harden

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Regardless of how you wear your facial hair (or how many styles you cycle through), you’ll need a reliable beard trimmer. That’s because having facial hair—any amount of it, really—requires upkeep every few days in order to stay tidy and intentional. (By intentional, we mean to say that you are sporting something that is your own style, rather than sporting everything exactly as it’s sprouted from your face; any ol’ fool can do that!)

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The best beard trimmers offer something more than the baseline—they’re a cut above the rest, literally, and will put customization, ease and precision in your hands. You want a device that does it all, so that you don’t have to invest in a new beard trimmer every time you want to try a different look or length. That being said, you might even want more than one device, in the event you want something simpler for travels or gym cleanups. Read through our favorite beard trimmers below, to find the device (or two) that can help you achieve the style (or two) that you want to intentionally show to the world.

The Best Beard Trimmer Overall

Panasonic Beard Trimmer ER-SB40-K

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Credit: Amazon

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Buy Now on Amazon: $125

Best Vacuum Beard Trimmer

Wahl Vacuum Trimmer Kit

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Wahl_Vacuum_Trimmer_Kit

The sink-ledge cleanup is one of the great hurdles to a stress-free trim—not to mention, it can bring tension into your household if you don’t tidy up properly. Wahl’s vacuum-powered beard trimmer will help avoid some of those hassles while also delivering a great trim. It suctions up the large majority of clippings as they fall away from your mug, and is easily emptied and rinsed after the fact. It comes with 12 guide combs, ranging in length from 1/32” to 3/8″, and maintains a 1:1 charge-runtime ratio. You can even tidy up errant nose hairs with the respective attachment.

Buy Now on Selfridges: $80

Best Beard Trimmer for the Gym or Travel

Ritter O-CUT Compact Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper

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Ritter_O_CUT_Compact_Beard_Trimmer_and_Hair_Clipper

Some guys may prefer to have a separate, dedicated trimmer for their gym bags, or for their Dopp kits when they travel. Ritter’s bite-sized trimmer is a big thing in a small package. It can be zero-gapped for a bald shave, and holds a 4-hour charge (with its globally friendly USB charger). The 4.5-inch palm-sized device tucks easily into your gym bag or carry-on, and it is significantly quieter than its larger brethren. It has three guide combs (1mm, 3mm and 6mm) and draws clean, precise lines.

Buy Now on Amazon: $70

Best Barbershop-Caliber Beard Trimmer

Andis Slimline Pro T-blade Trimmer

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Andis_Slimline_Pro_T_blade_Trimmer

There’s a good chance your barber uses this guy to clean up your neckline, and any edge work around the sides of your head. But it’s just as clutch for beards, and not just for drawing clean lines. It mows through thick, dense hair (up to 6,000 strokes per minute), and keeps a nearly 1:1 charge-to-runtime ratio. It can be zero-gapped for the closest possible electric shave, and it has four guards so that you can fade a beautiful tapered beard neckline (or cheek line), not to mention maintain a lovely uniform-length short style. (The guards range from 1/16” to 1/4″.) This isn’t a device for maintaining long beard styles, aside from the clean edges and taming flyaways, but it is the strongest and closest at what it sets out to do.

Buy Now on Amazon: $60

Best Entry-Level Beard Trimmer

Suprent Beard Trimmer

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SURRENT_Beard_Trimmer

You can’t mess things up with this device—and that includes keeping your bank account tidy. Surrent’s beard trimmer is a steal, especially considering it allows up to 19 different lengths with the twist of a dial (in 0.5mm increments). It’s got a nearly 1:1 charge-to-runtime ratio, and charges via USB (making it ideal for international travel, no less). If you trim infrequently or are looking to learn the ropes on a low-cost, high-return device, this is it.

