This past weekend, I was honored to host Women and Wine Weekend, a series of panels, parties, and networking mixers featuring Married 2 Medicine stars Dr. Jackie and Dr. Heavenly, and Love and Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith!
During the day, I moderated panels featuring some of the featured speakers, and afterwards, I shopped from various vendors, networked, and hopped on live broadcasts with Women and Wine Weekend founder Tiffany Burks:
Nobody likes having to clean pesky beard hairs out of the sink. The best vacuum beard trimmer collects nearly all of your beard hair in a special chamber while you trim, saving you time, energy, and loads of frustration. And they’re definitely partner and roommate approved.
But how to choose the best vacuum beard trimmer for you? Some trimmers work best for certain beard lengths more than others, like stubble or long beards. Some must be used while plugged in, while others are cordless for easy use and travel.
Like most things in life, some vacuum beard trimmers pay attention to certain details more than others. Luckily, I’ve been paying attention while compiling a list of the very best trimmers out there, so you’re completely aware of what each one has to offer.
I’ve taken into account all the finer aspects, like battery life, precision, and number of attachments. A lot of the best vacuum beard trimmers are either discontinued or out of stock, so I’ve included several other high-quality trimmers that may not have a chamber but bring higher-quality comfort and precision to the table.
Take a look at the top eight beard trimmers below.
Like Philips Cordless One Pass trimmer, the best vacuum beard trimmer should feel light and comfortable in your hand while giving you an even trim. Ideally, they’re cordless, too, unless you’re searching for a huge chamber body like the one Remington HKVAC2000A has to offer. As for luxury, though, nothing beats the 6+ hours of cordless power provided by Bevel.
As far as the best vacuum beard trimmer goes, the One Pass by Philips is top. Smooth, lightweight, and boasting a comfortable grip, its rounded combs easily trim hairs at an even length. But perhaps its coolest feature is the Life and Trim PRO System, designed to lift hair and glide it toward the blades.
You can expect a decent 90 minutes of cordless use, but thanks to cool dual-cut steel blades, one pass is all you need to get a deliciously even trim. A faster job means less time fussing over your beard—who wouldn’t love that?
Some guys might be overwhelmed by the whopping 40 adjustable length settings between 0.4mm and 20mm, but that just means this trimmer is highly accessible. Whether you use it to trim a long beard or three-day stubble, it’s one heck of a vacuum beard trimmer. Lots of men love it for their hair as well.
Much like Philips, Remington is a well-known and trusted brand in the beard-trimming world. And for such a low price, this trimmer has a lot to offer. Actually, it’s not just a trimmer but an 18-piece grooming kit that includes 6 guide combs, scissors, a cleansing brush, and oil to keep both the blades and your skin in excellent condition.
While it catches about 90% of cut hair, what makes it one of the best beard trimmers with a vacuum is a huge chamber, so you empty it less often than most. Despite this lovely feature, it’s a rather lightweight body, making it perfect for maneuvering around your beard or stubble. And again, even though it’s a budget pick, reviewers note that this trimmer lasts for years.
I don’t love that it’s not cordless, which makes it tough if your bathroom outlet setup isn’t ideal. But if you don’t mind that it’s corded and take care of this trimmer by rinsing the removable precision blades in water and oiling them regularly, expect a long life out of this one.
Another great affordable option from Remington. Appearance isn’t everything, but this vacuum beard trimmer looks cool and expensive, thanks to bright green color details. As for the quality of trim, though, this tool’s powerful vacuum system holds up where it counts.
This is probably one of the best beard vacuum trimmers for travel, thanks to its cordless nature and worldwide voltage adapter. And as much fun as it is to hang on to tons of beard combs, the MB6850 comes with just one long adjustable comb with settings. Simple, clean, and straightforward, just how you like it.
As for care, simply rinse the durable stainless steel blades, which are self-sharpening and detachable. The reason this trimmer falls under the stubble category and isn’t ideal for a long beard is that the plate guards bend easily, meaning it’s not great for precision trim.
He’s not cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for with Bevel. And this bad boy comes with all the bells and whistles, from an attractive matte black body with a soft touch grip for easy no-slip handling to a staggering 6+ hours of cordless power. Consider this the Ferrari of vacuum beard trimmers.
Powerful pivot lock guards provide unmatched precision and can switch from clipper to trimmer in seconds, thanks to snap lock modularity. While you still have to clean this trimmer like any other, it’s got an adjustable built-in dial to make it easy. Plus, the blades naturally repel dirt, oil, and build-up to prevent skin irritation.
Okay, so maybe it doesn’t technically have a vacuum chamber, but it is definitely barbershop quality. The thing stays charged for 180 days. And as for trimming, Bevel does an exceptional job, no question.
It may not be a vacuum beard trimmer, but in terms of quality, Panasonic is one of the very best, especially for long beards. But if you have a short beard, have no fear. 58 different length settings on a quick-adjust dial give you tons of options and wiggle room for switching up your length at any time.
One of the most beloved features beyond its slim and ergonomic body is a high-performance DC torque motor with a low and fast quiet hum. Reviewers note that it sounds expensive, which is great. Nobody wants it to sound like they’re taking hedge clippers to their face.
It comes with four barber-style attachments, including three blades for short, medium, and long trims, plus a detail attachment. Japanese blade technology guarantees smooth precision, and a 100% waterproof body means you can use it in the shower. Use it cordless for just under an hour’s worth of power or plug it in and trim away.
