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Best Body Groomer Reviews for Jan. 2020 with Buying Guide

“Manscaping.” It’s a fairly-recent name for something many guys have done for a long time – grooming their body hair.

Once upon a time, many looked at men who trimmed their body hair as compulsive, vain, or just plain crazy. Today, it’s commonly accepted that many guys (and their women) have very important preferences for how much hair men have on their chest, their back, their legs – or “down there.”

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The G+S Team were hairless for many months (sorry, not necessarily an enjoyable mental image) while testing these powerful and versatile body groomers.  Whatever your grooming goals, there is something for you on this list. If you need more assistance choosing a product then please contact our team via email or the comment section below and we would be happy to help.

Manscaping has now become as mainstream as piercings and purses for men.

Naturally, that means an entire range of products has been manufactured specifically for guys who want to thin, trim or remove the hair on their chest, legs, back or those very sensitive areas you wouldn’t think of attacking with a regular razor.

If you regularly groom your body or are looking into the possibility, you don’t want just any trimmer for the job. After all, there’s a lot less room for error on the touchy spots of your body than there is on your face. You, therefore, want the best body groomer possible.

 

Be Clear about What You Want to Achieve when Body Grooming

Shaving Body Hair for Smooth Skin

The goal of most body groomers is to help you shave your body hair, so your skin is smooth and hairless.

For that reason, the specialized body grooming products listed on this page have both trimming and shaving functions. The shaving function is performed either with a foil shaver (like on an electric shaver/razor) or with a blade.

The foil shaver will typically be “safer” but not as close; manual blades will get closer but you will need to be more careful when shaving near sensitive areas. Something else you might want to consider is permanent hair removal – yes, home laser hair removal is quite affordable these days, and just as effective on men, as women. You can read more about it on our best laser hair removal products page.

 

Just Trimming Body Hair to Stubble

If you do not want to shave completely smooth but just want to trim body hair, you can just look for a trimmer. There are some more options on our list of the best trimmers (the list is labeled as best beard trimmers, but the majority also have body combs/guards to safely trim body hair).

Note 1: The body groomers on this list can all be used as back shavers (number 5, 6 and 7 have specialized extension handles), but you still might need the help of a friend to get to the hard-to-reach places.

Note 2: If you are curious about whether you can just use a regular razor to trim body hair, or whether you can use your newly acquired body groomer to trim and shave your face and head, continue to the bottom of the article where Groom+Style lays bare our thoughts on the matter.

 

1. Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG7040/42

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series
Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100. Click the photo for the Price on Amazon.

The hair on different parts of the body has very different characteristics, so you might think you’d need a different trimmer for each. That’s not the case with the best body groomers, and the Norelco Series 7100 is the best of the best because its design is extremely well thought out – there’s a trimmer on one end and a shaving head on the other.

A lot of consumers consider this the best body groomer because you can groom the groin area effectively and comfortably. The groomer seldom causes irritation to its users. When ‘manscaping’ your private parts, you do not have to worry about nicks and cuts as this shaver has a specially designed fine foil to capture hairs without ever damaging the skin.

The pearl-tipped trimmer on this Norelco unit has five different hair length settings, all the way from 1/8 of an inch up to about ½ an inch, so you can groom everything from long, curly chest hair to the shorter hairs which need careful attention around your groin area, while selecting exactly how long to leave them. And both the blades and combs on the trimmer are rounded to avoid leaving scratches or nicks.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100
The trimmer blades and comb – very effective and powerful with no pulling or snagging of hairs.

At the other end of this unit is a 3D pivoting foil shaving head which turns and swivels to follow the shape of the area being groomed, with “pre-trimmers” on each side of the head which ensure a close shave with just one pass. The foil is designed to catch loose hairs easily, the blades are self-sharpening, and the entire groomer is hypoallergenic.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100
The brilliantly designed (combined) trimmer and foil shaver head, which is shaped and pivots nicely to get into all those “hard to reach” areas of the body.

All that’s required for maintenance is to run the groomer under a faucet to clean it and to change the foil every year or so (see more on this below).

The Philips BG7040/42 (confusingly know as the series 7000, not 7100) gives you 80 minutes of use with each charge and can be used in the shower without a problem. It has a nice ergonomic design so it’s comfortable to hold – and more importantly, it’s comfortable to use even in those regions you may have been scared to death to approach with anything sharp.