Buy Now on Amazon: $26

Best Beard Detailer and Trimmer

King C. Gillette Style Master Beard Trimmer

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King_C._Gillette_Style_Master_Beard_Trimmer

With a trimmer head that mimics the maneuvering of a cartridge razor, King C. Gillette’s Style Master draws careful, clean lines—without obstructing your view of the canvas. (If you want to get in real close with a standard beard trimmer, the head of the device can block your view of what you’re doing, which puts you at the risk of over-trimming.) By trimming at the top and bottom edge, this one makes those tiny details easier to draw and maintain. Plus, three guide combs allow you to snip at 1mm, 3mm or 5 mm lengths, and the device is completely waterproof, making it an ideal option for guys who prefer to trim in the shower.

Buy Now on Amazon: $39.97

Best Multitasking Beard + Body Trimmer

Philips Norelco Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 5000

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Philips_Norelco_Multigroomer_All_in_One_Trimmer_Series_5000

If you’re set on having a singular device for your head-to-toe needs, this is your trimming kit. It’s got 17 trimmer attachments. First are the swappable heads: a standard trimmer, a T-liner for detailing and edges, a spot-snipper for eyebrows and finetuning and a nose- and ear-hair clipper. Then there are two body hair guards, two hair fading guards, four hair clipping guards and five beard and stubble guards. Not only can it tame any and all hair on your person, but it also holds a three-hour charge and can run continuously while plugged in.

Buy Now on Amazon: $39.96

Best Beard Trimmer + Hair Clipper Combo

Bevel Pro All-in-One Clipper & Trimmer

Bevel Pro Beard Trimmer
Bevel Pro Beard Trimmer

We sung the praises of the Bevel Pro when it launched—it is the supreme device in the hair-cutting category, especially for anyone looking to mind head hair and facial hair alike. Its pivot-lock magnetic guards feel as futuristic as the sleek, sexy device itself, and offer barbershop standard #0-4 clipping options (from bare skin to half an inch) with #5-8 available separately (up to 1 inch). An LED dial allows you to adjust the clipper gap from 0-2.5mm at 0.1mm increments. But its most impressive stat may be that it holds over four hours of juice per charge.

Buy Now on Bevel: $329.95

Best Waterproof Beard Trimmer

Hatteker 5-in-1 Waterproof Beard Trimmer

This is one of those does-it-all devices, delivering a surprising amount of muscle and detailing options for such a low cost. And on top of that, Hatteker’s LED-display trimmer is also fully waterproof. It’s not like trimming your beard in the shower is efficient (and certainly not recommended), but the waterproofness does make it much easier to rinse clean (or to trim up body hair and stubble in the shower, if you like to wear things close to the skin).

Buy Now on Amazon: $38

Most Durable Beard Trimmer

Panasonic MultiShape

Not only has Panasonic’s latest beard trimmer changed the game in terms of customization (from the consumption perspective, since it allows users to opt into the attachments they need and the battery they prefer), but this device is also so reinforced from base to guard teeth. You’ll get years of unencumbered use, while drawing clean lines with each pass—not to mention, it’s waterproof and rinses clean. Tote it for weekends away, and rest assured that arrives in the same condition as when you packed it.

Buy Now on Panasonic: $90+

Best Electric Shaver + Beard Trimmer Combo

Dollar Shave Club Double Header Electric Razor and Beard Trimmer

The newest launch on this roster is also the first device from Dollar Shave Club. The brand gives its customers a terrific 2-in-1 “Double Header” device that seamlessly shears stubble and details whiskers. It has 6 guards to optimize length in each part of the face, which is especially useful for guys who like to cycle through different lengths (or a high-contrast style that uses two or more lengths at the same time).

Buy Now on Walmart: $70

Best Beard Trimmer on a Budget

Remington All-in-One Grooming Kit

For a low cost, you’d think that this tool would have a fixed head and few detailing options. Instead, you get four graduated guard heads along with two supremely useful detailing heads—a tiny tooth-wide snipper that can zap single hairs at a time, as well as a thin-set electric shaver that can help clean up the perimeter of your facial hair style, to help the rest of your whiskers really shine.

