The Best Beard Trimmers
The secret to the suave, smart look many men are after when they start growing facial hair is regular maintenance – and the secret to mustache and beard maintenance is a quality beard trimmer. However, just as the right beard trimmer will keep you looking your best, the wrong beard trimmer might tug at your beard, irritate your skin, or worst of all ruin that beard you spent so long growing.
With so many beard trimmers on the market, it might be intimidating to look for the right beard trimmer for you. So, we compiled a list of some of the best beard trimmers available to Canadians to help take the guesswork away from your shopping.
Below are our picks for the best beard trimmer in Canada.
Our top picks
How to choose a beard trimmer
There are a few things you should consider before choosing a beard trimmer, including but not limited to:
- Price: beard trimmers have quite the range of prices available, so we made sure to reflect a range of budgets in this buying guide.
- Hair type: It is very important to consider what kind of hair you have and what types of hair you want to use your trimmer on. People with thicker or longer facial hair, and/or sensitive skin, will be looking for different things in a trimmer. Another thing to consider here is some trimmers are great for your face but not suited for grooming other regions, so you should consider what purposes you want a beard trimmer for.
- Style: Cordless trimmers are more common, but often if you are looking for a quality, consistent trim at home, you might want to consider a corded trimmer. Not only do these trimmers pack more power, but they can last you years with proper upkeep. If you also shave or cut hair with your trimmer, you might consider a hair clipper instead.
- Durability: Durability of your shaver will be impactful, especially if you are looking at a higher end trimmer. If you use it everyday because your facial hair grows fast, it is worth it looking at the more durable models on this list
Why trust us
Looking for the best beard trimmer can be exceptionally hard if you do not know what you are looking for – take it from myself, who bought the wrong trimmer months ago without doing any prior research. Having learned my lesson, it is important that our readers do not make that same mistake.
We spent over fifteen hours of research looking through the best-rated models of electric trimmers, basing our list on verified online reviews, while using trusted online reviews like Consumer Reports and NYmag. While our list is data-backed and fact-checked, our opinion influenced what we felt the best trimmers on the market.
Best all-in-one beard trimmer
Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom 7000
If you are looking for a quality all-in-one trimmer that can do everything well, the Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom 7000 is an excellent option for head-to-toe grooming.
With 23 pieces, including a foil shaver, precision steel trimmer, nose and ear trimmer, and 14 styling guards, the MG7750/49 has all your needs for your grooming purposes. Featuring Philip’s DualCut technology, the blades of the MG7750/49 lightly brush against each other while you shave, self-sharpening in the process. This combination makes this beard trimmer a powerful grooming tool that lasts for years.
The MG7750/49 has a premium stainless-steel frame, that both looks slick and provides long-lasting durability, with rubber detail that provides a comfortable grip. Inside is a powerful Lithium-Ion battery that provides an impressive 5 hours of runtime – the overall best battery life on this list – but can also run while plugged-in.
Users were generally very happy with the quality of the trim the MG7750/49 gave, as well as the quality as the unit itself. The main issue users noticed was the power button was poorly located, resulting in users turning it off mid-trim. While the overall quality of the trim was high, we recommend you exercise caution when trimming more sensitive parts of the body, as some users found this powerful device harder to use safely away from the face.
- Multiple attachments and guards are included.
- Incredible battery power.
- Fully washable for easy cleaning.
- Inconvenient on/off switch.
Best professional beard trimmer
Wahl 5 Star Series Cordless Magic Clip
The Wahl 5 Star Series Cordless Magic Clip is a barbershop-quality hair clipper, only cordless. If you need a little bit more from your beard trimmer, or you have longer hair you need to cut yourself, the Magic Clip is an awesome place to look.
The Magic Clip lives up to the Wahl name of barbershop quality clippers by including everything you would expect a barber-quality clipper to have. With precise stagger-tooth blades, the Magic Clip is a perfect hair clipper for close shaves. Its taper lever is great for easy fading and blending. Powering the Magic Clip is a powerful Lithium-Ion battery that has 90 minutes of battery life, but you can also plug it for sustained use.
The Magic Clip comes with eight attachment combs, oil, a cleaning brush and blade guard, meaning everything you need maintain your appearance and the Magic Clip itself is included.
Users were overall satisfied with the quality of the Magic Clip. However, the Magic Clip demands a pretty penny, which one of the major downfalls of looking at professional quality products.
- Barbershop quality hair trimming at home.
- Cord or cordless capability.
- Attachments, oil and brushes included.
Best beard trimmer for short beards
Remington MB4700 Smart Beard Trimmer
The Remington MB4700 is also our choice for the best trimmer under $100.