To put it bluntly, this is the perfect trimmer for every part of the body but it’s designed with the delicacy of the pubic area in mind.

Specifications of the Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG7040/42:

  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 7 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Length Settings: 5
  • Combs: One, adjustable
  • Wet/Dry: Yes, can be used in the shower
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Warranty: Five years

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Note: Philips has some slightly older models, such as the BG2039/42, that has a beard guard (5 length settings), a rubber grip, and titanium blades which are all pretty cool additions – although the charge time is 8 hours as it contains a nickel metal hydride battery. The older BG2040/49 has been replaced by the BG7040/42.

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Check Philips Multigroomer BG2039 Price on Amazon (older model)

 

Replacement Philips Norelco Bodygroom Trimmer/Shaver Foil

As with all foil shavers, you will need to replace the shaver heads, to ensure they are cutting effectively. Philips recommends every 6-12 months depending on how often you are grooming – from a practical point of view when you find the performance of the shaver deteriorating (you have to go over areas a few more times than usual, or the shaver is not cutting as close) it is time to replace the foils.

Replacement Philips Norelco Bodygroom Trimmer/Shaver Foils are available at a reasonable price from Amazon.

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2. Braun BT3040 Men’s Ultimate Hair Clipper/Beard Trimmer

Braun BT3040 Beard Trimmer for Men, Cordless Hair Clipper, Black/Blue, with Gillette ProGlide Razor

Precision, precision, precision. That’s the mantra of men devoted to the perfect trim, and this Braun combination clipper and trimmer set is designed for the ultimate in precision. It’s marketed primarily for use on facial hair, but its trimming and edging capabilities make it ideal for grooming tasks from the top of the head to the bottom of – well, you know where.

The BT3040 comes with two adaptable trimming combs, providing precise length settings from 0.5 to 20 mm when used in conjunction with the “precision dial” that increases cutting lengths in increments of 0.5 mm. In other words, you decide exactly how long your hair should be. You don’t have to defer to the available blade lengths on your clipper. And the very sharp stainless steel blades on this Braun can handle any length or thickness of hair without any tugging or pulling.

When grooming your hair, you’ll probably be as interested in shaping and contouring as you are in clipping. This kit is up to the task, because it includes a Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor that uses what the company calls “flex ball” technology. The head’s five anti-friction blades are able to move much more than those on traditional razors, responding instantly to the contour of the skin and trimming every hair exactly as desired.

At about half the price of the Philips Norelco Bodygroom products, the Braun BT3040 is a terrific value.

Details on the Braun BT3040 Men’s Ultimate Hair Clipper/Beard Trimmer:

  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Length settings: 0.5-20 mm
  • Combs: Two
  • Wet/Dry: No
  • Power: Two NiMH batteries, rechargeable
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years, limited

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3. Remington PG525 Lithium Head to Toe Body Groomer

Remington PG525 Head to Toe Lithium Powered Body Groomer Kit
Remington PG525 Body Groomer. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

This compact unit, unlike the ones we’ve discussed so far, is more of a true groomer than a combination razor/trimmer. Yes, you can use it to shave body hair, but it isn’t going to clear a forest as cleanly as the Norelco or Braun. What it is going to do is give you a lot of options for exactly how you’d like to trim.

The surgical steel, self-sharpening blades are the backbone of the unit, and what you use to do the shaving. They’ll do a good job cleaning up small areas, although we wouldn’t suggest using this model to replace a razor for full-fledged shaving jobs; where the Remington excels is at trimming. 

The foil shaver is only “single foil” and will require a few passes to capture most hairs.

Remington PG525 Lithium Head to Toe Body Groomer
A versatile, and budget-friendly trimmer that gives you lots of trimming options (for those focused more on trimming body hair rather than shaving it – the single foil shaver is not effective on large areas).

