After 12 hours of research evaluating 25 products, we picked Panasonic ES246AC Bikini Shaper & Trimmer as our top choice.
Summer time is here, meaning it's time to get the bikinis, tanning oils, and sunscreen lotions ready to hit the beach. Nothing like a bit of fun in the sun, right?
Before you slip into that one-piece or mini-kini, there's one important task that must be done: trimming the bikini line.
Yes, there may be few activities less enjoyable than cleaning up the bikini line. Whether you wax, pluck, epilate, or shave, it's a task that can be as uncomfortable as it is time-consuming.
With a bikini razor or trimmer, you can deal with those unwanted hairs quickly and efficiently. We've done the research to find only the best bikini trimmer options to help you get ready for summer.
After hours of research and personal testing (yes, guys can test the trimmers, too!), we have brought you the best of the best bikini trimmers.
2-in-1 function, 5-blade razor, excellent moisturizing strip for your skin, provides the closest shave possible, waterproof, adjustable lengths, precision trimmer, flexible heads, compact, and can be used in the bathtub or shower.
The trimmer head is small.
Performance: If you're looking for the razor and trimmer combo to keep that bikini line neat, you'll love this one! With a trimmer at one end and a regular razor (manual, not electric) at the other end, it's perfect for cleaning up the bikini line.
As expected, the Schick shave head is reliable and durable, with five blades for a beautifully close shave every time. Both razor and trimmer heads are incredibly sharp, and they'll slice through the coarse bikini hair with ease. The trimmer head is a bit smaller than a dedicated trimmer, but it will allow you to have more control over your bikini lines.
Whether you want to get rid of all your bikini hair or leave some, this razor trimmer combo makes it easy to achieve the results you want.
Features: As mentioned above, this razor head comes with five stainless steel blades for a closer shave, especially with the coarser pubic hairs. The moisturizing strip on this particular razor is excellent, hydrating your skin and reducing the risk of shave burn or irritation. Thanks to the waterproof design, you can shave in the shower or bath or use soap, gel, lotion, or shampoo for a close shave.
The trimmer head is easy to use—simply press the button and get trimming! The trimmer also includes an adjustable comb that can be set to four lengths.
Price: At just under $10, this is one of the best value trimmers on our list. You'll have to spend more time trimming and shaving than you would with some of the others, but this will give you the closest shave of any trimmer on the list.
Extra broad epilating head, highly efficient at removing hair, precision plucking, compatible with wet or dry use, mostly painless with regular use, includes a shaver head and trimmer cap, facial brush effective for exfoliating skin, gentle sensation, pivoting head adapts to body contours, and removes even very fine hairs.
Pricey and not as good for epilating face.
Performance: For those who want a longer-lasting solution for pubic hair, this epilator is an option to consider. It will take some getting used to the pain of the plucking (pretty gnarly on your sensitive areas), but the pain will decrease over time. Epilators not only increase hair re-growth time, but can actually make the hairs grow back thinner and finer—ideal if you want to reduce the frequency of trimming.
The epilator is a highly reliable and durable machine, made by German manufacturer Braun. It's intended for wet and dry use, so it's fully waterproof and can be used with lotion, cream, gel, or on its own. Thanks to the MicroGrip tweezer technology, each pass of the epilator's extra broad head (with 40% more epilating real estate) will remove more and finer hairs. The epilator can give you up to 4 weeks of smooth, hair-free skin—excellent for less frequent summer trims.
It will be painful at first, but the pain decreases over time. A bit of discomfort can be well worth it in order to spend less time worrying about an untidy bikini line.
Features: The epilating head is highly efficient and much broader than the average epilator, so fewer passes are required to remove the hair. The massaging attachment uses gentle vibrations and pulses to loosen the follicles' grip on the hairs, making the removal easier and less painful. With the armpit attachment, you have an easy way to get into those curves (including the thigh/leg crease).
The epilator even comes with a trimmer head, which makes it easier to tidy up any hair you want to leave in place (landing strip). The charging stand makes it easy for you to refill the battery—roughly 10 hours of charge time for 20 to 30 minutes of run time. There's even a facial cleansing brush to help you exfoliate your skin (face as well as bikini line) to eliminate dead cells, fight acne, and reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.
Price: At $110, this is one heck of a pricey addition to your grooming kit. On the flip side, it can be used not just for your bikini line, but for your legs, back, and face. It's a top-of-the-line epilator that is built to last for years.
