Beardbrand's Pick for Best Nose Hair Trimmer

We’ve all been there—standing in front of the mirror tidying up the old mustache—when you notice one long, thick hair coming out of your nostril. You look a little closer and find out that there’s more than one hanging out in your nasal caves.

Nose hair has a knack for showing up at the most inopportune times. It’s almost like it knows when you’re trying to look your best.

Sure, you can rip it out, but do you really want tearing hair out of your nose to become a regular part of your life?

Face it, you’re officially at that age—it’s time to add a nose hair trimmer to your grooming arsenal. Fortunately, these nifty devices are inexpensive, but which one should you choose?

We tried out ten of the most popular nose hair trimmers. Here’s what we thought of each.

Nose Hair Trimmer Cutting Volume Design Durability Score
1. Wahl Micro GroomsMan 10 9 10 9 38
2. Liberex Nose Hair Shaver 10 9 9 9 37
3. Conair Man Ear/Nose Trimmer 9 8 9 9 35
4. FlePow Nose/Ear Hair Trimmer 10 9 7 9 35
5. Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 3000 8 8 8 8 32
6. Braun Ear & Nose Trimmer 8 10 7 6 31
7. Ceenwes Nose & Ear Trimmer 9 9 4 8 30
8. Panasonic Nose & Facial Hair Trimmer 9 4 7 7 27
9. Remington Nose, Ear & Brow Trimmer 7 7 8 3 25
10. MicroTouch Max 7 7 4 5 23

NOSE HAIR TRIMMER SCORING CRITERIA

For each nose hair trimmer, we looked at how well it cut hair, it’s volume, the overall design and packaging, and durability.

Cutting
Above all else, we looked at how well each nose hair trimmer cut nose and ear hair. Was it easy and effective to use? Did we feel comfortable sticking it in our nostrils?

Volume
Nose hair trimmers that were quieter scored better. This may not be too big of a deal when you’re sticking it in your nose, but a few of these trimmers were not enjoyable to have near our ears.

Design
How does the nose hair trimmer look? Is it functional? Does it include a battery?

Durability
Some of the nose hair trimmers we tested feel more durable than others. Some felt like they would break if we accidentally (or purposefully) dropped them. We also did a 40-minute runtime test. We let each trimmer run for 20 consecutive minutes, waited a day, and then let them run for another 20-minutes. Some trimmers handled this better than others.

Will you be using one of these trimmers for 20 consecutive minutes? Probably not—but we don’t want to make assumptions about how much hair you have in your nose either. We felt this method was a good way to get a general idea of how each trimmer would hold up over time.

Alright, let's jump into our reviews from our favorite to least favorite. 

WAHL MICRO GROOMSMAN

When it comes to electronic trimmers, Wahl is about as reputable of a name as you’ll find. There’s a whole lot that we like about the Wahl Micro GroomsMan. The pen shape looks cooler than any of the other trimmers we tried, and it’s compact, so it won’t take up much space in a dopp kit. That’s important for those of us who like to travel light. It’s probably the closest to using a Bond gadget that any of us will come to—nothing like having a clean nose while taking down Spectre, right?

The Wahl Micro GroomsMan comes with a AAA lithium battery, so you shouldn’t need to worry about it dying for quite some time. It held up to our 40-minute runtime test just fine.

It’s also one of the quieter trimmers we tried and didn’t have any concerns about using it near our ears.

The Wahl cut hair really well in the nose and on the ears. It even picked up some hair that the Conair Man trimmer left behind.

At $10, this is our pick for the best nose hair trimmer.

Overall Score: 38
Link to purchase: Wahl Micro GroomsMan

LIBEREX NOSE HAIR SHAVER

We weren’t sure what to expect from The Liberex Nose Hair Shaver. Our initial reaction was, “this thing is packaged like a sex toy.” Well, it kind of looks like one too. Once we moved past our initial reactions, we were pleased to find it to be a pretty good performer across the board.

The Liberex is a compact device and is the shortest one that we tried. The build is solid plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap the way some of the other plastic trimmers do. It feels like it would hold up well over time, and it passed our 40-minute test without any trouble.

In regards to volume, the Liberex scores as well as the Wahl. The cutting ability is good, and we didn’t have any trouble trimming unwanted hairs. The Liberex also features a small LED light. We didn’t find the light to provide any advantage, but it’s still a nice feature.

