There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to body trimmers. Picking the right one will add another vital component to your man-grooming strategy, which needs to be a whole-body approach. That said, we’ve done the research and come up with what we think are the best body groomers. The Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 , an all-in-one trimmer that makes your grooming job easier, is our best of the best.
The 4 Best Body Groomers (Body Hair Trimmers)
Women like men who are diverse, have a variety of tastes, who can speak knowledgeably about many different things. So why, as a man, would you not use a body groomer that has similar versatility? OK, so maybe the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 won’t actually help you “seal the deal,” but it does provide an all-in-one grooming solution. No matter where it is on your body – from the neck down, that is – the Series 7100 makes the trimming process quick, clean and easy. Here are some of the reasons why we like it:
Dual-end design – The top of the groomer features a 3D pivoting head that provides a skin-friendly shave that nicely follows the contours of your body. Meanwhile, the bottom of the Series 7100 is a high-performance trimmer that provides refined grooming. The “ouch” factor is eliminated thanks to rounded blades and combs on the trimmer, and you also have five trimmer settings to choose from.
Water-resistant – The casing and materials are water-resistant, so feel free to use the Series 7100 both in the shower and dry.
Built-in trimming comb – As mentioned, the trimming comb has five length settings that allow you to comfortably glide over the skin while still trimming even your thickest forest of hair. You can remove the comb completely if you wish, but we advise against it because it doesn’t feature the same tapered cutters as the shaving head.
Ergonomic design – You’ll love the grip on the Series 7100; it’s equipped with soft, rubber side panels and buttons that ensure it won’t slip out of your hand in wet or dry conditions. Plus, the 7100’s skin-protecting shaving head is made from hypo-allergenic materials.
Rechargeable battery – The battery inside the Series 7100 is designed to provide enough power for 50 minutes of use. When it runs down, just put it in the sturdy charger that comes with the unit and let it recharge for an hour. That’s obviously a huge advantage over groomers that need an 8-hour charge time.
Easy to clean – We recommend cleaning a body groomer after every use, if at all possible, because it is a personal hygiene product, after all. But that’s another reason we like the Bodygroom Series 7100 – it’s easy to clean. Simply remove the shaving head and rinse it under tap water until all the excess hair is gone. There’s also a brush included that you can use to clean the hair chamber before rinsing it in water. This product has everything you’d want in the best body groomer.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 – The bottom line:
What we love – The high-performance trimming function for refined grooming
Pros – Versatile, all in one grooming solution
Cons – Difficult to remove the foil and cutter assembly for cleaning
For starters, the Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler has been dermatologist tested and approved, which is good to know whenever you’re using a trimmer in your most sensitive nether regions. You’ll get a comfortable shave, and it will trim hairs right down to the skin if that’s your preference.
Here’s a secret (OK, not really classified information, but still): This Gillette shaver is powered by a Braun motor. And if there’s one thing you can say about Braun it’s that they got the shaver motor-building thing down pat; they’ve only been at it for nearly a century. It’s also one of the top six shaver manufacturers in the world.
What’s to like about the Proglide Styler? Well, plenty of things, including that it’s water-resistant and can be used in the shower or dry, as well as with shaving gels, lotions, foams, and creams. That’s not all, however. It’s slim, easy to use, and comes with Gillette’s most advanced blades to provide the kind of closeness and comfort you deserve. It’s also suitable for your face, and its precision blades allow you to make sharp, defined lines, as well as finishing touches.
Moreover, the Proglide Styler comes with three exchangeable combs that allow you to find the consistent length and contour that you’re looking for. Whether it’s your face or body, this unit fits the bill.
Gillette Proglide Styler – The bottom line:
What we love – The versatility of the three combs
Pros – Braun-engineered technology, easy to use
Cons – Not especially good on long facial hair.
There’s nothing like a best body hair trimmer that does it all, and the Remington PG525 fits the bill. It’s officially named the Remington PG525 Lithium Head to Toe body groomer, which gives you an idea of its versatility.