There is an eight-length adjustable comb which lets you choose how long you’d like the hairs to be in the area you’re trimming, there are three beard-and-stubble combs if you’re using the PG525 on your face, and there are four additional attachments: a full-sized one for the neckline and sideburns, a foil shaver attachment for closer shaves, a body hair vertical trimmer attachment with three adjustable lengths, and another attachment for nose hair, ear hair and other detailing work. Yes, that’s a lot of switching back and forth, but it lets you choose exactly how you want to “attack” each area. (We’d suggest more caution than a full-fledged attack, the lower you get on your body.)

This unit heads are waterproof so they clean easily under the tap.

As mentioned earlier in the article if you are just after a trimmer then you could also consider the other products in our best trimmers article.

It’s a lot of groomer for the price.

A closer look at the Remington PG525 Lithium Heat to Toe Body Groomer:

  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 1 x 6 inches
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Length Settings: Dependent on combs; one comb with eight, one comb with three
  • Combs: Four, plus four attachments
  • Wet/Dry: Yes, washable heads (the body is not waterproof)
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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4. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer
Gillette Fusion ProGlide. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

Here’s another of those “best of both worlds” units, as it also uses Braun technology for the trimmer and Gillette’s for the shaver. They each perform pretty well, and this groomer is designed to be used for facial hair as well as body hair – more about that shortly.

3-in-1 refers to shaving, trimming and edging. The head of this unit is similar to a regular ProGlide razor, with four thin “power blades” which do the job well but are best known for their gentle feel, gliding over the skin easily while giving a close shave.

That’s always important for the face, of course, but even more appreciated when shaving the chest, back or armpits; you’ll find the razor head works best on body hair when it’s been moistened first, or even with some gel applied (there’s a ProGlide brand shaving gel intended for the purpose).

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer
A great trimmer and shaver combination for “detailed work” (if you know what we mean).

A nice feature is the comfort guide that wraps around the side of the blades, removing any excess shaving prep material before the blades do their work.

The trimmer may be the best part of the Fusion 3-in-1. It’s built to be maneuverable along the body’s contour, which is obviously important when working on sensitive areas; there are three different combs you can use with it, each for a different length of hair, and you can trim even closer if you use the trimmer without a comb attached. Finally, there’s a precision edging blade on the back of the unit which lets you clean up the areas that you’ve shaved and trimmed.

There are some significant drawbacks, however. The biggest is that the Gillette Body Groomer is powered by an AA battery which isn’t rechargeable. It should last at least a month before starting to lose juice, but you’ll definitely find yourself needing to stock up on AAs. The other is based on personal preference, but we think this unit is better suited for beard and mustache work, and perhaps trimming the genital area, than it is for large and hairy areas like the back or chest where you might not be comfortable using the razor and the trimmer might be overwhelmed.

Compensating for those drawbacks: you get a nice body groomer for your money. There’s not much to argue about there.

Specs for the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer:

  • Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 11 ounces
  • Length Settings: none
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: AA battery, not rechargeable
  • Run Time: n/a
  • Warranty: Information not available

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Each manual blade should last for about 1 month and can be replaced with Gillette Fusion blades.

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5. Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

MANGROOMER Ultimate Pro Back Shaver
MANGROOMER Ultimate Pro Back Shaver. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

We have included this unit for those guys who want to take care of stubborn back hair – it can also be used effectively elsewhere on the body.

The Mangroomer has two attachable shaving heads with stainless steel, hypoallergenic blades and flex necks; one is a wide back trimmer that’s almost two inches long and intended to quickly get rid of large areas of hair, the other is a shorter bi-directional groomer head that’s meant for shorter hair, smaller areas and regular maintenance.

How do you reach all of the hair on your back, you ask? You do it with the patented, hinged handle with a rubber grip, which can bend at any angle necessary (all the way up to 135 degrees) and then lock into place if desired. This handle easily lets you reach the middle and lower back areas without straining, bending or asking someone else for help.

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver
A powerful trimmer and foil (trimmer) combination that can be used all over the body, especially the back.

There are other nice features on the Mangroomer including a power burst button which lets you power through particularly thick or stubborn areas and a quick-charge battery which comes in quite handy if you haven’t quite finished your shave when the charge runs out. But the best feature of this baby is its construction; you’ll spend a long time searching for another back groomer that will actually let you shave all of your back hair without having to become a contortionist. (Yes, you can use it on other areas of your body, too).

