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8 best beard trimmers to keep your facial hair in check

From stubble to big beards, maintaining your look is essential, so use one of these tried and testing tools for the job

Make a virtue of being too lazy to shave with a trimmer to manicure that stubble (iStock/The Independent) ( iStock/ The Independent )

Facial hair is big business – you need only turn to the red carpet to see how many celebs are rocking a full face of fur. 

Whether it’s Jeff Bridges’ beard, David Beckham’s sculpt or (god forbid) Justin Bieber’s ‘stach, maintaining your mane can be a challenging and often confusing space. 

While beard oil (a must) and even a good shampoo are both helpful, nothing is as important as the tools you use.

Over the past month, our team have tested the trimmers that can touch-up, tame and tidy all shapes and styles of facial hair, providing you with the lowdown on specs, looks and whether it’s right for your lifestyle. Trim away.

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The verdict: Beard trimmers

Sometimes too much tech can be too much trouble, which is why keeping it simple is sometimes just smarter – especially when it comes to blades near your face. The flexibility and function of the Babyliss 7896U i-Stubble 3 trimmer​ is too good to ignore and the sleek design makes it an insta-worth drop. 

That being said, If you are a trimming conneseuir, the Wahl Blitz 3-in-1 beard trimmer is gadget goals. With 12 combs, 3 heads and more than enough battery life (240 minutes) to play with all of those attachments, it might just be worth the whopping £94.99. 

IndyBest product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing.

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