The majority of nose hair trimmers we looked at are a little on the masculine sign. But it’s not just men who suffer from the occasional dangling nose hair. Visible nose hairs are just as common on women. And just as gross!
Fortunately Panasonic have designed a nose hair trimmer just for us ladies. No more painful plucking for us!
So let’s jump right in and get hands on with what is very likely the best nose hair trimmer for women.
From the moment you set your eyes on the packaging it is very obvious that this nose hair trimmer is marketed at women. While every other nose hair trimmers packaging heavily featured the color blue, Panasonic chose rainbow colors on a white background.
Then there is of course the pink nose hair trimmer, brightly shimmering from behind the protective plastic.
Okay, it’s time to undress this nose hair trimmer and find out what she is really like.
After removing the packaging I was greeted with this rather seductive looking Nose hair trimmer trimmer. Oh, and an ugly cleaning brush and
Let me tell you one thing:
This nose hair trimmer is shiny!
The gloss pink coating reflects any light that shines upon it. If you wanted to do some sneaky hair trimming in public then this is sure to draw attention. Probably not what you want when you have the trimmer shoved half way up your nose. Embarrassing!
So while Panasonic claims:
Discreet grooming, anytime!
That simply isn’t the case.
Jokes aside, this is definitely one of the nicer looking electric nose hair trimmers. If you were to toss it in the bottom of your hand bag it could easily be mistaken for a long tube of mascara.
This is a huge plus in my book. I don’t know about you but I like others I associate with to not think I am a hairy ape that requires constant grooming, which is pretty much what they would think if they saw a nose hair trimmer at the bottom of my bag.
The pink protective cap simply pulls off revealing a long white neck, on top of which sits the blade cover. The blade cover lets small hairs through to be snipped but prevents the blade from harming your skin.
There is a reason you will often come across this type of blade cover on nose hair trimmers and that’s because they are super safe. Seriously, you could lick this thing if you wanted and still not get a cut.
The blade cover can be removed with a twist, revealing the razor blade underneath (Far left in the below picture).
This is the culprit responsible for snipping your nose hairs. When you turn the power on, this little sucker spins ridiculously fast, swiping any hairs that come near.
Speaking of turning the power on, you may be wondering just how you get the battery inside this nose hair trimmer.
If you give the pink base a twist to the right, you will be able to completely remove it, revealing a little hidey hole to slot your battery. A single AAA battery fits neatly inside.
Unfortunately, a battery is not included in the pack. Cheapskates.
That covers everything that you will find in the box. Now it’s time to examine just how this nose hair trimmer performs in real life.
Does the Panasonic ER-GN25 perform as well as it looks? Os it is nothing more than a polished turd? Let’s find out!
Panasonic has stretched the truth a little with their marketing of this nose hair trimmer. Especially in the picture above. If you are expecting a close trim like this then you are in for disappointment.
The purpose of a nose hair trimmer is to Trim. Not shave. As a result you will still see around 1/64 Inches of hair left. While that may not seem like much, if you have darker hair it will leave a very noticeable stubble.
So if you are like me and have hairs the size of your cats whiskers (only slightly exaggerating) then this wont do when it comes to grooming your facial hair and eyebrows.
As for ear and nose hair, the trimmer works exceptionally well. The blade cover sits fits just far enough into your nose to get rid of all signs of those danglers.
Despite our clumsy hands wanting otherwise, the trimmer did not nick the skin of the nose or ear. While I would never call trimming ear and nose hair a pleasurable experience, this is as good as it gets.
Note: The only time we saw success with facial hair and eyebrows is when our victim… Err.. Volunteer had fine blonde hairs. The nose hair trimmer trimmed these to an acceptable level where they were not visible.
When the time comes to clean the gunk of your nose hair trimmer you simply remove the blade cover and bade and wash them under water.
Unfortunately, besides the cap, these are the only parts of the nose hair trimmer that you can wash. A small do not wash sticker is placed at the rear of the nose hair trimmer, just in case you forget.
Fortunately the system works really well. The blade and cover can easily be cleaned by running them under water. While the cleaning brush is very cheaply made, it worked wonders for helping to scrub away any snotty bits that may be stuck in the gaps.
Note: you should clean this nose hair trimmer after each session. Over time, snotty bits can build up on the blade dulling it, and causing it to pull hairs rather than cut them.
Now I do have one gripe with the product and that is the neck; or more specifically, the chosen color. White. As you are no doubt aware, white is a ridiculously hard color to keep clean.
Over the course of time we noticed dirt and muck start to build up just from holding it. While a make-up wipe got rid of most of it, the neck looked an off white, rather than the crisp fresh white seen when brand new.
I guess there is a reason why most nose hair trimmers on the market are darker colors. Grime just doesn’t show up as easily. Unfortunately, in an effort to choose a female friendly color scheme, Panasonic dropped the ball somewhat.
While this is not a deal breaker, it is definitely something to take into consideration.
You can’t avoid it, all electric nose hair trimmers have that annoying “wheeeee” sound. Unless you choose a battery-free nose hair trimmer, it is just something you will have to put up with.
Below you can hear the sound of the Panasonic ER-GN25 in action. The clicks at the start and end are from me toggling the power button.
As far as the noise went, this one was around the middle of the pack, and most people won’t find it too annoying.
If you are worried about the nose hair trimmer turning on and sounding like a vibrator in your bag – don’t. With the cap on, it is impossible toggle the power button. A very welcome design choice.
You can tell Panasonic’s nose hair trimmer is designed to sit at the bottom of your hand bag, it is a lot less bulky than others on the market. As you can see in the picture above, the trimmer is only a little longer than your standard Sharpie.
While there are pencil thin nose hair trimmers available, like the Wahl Micro Groomsman (which sorta sucked), this is definitely one of the more portable trimmers on the market.
Once you remove the slick pink covers you are left with a white body that does feel very cheaply made, which is a shame given that this is definitely not the cheapest nose hair trimmer on the market.
While the nose hair trimmer performed remarkably well compared to other the other nose hair trimmers we tested, a minority of users do report that the nose hair trimmer performance degraded over time. While we could not replicate this, we felt it was worth mentioning.
With lids left on, the nose hair trimmer held up really well to being dropped on the floor, with only a couple of minor scuffs on the bottom. The nose hair trimmer will be just fine being bouncing around at the bottom of your hand bag, no matter how much you like to swing it around.
Over all this is a great trimmer if you are just using it for your nose and ear hairs. If you want something to groom your facial hair or eyebrows then you had best keep looking.
You know the drill: Leave us any questions, wisdom, love or hate in the comments below and until next time, stay awesome!