Then there are other notable features, such as an innovative trimmer, extendable handle and neck designs, which only makes things easier for you; as if the design alone is not easy enough.

Mangroomer has released a new model called the Mangroomer Lithium Max Back Shaver, which is effectively the same as the Ultimate Pro Back Shaver, but with a more powerful battery for longer life and faster charging.

The ultimate back trimmer that can be used effectively on the rest of the body.

The facts and figures for the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver:

  • Dimensions: 11 x 3 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Length Settings: none
  • Heads: Two
  • Wet/Dry: No
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 60+ minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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6. Philips Norelco Bodygroomer BG5025/49

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 3500, Showerproof Body Hair Trimmer for Men with Back Attachment, BG5025/49

This is a very good alternative to the Mangroomer we’ve just reviewed. It will give you a very attractive body (in terms of hair, that is – no body groomer can do anything about your abs) at a very attractive price. But what makes the BG5025/49 particularly good value is the fact that it has an extra-long handle attachment designed to let you easily reach your back hair.

This Philips Norelco model is a cordless foil shaver with self-sharpening blades and rounded tips which reduce skin irritation, plus a bi-directional shaver head that lets you go back and forth to snag all of those loose hairs. There are three interchangeable, rounded trimmer combs to handle different lengths of hair (3mm, 5mm, and 7mm), the back handle performs just as it’s supposed to, and since this is a water-resistant model you can comfortably take care of all your excess body hair with or without gel. Shaving in the shower and cleaning the detachable blade cartridge under running water are two benefits the review team really liked.

This Philips Norelco groomer provides a smooth shave when used on your chest, neck and shoulders, under your arms and on your legs, and even when grooming those sensitive areas that need a lighter touch.

The one negative the review team found was that you may need to make two or three passes when dealing with thick hair. That’s a small price to pay, though, for an inexpensive body groomer which also lets you shave your back all by yourself. Expect to get about 60 minutes of run time per one-hour charge.

The Bodygroomer BG5025/49 is a great tool for shaving all of your body hair, including that thatch on your back, for an extremely reasonable price.

More info on the Philips Norelco BG2025 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment:

  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 6 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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7. BAKblade 2.0 Back Hair Removal And Body Shaver

baKblade 2.0 PLUS - Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY), Ergonomic Handle, Shave Wet or Dry (Extra Blades Included)

You already know how Groom+Style feels about the Mangroomer. But if you’re more interested in an inexpensive and easy-to-use tool to shave your back without having to deal with two heads, hinged handles and frequent battery charging – meet the BAKblade 2.0. It’s a manual groomer with a wide blade, designed specifically to let you reach over your shoulder and prune the forest that’s growing on your back.

A lot of thought obviously went into the BAKblade 2.0. The long handle is ergonomically-designed so you can comfortably reach wherever you need to, there’s a safety guard that prevents nicks and cuts, and the patented DryGlide four-inch safety blades (there are three of them protected by a sturdy guard) deliver a smooth wet or dry shave and won’t rust in the shower.

Bakblade
Note – this is an image of the BAKblade 1.0, the 2.0 has 2 blades for twice the cutting power.  The long, sharp blade is the key to this product. It will cut through forests of hair for a smooth finish (not recommended for sensitive areas).

One interesting design feature of this back groomer is that the blades are flexible, so it can conform to the contours of any back without creating the friction that leads to razor burns and cuts. That flexibility is also why you don’t need to use cream or gel, if you prefer a dry shave. Either way, the BAKblade feels gentle on the back and removes almost any thickness of hair easily without leaving stubble. Just be aware that the blades only last for 4-6 shaves before needing replacement at $10 per set – somewhat offsetting the low price of the groomer.

The BAKblade 2.0 is perfect for tackling difficult-to-reach back hair if you want a simple and inexpensive answer to a hairy problem.

Specs for the BAKblade 2.0 Back Hair Removal And Body Shaver:

  • Dimensions: 17.7 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: None
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Manually-operated
  • Run time: n/a
  • Warranty: 60 days

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Replacement blades for the BAKblade can also be purchased from Amazon.

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8. Philips Norelco BG1026/60 Bodygroom Series 1100

Click photo for Price on Amazon.

