Whether you are shaving stubble or sculpting your scruff, it is important to have a tool that gets the job done right every time. And when it comes time to attain that perfect beard, you need the perfect trimmers. Once you own a high-quality beard trimmer, maintaining your beard be a breeze—and you can start looking and feeling your best.
The following is a list of some of our favourite trimmers on the market today. Each trimmer is slightly different; some put more emphasis on simplicity and affordability, while others cater to all-in-one beard care. No matter what your personal body hair-tending preferences are, however, there is more than likely a trimmer on this list for you.
1. Philips Beard Trimmer Cordless and Corded for Men QT4011/15
The Philips QT4011 is one of the more popular trimmers on the market—and with good reason. These trimmers are the perfect blend of sleek design and high performance. Plus, it is built to last; Philips trimmers last up to four times longer than other competitors’ trimmers.
So what makes the Philips QT4011 so great? First, it is easy to use. There is no cord to fuss with—making it extremely versatile and easy to handle. The rounded edges and compact shape also make this trimmer a snap to maneuver, especially in hard-to-reach spots.
This model also features self-sharpening titanium blades, which allow for precise cutting and long-lasting sharpness. The extra-sharp blades feature rounded tips and combs so you can easily avoid any potential irritation. Plus, the battery life is longer than most—another great feature.
The QT4011 also comes with 20 adjustable settings for length. This means that switching between shaving a five o’clock shadow and neatening up a full beard is fast and simple. All you have to do is turn the wheel on the back of the trimmer and lock in the desired length.
If we were to cite a downside for the Philips QT4011, some men find cleaning the blades to be a bit tricky, but let’s be honest, no trimmers are ever as easy to clean as we want them to be.
Our Final Verdict:
Clear a spot at your bathroom sink for the Philips QT4011. This is one of the best possible bangs for your buck. It is easy to use, long lasting, and consistently delivers high-quality shaves.
UPDATE: Philips QT4011/15 has been discontinued and out of stock on Amazon.in for over 6 months. We recommend checking out the Philips BT3221/15 which is a similar model.
2. Philips MG77515/15 13-in-1 Face, Hair, and Body Multigroomer Trimmer
The Philips Multigroom 77515 is customizable to whatever your desired style may be, thanks to precise and versatile trimming technology. With 13 tools for your hair—whether it be on top of your head, on your body, or facial—this all-in-one trimmer can truly do it all.
Thanks to its powerful lithium-ion technology, the Philips Multigroom 77515 can last for 120 minutes of cordless use per charge. This makes it perfect for extended use, or when you are on the go. And if you’re in a rush, don’t worry. A single five-minute charge will last you through one full trim.
What makes this trimmer truly special, though, is the number of different ways you can trim, shave, and groom. For starters, it comes with eight different combs, ranging in length from 1mm to 16mm, for a full range of options. Also included are a body trimmer, primary metal trimmer, detail metal trimmer, nose and ear trimmer, and a body shaver with a skin protector.
The Philips Multigroom 77515 can back up its quantity with quality, too. It features DualCut technology, which means there are twice as many blades as normal trimmers, and ensures you can achieve maximum precision wherever you cut.
What makes the blades truly remarkable is that they sharpen themselves—yes, you read that right—by lightly brushing against each other. That means your blades are always at peak performance. Put another way, your blades will be just as sharp after three years of use as they were the day you bought them.
The Phillips Multigroom 77515 was also designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. For instance, the water-resistant exterior means you can use and clean it in the shower. There is even a no-slip rubber grip to ensure ease of use when handling the trimmer.
As for the negatives, the price tag is the most notable one. This is the second most expensive trimmer on our list. After that, we’d really have to start nitpicking to find anything else not to like. For instance, the trimmer does not come with a carrying pouch, and like any finely-bladed razor, cleaning can be a bit of pain…but that is about it.
Our Final Verdict:
The Philips Multigroom 77515 is everything you need in one trimmer. The performance and durability are world-class, and the range of trimming options is tremendous. Philips stands by the quality of this trimmer too, as it comes with a 5 year warranty. With so much to offer, we think the Philips Multigroom 77515 price tag is absolutely justified.
3. Philips QP2525/10 OneBlade Hybrid Trimmer and Shaver
The design of the Philips OneBlade is deceptively simple. While this trimmer features only a single blade, it is more than equipped to handle your facial hair maintenance needs. The OneBlade covers all the bases—whether you want to style, trim, or completely shave your facial hair.
Using the OneBlade could not be easier. With only a single razor blade, you have absolute control and precision when it comes to shaping the contours of your facial hair. And, as if it wasn’t already easy enough, the blade is double-sided, allowing you to cut in either direction, as well as see every hair you are trimming.