The Remington PG525 comes with self-sharpening surgical steel blades that are built to last a long, long time. Of course, it’s always nice to know that your blades are going to be sharp and precise whenever you call on them. But there’s more:
- Lithium batteries that are also designed for the long haul
- The Remington PG525 comes with a body hair attachment that consists of a vertical trimmer with a comb that’s adjustable to three lengths. There’s also three beard and stubble combs.
- A full-sized trimmer attachment that allows you to trim sideburns, your neckline, and your facial hair. There’s also a separate nose, ear and detail trimmer attachment, which safely removes unwanted hair without the tugging (and if you’re going to groom properly, do not neglect your ears and nose).
- A convenient charging and storage stand
- An eight-length hair clipper comb that allows you to cut and style your hair to practically any look you desire.
Remington PG525 Head to Toe Groomer – The bottom line:
What we love – Its overall versatility
Pros – Durable, sharp, precise steel cutting blades
Cons – Not your go-to option for beard trimming
OK, so this product is really for the man who’s looking for the best back shaver – a topic we’ll discuss in a future post – but it’s good enough to mention here, as well. And there aren’t a ton of back hair fans out there, at least not in the mainstream from what we can tell, so a great back shaver is a good thing to have.
The Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver features two interchangeable shaving heads: one for trimming down the thicker forest of back hair, the other for regular maintenance shaving, shorter hairs, and overall smoothness. Each shaving head has a shock absorber multi-functional flex neck that allows you to follow the contours of your back at any angle.
Just as important is the Mangroomer’s “Extreme Reach” extendable handle locks that let you go the distance no matter where you need to get those stray back hairs. There’s also a button that allows you to lock the back shaver into your desired length and angle. Let’s face it, it’s no fun to have to ask someone to help trim your back hair, and with the adjustable reach function of this product, you’ll never have to.
The Mangroomer Pro Back Shaver also has a “power burst” button that provides an extra boost of power when you’re shaving extra thick or coarser areas of back hair growth.
What are some other benefits? Well, shaving your back hair allows you to show off that muscle definition you’ve worked so hard to create in the gym. Shaving your back also enables you to sweat less (meaning less chance for body odor), while your confidence will get a boost because you know that you’re back-hair-free.
Again, there’s probably more jokes about back hair than there are fans of back hair – by a wide, wide margin. Finally, if you’re often in the position where you’ll take your shirt off, whether it’s at a beach or pool party or intimate situation, the Mangroomer Pro Back Shaver will prevent unwanted embarrassment.
Mangroomer Pro Back Shaver – The bottom line:
What we love – You can easily get to those hard-to-reach places
Pros – It’s a complete back-shaving tool
Cons – It’s a one-trick pony (but it does its “trick” – back-shaving – very well).
The Do’s and Don’ts of Body Grooming
Now that we’ve given you some information to go on when it comes to the best body hair trimmers for men let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of what it really means to manscape.
Understand, first, that this isn’t just about trimming your beard, your back hair and keeping your sideburns neat. Those are all part of it, for sure, but we’re also going to look at techniques to groom every part of your body – including “down there.” And we’re not going to snicker about it, either, because we’re men and looking your best – which we hope is your desired result – means that you take a full-body approach. That said, let’s get started.
The Do’s of Manscaping
Have the right tools – The absolute first step in manscaping is buying the right tools. This is vital because using a disposable razor with shave cream isn’t going to come close to getting the job done properly. So, you’ll need the right trimmer, one with a guard and adjustable settings for length, for whatever the job entails. We’ve already talked about the proper tools for trimming and shaping your beard; the last thing you want is to groom the other parts of your body with a tool that’s not made for the job.
Manscape in the shower – The hot water and steam from your shower will open up your pores and allow for a smoother, more comfortable shave that’s less susceptible to irritation. It also helps when cleaning up – there’s nothing fun about having to deal with a pile of chest hair, back hair, and pubes in your sink or on your bathroom floor.
Trim first, shave later – Before you shave your chest, arms, legs, and groin area, first trim the area with scissors. The longer and thicker the hair is, the harder it will be to shave, so trim it down to a manageable level first. The idea is to prevent repeated passes with a razor, which leads to ingrown hairs and irritation. In some cases, just the trim is enough, and you won’t need to shave, at least not every time.
