Think of the men you most admire. You probably have more in common with them than you know.
Like having hair in places you don't want it.
And yeah, you probably share some more glamorous and noble traits too. But the point is, nose hairs, ear hairs, and other annoying little tufts are incredibly common, especially as you get older. The right tools can help you minimize their appearance and create the look you want.
Here's my top ten picks for the best nose hair trimmer to get the job done.
My Top Pick For 2021: Pete & Pedro Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
Pete & Pedro's high-speed trimmer is easily my favorite for packing in so much functionality. You can use this wet or dry and it comes loaded with three accessory heads, each one specially designed for tackling nose and ear hair, eyebrow and mustache hair plus stubble and beard hair respectively. The three accessory heads are able to easily twist on/off for quick changes.
The big handle makes the trimmer easy to grip and make precise movements with any of the three heads, helping you get those hard-to-reach spots. Best of all though? This trimmer recharges via USB – saving you from searching for a bathroom socket and making this perfect for travel.
#1 Best Nose Hair Trimmer: Panasonic ER430K Ear & Nose Trimmer with Vacuum Cleaning System
In addition to curved stainless steel blades that make hair removal efficient and painless, Panasonic's flagship personal trimmer is equipped with a micro-vacuum system to keep stray clippings out of your sink (and your roommate or significant other out of your hair). This feature is considered one of the best on the market, so if cleanup is a concern, this may be the best nose hair trimmer for you.
#2. ToiletTree Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer With LED Light
Lighting is critical for facial hair grooming. You might misjudge angles and overlook small details in a dim bathroom that will be obvious in the glaring light of day. Housing a professional-grade trimmer in a lightweight package, this product sets itself apart by including a small LED light that makes it easy to illuminate nooks and crannies no matter where you're trimming.
This looks and feels like a very high-quality trimmer for a very low cost – and it comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee.
#3. Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
Groom Mate only makes nose hair trimmers – and they've been doing it since 1991.
The Platinum XL is clearly a labor of love. It requires no electricity or batteries, operating instead with a mechanism that you power by turning the bottom of the unit in your hand.
This means that the cut is much more gentle and precise than what you receive from an electronic trimmer. You do need two hands – and a full range of motion in at least one wrist – to operate it, which means it's not the best nose hair trimmer for everyone. If it works for you, though, this option is incredibly easy to clean and designed (as well as guaranteed) to last for the rest of your life.
#4. Braun EN10 Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer
Braun's engineering-centric history as a company shows in the quality of the EN10, which offers superb ergonomics, long battery life, and a borderline indestructible casing. It trims precisely, with minimal pulling and scratching, and cleaning is as easy as rinsing the whole thing under running water.
Again, this product is non-rechargeable – it takes a single AA battery. This makes it probably the best nose hair trimmer to keep in your Dopp kit for travel, and I'd estimate each battery life will give you 50+ uses.
#5. Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer
What this product brings to the table is value. Stainless steel blades – positioned in a rotating design that draws in clipped hairs – make it ideal for wet or dry trimming. Although it's not rechargeable, you get 30-40 uses from the life of each battery. The ergonomic design makes it extremely precise for trimming nose hairs, ear hairs, mustaches, and eyebrows.
All this comes at one of the lowest prices on this list – making this arguably the best nose hair trimmer on the market for sheer value.
A few drawbacks: replacement blades cost almost as much as the trimmer itself (blades rarely need replaced, but if you want the trimmer to last several years, you'll need them). The need for replacement batteries might also be a frustration for some. But the good news is, those are really the only trade-offs you'll make for the lower price. It's a well-made product, and it works.
#6. Creation Springs Electra-Trim
This fully-waterproof trimmer packs rotary action blades, interchangeable tool heads, a micro-vacuum and an LED light into a lightweight tool that takes a double-A battery and retails for under $30. Although the Electra-Trim isn't as well-known as some on this list, it's hard to argue with all those features for that price, or with the lifetime guarantee it comes with.
#9. Philips NT5175/49 Norelco Nose trimmer 5100.
Philips' best nose hair trimmer offers a quick, efficient and precise trim and above-average battery life for its price bracket. Its design includes a safety guard that makes trimming less irritating for your skin, and although it has a single blade rather than the usual dual blade, reviewers consistently report that it provides a closer trim than most of its competitors. It's powered by an AA battery and comes with a two-year warranty.
#8. Suprent Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
Suprent's trimmer is equipped with a relatively powerful motor – 6500 RPM. This makes for an efficient trim, and the noise level is surprisingly low, meaning you can count on discreet hair removal wherever you are. Other features include waterproof casing, an attachment for trimming eyebrows and mustaches, and an LED light (not to mention a nice travel bag). Its energy saver mode is perfect for when you're out and about too.
#9. Sportsman 4 In 1
The Sportsman trimmer is not only rechargeable, it's rechargeable on any USB port, meaning there's no need to remember a specialized charger. Each charge powers about 30 uses. A number of attachments are included for eyebrow, sideburns, and beard detailing.
This is not the best nose hair trimmer when it comes to ease of cleaning, but it's worth considering for the versatility offered by the multiple head options and easy recharging.
#10. Wahl 5545-400 Ear, Nose and Brow Trimmer
This barber-beloved brand brings its expertise to its precision trimmer. With an ergonomic grip and an attached LED light, it's easy to remove every hair (and zero skin). The design keeps it fairly clean with little maintenance on your part. When it does need cleaning, the cutting head is easy to pop off and rinse. Reviewers have described it as so thorough you'll only need to use it a couple times a month – but don't worry, it's durable enough for daily use.
While we're trimming things on our faces… why not check out my top 10 ranking for the best beard trimmer?