Braun Series 7 for beard styling and trimming body hair
Just saw your review of the Braun Series 7 790cc. I'm considering it, and wanted to run a couple of questions by you.
I have a little bit of a beard and mustache, and I'm currently using the disposable option because it helps me be more accurate. That's also the reason I'm not going for a rotary shaver. Have you gotten any thoughts/feedback on the accuracy of the Braun 790cc relating to this?
Also, I did a test on the Braun site which led me to the Braun 790 (maybe not surprising, as they want to sell their high end products). One of the questions in the test was whether or not you trim other hair on your body aside from the beard/mustache. Well, I'm a modern man, so yes (without going into too much detail). Any thoughts on that? Function, how well it works beyond the face, and so on?
Would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks.
That's a good question, and something I haven't considered very much because I've been clean shaven now for quite some time. I used to have a goatee a few years ago, so I know how accurate you need to be around the edges.
You're right to avoid a rotary shaver for this. A foil shaver like the Braun Series 7 is a much better choice. Because of the design of the foil head, you will be able to get as close as you would with an electric shaver. The shaving heads on Panasonic shavers are too bulky to be very accurate.
I think the Braun Series 7 will work, but you're probably going to need to keep the disposable razor on hand for the very fine details. Shaving your neck up to the bottom of the facial hair on your chin won't be a problem, but around the corners of your mustache might still require a bit of work from the razor blade.
So, the Braun Series 7 is the best choice for helping you maintain a design with your facial hair, but I wouldn't completely throw away the disposable blade.
In terms of body hair, underarms, chest, and below the waist, the pop up trimmer on the Series 7 works fine. It's not as powerful as say a Wahl trimmer, but it can definitely work at keeping you neat and trimmed up.
Read the full Braun Series 7 - 790cc review with video here.