Start with your chest – The 1970s were a lively time: plenty of great music, memorable clothing styles (some not so memorable) and men who looked like Chewbacca. But we’re not living in the past, and neither should you when it comes to body hair. A hairy chest used to be a sign of manliness, and while it’s okay to have some chest hair now, there’s no need to look like a 70s male porn star either. Use an electric trimmer to keep that carpet at bay. It’s your choice on how far you want to trim, but you also don’t want to look like your chest has its own 5 o’clock shadow.
Underarms – On to your underarms. Yes, you’ll probably choose to leave some hair there, which is fine, but remember that you probably don’t prefer a woman who maintains two additional bushes under each arm. Or, maybe you do, but the point is that you should keep your own underarm hair from being a full-fledged hedge. Trim them to a length that’s slightly less than other areas of your body – it just looks better.
Get the back and shoulders – Hairy backs and shoulders aren’t going to win you any style points. We’ve already discussed a back trimmer on our list of top body groomers, and it’s definitely a great tool to have in your arsenal if you’re serious about body grooming.
Always trim nose and ear hair – No excuses, gentlemen – get rid of nose and ear hair. We might give you a free pass if you’re 85-years-old, but c’mon. Ear hair is one thing, but danglers from your nose? No, no, no, and no. We even show you the way with our guide to the best ear and nose hair trimmers. While you’re at it, pluck those eyebrows, as well. You don’t want to trim/pluck them over-zealously, but definitely eliminate the both-sides-connecting man-brow, while keeping those ambitious stray hairs from looking like so many weeds in a garden. When it comes to eyebrows – or for most areas of body grooming, for that matter – the best trim is one that looks like you really didn’t get a trim (like a good haircut).
Trim the bush – We don’t have a “best pubic hair trimmer” or “best shaver for your balls” post quite ready yet, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid trimming your pubic hair. For starters, keeping your pubes well-trimmed makes something else look longer. Also, should you be fortunate to meet a person who wants to take a closer look down there, you want it looking neat, clean and well-groomed (and we would expect the same from them). There’s definitely no need to get rid of it all unless you’re going for the pre-pubescent boy look, which we hope you’re not, and no need to shave it every day. If it looks like you’ve gone too far and taken too much off, then you probably haven’t done your best work. Another great piece of advice is to re-hydrate with lotion and moisturizer after you’ve finished to prevent unwanted irritation.
The Don’ts of Manscaping
Don’t leave defined lines – There’s nothing very attractive about a boundary you’ve created where the hair ends and smooth skin begins. This can happen when you’re cleaning shaving a certain body part with a razor. Use a trimmer instead, and you won’t have to worry about this no-no.
Don’t clean shave your chest, arms or legs – If you’ve been blessed with body hair, and don’t happen to be an Olympic swimmer, then work with what the hair gods gave you. Trim it, yes, but there’s no need to take it down to the skin unless that’s what your partner prefers. Only then should you re-think this tactic.
Don’t ignore your backside – Some men have hairier butts than others, and chances are you have some there, as well. There’s no need to clean shave this area of the anatomy but try to keep the forest from becoming overgrown.
Don’t go bald down there – We’ve touched on this already, but there’s no need to clean-shave your crotch. You’re a man, not a boy, so keep it tidy, not hairless.
Don’t rush – This particularly applies when you’re shaving a sensitive area for the first time. There’s going to be some skin that’s not used to being shaved, and thus more prone to irritation. Give yourself extra time if you need to, because you want to go slow and steady. Use slow, even strokes.
Don’t shave against the grain – This is the same rule that applies to shaving your face. For men, this means shaving in a downward motion. The alternative will bring on the kind of irritation you really don’t want.
There’s no question that body grooming not only takes the proper tools but also requires some technique that, like anything, gets easier with practice. Remember, there’s more to men’s grooming than your beard, mustache, and head hair. It takes a whole-body approach.
Have any advice for body grooming or stories to share about your own experiences? We’d love to hear from you.