The Liberex Nose Hair Shaver is a great option, and the only reason we listed it second is that we liked the shape and price of the Wahl Micro Groomsman better. Also, the Liberex doesn't come with a battery. This may not be make-or-break but like, come on Liberex, just throw a battery in and make our lives easier.

Overall Score: 37
Link to purchase: Liberex Nose Hair Shaver

CONAIR MAN EAR/NOSE TRIMMER

The Conair Man Ear/Nose Trimmer was the most expensive trimmer we tried at around $20 retail. We had high expectations for it, and it performed admirably.

The build is solid, and it’s a good looking device. Size-wise, it’s in between the Wahl and the Liberex. Like the Wahl, it includes a lithium battery, so it should last.

The Conair passed the 40-minute test with no problems, and we don’t have any concerns over durability.

Volume-wise, it’s a little bit louder than the Wahl and Liberex, and it kind of sounds like something is rattling around inside when we turn it on. It must be the patented 3-bevel blade that Conair advertises on the box.

Conair boasts its advanced 360-degree rotary bevel cutting system and 3-bevel blade. Those are some fancy terms, but really, we just want to know if it trims nose hair without making us bleed.

The rotary bevel (the part you stick in your nose) has a flattened mushroom shape and is supposed to be able to trim hair that enters from the top or the side. We found it to be effective for cutting nose hair, though the Wahl Micro Groomsman picked up some hair that the Conair missed. We did have a harder time using the Conair on ear hair—it was trickier than we would have liked.

Overall, the Conair Man Ear/Nose Trimmer is a reliable, well-built trimmer, but we like the Wahl and Liberex a little more.

Overall Score: 36
Link to purchase: Conair Man Ear/Nose Trimmer

FLEPOW NOSE/EAR HAIR TRIMMER

The FlePow Nose/Ear Hair Trimmer boasts over 15,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon. It’s a popular trimmer, and overall, it worked well to get rid of unwanted nose and ear hair.

It cuts well, isn’t loud, and passed the 40-minute test with no issue. The biggest reason the FlePow lost points with us is in the design—we didn’t really like the look of it. Maybe that’s a silly reason to rank this trimmer fourth, but this is a blog about the best device for trimming your nose hair, which is a silly topic, to begin with.

Okay, also, it didn’t come with a battery—just give us a battery!

Overall, the FlePow is a good trimmer, and if you don’t care about the aesthetics of your nose hair trimming device, you won’t be disappointed in this one.

Overall Score: 35
Link to purchase: FlePow Nose/Ear Hair Trimmer

PHILIPS NORELCO NOSE TRIMMER 3000

It’s not that there’s anything inherently wrong with the Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 3000—we just kind of feel “blah” about it. The build is too big for our taste, and it doesn’t offer enough in the way of performance or volume to make up for the size.

Additionally, the Philips Norelco buzzes at a frequency that we find annoying, especially when using on your ear hair.

Aside from the size, we do like the design and feel of the Philips Norelco. It feels sturdy, and it’s the heaviest trimmer we tried, so we do think it will last. Plus, the Philips Norelco does come with a lithium battery, so that’s cool.

Overall, we don’t hate it, and we don’t love it—it’s a middle-of-the-pack trimmer.

Overall Score: 32
Link to purchase: Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 3000

BRAUN EAR & NOSE TRIMMER - MODEL EN 10

At $17.99, the Braun Ear & Nose Trimmer is in the same price ballpark as the Conair Man, but you wouldn’t know it by holding it. The Braun feels cheaper and less durable—we’re not sure it would survive a tumble off the bathroom counter.

The Braun Ear & Nose Trimmer cuts well, but where it really stands out is volume. It’s the quietest trimmer we tried, so if you’re sensitive to volume, this might be the best bet.

Unfortunately for the Braun, the build and the design are lacking. It felt weaker at the end of each 20-minute test and seems easily breakable, to begin with. The on/off switch isn’t particularly smooth, which isn’t a huge deal, but we expect more from a more expensive trimmer.

The Braun is a decent nose hair trimmer, but we feel more confident in the durability of the trimmers listed above.

