Grooming’s a massive business now. Each year $66 billion is spent across the world on men’s grooming products. That’s not because men want to stay away from the barbers. It’s so they can keep themselves looking just as good as they did when they left the barbers. With so much money spent on grooming products, the market for trimmers is saturated. That makes it challenging to decide which one to buy. Recently, The Strategist asked New York barbers for their recommendations. These are the findings.
- Hints and Tips
Trim your beard when it’s dry. That’s the advice most barbers give, and it makes sense because if you cut it when it’s wet, you don’t know how long it’ll be when it dries. If you’re not used to using a trimmer, put the setting to the minimum or use the longer guard and shave the minimum amount. Always clean the trimmer blades after each use and wash your face when you’ve finished to remove the stray hairs.
Let’s start with the trimmer that’s best overall – the Wahl’s Cordless Magic Clip. This is the one to buy if you’re purchasing for a partner. It was recommended by seven of the professionals surveyed by The Strategist. It’s the most powerful and sharpest trimmer currently available, so it’ll work whether your beard’s long or short. It comes with multiple guards so you can get the length just right, but the quality of the blades is why it scores so highly with professionals. Wahl’s blades stay sharp for a long time. It’s also lightweight, so it’s easily maneuvered around your face.
The Wahl Peanut Classic Clipper/Trimmer (Corded) is the best low-price trimmer on the market. To some, cordless trimmers are overrated. Cordless trimmers are powered by batteries that lose charge over time. If you want a trimmer that’s inexpensive and will last many years, this is the one to buy. It comes with four attachments that create the perfect length for trimming beards.
If you don’t have $100, go for the Wahl Lithium-Ion Stainless Steel Groomer and spend the $30 you save on something else. You get multiple guards and a nose-hair / detail trimmer too, so this one’s great for getting to those tough to reach areas. If you have a thick beard, you might have trouble trimming it evenly. That won’t be an issue with this trimmer. You get six hours of charge when it’s fully charged, and when it’s not, you only need to charge it for one minute to get five minutes of shaving from it.
The last one we’re going to recommend is the best for beginners. The Panasonic Cordless Men’s Beard Trimmer With Precision Dial scores high because of its versatility. It’s easy to adjust for different lengths, so experimenting with new styles is child’s play. If your skin’s sensitive, use the Panasonic with wet and dry functions. Begin by washing and moisturizing, then keep your beard covered with a damp washcloth to soften the hair for a couple of minutes. After that, use the trimmer for great results.
Hopefully, we’ve made enough suggestions to meet your needs. If not, here are a few final suggestions. If you’re traveling, you should consider the Philips Norelco OneBlade. It’s just $33. If you need the trimmer for manscaping, the Hatteker 5 in 1 Men’s Trimmer Kit, which is fully waterproof, will cater to all your needs. Anyone who wants an all-in-one price for their grooming should opt for one of the Beard Club Trimmer Kits. The starter kit comes with oil, balm, and shampoo, and once you’re out of that, you order more as needed.
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