Here’s Groom+Style’s budget choice. It’s priced about one-third lower than its big brother, the Bodygroom 3100 that we reviewed earlier – but performs almost as well for manscaping on sensitive skin. The biggest differences are that the Series 1100 groomer doesn’t have a rechargeable battery (it runs on two AA batteries), and it doesn’t come with many bells and whistles like extra combs for very long hair (it comes with just one 3mm comb) or the back attachment.

There are integrated skin guards to protect against accidental cuts from the blades, which can trim both forward and backward and will cut extremely close, all the way down to 0.5mm. You can use this groomer either wet or dry, although Norelco recommends a dry shave with the Series 1100; this model is small and easy to take on a trip, and it’s simple to clean under the faucet.

Philips Norelco BG1026/60
Solid performance at a reasonable price – maybe if you are not 100% sure if you will stick with this grooming “thing”.

The Philips Norelco BG1026/60 isn’t the most full-featured body groomer the Groom+Style review team has seen. But it will give you a very good trim with no nicks anywhere under the neck (yes, it’s perfect for use “down there”), at a great price.

Looking deeper at the Philips Norelco BG1026/60 Bodygroom Series 1100:

  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 3.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.8 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: One
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Two AA batteries
  • Run time: Approximately two months of shaves
  • Warranty: Two years

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Our Budget Range Recommendation

Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S

Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S
Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

No list of “best all-in-one groomer” for body and facial hair is complete without an entry from Panasonic Milano. Keep in mind that this list is focused on groomers that can do a good job of shaving or trimming above and below the neck. The previous entries were excellent at grooming below the neck and do a decent job at above the neck areas. This shaver is the opposite, it does a decent job below the neck, but when it comes to above the neck trimming and shaving, then this product is among the best in the market.

The main emphasis of this item is being a trimmer and it’s an excellent one. The trimmer lacks combs and attachment, but it does not mean it’s lackluster. Just think of it as an excellent trimmer without the hassles of attaching or detaching features. Precision is another unique feature of this trimmer. With this trimmer, you can easily and accurately style or shape your hair or beard. You will also have a good control to your desired hair length.

It could easily be considered one of the best body hair trimmers for men.

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A modern man needs a good body groomer to trim or shave unwanted hairs from his body and face. Thankfully, modern technology can help men get the job done easily and comfortably. The team and Groom+Style hope you found this review helpful. Happy grooming.

 

Braun Cruzer 5 Body Shaver

The Braun Cruzer 5 and 6 has been replaced with the Braun BT3040.

Braun Cruzer 5 BG5010 Body Shaver Groomer for Men With 3 Comb Attachments and Charging Stand

Gillette is one of the premier names in shaving, and Braun’s high-quality body grooming Cruzer 5 melds Gillette’s shaver technology with its own expertise in personal care product manufacturing. There are shaving and trimming tools on this unit, but one of the unique concepts Braun brings to the table is that there’s a third mode, in which you can trim and then shave at the same time with one stroke.

The razor has five closely-spaced blades which utilize Gillette’s wet shave Fusion system, designed to shave closely with very little irritation – no matter where on the body you use it. You don’t have to shave wet, naturally, but you’ll find that when you’re working on large body areas like the chest or back it’s the best way to get the job done quickly and effectively.

The trimmer is meant to provide optimal results in sensitive areas. Its teeth are much smaller than you’ll find on most competitive groomers, which often seem to be built more for beards than for body hair. The small teeth ensure there will be less irritation and fewer nicks when trimming the hair in the armpit and groin areas. There are three different trimming combs (0.6mm, 3mm, 8mm) of varying lengths, so you can select how long you want the hair to be when you’re finished (and a travel case is included).

Braun Cruzer 6 Body Shaver
Very effective trimmer and manual shaver option, which you can use together or independently. For those guys (and girls) who like the closeness of a blade.
Best Body Groomer - Braun Cruzer 6 Body Shaver
Use the timmer and fusion blade together (or retract the blade and just use the trimmer).

You can easily switch between shaving and trimming modes with the touch of a finger. But the combination mode of the Cruzer 5 is a welcome change from most groomers, which require you to trim your hair before you can shave it. It’s a real time-saver, and unless you’re grooming areas where you want to take extra-special care (you know the ones we’re talking about) it’s worth the price of admission.

