The Best Stubble Trimmers On The Market

By | February 18, 2015

71kBm7HdaLL._SL1500_The ‘stubble’ look is very much in fashion. Worn by everyone from Brad Pitt to David Beckham, millions of men are emulating the rugged look and leaving their 5 o clock shadows in place. The clean shaven look is becoming less and less popular, but it could be argued that the stubble look takes just as much maintenance, and keeping the length and style you want can be tough. It is worth it though, the style has been voted the sexiest look to women. Keeping your facial hair looking perfect requires a bit of attention and of course a trimmer to boot.

Are beard trimmers and stubble trimmers just the same thing? Not really! The reason there are so many different models out there is that some will suit different people’s needs better than others. Whilst some trimmers are designed for those of us with bigger beards or sculpted styles, others will suit those just looking to create the perfect five o clock shadow look. Making the correct choice with which stubble trimmer to buy can set you in good stead. We’re looking at the top models out there in this post.

Things to Look For in Stubble Trimmers

  • Multiple length controls to be able to choose how long you want your facial hair.
  • Easy to switch between length settings
  • A low shortest setting to ensure you can get a close trim and don’t end up with an unwanted long beard.

Philips Norelco QT4014/42

norelco 4014We often champion the Norelco range here on, and rightly so, they are undeniably one of the most successful and popular ranges of trimmers. The QT4014/42 makes it onto our list of stubble trimmers for a few reasons:

  • 20 different length settings allowing full control of how long you want your facial hair. The length is secured┬áby a locking feature to ensure an even trim. The lengths are locked in so no need for constant changing of attachments.
  • Designed to be friendly to your skin and avoid any irritation.
  • Self-sharpening blades designed to not need any maintenance or oiling, an aspect of trimming that can get very annoying and isn’t needed with this Norelco model.
  • Washable which helps with the clean up, when you have lots of short hairs from trimming stubble this can be tough, but being able to give a quick rinse avoids this problem.

The QT4014/42 is a great trimmer with some superb features, making it one of the top choices for trimming a shorter facial hair style.

Conair i-Stubble GMT900 Trimmer


The next model we’re looking at claims to be “the ultimate in stubble control”. Does it live up to expectation? This model is technically called the GMT900 and has been fully reviewed on our site. It is designed for stubble, and deserves its place on the list due to the great features it offers:

  • Trims from 0.4mm to 5mm and every length in between going up in 0.2mm increments.
  • Unique ‘floating head’ – this is a really interesting and revolutionary feature designed to move with the contours of your face, which is obviously a tough area to trim sometimes. The ultimate flexibility means the most efficient trim.
  • The trimmer is controlled digitally and shows you the length you’re trimming at, and also has a battery monitor so you know when you’re going to run out of juice.

This is one of the more hi tech models available, and is as much a gadget as anything else! Although it is not washable, you can brush the hairs out with relative ease and this doesn’t prove a big disadvantage. In terms of the actual trimming, it does the job perfectly and has 15 length settings for different styles and so you can experiment with length. A clever design available at a good price. Great for the tech-savvy among us, plus it is cool to look at and would fit into any modern bathroom.

An Alternative…

Old Spice (Powered by Braun) Beard and Head Trimmer

This is more of an all-rounder but has shorter length settings. It is one of the best reviewed of all beard trimmers on amazon and is available at a lower price than both of the above models. It’s washable, has a powerful battery and comes in at a very affordable price tag. Doesn’t offer all of the tech of the i-Stubble or all of the features of the Norelco, but it is still a decent option for those on a budget (or who just love the branding of Old Spice)!


All of the above provide good trimming options, and two of them will do more than just stubble (if you have a need to shave your head for instance). Stubble is the ‘in’ look, and in my opinion maintaining it with any of these trimmers is much easier than shaving completely, meaning the maintenance and upkeep of your facial hair is at a minimum. Make your life easier and your face more appealing with these trimmers!