Best beard trimmer UK: Our pick of the best beard trimmers for men in 2022
Keep your beard or stubble in check with our pick of the best beard trimmers in the UK – from professional to the best budget trimmers we’ve tested
I f you’ve embraced the “beard man” trend, you’re likely very proud of your facial hair.
Yet you’ll also know that it doesn’t take long for even the most casual beard styles to look unruly and untidy. What’s more, keeping on top of your beard maintenance can be a costly affair. Especially if you’re having to go to the barbers each time to get it trimmed.
That’s why investing in one of the best beard trimmers for use at home means you can look your best every day. In some cases, it’s not even that much of an investment either because there are some great budget beard trimmers, too.
Along with the right beard shampoo and beard oil (see our best beard oil guide here) you’ll achieve the sharp look you want.
Whether you’re wanting to keep your stubble at the right length, shape your goatee, or keep your Viking beard in check, here is our pick of the best beard trimmers in the UK to suit all budgets, styles, and needs.
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1. Panasonic ER-GB80-H Trimmer – £77
2. Remington Barba Beard Trimmer – £29.99
5. Braun Beard Trimmer 7 For Men – £79.99
6. Remington Graphite G5 Men’s Electric Trimmer – £49.99
1. Editor’s Pick: Panasonic ER-GB80-H Trimmer
£77 | Buy now
The Panasonic ER-GB80-H is an expensive beard trimmer – if you don’t manage to get it on offer – but it’s also great value for money because you can use it for other parts of your body, too. This means you can use what we consider to be the best beard trimmer in the UK to style your beard, head hair, and body with one single product. Both wet and dry.
The trimmer’s length ranges from 0.5-20mm, giving you a total of 40 length settings. There are also three different attachments of 1mm-10mm, 1.5mm, and 11mm-20mm, giving you an even greater range of options for your beard trimming.
It also allows you to use it on different areas of your body. It’s really easy to change the different lengths with the dial on the front of the trimmer.
The blades are designed to tackle all hair types – from fine and unruly, to thick and dense, which is why we think this is the best beard trimmer around. There’s also a detailed trimmer that you can use to shape your facial hair precisely, whether that be your sideburns, around your lips, or your hairline.
The battery will last 50 minutes between charges, so it’s on par with the average battery length of the trimmers on our list. It’s also really easy to clean by simply rinsing it under water.
2. Budget Buy: Remington Barba Beard Trimmer
£8.49 | Buy now
If you’re looking for a budget beard trimmer, without sacrificing on performance, we recommend the Barba Beard from Remington.
It cuts well, doesn’t snag, and is easy to use because of its simple design.
It’s especially great if you want to manage your stubble and keep it at a certain length.
The cheaper price means you get fewer choices of trimming lengths – nine, versus as many as the 40 lengths offered by more expensive models.
However, this lower number makes the Barba Beard much easier to use and get to grips with.
The only downside to this beard trimmer is the battery length between charges. But if you’re good at remembering to pop it on charge regularly then this shouldn’t matter. It’s also not a beard trimmer for long beards.
This trimmer is designed for giving you a short shadow, longer stubble, or a short beard.
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3. Luxury Buy: Philips Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer
£120 | Buy now
If you want a beard trimmer that does the work for you, then the Philips Series 9000 is a great investment.
This is, of course, pricey but you’re paying for automatically adapting the power of the blades to your beard density. If precision is important to you, this beard trimmer is for you.
No matter how much, or how little pressure you put on this trimmer whilst cutting, it will cut the hair consistently to the length you select.
That’s because the PowerAdapt sensor checks the hair density 125 times per second and changes the speed of the motor to maintain constant power.
Not only does the technology in this beard trimmer help you to get the beard length you want, but the shape and design of this trimmer also make it very easy to use. You get the option of 30 different length settings from 0.4mm to 10mm.
The battery lasts the longest on our list too at 120 minutes between charges. You can also tell how much battery you have left with the battery indicator with three bars.