If you haven’t fallen in love with this blade yet, just wait…you will. Because yes—there’s more. The OneBlade has a protective plate on top of the trimmer, which means the blade never actually touches your skin. This nifty and ingenious feature pretty much guarantees you’ll be protected from nicks, cuts, and irritation—no matter what look you are going for.
The OneBlade is also the epitome of long-lasting performance. If you complete two full shaves a week, you can expect the blade to last you up to four months. Plus, Philips prides itself on making the process of getting replacement blades hassle-free and easy.
Three trimming combs are included with the OneBlade, which means that you have some choices when it comes to your desired facial hair aesthetic. Attachments include the 1mm comb for five o’clock shadow, the 3mm comb for a close shave, and the 5mm comb for a slightly longer result.
If there is a drawback of the OneBlade, though, it is the fact that there are only those three trimming combs to choose from; this is certainly not an all-in-one blade that can handle endless different types of beard trimming and maintenance. So, if you are the type of person looking to change up your facial hair frequently, or even just every now and then, this might not be the trimmer for you.
Our Final Verdict:
Simple, easy to use, and consistent performance: That is the OneBlade in a nutshell, folks. This compact and portable trimmer is perfect for businessmen and professionals who need to maintain a clean trim every three days or so. If you want something that makes trimming facial hair fast and easy, there is no good reason not to have this trimmer in your arsenal.
4. Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B Men’s Beard and Hair Trimmer
There is a lot to love about the Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B. This trimmer makes achieving your desired length of facial hair simple—you do not have to fumble around with multiple comb attachments. With a turn of the dial, you can easily change between the 12 different length settings, ranging from 2 mm for the five o’clock shadow look, to 1.8 cm for a full beard.
The ergonomic design means using the Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B is convenient and easy to manoeuvre. You will be able to groom hard-to-see areas and tight corners with confidence, thanks to its stainless-steel blades forged in Japan. The trimmers are light but durable enough to hold its own in any style carrying case.
The smooth performance also protects your skin. When using this trimmer, you will not get cuts, rashes, or burns like you would with a manual razor or even other trimmers. Plus, the blades are a snap to clean, and the battery lasts for a respectable 40 minutes.
There are a couple of less-than-likable things about this model, though—one being the shape of the blades. They are relatively wide-set and pointed at the edges. While this makes the blades easier to clean, it also means the finer hairs do not always get trimmed.
Another common complaint is the excessive bulk and lack of portability of the charger. The charger is heavier than the trimmer itself, which makes transporting the Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B a bit of struggle. Of course, if you do not expect to travel with this trimmer, then this should be of little concern to you.
Our Final Verdict:
The versatility of this trimmer is the biggest draw. It delivers virtually all of the same features of any great all-in-one trimmer. If you want something easy to use and affordable, the Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B is certainly worth a look.
5. Wahl 9818 Lithium-Ion Stainless-Steel All-in-One Grooming Kit
No matter what aesthetic you are going for with your hair, the Wahl 9818 has a feature to get you there. The wide range of grooming options and its advanced lithium-ion performance makes this one of the most powerful trimmers available on the market today. When it comes to versatility, this trimmer has you covered—the Wahl 9818 handles everything from cutting to detailing.
It all starts with lithium-ion 2.0 technology. Put simply, lithium-ion batteries allow a lot of energy to be packed into a very small space. So, when it comes to trimming performance, you can expect the Wahl 9818 to run for up to six hours off a single hour of charging or up to three minutes of trim time off a one-minute charge.
Beyond the powerful internal components, the external ones aren’t too shabby, either. To deliver you the exact style and precision you’re trying to achieve, the Wahl 9818 comes with 13 cutting blades, including a precision T-blade for touch-ups and grooming, a detail trimmer for beards and goatees, and an ear, nose and brow trimmer for—you guessed it—your ear, nose, and eyebrow hair.
Wahl has specially patented these blades in order to deliver one-of-kind trimming. No matter where on the body you want to reach, from your head to your toes, there is a blade for you. If high-quality blades and grooming kits are important to you, you will absolutely get your money’s worth with this model.
There aren’t many cons when it comes to the Wahl 9818. The only noticeable drawback might be its price tag, which is three times more expensive than any other trimmer on this list. Part of that expense can be attributed to its lithium-ion technology, which is 40 percent more expensive to manufacture than nickel-cadmium batteries.
Our Final Verdict:
If you take anything away from this particular model’s review, it should be that the Wahl 9818 has unparalleled battery life. It also packs high-powered performance inside a slick design, which makes the trimmer equal parts attractive, reliable, and easy to operate. This is definitely an item for anyone considering a long-term investment in a trimmer that will stand the test of time.