If you’re anything like me, you enjoy your beard living in a perpetual state of freshly grown stubble. It’s completely acceptable and a great look for many men. However, in order to pull off the stubble look, you have to constantly be shaving your beard to the perfect length and keep the stubble at it’s finest.
Letting the hair get too long risk your beard looking unkempt and leaving it too short makes it look as if your beard was improperly cut.
Here are some of the best beard trimmers in the market that you can use for stubble.
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And more, attachments.
The Norelco Multigroom 7000 has more attachments than you will probably ever need to trim your stubble. This is exactly what makes a great stubble beard trimmer. The ability to be as precise as you need in areas that require close shaving and lots of attachments that give you the ability to cut your hair to the perfect length. It has a 5 hour run time that makes this thing last for weeks of shaving without recharging. The unit is completely battery powered and also you can wash it in water or bring it into the shower with you.
It does not pull the hair at all, it's on the quieter side, does a great job evenly cutting down my beard and is built very solid. The blades are very sharp and designed to cut hair on your face and other areas with touch skin, so I wouldn’t recommend this particular unit for anything other than facial hair.
It comes with over 12 + attachments so you’ll want to get a case that can hold all of the attachments.
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What makes a good beard stubble trimmer
You know, as well as I do, that all stubble is not created equal. My stubble isn’t your stubble and your stubble isn’t mine and so forth. You need a beard trimmer that comes with lots of attachments that will give you the flexibility to cut hair to the desired length. Too long and you don’t achieve the correct effect. Too short with your stubble and you risk looking like you have a 5’oclock shadow.
The thing about stubble is that it’s quick and effortless. I’m of the belief that your stubble beard trimmer should also be effortless. I like battery-operated units that allow you to quickly get a shave and knock your facial hair back down to it’s stubbly greatness. Nothing is worse than stubble that grows into the “homeless” look.
Some men like to have stubble and also keep it very neat and lined up. If you’re going to go this route, then you definitely want to make sure that your stubble beard trimmer has a good sharp cutting blade that will allow you to clean up the areas you don’t want hair.
The best beard trimmers for stubble
Braun 8 In 1 Cordless Trimmer
This trimmer can cover everything from .5-21mm so rest assured that it will definitely be able to handle your stubble. I like the fact that it comes with more fine detailed attachments for nose and ear hair. I mean, let’s face it… spending money on shaving equipment is always a good investment, but if you can kill multiple birds with one stone, that’s even better.
The blades are rated for life. While I’ve never tested this and this product hasn’t been around long enough for us to determine if that’s true or not, I’d have to say that most of the trimmers I’ve used haven’t required a blade replacement. I think it’s safe to say that Braun is being honest, but if you run into a problem within one year Braun has a limited warranty
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Philips Norelco Beard Stubble Trimmer
You know how I know this is a great beard trimmer for stubble? Because it has it in the name. Seriously! Phillips designed this beard trimmer specifically to master the 3 day stubble look. It covers stubble from .4mm all the way up to 20mm and does so with only 3 guard attachments and a simple dial that you turn on the handle to adjust the blade length. It comes with a build in battery indicator so you never have to worry if you have enough juice left to finish your shave.
Nothing is worse than getting halfway through shaving your beard only to have your trimmer die.
Phillips also designed da “Lift & Trim PRO system”. Basically, the idea is that it lifts those really short stubble hairs that are laying down into the cutting blades so you get an even stubble shave across your face. I normally have to shave my stubble in different directions to achieve the same effect, but it looks like Phillips may have figured out a way to use their guards and combs to lift the hair and get an even shave.
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ConairMAN Stubble Trimmer
I can’t think of shaving with a Conair product without thinking of Nicholas Cage. Am I the only one? I digress. This beard stubble trimmer is actually a very neat idea. Instead of a simple dial, you have a fancy LCD display that allows you to select the perfect stubble length from .4mm to 5mm.
The swiveling head automatically adjusts for the appropriate length and you just get to shaving. I love the idea in theory, but I am concerned about that many moving parts in a shaver. I’m not the most gentle with my shaving equipment, even when I’m trying to be, so I’m curious how long this would hold up to my normal wear and tear.
The best part of this shaver is that it has everything you need in one small device. The guard comb flips out of the way for detailed trimming and you can quickly flip it back in place when you need to knock down your stubble. It’s like the swiss army knives of beard stubble trimmers
This is not one of those super noisy horse-powered beard trimmers. Don’t expect it to be. It’s for the short stubble look and doesn’t have the power to trim your mountain man beard of awesomeness. There are other products for that, but not this.
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Wahl Groomsman Rechargeable Beard Trimmer
Wahl always makes a great affordable option in every space of men's beard trimmers and the Groomsman is no different. Oddly enough, I received one of these as a gift while I was a groomsman. It even has a neat little case for all the attachments.
I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t the fanciest option in the market, but it gets the job done. If you are someone that knows their way around a facial trimmer and don’t mind using guards and combs to get your desired look, then this is the stubble trimmer for you. It’s a great value for money and comes with basically everything you need to have a well-oiled beard trimmer. Including… well… the oil!
I couldn’t resist
Seriously. This is a great option if you want a trimmer that is nimble and able to do some general stubble maintenance and fine trimming for crips lines at a budget price.
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Remington Powered Body & Beard Trimmer Kit
What happens when you need to trim your stubble, line up your neck, trim a few unsightly nose hairs, grab a couple of rogue patches of chest hair and you want to do it wall with one trimmer?
You buy the Remington. It’s basically a man's personal barber in one simple device. It comes with multiple attachments that can tackle everything from the stubble on your face and neckline all the way to the more sensitive areas of your body. While I know that you’re here for the stubble, it doesn't help to learn that there are some options that can do everything very well. It’s neat and compact size would make this an excellent travel trimmer for handling your beard and stubble while on the go.
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Panasonic Beard Trimmer Fore Men
I love the idea of a trimmer that has an adjustable dial because it removes the need for you to have any attachments. While my beard trimming solutions are a bit more robust and entail professional level equipment with lots of attachments, I can really appreciate the simplicity of a beard trimmer for stubble that works in one simple device. You simply select the length you desire. Turn on your beard trimmer and go to town weed whacking the hair on your face like the groundskeeper of a PGA golf course.
The manual dial never needs to be reset. It won’t go back to a default setting and you can rest assured that every other day, you can pick this stubble trimmer up and knock your hairs back down to their glorious stubble length. I think Panasonic makes one of the most user-friendly options in the market. It’s probably why it has 1000’s of reviews on Amazon.
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How short should I cut my stubble? (How many mm)
Most of the stubble that you’re looking at is generally between 1mm and 3mm. I think a good place to start is with you 3mm attachment or 3mm setting. Shave your stubble down and get a good feel for what it looks like. If you desire to go lower, then you can always take more off.
In my opinion, anything above 3mm is basically a light beard or goatee.
Where should I shave my neck with stubble?
It looks best when you end your neck hairline somewhere just around the top of your Adam's apple. To low and you risk looking like you have a neckbeard or worse. Your facial hair grows into your chest hair and you’re basically one hair away from being Chewbaca at the next Halloween party
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