If you are looking for the beard trimmer of the future, look no further than the Remington MB4700 Smart Beard Trimmer. In terms of features included, the MB4700 blows every single beard trimmer on this list out of the water. We chose this razor as the best trimmer for short beards due to the precision of shorter lengths it offers, however this incredible trimmer works well on beards of all kinds.
While many of the trimmers on this list come with several plastic clip guards of various length, the MB4700 has an electronic & variable clipper guard, meaning any length you want to trim to is accessible – from 0.4 to 18 mm. If you don’t want to do the math, that is 175 different length settings, all built in. The Remington beard trimmer is the only one on this list with memory, allowing you to save your favourite settings to quickly get your everyday look quickly and consistently. The Auto-Turbo feature senses the length and thickness of your hair and automatically adjusts the blade speed for the optimized trim. All of the settings and more are accessible through the MB4700’s built-in touch screen. This is one high-tech grooming tool.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps up to 50 minutes of charge, but also can operate corded. For charge, the MB4700 uses a USB charger, so you can charge your android Smart Phone and Remington Beard trimmer with the same cable – great for travelling light. The MB4700 is also fully washable, so keeping it clean is easy.
While the MB4700 packs features, some users find the device non-intuitive and complicated. If you want a simple trimmer, we suggest you look elsewhere.
- 175 different lengths, built-in.
- Smart memory for favourite settings.
- Fully washable.
- Number of programs and settings may be overwhelming to some.
Best beard trimmer for long beards
Panasonic ER224S All-in-One Hair and Beard Trimmer
Men with longer beards know that some trimmers just are not designed to tackle longer facial hair. If you are just growing out your beard for the first time and it is starting to look unkempt, it is important to note that trimming a longer beard involves both trimming the bulk of the beard, cleaning up the hairs sticking out from the rest, as well as tidying up the outline of the beard. If you are looking for a powerful trimmer with built-in guards that can trim every part of the longest of beards, we recommend the ER224S All-in-One Hair and Beard Trimmer.
The Panasonic ER224S has high-performance stainless-steel blades that ensure cutting, not tugging at your beard. The built-in trim guard ranges from 1mm to 20mm, one of the longest built-in trim guard’s we found in our research. Since the guard locks-in when in use, you do not have to worry about the guard slipping mid shave and you losing your beard progress you have been working for. Additionally, the ER224S is full washable, perfect for easy cleaning or if you like to shave in the shower.
The biggest downside of this trimmer is the charge time: while it can carry a solid two hours of run time on one charge, it takes a whopping eight to fully charge it. Users are mixed about the quality of the plastic guards that are built-in, but unfortunately replacements seem difficult to come by in the case it does break. Overall, if you need to switch between settings on your beard trimmer easily, The Panasonic ER224S is a great trimmer for you.
- Stainless steel blades.
- Built-in guards with 14 different settings.
- Fully washable.
- Long charge time.
- Replacement parts difficult to find.
Best beard trimmer for thicker hair
Wahl Stainless Steel Lithium Ion Beard and Nose Trimmer
The Wahl Stainless Steel Lithium Ion is also our choice for Best beard trimmer under $50.
Men with thicker, curlier beards may struggle finding a beard trimmer with the right power and blades that can get the job done. While many of the corded hair clippers we have included on this list tackle thicker hair with no issue, if you are looking for a cordless trimmer (at a cordless price) the Wahl Stainless Steel Lithium-Ion Trimmer provides quality grooming for hair of any type.
The Wahl trimmer comes with 4 different pro-precision heads including a T-blade, detailer and dual foil shaver for a range of applications. Also included are 9 plastic guards of various lengths for getting your facial hair styled right. Like other Wahl trimmers, you can count on clean fast cuts with the Lithium-Ion trimmer
The lithium-ion battery provides three and a half hours of run time, as well as a one-minute quick charge feature in the case you are in a rush to groom with a dead trimmer on your hands.
Ultimately, users were generally happy with this Wahl trimmer for beard trimming purposes. Users found that switching trimmer heads was on the difficult side, but Wahl states this is to ensure the head stays on during your trim to avoid disastrous accidents if the head were to fall off.
- Affordable price.
- 4 different heads and 9 plastic guards included.
- Decent battery life with quick-charge feature.
- Users said changing the trimmer heads can be difficult.
Best beard trimmer for stubble
Philips Oneblade QP2630/21 Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
Philips has several quality beard trimmers on this list, and Philips OneBlade QP2630/21 is not exception. If you are looking for a trimmer for a rugged stubbled look at an affordable price, look no further.
This Philips trimmer’s titular OneBlade protects your face with its glide coating while the fast-moving blades underneath move 200 times a second to trim your beard quickly and cleanly without irritation. The dual sided blade allows you to style your edges and make clean lines, cleaning up your look quickly. Included with the OneBlade is 4 click-on stubble combs, so you can consistently get the amount of stubble you need, and a click-on skin guard for those sensitive areas.
