Best Women's Hair Trimmers / Personal Groomers

Hair maintenance and removal is a large part of many womens’ grooming rituals. You can cut down your workload by opting for a nifty electric trimmer or an all-in-one personal groomer for all your hair removal needs from your legs to your eyebrows. Read more…

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Nina Silk Hair Removal
3.2 from 172 reviews

Remove unwanted hair instantly and painlessly without shaving or waxing. The Nina Silk system has a crystalized surface that easily removes hair without irritating the skin. It also slows hair regrowth.

  • Painless and exfoliating

  • Slower hair regrowth

  • Suitable for eyebrows & bikini line

  • Doesn’t work for some

  • May leave the skin sore

Veet Sensitive Precision
2.1 from 16 reviews

The Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler is the 1st device from Veet specially tailored to gently trim and precisely shape your sensitive body parts such as the face, bikini and underarms.

  • No fear of cuts

  • 1 gadget + 7 accessories

  • High precision

  • May not give a close shave

  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (0) · No (2)
Philips SatinShave Prestige BRL170/00

Philips’ SatinShave Prestige is so comfortable that you can shave daily and gives you such a close shave that you don't have to. It has a very convenient 5-minute quick charge for a full shave.

  • 5-minute quick charge

  • Dual foil shaver for close shave

  • Wet and dry operation

Perfect Touch Gold Plated Facial Hair Remover

The Finishing Touch Flawless is an electric razor for women that makes removing unwanted facial hair quick and painless. Touch-ups are quick and easy with this versatile beauty tool that shapes eyebrows, removes fine hairs, and even smoothens skin.

Verseo eGlide Roller Electrolysis System

The Home Electrolysis Roller eliminates unwanted body hair, permanently and painlessly, leaving you smooth and stubble-free. You can use it for the arms, underarms, bikini line or even on your face. After a few uses (about 2 to 3 weeks), you’ll notice unwanted hair does not grow back.

Philips SatinShave Prestige
1.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I just bought the unit few hours ago and was so excited to use it when I got home. Unfortunately, as what the first reviewer stated, I have to go through the same area OVER AND OVER with no avail.

Women's grooming tools such as trimmer, razor and shaver

What’s the difference between an electric shaver and a trimmer?

An electric shaver is used to remove your hair by cutting the hair close to the skin, whereas a trimmer is designed to cut long hairs shorter.

There are many reasons why you’d want to trim your hair instead of removing it completely. For instance, it reduces the risk of cuts, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and infections. Trimming can also give you a neat look without your hair growing back as unwanted stubble and you can avoid any pain that you might get from plucking or waxing.

Trimmers can be used on the ears, eyebrows, nose, upper lip, chin, abdominal hair, bikini line, underarms, arms, legs, chest and buttocks.

However, even if you opt to shave your hair completely - it’s still worth investing in a trimmer. Razors can only pick up short hairs so you’ll need to trim first before you shave.

Trimming vs shaving pubic hair

Remember, it’s never necessary to remove hair anywhere on your body in order to keep it clean as hair is natural and grooming/styling it is just a matter of personal preference.

Some women choose to remove their pubic hair completely by shaving or waxing whereas others choose to trim it.

Trimming is a basic and affordable way of maintaining the appearance and comfort of your pubic hair. You can use a pair of sanitised, sharp scissors to trim your hair - or you can opt for a bikini trimmer which is engineered to give you a comfortable and precise trim.

Shaving pubic hair can be done with a manual or electric razor and can give you a smooth, hairless finish. However, hair tends to grow back within a couple of days and the genital area can feel sensitive or prickly whilst it grows back. Shaving, while painless, gives way to a number of risks such as razor bumps, ingrown hairs, cuts and infections.

Waxing is another popular method of pubic hair removal which involves a thin layer of liquid wax being applied to the hairs and a cloth that is pulled off quickly to remove the hairs at the root. This method is likely to sting and can be more expensive than the other methods since it’ll need to be done professionally. However, the hairs tend to grow back much slower and there is a reduced risk of infections and cuts.

Other hair removal techniques

Depilatories or hair removal creams

This method of hair removal is generally affordable and painless. It involves applying a cream to the unwanted hairs, waiting between 5-10 minutes and removing them with a moist cloth.

It is generally usually used on facial hair and legs so it’s important to make sure that the product is safe to use on the pubic area before attempting to do so.

This method works by breaking down the keratin structure to thin and dissolve the base of the hairs just below the skin which can be wiped away when the cream is taken off. With hair depilation, you can stay stubble-free longer than shaving.

On the downside, these products can have a strong, unpleasant smell. You shouldn’t leave the cream on for any longer than indicated since you may notice redness, swelling, stinging or irritation as a consequence. Different skins have different levels of sensitivity so it’s important to choose the right product for you.

Be sure to test a small amount of the cream on a small patch of skin 24 hours before you attempt to remove hair over a larger area.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a treatment done by a professional that removes and delays hair growth. The procedure uses a strong beam of light to penetrate the skin and damage the hair follicle, preventing further immediate hair growth.

It works best on those with light skin and dark hair. Results tend to vary from person to person and some may notice temporary redness and swelling after the treatment. Laser hair removal can be very expensive and take 5 or more sessions to complete. It doesn’t remove hair permanently but can delay hair growth from months to years.

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only hair removal method that permanently removes the hair. A needle-shaped electrode is inserted into the skin and used to destroy the hair root. Unlike laser hair removal, it works effectively on all skin and hair colours and types and can be used anywhere on the body, including the eyebrows. The procedure can be painful and you may experience some skin irritation after the treatment.

The price varies depending on the region treated and how many sessions it requires.

What is a personal groomer?

An all-in-one personal groomer is an affordable and compact hair grooming system that comes with a stand and multiple accessories, including cleaning oil and a brush.

Many trimmers also come with a razor attached on the other end allowing you to get a clean trim before shaving the rest off. In addition, women’s personal groomers tend to come with detachable combs, allowing you to use the same product for trimming nose, ear and eyebrow hair.

They tend to have both wet and dry technology and waterproof construction, giving you the option of shaving in or out of the shower. The stand can be used as a charging station for the built-in rechargeable batteries.

What to look for when buying a trimmer or personal groomer

Speed

It’s advisable to choose a trimmer with more than one-speed setting because different speed settings work for different skin types. A trimmer with more variety is less likely to irritate your skin and provides more options in terms of achieving the trim you’re going for.

Battery life

Most women’s trimmers are cordless for easy operation and handling which means you should pay close attention to the battery life.

There are few things worse than a trimmer dying mid-trim, therefore you’ll want to choose a trimmer with a battery life long enough for your trimming routine.

Cheaper products tend to require replaceable batteries which will incur an additional cost, and more expensive trimmers will contain rechargeable batteries which save you money over time. Replaceable batteries may be a better option for those who travel a lot or don’t want to wait for their trimmers to recharge.

Waterproof

Some bikini trimmers are waterproof and can be used in the shower, whereas most others can be used only when the hair and body are dry. While waterproof trimmers are rarer, this may be an important feature to invest in for some who’d like to do their trimming during or after a shower.

Accessories

Many trimmers come with accessories such as trimming combs, additional blades and small shaver heads to make bikini trimming easier. They can also come with special cases or drawstring pouches for easy storage and portability.

Pricing

Women’s hair trimmers tend to range from $20-150 depending on the features and the brand. The price isn’t always a great indicator of quality, however, and it’s useful to know you’re getting your money’s worth. That’s why user reviews are so valuable in gauging how well a product works in practice as opposed to theory.

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