Shaving should feel like self-care, not a chore. Shaving is not just about looking well-groomed; it’s also about expressing personal style—sculpting in stubble, if you will. That said, we you don’t have all day to perfect your beard.
Electric shavers are efficient and give you options to get the look you want. If shaving your face clean exposes your baby face, why not maintain that roguish two-day stubble year round? Or keep your mustache slightly longer than the rest of your beard without being a full-on mustache guy (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Hey, trim your nose hair and the space between your eyebrows while you’re at it. Here are some of our favorites on the market right now.
Panasonic ARC5 Electric Razor For Men
Waterproof shaver with cleaning station. Amazon
This wet/dry shaver has five blades plus a pop-up trimmer for detailing. It is flexible to match the curves of your face and neck, with a sensor that adjusts shave intensity based on the amount of hair it encounters. This makes for an even and painless shave. This shaver comes with an automatic charging and cleaning station and features LEDs to indicate battery life. The charging time is one hour.
Wahl Vacuum Trimmer Kit with Powerful Suction for Beards
Most versatile for styling. Amazon
This electric shaver has a high value for its price. It comes with nine guide combs for the length or density you desire, as well as a six-position adjustable comb and ear/nose trimming attachment. It has a rechargeable lithium battery that runs cordless for 90 minutes on a 90-minute charge. Should the battery die, it can also be used with a cord. The Wahl is also mess-free, since it vacuums trimmings as you shave, and the head is detachable for cleaning.
Braun Series 9 Electric Razor
40,000 cutting motions a minute. Amazon
This waterproof electric shaver has four shaving blades and one skin guard for efficiency and comfort. It also features two titanium trimmers for detail work and a sensor that tells the motor how hard to work based on hair density. The Braun Series 9 has a particularly strong motor that creates 10,000 micro-vibrations with every stroke. The flexible head is great for hard-to-reach corners. On a one-hour charge, this shaver can go cordless for up to 50 minutes, and the LED screen will let you know when the battery is low. When you’re done, place it in the charging/cleaning station that disinfects and lubricates the blades.
Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer
Great for nose hairs, eyebrows, and other details. Amazon
This pen-shaped trimmer comes with a head for ear/nose hairs, a head for sideburns and beards, and a guide comb that attaches to the detail head for eyebrow work. This would make a great companion to a more standard shaver and is a great tool for anyone who sculpts their facial hair meticulously. It runs on a AAA battery and has a simple on/off switch, so the design is minimal and lightweight. It is also waterproof and usable in the shower.