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4. Panasonic ER-GB86 Wet & Dry Electric Beard Trimmer
£99.99 | Buy now
This beard trimmer from Panasonic features a powerful cutting motor, so it’s great if you have a dense or longer beard that needs taming.
You’ll find the wider blades really help to get the beard styling you’re after because it catches more of your whiskers with just one stroke. This is a great beard trimmer for beginners, too.
It comes with three attachments – short (1-10mm), medium (11-20mm), or long beard finish (21-30mm) – which gives a total of 58 cutting lengths. This beard trimmer is also waterproof, so you can use it when you’re having your shower.
The reason we say this trimmer is especially good for long beards is that the 30mm attachment will precisely align your whiskers so that you get a uniform length, without having to go over the same area twice.
5. Braun Beard Trimmer 7 For Men
£16.95 | Buy now
The Braun 7 beard trimmer is fantastic for keeping your stubble at an ideal length. It has 39 different settings for length and it allows you to go up by 0.5mm increments – from 0.5mm to 20mm.
Therefore if you’re looking for a beard trimmer to do a goatee, a trimmer for a moustache, a trimmer to add detail to your beard, or keep your stubble the ideal length, this beard trimmer should work for you.
Braun claims the blades will remain sharp *forever*, so – if that’s true! – it makes this one of the best beard trimmers to invest in.
The battery life is really good and should last you 100 minutes between charging. You can wash his one in water too, making it easy to clean and use in the shower or bath.
This Braun beard trimmer is also a great trimmer to use on your head because it’s easy to hold and manoeuvre.
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6. Remington Graphite G5 Men’s Electric Trimmer
£49.99 | Buy now
If you have unruly nose, ear, eyebrow, or other body hair you’re wanting to tame, as well as your beard, this multi-tool from Remington will be the best beard trimmer for you.
It means you only have to store one bit of kit and means you don’t have to fork out for more products, costing you more money.
This entry in our best beard trimmer guide has six attachments, including a dual-sided trimmer for your ears, eyebrows, and nose. There are 1.5mm and 3mm fixed combs you can use for stubble, or for trimming your body hair.
Another option for your body hair is the 0.5mm, 3mm, 6mm, and 9mm trimming adjustment.
There’s also a dual adjustable comb (2mm – 20mm) for your beard and head hair. Plus for longer beards, there’s a 30mm main blade. The blades with this trimmer are self-sharpening. It gives you 90 minutes of battery between charges and is waterproof. All in all, this beard trimmer offers a fantastic range of tools and features, especially for the price.
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Best beard trimmer for men: What to look out for
When it comes to choosing the best beard trimmer, you first need to decide whether you want a beard trimmer or a multi-groomer. If you’re not trimming any other body hair, then you can go with a specific beard trimmer because they have adjustable guards and comb attachments, specifically designed just for beard hair.
However, a multi-groomer will be a better option if you also want to tidy up your body hair. They come with a wider range of attachments to suit each hairy area you want to trim. You may find it more hygienic to use a separate beard trimmer to your body hair trimmer, but that’s a personal choice.
Another feature you may wish to look for is whether a beard trimmer is waterproof. Most of them are, because it makes them much easier to clean, plus you have the option to use the trimmer whilst in the shower. You’ll need to make sure the blades are patted dry after being near water.
The final beard trimmer feature to consider is whether you go cordless or buy a beard trimmer with an electrical cord attached. The majority of beard trimmers are cordless because they are far easier to use and store. A corded trimmer can be more powerful, but to be honest the rechargeable battery ones work just as well to trim beards and remain charged for a long time.
If you have a long beard, you’re going to want to get a beard trimmer that maintains battery length and ideally one that says it can handle thicker facial hair. If instead, you’re looking for a beard trimmer to maintain your stubble, you’re going to want to get one that has a precision trimmer.
Getting a beard trimmer that can cope with a multitude of precision length settings may cost you a little more, but it’ll be worth it. It will also come in handy if you want to do any blending across your beard. The alternative is to get a beard trimmer that has multiple guard attachment options.
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