Guys with beards, guys who want beards, and guys who longingly dream of beards all should own a beard trimmer. Even the beardless? Yes. Because the best beard trimmers for men can and will double as the best trimmers for balls, butts, and other hard-to-reach thickets. (Just clean the razor between uses, guys!) Learning keep your fur under control takes a little effort, and that’s where owning a quality beard trimmer, ball trimmer, or, if you must, manscape trimmer comes into play. The right tool allows you to sculpt, shape, and shave your scruff, as well as any other body hair, with minimal, if any, nicks, cuts, or unsightly patchy spots that make you look like an in-progress Chia Pet.
“You want a beard trimmer and clipper to help you keep your lines nice and clear,” says Genevieve Bochanty, the director of brand experience at the Art of Shaving. “You should follow the lines and it depends on the shape of your face.”
Bochanty is very matter of fact because this is a very matter of fact rule. You need a, sigh, manscaping trimmer or beard trimmer and it should have a battery that holds a charge for at least 45-minutes to an hour, that has high-quality blades, and that makes it easy to swap out combs and heads. Most quality trimmers these days come with a wide array of edgers and other such attachments that will allow you to keep all your hair under control. And of course, the trimmer should work as well in the shower as out of it, to provide you with maximum flexibility. And because hair grows in other areas aside from your face or head, get a trimmer that can handle any manscaping needs you have.
The Best Beard Trimmers
Guys who are hyper-particular about their body and facial hair, take note: This trimmer lets you choose between 39 precision settings for personalized sculpting, trimming, cutting, and detailing. It easily tackles beards, mustaches, and sideburns. Plus, you can use this thing either in cordless mode, or plugged in. Oh yeah, and it comes with 3 electric trimmer comb attachments to handle pits and pubes. The run time is 50 minutes.
Four hours of battery life. Yes, folks, it's true. This thing is one and done. Meaning, you just use it when and how you need it, without having to swap out any attachments (although it's not meant for trimming nose or ear hair, due to its size and shape). It's precise, and because of its soft-touch grip, easy to maneuver.
This is the Swiss army knife of beard trimmers, capable of tackling any follicles that need attention. Perfect not just for shaping your beard, but for any spot else on your body that needs attention. It has 18 different attachments that tackle everything from nose hair to trimming your more sensitive spots. You can keep your beard stubble length or let it have a bit more body if you so desire. The battery will run for 5 hours on a single charge and it comes with its own storage bag.
Think of this product by Wahl as a beard trimmer-plus. The -plus means that you can gear your ear and nose hairs a crewcut with its dedicated attachments. But the primary mission is your face muff, and the kit includes three dedicated blades for various widths of trimming, along with eight guides for you to dial in the length.
The Best Ball and Body Hair Trimmers
From a company that made its bones with down-there washes and sprays comes one of our favorite down-there trimmers. Waterproof, rechargeable, and with a variety of no-knick guards and two easy-change heads, you can now give yourself a fade below as it is above.
One of the most uniquely designed trimmers on this list, Panasonic's option features a V-shaped head that makes it both gentle and precise. Designed to shave just about every part of your body, it also features hypoallergenic blades that cut wet or dry and can be easily cleaned after each use. Three included guards allow you to tailor length depending on area.
This beast is for guys who want fast, efficient results: It comes with an adjustable guide comb for different hair lengths so you'll always look even and nicely groomed. It has an improved run time of 90 minutes (its predecessor ran for 60 minutes). The curved shape makes this trimmer easy to handle, and you can use it in and out of the shower. Rinse it off under water to clean it.
How's this for convenient: This trimmer is two-sided, so you can tackle all the hair on your body in one shot and switch between shaving and trimming. It has 5 adjustable lengths and self-sharpening blades. You can use it wet or dry. And it has an 80 minute run time.
If you're on the bushier side, get this trimmer ASAP. It's designed specifically to cut through your underbrush, without damaging any delicate areas. It is shock- and water-proof, has two adjustable trim-guards to get your perfect chest or pube hair length, and 90 minutes' worth of battery life.
Panasonic's claim to fame is its blades with rounded edges, which simplify the grooming of your pits, chest, back, legs, and groin. Another standout feature is its shape: It's slim enough to tackle the hardest-to-reach areas. It comes with three comb attachments, can be used wet or dry, and lets you shave upward if you prefer that direction. You get a 40-minute battery run time on a single charge, which is something to keep in mind if you take longer when dealing with body hair.
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