Keeping body hair neat and tidy is no longer just the concern of women. Men today will consider how to make sure that they get the look they want from their chest hair to, well, down below. And the perfect tool whether you're talking chest, back or a more intimate area is with a grooming kit for men. So we're going to take a look at the best body hair trimmers around, as well as look at some tips for our experts.
We will focus on products designed to use on body hair. From nasal to butt, we'll cover the lot!
Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-in-1 Men's Body Groomer with Beard Trimmer
( 4.3 out of 5.0 )
Philips Norelco Multigroom 7100
( 4.3 out of 5.0 )
Trym II The Rechargeable Modern Hair Clipper Kit
( 4.2 out of 5.0 )
For most men body grooming is a delicate balance. You want to get the right look; and what exactly that is from caveman to a boy band member is a personal choice. On top of this, grooming those areas what don't see the light of day really (and we mean this) does need the right tools. You do not want to be going down there ill equipped.
There are several key factors to think about before you buy a body hair trimmer.
The Chest: Have you noticed that the totally clean shaven look is not on trend as much now as it used to be? Actors and singers tend to be showing a bit more chest hair than they once did. But where there is chest hair, it is groomed. So when trimming your chest hair our tip is to start off a little longer than you think - you can always go shorter. Also a word of warning; the more weight you're carrying, the more you see the whole body. So if you're carrying a little holiday weight, maybe don't go so short! Balance between your chest and facial hair should also be considered. If you've got a full beard, a bare chest is going to look a little odd. Try to get your chest and facial hair to be in sync.
The Back: Now pretty much everyone agrees; back hair is NOT sexy. There's no getting around this. But unless you have a really good friend to do this for you, our tip is NEVER trim your own back. It won't work. You'll not be able to do it yourself, will make a mess and possibly hurt yourself. This is the one area of the male body where you most likely need professional help. And lucky for you, the back is also the least sensitive area for waxing. That's right. I said it. Don't trim your back hair, have it waxed off. Back, shoulders, all will be tidied up and last for weeks. Take an advil before you head in for your appointment and make sure you do it regularly (say every 4 - 6 weeks).
Legs, Arms and Pits: Really only the very hair or very fussy will go this far. But that's OK, each to his own. And so let's take these one at a time. Legs are easy to do and a good idea for any keen swimmers, cyclists or just really really hairy guys. Don't go bald, but a trim might let your legs see the light of day! Upper arms can benefit from a trim, particularly if you want to show those guns off. Just make sure you fade your trim into your elbow area to avoid any hard lines. And finally pits. This is a controversial one. If you want to take the volume out use your clipper with a longer attachments. If you're worried about length try a good pair of scissors.
Where the Sun Definitely Doesn't Shine: Please only read on if you're ready for some quite intimate talk!
The Bush: You may be surprised just how many guys do trim this area. You really want to reduce the volume of hair in this area, but make sure you keep some hair. The surrounding hair on the legs and pelvis is down to you, but if you do trim this area too, make sure it is about the same length as your chest hair for an even look.
The Balls: Now this is where we get controversial. Go nut by nut, unless your body trimmer has a "balls" attachment we'd recommend you use a razor and shaving cream (a LOT of it), and don't pull the skin tight.
The Shaft: Honestly, tidying up this area will make a real difference to appearances. Kind of an optical illusion to create a longer look if you will! In terms of technique, again we'd recommend scissors. Hold everything upright, and trim away.
The Perineum: Yes, guys have this too! No hair or very short is absolutely the look and if anything is more hygienic as well as aesthetically pleasing. Get your trimmer out, and make sure you position yourself with a mirror so you have a full view of what you're up to!
The Butt: This is an area where you want to be groomed. Really well groomed. Get those clippers out and use no guard. No one really wants to see a hair butt. Sorry. That's just how it is. And I'm not just talking butt cheeks. Oh no. I mean right in there. So grab a mirror, a chair and get at it. But be careful, that isn't an area you want to cut. Also if you've got hair legs try to pass over the tops of your thighs with a guard on your trimmer to graduate the hair in.
?Now we've discussed technique, let's go into some more detail on our top three body hair trimmers!
We loved these three. Absolutely up for the job in all areas.
This comes with a massive 8 attachments. The perfect trimmer for the man who wants to trim the lot. Or most of the lot! Easy to use, powerful, 18 built in length settings. Excellent body trimmer no matter the length, volume, location. Highly recommended!
This is so versatile. 8 attachments for anywhere you can think of that may need trimming! Also in build 18 different length settings. It works, it's powerful and it is very flexible. A brilliant buy particularly if you plan to use your body trimmer on more than a couple of areas.
As a body trimmer this is immense. The only way to improve would be to make this also suitable for head hair. But this is a stretch as we're reviewing body hair trimmers here not head hair trimmers!
We love our slimline and easy to maneuver this trimmer is. Brilliant beard trimming features with precision edging blade.
A great beard trimmer and body styling tool. You can shave, trim and edge with precision. Works really well on sensitive and hard to reach areas. Great for creating styles.
Our testers with more than average body hair over larger areas found this product to be slightly more time consuming to de-volume due to small head size.
This trimmer really looks the part. You definitely won't mind keeping this bit of kit our in your bathroom. The design is great to look at. But it's more than just about looks. It does a great job.
Brilliant battery life, strong motor and great shave. Love the design of this trimmer, but it does have a hell of a lot more to offer than just how good it looks!
There is only one body attachment. In reality the beard attachments will work great on your body. But if you are using this product for your bush and your beard you're going to want to keep it very clean. Enough said!
Having read our review, and our guide to what to trim and how, you should be in a good position to know which body hair trimmer is right for you. Because we think, one of our top three will be the right one for you!