The Best Nose Hair Trimmers Buying Guide of 2015 & 2016

Nose Hair Trimmer Features To Look For

Battery power

Most modern nose hair trimmers are cordless and operate on battery power. This makes a trimmer easy to use and fast, which results in finer cutting. Being a small electronic device, nose hair trimmers usually only require one AA battery. You can get about 90 minutes of runtime on this one battery. You can usually tell when the battery is running low because the trimmer will operate at a slower pace. It is best to replace the battery before it dies completely, because the slow speed can cause more hair-pulling. Rechargeable-battery trimmers are more unusual, but some brands do make them, though the nose hair trimmers are usually part of a beard shaver kit.

Sensitive blades

The biggest concern with nose hair trimmer blades is that they might cut the sensitive skin or painfully pull out hairs. There are several blade features to look for if you want to avoid those two options. Rotary blades that stay sharp even after frequent use and that trim hair from the top and sides are good, because they don’t grow dull or leave stray hairs. Stainless steel is a good material, because it stays sharp. Hypoallergenic blades are also beneficial, since the skin on the inside of your nose is so sensitive. Blades built at certain degrees, like 60-degrees, or dual-edge blades are both good choices because they cut cleanly and leave some hairs, which are necessary for a healthy nose. You don’t want a trimmer that scalps all the hair off, since you need nose hairs to prevent debris and other germs from getting inside your body.

Cleaning features

Most nose hair trimmers can be fully submerged in water for thorough, easy cleaning. Some even have special cleaning features, like the Vortex system on many Panasonic trimmers. After submerging the trimmer in water, you turn it on, and the blades pull in water to wash out the trimmer. Other trimmers even include a vacuum system, which collects hair clippings instead of just dropping them on the sink, or removable heads.


Being small, nose hair trimmers are almost all very portable and easy to use. Since they use batteries and don’t need an outlet, nose hair trimmers are ideal for travel. Non-slip grips make holding a trimmer comfortable, and it is easy to move the trimmer at different angles. Another useful feature of most trimmers is that they can also be used to trim ear and eyebrow hair, and are often even labeled as “detail trimmers” or “nose, ear, and eyebrow trimmers.” Some trimmers even include two cutting heads, so you can use one for your nose, and reserve the other for your ears and/or eyebrows.

Best Nose Hair Trimmer Brands


Panasonic is a company that does a bit of everything. From audio equipment to TVS, video cameras, vacuums, and other home appliances, Panasonic prides itself on technological innovation and customer satisfaction. Their nose hair trimmers are known for the dual-edge system, Vortex cleaning, and Vacuum cleaning.


The Wahl Clipper Corporation made its name creating the first electric hair clipper way back in 1919. Since then, they have released several other electric hair stylers, like beard and mustache trimmers. Their nose, ear, and eyebrow trimmers are very compact, sleek, and often include multiple heads for very precise detailing and trimming.

Philips Norelco

In 1948, Philips Norelco released their first electric shaver, though it wasn’t until they released a two-headed electric shaver in 1951 that they became a household name. In 1981, Philips Norelco (which up to this point had just been Norelco) bought the Philco corporation and added “Philips” to their name. Their nose hair trimmers are more expensive than other brands, but include lithium batteries and attachments for very precise trimming, like eyebrow combs.

Groom Mate

Groom Mate began releasing products with companies like the Duluth Trading Company, Dovo, and Lehman’s in 1991. Since then, their nose hair trimmers have become very popular and known for their durability, precise blades, and easy cleaning. They are also unique because the trimmer do not use batteries or electricity, but are instead hand-operated.

Features of Professional & Commercial Nose Hair Trimmers

Built-in light

Around your ears and brows can be a tricky place to trim, because you can’t see very well. Mini built-in spotlights solve this problem. While you won’t be able to see in your nose when you’re using the trimmer, you’ll be able to catch stray hairs around your ears, and brows without having to squint close to the mirror.

Wet or dry usage

Many nose hair trimmers can be used in front of the mirror or in the shower. You can cut time off your morning routine by trimming in the shower or on the go. If you aren’t sure if you can use your trimmer in the shower, double check. If you try to use one that isn’t intended for shower-use, you could get into trouble with the battery.

Quieter operation

Nose hair trimmers are about the same volume as an electric shaver. As with most electronic/battery-operated devices, the quieter trimmers are more expensive. Paying more can be worth it especially if you want to use your trimmer for your ear hair. A really loud trimmer could damage your hearing if you stick it in there.

Doesn’t use cords or batteries

Though they are unusual, you can go completely clean and get a nose hair trimmer that doesn’t use batteries or electricity. Groom Mate follows this model, so to trim, you turn the base of the trimmer to cut hair. An issue many have found however is that the twisting motion often yanks the hair, which hurts.

Safety features

For extra nose protection, some nose hair trimmers include safety cones, which prevents the blades from actually contacting your skin. Instead, the hair is encased in the cone and then cut with the safety cone guarding your skin.

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