You can divide men's hair trimmers into several different categories. You've got 'with cords v. cordless'. There is 'expensive vs. cheap'. 'Professional vs. easy-to-use'.
But what if you aren't even sure where to start?
How about with 'good brands vs. bad brands'.
Now, we hate to paint certain hair trimmer manufacturers as being 'wholly bad' or 'wholly good', but as a general point of reference, who makes higher quality products, Apple or Xiaomi? Exactly. There are just certain brands that you know and trust, there are still others that you don't know but could trust, and then there are just straight up duds of companies.
Let's start off with the more well-known brands.
Panasonic's collection of men's hair trimmers is generally pretty good, with an average score of 4 out of 5 stars. And with a selection of nearly 20 different hair clipper products, that's not something to sneeze at at all.
The Panasonic ER-GB80S is the company's highest rated product on Amazon, coming in at 4.5 stars. At $149.99 it's expensive as hell though, which means that at that price, you better be getting good value out of it.
One of our favorite brands. Above-average quality and excellent consumer reviews. Philips-Norelco has been in the business a long time and it clearly shows.
Philips-Norelco's 3100 All-in-One Trimmer is probably the best all around body trimmer under $20.
In terms of aesthetics we have always felt that their products have always given off a very sleek, modern, polished look that fits well in your hand. You really can't go wrong with this company.
Remington shares much the fate as Conair, a decent selection of products but nothing that really stands out in the way of men's hair trimmers.
Remington's The Beardsman Kit is listed as the company's only 4.5 out of 5 stars trimmer on Amazon, but is listed at $59.99 with less than 20 reviews (which just isn't enough). That said, they do have powerful name recognition off of some of their other products, and they aren't bad, so....
Wahl is another one of the big manufacturer's that largely does a good job over a wide selection of products. Like Panasonic, Wahl has an average of 4 out of 5 stars but with a few more duds.
It's not that Conair produces bad products, or that it's name always reminds everyone about that great Nic Cage movie back in the 90's, it's just that there isn't a whole lot that Conair offers that is truly stellar.
Conair's All-in-One Beard Trimmer takes the top prize in terms of customer satisfaction, however at it's price point ($12), how much can you really expect?
Remington shares much the fate as Conair, a decent selection of products but nothing that really stands out in the way of men's hair trimmers. Remington's The Beardsman Kit is listed as the company's only 4.5 out of 5 stars trimmer on Amazon, but is listed at $59.99 with less than 20 reviews (which just isn't enough). That said, they do have powerful name recognition off of some of their other products, and they aren't bad, so....
Compared to some of the other big hitters listed above, Creation Springs might give you pause. "Is that a mineral water company?" Creation Springs doesn't possess nearly the wide product selection that companies like Philips-Norelco or Panasonic have, but what they do have is something sorely lacking in the market; quality.
Their products are priced at slightly higher than normal, but on the other hand they do have stellar reviews, with all of their products coming in at at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Rating: Do You Really Want To?
Of course, we haven't mentioned everybody in the hair trimmer game. There are literally hundreds of companies out there fighting to get a piece of this ever-expanding market.
But unless the product you are looking at is either for luxury purposes (and you can buy it's corresponding price) or is priced so ridiculously-low-that-you-wouldn't-care-if-broke, we would advise you to generally stay clear.
As the old saying goes, when it comes to the best hair trimmer brands, stick the ones you know. For now...