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Trimming Down Your Options: Choosing the Right Beard Trimmer

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Beard Trimmer

So, you’ve made the wise decision to sport facial hair. A trusty beard trimmer is paramount in maintaining that look of manliness and adventure without succumbing to the “call of the wild." A well-groomed face full of facial hair shows pride in one’s appearance. It is an extension of your personality that just happens to grow out of your face.

How you choose to groom will affect first impressions, first dates and first interviews. And second, third and fourth ones too. When choosing a trimmer for such an important job, there are a few things the whiskered must consider.

1. What is the length of your beard?

Different trimmers offer different options for the boldly bearded, spectacularly ‘stached and the simply stubbled. When choosing a trimmer, you need not commit to only one style. Most trimmers come with a variety of guards all the way down to a stubble length. If you’re going for a long, dense style, make sure the trimmer you choose has the torque to power through that magnificent mountain man mane without painful tugging and pulling.

2. What features do you want or need?

Along with guards, some trimmers come with interchangeable pieces like a detachable detail blade. If you’re trimming more than just facial hair, find a trimmer with an ear/nose attachment to remove any unwanted nose hairs and ear hairs so you can really smell that fresh air and hear the call of the wild.

3. Do you prefer corded or cordless?

Both corded and cordless have their strengths and weaknesses. If you choose a cordless, find a trimmer powered by a trusty lithium-ion battery. Wahl’s Lithium Ion + Stainless Steel Trimmer boasts a 6-hour run time on a single 1-hour charge. This is good news for guys who enjoy exploring off the grid.

While some guys prefer cordless, others like to stick to a corded trimmer like Wahl’s PowerPro Corded Trimmer. A corded trimmer means peace of mind that the trimmer battery will never die mid-trim. Nothin’ says facial hair fail like only trimming half of your beard before the battery dies. It is important to keep in mind that with a corded beard trimmer the cord may take away some of the groomer’s freedom and movement.

4. Where do you prefer to trim?

To avoid a mess, some guys prefer to do their trim in the shower. If this is the case, ensure you find a cordless trimmer that can operate wet or dry. Trim in the shower. Trim in the rain. Trim in the backyard. We won't judge (though, the neighbors might). Wahl’s Aqua Blade Deluxe Wet/Dry Lithium Ion Trimmer can offer the convenience while being easy to clean and easy to use just about anywhere.

Great beard trimmers lead to great, perfectly sculpted beards. With great beards come great responsibility. Keep that beard smellin’ manly and lookin’ fresh with Wahl’s new line of Wet Goods.

Whether you’re making a first impression, attending a fourth date or just kicking back with the guys, the performance and precision of Wahl’s grooming products can ensure you are looking sharp. Shop Wahl’s full line of men’s grooming products including clippers, trimmers, and shavers.

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