12 Beard Trimmers for Effortless Grooming

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Whether you like to rock a bad boy stubble or a full-length beard, the right beard trimmer is essential for keeping things looking sharp. However, with so many options on the market these days, it can be tough to figure out which one best fits your needs and budget—which is what we're here for. We researched the top-tier beard trimmers on the market to help you narrow it down.

Read on for the best beard trimmers available now.

Best Overall: Bevel Trimmer

Put simply, Bevel's trimmer has it all. Whether you're detailing your beard, mustache, or sideburns, its T-blade gives you clean lines—plus, it's built to repel dirt, which means less potential for irritation off the bat. It's also cordless (though it does work while being charged) for up to eight hours and its non-slip grip makes it practically seamless to handle. (Pro tip: Use it with a barber comb for freehand beard grooming.)

Best Budget: Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-1

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-1

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The ProGlide is an all-purpose tool that can be used to trim, shave, shape, and edge—all on a budget. It comes with a five-blade razor head for shaving and includes three comb attachments for versatility. A bonus: It’s completely waterproof and can be used in the shower.

Best Portable: Wahl Peanut Classic Clipper/Trimmer

Wahl Peanut Classic Clipper/Trimmer

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If you're on the move, reach for The Peanut, a professional-quality tool that fits in your palm. But it doesn't skimp on performance, either—it has the power of full-size clippers and even includes guard combs that allow you to groom beards of any length.

Best Bump Prevention: Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200
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This innovative trimmer is equipped with a high-powered vacuum that lifts 95% of hairs as it cuts. The result is a closer trim and less chance of hair bumps. What's not to love about that? It also comes equipped with four blade attachments and it's cordless—you get an impressive 100 minutes of power from a one-hour charge.

Editor’s Pick: Remington MB4040 Mustache, Beard, and Stubble Trimmer

Byrdie senior editor Lindsey Metrus' husband raves about this trimmer—its self-sharpening, titanium-coated blades cut close for clean, sharp results. Its lithium-ion battery allows for USB charging, and it's equipped with nine length settings and three guard combs.

Best Quiet Motor: Oster Classic 76 Universal Clipper

This Universal clipper is a favorite among barbers—and with good reason. It operates on wet or dry hair and has an ultra-quiet motor that also prevents overheating (so you’re not constantly shutting it off). Plus, it comes with four attachable guide combs, so you can groom longer and thicker beards with ease.

Best for Sensitive Skin: ConairMAN i-Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer

The i-Stubble is an all-in-one trimmer that can be used for the beard, face, ears, and nose. It has a pivoting head that adjusts to the contours of the face, which makes it easier to work with minimal mistakes or discomfort—and, therefore, it's perfect for those with sensitive skin. The cordless trimmer runs for one hour on a quick-charge lithium-ion battery.

Best Multi-Purpose: Braun 6-in-1 All-in-One trimmer

This affordable set does it all—seriously. It allows you to groom your beard, ears, and nose with the same product, as well as comes with five attachments for cutting and on-the-go styling. Its 13 length settings allow for extra precision and it runs for 50 minutes on a 10-hour charge.

Best For Short Beards: Panasonic ER-SB40-K Trimmer

Sporting a short beard that needs an extra-precise trim? Reach for this product, which features an easy-to-use dial that can be adjusted to 19 different lengths. Also, its wide-tip blade grabs flat-lying hairs, which lessens the chance of post-shave bumps. It's also cordless, lasting for about one hour after a one-hour charge.

Best Kit: Philips Norelco Multigroom All-in-One Trimmer

Trim your beard—and much more—with this option. It comes with 25 trimming attachments that let you groom your entire body, including five beard and stubble guards so you can play with your look. Plus, with only one hour of charging time, you get six hours of cordless power, and since it's waterproof, you can use it in the shower.

Best Budget Kit: Hatteker 5-in-1 Men's Trimmer Kit

We challenge you to find a better value than this trimmer kit, which comes with 16 pieces—including a beard trimmer, a hair trimmer, a detail trimmer, and six guide combs—for an ultra-affordable price. Plus, it's very easy to use: An LED display shows how much battery time you have left, and it charges via USB, so it's extra portable. It's also 100% waterproof, which means cleaning it is a breeze. 

Best Beard Styler: Brio Blackout Beardscape Beard And Hair Trimmer

Brio Blackout Beardscape Beard And Hair Trimmer
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If you like to experiment with the length of your beard, opt for this trimmer. It's versatile enough to crop low stubble or trim a full-grown beard, while its eight guard combs (ranging from 1 to 18 millimeters) allow for endless styling and trimming options. It also has five-speed settings and an information display, and its ceramic blade doesn't bite or overheat while in use.

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