Ever since the 1980s, stubble has been synonymous with masculinity, and icons from Miami Vice‘s Crockett and Tubbs to David Beckham have been seen sporting it. In order to get your stubble in prime condition, you will need a stubble trimmer, to give you complete control over your look.
With that in mind, this article will guide you through our picks for the top five best stubble trimmers on the market, as well as answering frequently asked questions about them.
Why do I need a stubble trimmer?
Nowadays, a lot of men don’t want a full on beard, but still wish to have some designer stubble as part of their look. In order to get this, they turn to a stubble trimmer- a simple razor just won’t cut it! With a trimmer, you are able to select the length that you want your stubble to be, and simply run it over your face in order to get your desired look. Even if you only want a fairly short beard, one of these may still be for you, as it makes the job of maintaining the same length of facial hair each day much easier to do. Recently, research found that the sexiest look that women found in men was stubble- meaning that choosing the best stubble trimmer is absolutely essential.
Top Five Best Stubble Trimmers With Reviews for 2017
Remington Mb 320 C Beard Trimmer ‘Barba’
This is the trimmer I absolutely swear by, and so do countless others- it’s the top selling facial trimmer of any kind on Amazon. With nine length settings, it’s suitable for practically any look, making it an incredibly versatile device. Its ceramic-coated blades are infused with silica in order to make them hard and resilient enough to put up with heavy duty use. It also comes with a cleaning brush, so you won’t be left with a single out of place hair on your face after your shave.
One thing which annoys me about a lot of electric razors (including Remington’s, which I use) is that, while they offer a rechargeable battery, you can’t use them while the razor is plugged in, meaning you’re basically stuck with just a cordless razor. With the Remington MB320C Barba, however, you’re able to either use it plugged in or charged, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you have enough battery power to last you. With 40 minutes of use from every charge, though, most of the time you won’t even need it, but it’s still a good option to have if you tend to get ready in a rush.
Philips Qt4015/23 Mens Rechargeable 20 Lengths Beard Stubble Trimmer
What the Phillips Series 3000 has to offer above all other trimmers is its versatility- it has 20 settings, going up in 0.5 mm steps, to provide you with the biggest choice of length out of all the trimmers on the market. Slightly more expensive than the Remington, what you pay for with this trimmer is the fact that it doubles as a beard trimmer, so should you want to upgrade your stubble into a full blown beard, you won’t have to buy another device to do so.
This device is quick to charge, giving you an hour of charge out of an hour plugged in, so it’s perfect for those on the go. The Phillips 3000 has a nifty feature to tell you when you’re running low on charge- the charging light blinks orange, giving you enough time to plug the device in so that you don’t mess up your shave like when some other trimmers run out of juice. It also marks itself out with its zooming wheel feature- if you want to have a different part of your stubble a slightly different length to the rest, you can easily do this in the middle of shaving, and the wheel easily locks to prevent any unfortunate mishaps affecting your look.
Babyliss BPSS1 I Stubble The Ultimate in Stubble Control Trimmer
BaByliss might be better known for their products for the hair on your head rather than on your face, but they make a pretty mean stubble trimmer, too. They make several models, but the Super Stubble is the top of the line model, and certainly stands out from the crowd. Its floating contouring head means it is incredibly easy to run it across your face and get the trim you want effortlessly. Like the previous entry on this list, it has an easy to use LED screen, which helps you keep track of the incredible 24 different length settings this model has to offer. It might be one of the more expensive models out there, but as stated above, you pay for what you get, as this device is so versatile, you certainly won’t feel like you have been cheated on the price. Its expense means you’ll have to be certain that a trimmer is for you, but if you go with it, I guarantee you’ll be one happy customer.
Wahl Pro Lithium Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper 8546
Wahl Pro Lithium Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper 8546[/easyazon_image]Wahl might be the underdogs of the shaving world, but don’t let that put you off their products. They provide an excellent quality of trim at a remarkably affordable price- one of their two key selling points. The other key point about this razor is its charge time- the batteries in this baby can give you two hours of use out of just an hour charging, making them by far the most effective batteries in shaving equipment out there.
The price of this model makes it an excellent choice for those who aren’t completely sold on the idea of getting a trimmer. While it isn’t as versatile as the other models on this list, it’s cheaper even than most regular electric razors, so consider this my pick for the best beginner’s trimmer.
Philips Norelco QT4070/41 Stubble Beard Trimmer 7300 (Packaging May Vary)
Another one from Phillips, this trimmer is the most expensive on this list, but with good reason. Offering all that the Series 3000 does, but with a few nifty extra features, this trimmer is certainly worth its high price. As with the other model, it provides a good number of settings, so that you can use it to get your look just so.
The thing to write home about with the Noreclo is its vacuum feature. As you shave, all offcuts are sucked up by the trimmer itself, meaning both a cleaner sink and no need for you to go over your face with a cleaner as with some of the other trimmers here. You might expect that with this you would get less charge out of the machine, but that is not so- you can comfortably get 50-75 minutes out of a single charge, thanks to a powerful lithium ion battery. The battery indicator is more precise than any of the other trimmers here, being displayed on the LED screen which also shows you which length setting you have selected. The screen makes it one of the most user friendly devices out there, as you can tell with a glance what it will do when you put it to your face without even having to check any indicators. It also comes with a travel pouch, to keep it clean and ready to go wherever you take it.
Things to know when Choosing Best Stubble Trimmer : FAQs
Q. What is the most important thing to look for in a stubble trimmer?
A. While you might think that the number of length settings might mark out the best stubble trimmer, in fact the first thing you should look for is whether it has a head which will allow you to easily manoeuvre it across your face. If you’re not able to reach every part of your face with ease and precision, then it won’t be doing its job very effectively!
Q. Isn’t a stubble trimmer just another expensive thing to buy?
A. Not at all! Most stubble trimmers on the market, including the ones featured in this article, are no more expensive than your typical electric razor, and they do a job that no other device will be able to successfully do. If you want designer stubble, then it is easily available to you at very little expense.
Q. Will I be able to use a stubble trimmer in place of a regular razor?
A. No. Stubble trimmers are not designed for shaving off all the hair on your face, in the same way that razors aren’t meant to leave you with any stubble, so you’ll have to opt for a proper razor should you want a nice clean shave.