The battery is decently long lasting with this model offering an hour of battery life off one four-hour charge. In terms of maintenance, it is recommended you replace the blades at least every four months for optimum shaving. It is also notable that this trimmer is operational both wet and dry.
While Users found the QP2630 a quality trimmer for stubbled looks, some users have stated that it does not do clean-shaven well. An additional criticism from users is that this model is not as nice for thicker, courser facial hair.
- Effective trimmer.
- Minimal irritation.
- Dual-sided blade helps you style your beard.
- Does not do clean-shaven looks well.
- May struggle with courser hair.
Best beard trimmer for sensitive skin
Philips OneBlade Pro QP6520/10
The Philips OneBlade Pro QP6520/10 is also the Best waterproof trimmer
If you have sensitive skin, looking for a beard trimmer will be more difficult. The wrong beard trimmer may cause irritation and tug and pull at your facial hair, so it is even more important you find the right trimmer. The Philips OneBlade Pro QP6520/10 is the upgraded version from the previous trimmer, with several upgrades.
People with sensitive skin should look for a trimmer that is both easily cleanable, so debris in the trimmer does not irritate your skin, as well as sharp, powerful blades to ensure a clean and close shave. The Philip OneBlade line delivers in all these factors. The replaceable OneBlade blade is designed not to irritate skin, while being easily washable. While the OneBlade only comes with 3 length setttings, the OneBlade pro offers 14 length settings, so people with sensitive skin can enjoy many different styles.
The most noticeable difference between the OneBlade and the OneBlade Pro is the Pro has a Lithium-Ion battery that improves the battery life (90 minutes) while reducing charge time (1 hour). This is a noticeable difference that makes up for the price difference.
While some users raved about how well this trimmer worked without irritating their skin, some users with sensitive skin still had issues with this razor. It is important to note that sensitive skin is different from person to person. However, due to this razor’s washability and easily replaceable blades, this beard trimmer seems to overall have a positive impact on users with sensitive skin and is our pick.
- Effective trimmer.
- Minimal irritation.
- Improved battery life and charging times.
- 14 different length attachments.
- Leaves behind stubble.
- May struggle with courser hair.
Best vacuum beard trimmer
Remington HKVAC2000 Vacuum Trimmer and Clippers
If you want a clean look with minimal cleanup, the Remington HKVAC2000B Vacuum Trimmer and Clippers is our choice for Canada’s best vacuum beard trimmer. This solidly powerful hair clipper has precision ground blades for easy grooming of the hair on your face and head.
With a dual-motor system, both the hair clippers and vacuum run powerfully, so you can trim and vacuum simultaneously without worrying about losing performance on either. While the Vacuum does not quite suck up all your trimmings, users noted that it is effective in vacuuming most hairs and keeping cleanup to a minimum.
The HKVAC is corded only, but considering how much this trimmer does at once, it is to be expected. While the HKVAC2000 is non-washable with water, it has a removable blade for easy cleaning and maintenance. The extra-large hair chamber is also removable for easy disposal.
Included with the HKVAC2000B is an 18 Piece kit, including a Cleaning brush, scissors, and 8 different guards, so you can get everything you need for your family’s styling and grooming at once.
- Powerful vacuum picks up most hairs it cuts.
- 18-piece kit included (hair and beard.)
- Corded only.
Best corded beard trimmer
Andis 04711 Professional T-Outliner Beard/Hair Trimmer with T-Blade
From our research, one thing that professional barbers noted is that many cordless beard trimmers on the market do not have the cutting power their corded counterparts have. The Andis 04711 Professional T-Outliner is our choice for best-corded beard trimmer, due to its combination of power and precision at an affordable price.
The T-Outliner’s T-blade is made for close cuts, perfect for trimming necks, beards, mustaches and edging around the ears. The T-Outliner is fantastic for dry shaving, providing closeness without irritation or bumps that other trimmers or razor blades can produce. With the attachment combs, maintaining beards at several lengths is easy and effective. The high-speed motor inside this device is both powerful and quiet, so you can focus on your grooming.
Users with thick hair reported that the Andis T-Outliner was one of the best trimmers they experienced.
Users on average were satisfied with the quality of the trim and the trimmer itself. Almost all the negative reviews we encountered were a result of the users not caring for the trimmers, as it is imperative with barbershop style clippers like this to clean and oil the blades before and after use. All in all, it seems like the Andis T-Outliner is one of the best-corded beard trimmers on the market for the price.
- Quality trim.
- Great for outlining.
- It gets quite hot after sustained use.
