Trimmers and shavers are two essential tools for personal grooming, but they serve different purposes. Trimmers are intended to cut hair to a specified length, whereas shavers are usually used to remove hair from the face and body. The distinctions between trimmers and shavers, their many types, and how to pick the right one for your needs will all be covered in this article.
For managing facial hair like sideburns, moustaches, and beards, trimmers are practical tools. They are available in a variety of forms, including rechargeable, cordless, and corded. Corded and rechargeable trimmers run on batteries, while corded trimmers are hooked into an electrical outlet.
Often, trimmers have movable guards that let users select the desired hair length. While some trimmers are made exclusively for moustaches and beards, others can manage hair on other body areas, such as the chest or back.
Trimmers have the benefit of being simple to operate, even for beginners. In general, they are safer than shavers because they don't make touch with the skin directly.
Shavers are electric razors that can be used to shave hair from the face and body. They come in two types: foil shavers and rotary shavers.
In foil shavers, the blades are protected by a thin, perforated foil. When the hair passes through the holes in the foil, it is cut. On the other hand, rotary shavers use three or four circular blades that rotate in a circle to cut hair.
Shavers can easily and swiftly remove hair, making them more effective than trimmers in general. Yet they need greater attention. However, they require more care and precision when using them, as they come into direct contact with the skin.
Trimmers and shavers are both useful tools for personal grooming, but they serve different purposes. Trimmers are ideal for maintaining facial hair and trimming hair to a specific length, while shavers are better for removing hair quickly and efficiently. When choosing between a trimmer and a shaver, consider your needs and preferences, as well as the type of tool that is best suited to your skin and hair type.
OUR TOP PICKS:
1) Andis Professional T-Outliner Trimmer
Magnetic motor trimmer the professional standard for all -around outlining, dry shaving and fading
Close-cutting, carbon-steel T-blade for detailing
Powerful, high-speed motor runs cool and quiet
Contoured housing fits comfortably in your hand
120V - 60Hz
2) Gamma+ Professional Prodigy Cordless Foil Shaver
Built-In Wireless Charging Technology: Revolutionary first of its kind built-in universal wireless charging technology is compatible with QI wireless chargers. Remove any cell-phone from your wireless charger and use the same charger for your Wireless Prodigy Shaver.
Turbocharged Motor: The most powerful and fastest shaver in its class with a turbocharged motor that runs at 9,000 strokes per minute for more powerful shaving and less drag, while also giving the closest shave without irritation.
Gold Titanium Forged Cutters & Foils: Another first ever - staggered independent gold titanium Forged cutter blades with more powerful, hypo-allergenic performance and ultra-thin & hypo-allergenic gold titanium foils that last over 50% longer than other foils.
Ergonomic Design & Customizable Options: Ergonomic design with corded or cordless operation. Simply interchange the cap or removable foil head assembly with other Wireless Prodigy colors (Prodigy available in red & blue through S|C) for modular, customizable options.
120 Minutes Cordless Run-Time: Lithium-ion battery delivers twice the standard runtime, with 120 minutes of cordless operation per charge and rapid recharging in just 30 minutes.
3) Gamma+ Professional X-EVO Cordless Trimmer
The holy grail of trimmer motors, the magnetic motor, was hard to imagine being developed for a full-sized cordless clipper. Now our revolutionary linear magnetic motor just got souped-up. Always considered the most heavy-duty and professional motor, the X-EVO features unprecedented linear magnetic motor technology. The microchipped magnetic motor runs at 10,000 strokes per minute of raw blade speed, with increased power and torque that blasts through any hair. The EVOlution of the trimmer is finally here.
The microchipped magnetic motor touts 10,000 strokes per minute of raw blade speed, with power that blasts through any hair, and motor-life longevity that lasts longer than any trimmer in its class. All that power and speed with one of the quietest whisper hums of any professional trimmer, the EVOlution of the trimmer is finally here.
The fully modular X-Evo trimmer touts different interchangeable components – top-housing/axis shield and full housing. Engineered to be perfectly balanced in your hand, the X-Evo includes Matte Gold, Matte Rose Gold, and Matte Chrome body kits to create additional custom modifications.
Ultimate 2.0 fixed blade with DLC deep tooth cutter is ideal for high precision and fine detail work. As consistent with any Gamma+ tool, all blades are fully adjustable to zero gap for the closest cut and finish.
The X-Evo is equipped with a turbocharged, microchipped motor. Operating at lightening speed the X-Evo runs at 10,000 strokes per minute, fine tuned for maximum power.
Lithium-ion battery delivers 2-hours of cordless run-time with a 1-hour rapid charge. Charging stand with pass-through cord that can also be used for corded operation and universal mini USB charger for worldwide use.
4) Gamma+ Professional Uno Cordless Single Foil Shaver
CLOSE-CUTTING SHAVER WITH NO IRRITATION
Super close-cutting while keeping even the most sensitive skin free of razor bumps, ingrown hairs or skin irritation. Super sleek, lightweight design, includes a forged cutter, crunchy cutter, a plush velvet bag and protective cap. Featuring a universal USB 30-minute rapid recharge.
120 MINUTE CORDLESS RUNTIME
Gamma+ Italia Uno Shaver features a USB-charge cord and a lithium-ion battery with a remarkable 120 minutes of continuous runtime, allowing it to be either corded or cordless.
PERFECT DESIGN: The Uno shaver is shockingly lightweight at only 3.2 ounces. Not to mention it is ergonomic and has an elegant compact design, making it a pocket-size shaver with micro dimensions.
CUTTERS AND POWER: The Uno shaver comes with a forged cutter for more power, and crunchy cutter for more guided cutting, along with a protective cap. The gold titanium foils are also hypo-allergenic for sensitive skin. It also has a 9,000 RPM supercharged motor to eliminate drag
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Included are a multi-function USB charger and an adapter making it easier to use the Uno anywhere. USB recharging is very rapid, taking only 30 minutes.
5) Andis Professional Slimline Pro Li Trimmer
Lithium ion battery delivers up to 2 hours of run time with a 2 hour, 15 minute charge time
Improved motor for increased speed, power and life
Balanced, ergonomic trimmer for light-duty touch-ups and trimming around necklines
120V - 60Hz
4 attachment combs (1/16" to 3/8")