For over 100 years, Wahl has crafted some of the finest beard trimmers known to man. This professional cordless trimmer may not have a vacuum chamber, but it provides the closest cut on this list. An adjustable T-wide blade can be zero-gripped using the Pro Set tool, which is ideal for detailing and fine trimming. Exactly what you would want in a professional-grade trimmer.
Barbers love this tool because it can last a full two weeks before having to charge again in the provided weighted charging station. It also comes with two different cleaning brushes, a larger brush, and a smaller one for deep cleaning every nook and cranny.
If you’re a barber looking for a top-quality cordless trimmer or a guy looking for an expert tool to up your game, this is it.
It’s amazing to see what technology can do for a beard trimmer. The Philips Series 9000 has some serious techy swag. With the flick of a wheel, you can control how you want your beard, while beard sense technology pretty much guarantees an even trim. It performs a hair density check 125 times per second and auto-adjusts accordingly. It’s especially great on thick hair.
Additionally, three power bars indicate how much it’s charged– a feature I wish other trimmers had. If none of that convinces you, how about some accolades? This trimmer took home the GQ Grooming Award for best all-in-one-trimmer in 2021.
The only thing keeping this from being the very best vacuum beard trimmer is that some reviewers note it doesn’t provide a super close cut. It is a trimmer, after all, but definitely something to keep in mind if you prefer a clean face from time to time.
What To Look For In The Best Vacuum Trimmers For Beard
Depending on your needs, whether the best vacuum beard trimmer is cordless or not can make or break a purchase. If you’ve got a convenient outlet set-up with good lighting in your bathroom, then a corded trimmer is perfectly fine. If you travel a lot or prefer greater control and ease of movement, then a cordless body is a must.
The best vacuum beard trimmer is useless if they don’t have the right combs for your beard length. Some trimmers have lots of interchangeable combs, while others come with just one comb and a slew of adjustable settings. If your needs are specific, be sure to check the comb length of your ideal beard trimmer to be sure it will work for you.
The battery life of a beard trimmer might not seem like a big deal, but if you travel a lot, especially internationally, or even if your mornings are rushed, how long a beard trimmer lasts before it needs to be charged is pretty important. The best vacuum beard trimmer should give you 50 minutes of power, at the very least, before its next charge.
The Importance Of Oil
There’s a reason why the best vacuum beard trimmers come with a small beard oil, and the answer is two-fold. First, oil keeps your blades in top condition. Second, it protects your skin.
By frequently oiling your blades, you’re reducing the amount of friction on the skin to reduce irritation. It also prevents the snagging and pulling of hairs. Of all the tools out there, beard oil is most essential for your kit.
How Often Should I Oil Blades?
For best results, you should be oiling your blades every two uses. If you don’t, you might notice that your trimmer is louder and overheats rather quickly. To prevent this, protect your skin, and take care of your blades, add a drop of oil at the corners on the top and base of the blades.
You can’t go wrong with any of the best vacuum beard trimmers listed here, but the Philips One Pass is truly a one-stop shop. It’s super lightweight, cordless, and works on every beard length, giving you the fastest and most even trim out there.
They sure do, though some better than others. The best vacuum beard trimmers use powerful suck technology to catch at least 90% of trimmed hairs and store them in a chamber to then be emptied later. Any fallen hair can be wiped up with a damp cloth.
Calling all sad indie fangirls, the patron saints of cry-yourself-to-sleep pop have had another bestie moment — and now we can share it. Well, sort of. Taylor Swift’s most recent round of concerts at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium marked the end of Phoebe Bridgers as an Eras Tour opening act; they also marked the very last time Phoebe would be performing her second album, Punisher. All in all, a pretty major deal for anyone who enjoys making themselves sad for fun. To honor the momentous occasion, Taylor donned a piece from Phoebe’s very own jewelry collection for Catbird: the aptly named Give You the Moon Charm, $398, a dainty moonstone orb set in 14k recycled gold, engraved with “Moon Song” lyrics — “I’d give you the moon” — in Phoebe’s own handwriting. She wore the jewel for their very last, and very emotional, live rendition of Red (Taylor’s Version) vault track, “Nothing New.” (Or, at least as international fans hope, the last rendition stateside. Begin the manifestations…).
This week, Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown and her fiancé, Jake Bongiovi, had an engagement party for friends and family just three months after announcing they were planning to get married on social media. Brown’s hairstylist Pete Burkill shared a few pics from the event on Thursday, showing the couple standing together in front of a bunch of white balloons and a sign that read “Mr & Mrs Bongiovi.”
They were both stylishly dressed, with Brown wearing a two piece composed of a crop top and form fitting skirt made from cream-colored lace. The look was from Italian designer Giambattista Valli, and trimmed with even more lace in gorgeous loops. The skirt had the same lace down the split in front, held together by buttons. Brown had her brunette hair down in smooth waves and wore a natural but flawless makeup palette.
Bongiovi was wearing an olive green suit over a white button down with a brown leather belt.
“Congrats to this beautiful couple!” Burkill wrote in the caption.
The pair have been dating since 2021, and are quite open about their romance on Instagram. Some fans were still shocked that the pair had decided to get married, as Brown is only 19-years-old and Bongiovi is 21. His father, rock star Jon Bon Jovi addressed their youth in an interview with Andy Cohen, saying, “I don’t know if age matters, you know, if you find the right partner and you grow together. I think that would be my advice, really, is growing together is wise. Growing together. And so, I think that all of my kids have found the people that they think they can grow together with, and we like them all.”
Bon Jovi has been married to his wife Dorothea Hurley for 32 years, and they met nine years before their wedding while still in high school. They share four children and their son clearly doesn’t see anything wrong with making an early commitment.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.