- Attachment combs and guards not included.
Best cheap beard trimmer
Gillette All Purpose Styler
Maintaining your facial hair might seem expensive – but it does not need to be. While many of the beard trimmers on this list have been mid-range to top-end products, if you are looking for more budget-friendly options, there are solid beard trimmers available. For the best cheap beard trimmer, we have chosen the Gillette All Purpose styler as it has all the bases covered.
The All-Purpose Styler combines Gillette Fsion5 ProGlide blades with a Braun engineered trimmer so you can shave, trim and edge your facial hair how you like it. Included are three-exchangeable combs of different sizes so you can trim to your desired length. This styler is also completely waterproof, so you can style in the shower if you prefer.
For its superb price, the Gillette All Purpose Styler is decently reliable granted you clean it well after each use and changing the battery every few months, but it most likely will not last you much longer than a year. Users have noticed this trimmer pinches when used areas other than the face, so it is not recommended for those purposes. For a price just shy of $40, this beard trimmer packs a ton of value.
- Very affordable.
- Fully waterproof.
- Decent trimmer.
- Combs of different lengths included.
- Ultimately not long-lasting.
- Can pinch when not used on the face.
Best beard trimmer under $30
The Conair GMT8CS (corded style) is a quality trimmer for if you are looking to trim your beard on even the tightest of budgets.
Like other corded beard trimmers, the GMT8CS is lightweight and powerful, excellently suited for precise cuts. The stainless-steel blades are sharp, as well as removable for easy cleaning. All the basics are included, with a 5-position adjustable comb and two jawline combs in the box.
However, Conair does not sell individual parts for this trimmer, so users who have broken the comb found the device ineffective afterwards. While this is an unfortunate corner to cut, the price the Conair is offered at makes up for it
- Powerful corded trimmer.
- Unbelievably low price.
- Replacement parts are unavailable.
How we picked the best beard trimmers
For this buying guide, we wanted to list a diverse group of clippers and trimmers at a range of prices for every budget, suitable for a range of hair types and styles. We found that users were looking for trimmers that consistently trimmed their beard easily and efficiently, that also lasted a long time and came with attachments that suited their style of hair.
Frequent beard trimmer questions
What is a beard trimmer?
A beard-trimmer is a mainstay of the scruffy dude’s personal grooming kit. A beard trimmer is a tool designed to shave, sculpt and trim facial hair specifically.
Do beard trimmers work?
Beard trimmers are an excellent way for bearded men to maintain well-kept facial hair. However, it is important that you get a beard trimmer that is suited for you, and you maintain that trimer. Many negative user reviews we encountered could have easily been avoided by cleaning or oiling their beard trimmer to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Are beard trimmers the same as hair trimmers?
Not exactly. Beard trimmers typically have thinner blades that allow for beard trimmers to trim closer to the skin, and tend to work better for thin, short hair. Hair trimmers have thicker blades that are great for thicker hair on your head, but also thicker facial hair. We have included some hair clippers on this buying guide for how well they trimmed user’s beards.
What do people on Reddit say about the best beard trimmers?
We browsed through several Reddit threads regarding the best beard trimmers, or beard trimmer recommendations, and found that the most recommended makes included Wahl, Andis, and Phillips. Additionally, Reddit users seemed to prefer corded beard trimmers over cordless versions, for the consistent power they provided.
How to grow a thicker beard?
If you are looking to grow a thicker, fuller beard, there are a few aspects of beard care you should be completed regularly in your hygiene routine. Some things you should look into if you want to grow your beard thicker and lusher include oiling your beard with beard oil, conditioning your beard with beard conditioner, brushing your beard with a boars hairbrush, and lightly trimming your dry beard semi-regularly.
Where can I get a beard trimmer?
Stores that sell beard trimmers include Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs & Walmart, as well as online retailers like Amazon.
What is the difference between beard trimmers, electric shavers and hair clippers?
Beard trimmers are equipped with thin blades and shave guards that allow you to shape and sculpt your beard into a cleaner, more groomed look. Electric shavers are more so designed for maintaining a clean-shaven look without having to lather up every morning. They struggle particularly with anything beyond stubble and are NOT recommended for people with beards. It will suck. A lot. Hair clippers are designed to cut the hair atop one’s head. Some hair clippers may work well in lieu of a beard trimmer for longer, thicker beards.
Clean-shaven vs stubble: What’s the difference?
Clean-shaven means that you have no facial hair on your face. It is a clean look, that shows you put effort into your regular grooming, but it leaves some men looking significantly younger. The stubble on the other hand is the presence of very short facial hair, which trimmed well can accentuate your jawline and gives your face depth. However, untrimmed stubble can give the impression you do not put effort into your regular grooming routine.
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