Buy Now on Amazon: $21

Best Travel Beard Trimmer

Wahl Peanut Hair Clipper and Beard Trimmer

The cutely named Wahl Peanut is just a quarter pound in weight, and fits snugly into your dopp kit or carry on, so that you can stay tidy on the road. It comes with a detachable blade head for easy cleanup and oil upkeep, as well as four cutting combs to help you trim a variety of styles. It can even keep your buzz cut or fade fresh, and for this reason is a favorite travel tool for many barbers.

Buy Now on Amazon: $48

Best Electric Razor with Beard Trimming Attachment

Braun Electric Razor Series 5 5050cs with Beard Trimmer and Body Groomer

Instead of just suggesting you beard trimmer-forward tools that feature secondary clipper or shaver functionality, we also wanted to recommend Braun’s terrific foil-head electric shaver. It is foremost that, but it has trimming attachments that can help tidy up stubble (and body hair, too), for the guy who usually sports a clear shave but who sometimes want a pop of ‘stache or stubble and.

Buy Now on Amazon: $90

Beard Detailing Pen

Remington MPT-3400 Detail Trimmer

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Beard_Trimmers_Refresh_Remington

This lil guy helps clean up the mustache line, the neckline, cheek lines… pretty much any and all lines. (You can even use it to clean up your line-up hairstyle!) Its thinness and precise trimmer make for easy spot checks, including around the eyebrows.

Buy Now on 14: $14

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1. Panasonic Precision Wet Dry Beard Trimmer

While beard trimmers are more convenient than a trip to the barber, they rarely help you get a professional-grade trim. But there's no such trade-off with Panasonic’s beard trimmer. Thanks to its 19 precision settings, you’ll be able to trim your beard as well as any pro. What's more, it will also work on wet hair. And when it comes time to clean it, all you'll need to do is run it under the faucet. The device even comes with its own charging station, which will keep it stored upright and ready for your next trim.

Panasonic Precision Wet Dry Beard Trimmer
Panasonic Precision Wet Dry Beard Trimmer

Panasonic Precision Wet Dry Beard Trimmer

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2. Wahl Lithium Ion 2.0 Stainless Steel Trimmer

There’s a reason why Wahl has been trusted by barbers for a century. The company makes reliably tough and precise tools, and its at-home beard trimmer is no different. The professional-grade stainless-steel device comes with 12 attachment guards so you can shape the exact beard you want, no matter the length. Its battery only needs to be charged for an hour to run for six hours.

Wahl Lithium Ion 2.0 Stainless Steel Trimmer
Wahl Lithium Ion 2.0 Stainless Steel Trimmer

Wahl Lithium Ion 2.0 Stainless Steel Trimmer

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3. Braun 9-in-1 Multi Grooming Kit

Braun isn’t kidding when it refers to its grooming kit as “all-in-one.” The brand’s set includes an electric beard trimmer, seven guards and attachments (including one for ear and nose hair), a traditional razor and a cleaning brush. Some may be annoyed by a kit that includes nine different pieces, but don’t worry—the company also includes a bag to store it all.

Braun 9-in-1 Multi Grooming Kit
Braun 9-in-1 Multi Grooming Kit

Braun 9-in-1 Multi Grooming Kit

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4. Remington Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer

As convenient as a beard trimmer may be, clean-up can be a real drag. That’s because using a trimmer is sure to unleash thousands of minuscule hairs on your bathroom sink and the surrounding area. That’s not a concern with Remington’s trimmer, though, because it features a vacuum system that the brand claims will suck up to 95 percent of cut hairs. While that alone makes this a trimmer worthy of your consideration, its 11-length setting and 90-minute cordless runtime aren’t too shabby either. You can also easily rinse off the blades when they need to be cleaned.

Remington Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer
Remington Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer

Remington Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer

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