If your beard has grown to Santa Claus-, Gandalf- or even Dumbledore-esque lengths recently, it’s high time for a trim. And for that, you’ll need a quality beard trimmer.

But finding the perfect beard trimmer can be a Goldilocks-like adventure, as they all offer different functions and abilities. It really depends on what you want to get out of it. Do you need a daily trimmer to keep your beard at a consistent length? Do you like to change it up and want a versatile trimmer that can do it all? Or would you prefer one that, above all, will give you sharp, clean lines every time?

No matter what you need from your trimmer, we’re here to help. We decided to go hands-on with some of the industry’s top-rated and best-reviewed clippers and see for ourselves which ones truly stand out. We tested everything from durability to battery life to, most importantly, how well it trimmed. After dozens of trims, careful consideration and plenty of testing and retesting, we found three beard trimmers that — ahem — made the cut:

Our picks for the best beard trimmers of 2020
Our picks for the best beard trimmers of 2020 PHOTO: Kai Burkhardt/CNN

A quick look at the winners

The Remington Smart Beard Trimmer was the clear winner in our testing pool. At $66.35, it delivers a consistent, quick trim, can take a beating, and is packed with tons of useful technology that prioritizes convenience, making every trim as easy as possible.

Nipping at the heels of our top pick was the Braun Beard trimmer BT7240, a trimmer that provides a solid, quick clip without all the bells and whistles of the Remington. Priced at $69.94, it has plenty of versatility with 39 different lengths, multiple attachments and a long-lasting battery that establishes it as one of the best overall trimmers we tested.

The Wahl Lithium Ion+ Stainless Steel Grooming Kit also stood out due to its precise, efficient trim that can handle any job from shearing down a Jeremiah Johnson–caliber beard to detailing precise lines on your neck and cheeks. At $59.99, it’s the trimmer for people who care about performance above all else.

A deep dive into our winners

Best overall beard trimmer: Remington Smart Beard Trimmer ($66.35; amazon.com)

Remington Smart Beard Trimmer
Remington Smart Beard Trimmer PHOTO: Kai Burkhardt/CNN

Remington’s smart trimmer scored exceptionally well in all of our tes