AS part of Pillow Mag’s hair removal series, we take a look at men’s grooming with a beard trimmer from Braun. Beards have never been more trendy what with every hipster on the street sporting a face full of fuzz. Maintaining a nice level of fur, without looking too ‘cave man’ is actually a lot of work, and the right tools for the job can save loads of time and leave you with the perfect ‘groomed’ look. To help me try out Braun’s new Beard Trimmer, I enlisted the help of my Colombian fiancé, who has been sporting a beard for almost ten years. Bears trimming, it turns out, is the facial equivalent of a head hair trim for girls. Rather than shearing off hair dramatically (which I naively assumed it was all about) it’s more about a constant neatening-up of the beard, giving a more even finish and putting it back into a lovely neat shape. About once a week, it’s time to get the beard trimmer out and mow the facial lawn. My fiancé informs me that this compares favourably to his now defunct Remington trimmer. Once you’ve chosen your length setting, the Braun trimmer head can be locked so it doesn’t move and you don’t end up with an uneven finish. It’s light and quiet which is good when you are a father and may have a snoozing baby in the next room. It’s easy to clean and comes with a little brush and a little sample of oil to maintain the trimmer’s condition after giving the device a rinse. Once charged and unplugged, you can even use it in the shower to save even more time in the morning. With the beard trend showing no signs of going away, it’s the perfect time to invest in a good quality, affordable beard trimmer and Braun’s Beard Trimmer is reasonable at £50. Find out more about Braun’s BT5050 Beard Trimmer here.