Can eliminate ALL body hair, protective foil reduces cuts and nicks, easy to store, charging is a breeze, appropriate for wet and dry use, the blades are VERY sharp, pop-up trimmer, cleaning is a incredibly simple, waterproof, can be used with foam or gel, and features floating heads for versatility.
Does not provide the closest shave, and the trimmer head is small.
Performance: If you're looking for a trimmer that can help you keep all your body hair in check, this is the one for you. It's actually a proper electric shaver that comes with a pop-up trimmer for the contours of your bikini line. The trimmer head may be a bit small, but you'll find that the larger head of the shaver itself makes it easy to get rid of large swaths of body hair at once. If you're the "get rid of it all" sort of person, this is the shaver you want.
The shaver is fully waterproof and can be used in the shower or bath. You can dry shave or use water, foam, gel, lotion, or shampoo. The stainless steel blades are beautifully sharp, so they'll deliver a smooth shave without tugging or pulling your hair. Cleaning is as simple as running the shaver under water to get rid of any hair trapped in the protective foil.
This shaver can be used for your face, underarms, chest, back, buttocks, legs, or pubic hair easily. All in all, it's the most versatile bikini trimmer around!
Features: The shaver comes with three independently floating heads, enabling it to conform to the contours of your body. The foil head protects your skin from being cut or nicked by the blades and helps the shaver to glide smoothly over your skin. On the downside, it will also prevent you from getting a truly close shave.
The pop-up trimmer head is ideal for those who want total control over the shape of their hair, or who want to trim in the thigh/leg creases. The blades are fully hypoallergenic and will reduce skin irritation. The lightweight shaver is comfortable in your grip even after long minutes of shaving.
The shaver comes with a charging cradle, where you can set it after each use. Charging is a breeze, and you only need to charge for about 12 hours to get a solid 20 minutes of run time. Thanks to the razor sharp blades, you can trim all the hair on your body in far less than 20 minutes!
Price: At $18, this is an incredibly well-priced shaver! It's perfect for all your body hair and makes a wonderful addition to your daily grooming kit.
Great for coarse hair, adjustable, affordable, easy to clean, good battery life, durable, sharp blades, hypoallergenic, lightweight, compact, can be used as a travel trimmer, user-friendly design, and worry-free trimming.
Reviewers report a number of quality control issues; and this trimmer is prone to cutting skin if the plastic guard is removed.
Performance: For those who want to keep their bikini lines trimmed, this is the best bikini trimmer to consider! It's a durable, reliable option that is designed for maximum comfort. The plastic guide attached to the angled trimmer head makes it easy to get into the hard-to-reach places for quick trimming. Thanks to the waterproof design, you can use it in the shower to trim without risking shave burn.
The trimmer runs on 2 AA batteries, and you get about 45 minutes of runtime before the batteries need to be recharged. The trimmer blades are beautifully sharp, hypoallergenic, and durable rust-resistant stainless steel. Thanks to its lightweight, compact design, you'll have no problem maneuvering it for a closer shave.
Be warned: a few users have complained of quality control issues (the trimmer dying before 1 year of use). Thankfully, Panasonic offers a warranty on the trimmer (for an additional $3), so you can replace it if necessary. However, the majority of reviewers agree that this is a high-quality, reliable trimmer that will last for years to come.
Features: One of the things that make this trimmer such a great choice is the fact that you can adjust the shave/trim length (just like you would with a hair or beard buzzer). For women who want to keep a bit of hair around their bikini line or landing strip, it's easy to adapt the length of the trim to your desires.
The plastic guard can be removed for a close shave, but a lot of users have complained that the blades are TOO sharp—and thus have a tendency to cut the skin. However, the sharpness of the blades prevents pulling or tugging and delivers an efficient trim.
The included cleaning brush allows you to get rid of any stray hairs between uses. It's a beautifully easy machine to clean!
Price: At $15, this is an amazingly well-priced bikini trimmer. It delivers a highly versatile shave at a beautifully affordable cost. With this machine, you won't need a new one for years to come.
Although the bikini trimmer hasn’t been around for as long as the good old plastic razor, it’s quickly evolving into a grooming staple.
More and more ladies are concerned with the way we remove hair down there, especially every time bikini season nears.
In this buying guide, we’ll help you find the best bikini trimmer for your needs. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned shaver, you’ll find useful tips and tricks to get you started on a brand new hair removal journey.
Having the confidence to wear your swimsuit with pride becomes easier when you have the right tools for it. Bikini trimmers are great for cleaning up your bikini line with ease -- giving you comfort, confidence, and of course, a tidier look.