Overall Score: 31
Link to purchase: Braun Ear & Nose Trimmer

CEENWES NOSE & EAR TRIMMER

The Ceenwes Nose & Ear Trimmer was the least expensive nose hair trimmer we tried, and it performs admirably, but here’s the thing—we hate looking at it.

It’s bulky, and the color scheme looks dated—and not in a good way. From a design standpoint, it’s ugly. Also, this thing requires two AA batteries, and that’s one too many for us.

The Ceenwes has an LED light, but it kind of blinds you when trying to use it in your nose—a problem we didn’t run into with the Liberex.

Okay, the Ceenwes cuts well, is quiet, and it passed the 40-minute run test with no problem. It’s not a bad trimmer for the price, but just get it away from us because we’re sick of looking at it.

Overall Score: 30
Link to purchase: Ceenwes Nose & Ear Trimmer

PANASONIC NOSE & FACIAL HAIR TRIMMER MODEL ER 430

We wanted to love the Panasonic Nose & Facial Hair Trimmer—we really did. The vacuum cleaning system is a great concept—in theory. The problem is that the Panasonic is really loud—easily the loudest trimmer we tried. It sounds like a mini vacuum cleaner, and it lost significant points for that.

The Panasonic is really bulky and takes up a lot of space in a dopp kit. The packaging is beautiful, and it comes with a black satin storage bag, which is cool but feels excessive.

It cut fine and did hold up well during our 40-minute test, though we ran into some issues early on with keeping the trimmer attachment attached (turns out we weren’t screwing it on correctly). The vacuum system is a nice touch, but the size and volume of this trimmer make us not want to use it.

Oh yeah, it doesn’t come with a battery—come on, man!

Overall Score: 27
Link to purchase: Panasonic Nose & Facial Hair Trimmer

REMINGTON NOSE, EAR & BROW TRIMMER

We expected more from Remington, but this nose trimmer doesn’t quite make the cut. Right from the jump, this model didn’t seem to have much power.

By the end of our first 20-minute test, the trimmer was noticeably warm to the touch and sounded significantly weaker. During the 2nd 20-minute test, it outright died—we couldn’t get it to turn back on. We did try a different battery, and it did come back on.

Maybe it was just the battery, but this trimmer also feels pretty cheap, and that’s enough to make us wary of the durability of this model over the long haul.

The positives are that it’s not a bad looking trimmer that cuts decently without being loud. The concerns about durability really dropped this one low on our list, though.

Overall Score: 25
Link to purchase: Remington Nose, Ear & Brow Trimmer

MICROTOUCH MAX

The MicroTouch Max comes with an “as seen on TV” stamp on the package. Maybe that meant something a decade ago, but seeing something on TV doesn’t hold much water anymore.

Maybe the best thing going for the MicroTouch is the Brett Favre photo on the packaging, but that wasn’t enough to make us feel good about using this trimmer.

The MicroTouch doesn’t come with the typical rotating blade found on the rest of the nose hair trimmers. It just has a single, saw-looking blade. The thing looks like a swordfish, and we didn’t feel good about sticking it in our nose.

There are some claims out there of this trimmer not working consistently. It passed our 40-minute test with no issue, so maybe those issues were addressed.

More than any other trimmer, we didn’t want to put this in our nostrils, so it’s at the bottom of the list.

Overall Score: 23
Link to purchase: MicroTouch Max

ONE FINAL THOUGHT ON NOSE HAIR TRIMMERS

Don’t trim too much of your nose hair—it’s there for a reason, so just focus on the stragglers. 

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TL;DR

We tried out ten popular nose hair trimmers. Here is how we ranked them.

Nose Hair Trimmer Cutting Volume Design Durability Score
1. Wahl Micro GroomsMan 10 9 10 9 38
2. Liberex Nose Hair Shaver 10 9 9 9 37
3. Conair Man Ear/Nose Trimmer 9 8 9 9 35
4. FlePow Nose/Ear Hair Trimmer 10 9 7 9 35
5. Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 3000 8 8 8 8 32
6. Braun Ear & Nose Trimmer 8 10 7 6 31
7. Ceenwes Nose & Ear Trimmer 9 9 4 8 30
8. Panasonic Nose & Facial Hair Trimmer 9 4 7 7 27
9. Remington Nose, Ear & Brow Trimmer 7 7 8 3 25
10. MicroTouch Max 7 7 4 5 23

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