Trimming the hair on your lady bits also has a few advantages over full-on shaving. For one, there’s a lower chance of you getting nicks and bumps, which we all know can be rather uncomfortable. What’s more, trimming doesn’t produce that dreaded itch that comes with hair regrowth.
The quality of the result you’ll get depends not only on the performance of the bikini trimmer itself but also on how well it fits your needs and preferences.
Buying a product blindly is often not a good idea. Gathering as much information as you can and weighing each model’s pros and cons will do a lot in terms of how much you’ll eventually enjoy your purchase.
In every method of hair removal, avoiding skin irritation is a priority. That said, make sure you take your hair and skin type into consideration when choosing a bikini trimmer.
If you have sensitive skin, models that have been specifically designed to handle delicate skin are available for you.
Also, consider whether or not you’ll use your trimmer exclusively on the bikini area. If you plan to use it on your legs and armpits, take into account that the texture and thickness of hair on those areas are different. As such, you should go for a versatile trimmer that’s made for all-over use.
The size, shape, and weight of your bikini trimmer may not seem like they matter a lot, but wait until you’re packing for a holiday and you need to cram your trimmer into an already crowded suitcase.
If you go on out-of-town trips a lot and you foresee yourself having to lug your bikini trimmer around, getting a smaller device can help you save precious luggage space.
Weight and size also become important when you think about usage itself. It’s not uncommon for women to spend more than 15 minutes trimming their lady bits. And if your bikini trimmer is quite heavy and bulky, holding it for more than five minutes can be really tiring (trust us, we’ve been there).
Related to size and weight is ergonomics. Bikini trimmers with an ergonomic design will give you safety, comfort, and efficiency. If you can’t maintain a firm and comfortable grip while grooming your bikini area, the following could happen:
Bikini trimmers come in all shapes and sizes. Before making a purchase, consider whether or not the specific model you’re eyeing offers the precision level you need.
Some bikini trimmers have either a wide head or a small head, while a small number of trimmers have both (like dual-ended models, for instance). Wider heads are great if you want your grooming sessions to be as quick and efficient as possible, but they may not be the best choice if you want to easily trim hard-to-reach areas.
The opposite is true for bikini trimmers with narrow heads. They offer a great deal of precision, but they will definitely require more time.
If you’re planning to spend a lot of money on a bikini trimmer, going for a model that has replaceable parts is a great way to safeguard your investment.
Are the blades replaceable? How long do they last until they become dull? For bikini trimmers with interchangeable heads, is it easy to buy a replacement should you happen to break or lose one of them? Knowing these will save you time and money.
Getting a bikini trimmer that will last you a long time is important, especially if you’re splurging big bucks on it. Think about all the times you accidentally dropped a razor in the shower. Accidents like that are very much possible even with bikini trimmers.
You wouldn’t want something that will break entirely after a single drop. Also, look for extra features like waterproofing. Another great way to ensure bang for your buck is to look for a bikini trimmer with a competitive warranty.
If you’re a fan of multi-use products (who isn’t?), look for multifunctional bikini trimmers that also boast different settings.
Most of the bikini trimmers featured above are multi-functional. Some of them can be used both as a trimmer and a full-blown electric shaver. Others, meanwhile, feature multiple options as far as trimming length goes.
Bikini trimmers that have interchangeable attachments are also available for maximum versatility. It all comes down to what features you’d like to see on your device, as well as on how much money you’re willing to shell out.
Most if not all electric trimmers use batteries—some disposable, some rechargeable. When comparing models, make sure to check both battery runtime and required charging time before making a decision.
Like regular razors, some bikini trimmers are prone to clogging. The amount of upkeep needed to maintain a bikini trimmer depends on the make and design of the device, so make sure to read reviews about how easy or difficult it is to clean your model of choice.
Some bikini trimmers only need to be put under running water, while others will require thorough picking and brushing. Decide how much time you’re willing to spend on upkeep and adjust your choice accordingly.
Depending on the features and functionality of a model, you’ll find options that range from super affordable to quite expensive. While more money will usually get you more features and a better build, know that this isn’t always the case.
If money is not an issue, go ahead and pick out which model is the best in your opinion. But for the rest of us who are concerned about spending too much $$$ on grooming tools, we encourage you to favor the most cost-effective model over the most expensive one.
Here are a few special features that may be found on various bikini trimmers on the market. Although some of them aren’t that common, it might interest you to know that they do exist.