Best Body Groomer - Braun Cruzer 6 Body Shaver
Just use the blade by itself.

You get about 50 minutes of shaving/trimming time per charge with this Braun model, which should be more than enough unless you look like the Beast (as in Beauty and the Beast) or have been an island castaway for a few years.

It is not quite as versatile as the Norelco 7100, but the Groom+Style team like it a lot.

Details on the Braun Cruzer 5 Body Shaver:

  • Dimensions: 6 x 2.5 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Length Settings: None
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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Each manual blade should last for about 1 month and can be replaced with Gillette Fusion blades.

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Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment

best body groomer - Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100
Philips Norelco BG2034. Click the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

The Philips Norelco BG2034 has been replaced with the Philips Norelco Bodygroomer BG5025/49.

This is a very good alternative to the Mangroomer we’ve just reviewed. It will give you a very attractive body (in terms of hair, that is – no body groomer can do anything about your abs) at a very attractive price. But what makes the Series 3100 a particularly good value is the fact that it has an extra-long handle attachment designed to let you easily reach your back hair.

This Philips Norelco model is a cordless, hypo-allergenic foil shaver with self-sharpening blades and unusual patented pearl tips which reduce skin irritation. There are three interchangeable, rounded trimmer combs to handle different lengths of hair (3mm, 5mm, and 7mm), the back handle performs just as it’s supposed to, and since this is a wet/dry model you can comfortably take care of all your excess body hair with or without gel. You can shave in the shower, and cleaning the groomer is a breeze.

Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment
Not as powerful as the Philips 7100, but cheaper and with the addition of the extension handle so you can take care of your back.

The Bodygroom 3100 provides a smooth shave when used on your chest, neck and shoulders, under your arms and on your legs, and even when grooming those sensitive areas that need a lighter touch.

The one negative the review team found was that you may need to make two or three passes when dealing with thick hair. That’s a small price to pay, though, for an inexpensive body groomer which also lets you shave your back all by yourself. Expect to get about 50 minutes of run time per eight-hour charge.

The Philips Norelco Bodygroom 3100 is a great way to shave all of your body hair, including that thatch on your back, for an extremely reasonable price.

More info on the Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment:

  • Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Lithium CR2 battery, rechargeable
  • Run time: 50 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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Can’t I Just Use My Regular Razor to Shave my Body?

Of course, you can. You can use a carving knife to trim your body hair, too. Neither is a very good idea, though, because body groomers are designed for areas that aren’t shaved often, not for the face which gets “manhandled” by a regular razor on a daily basis. (You can probably figure out on your own why a carving knife wouldn’t be the best choice.)

Most top body groomers are designed with special features like heads that can pivot to fit the body’s contours, comfort guards or lubrication strips. All make the body shaving process more comfortable than it would be with a normal manual or electric razor. A number of body groomers also have longer or extendable handles so you can reach wherever you need to shave.

There’s one extra consideration which doesn’t require much elaboration, and on which we’d prefer not to elaborate. Would you want to take a razor that’s just shaved your groin or under your arms, and then use it on your face? We wouldn’t, either.

If you do want to buy a product that can be used on multiple parts of the body, then search for a multi-groomer which has multiple heads and guide combs which can be switched out and cleaned – such as the Remington PG525.

 

Can I Use My Body Groomer to Shave My Head?

Another question the Groom+Style team hears is “Can I use a body groomer to shave my head?” We’ll skip the sarcastic reference to carving knives and simply say that it’s possible, but again not the best idea. Groomer heads are relatively smooth and not built for the contours found on most parts of the body, so the maneuverability found on the best body groomers isn’t what you need for the scalp. An electric head shaver will be more likely to simply follow the head’s natural shape, and some have rounded edges to minimize cuts on the very sensitive scalp.

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vikas

want to keep hair on groin and scrotum to minimum, can you suggest a trimmer that is safe to use there?

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Hey Vikas,

Thanks for your question.

If you had the budget we would still suggest the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 – you do get the shaving head with it as well, which I am sure you would still find a use for.

Alternatively, if you were just after a budget trimmer then you can check out some options on our trimmer page linked below. The Philips Norelco Beard & Hair Trimmer Series 5100 would be a brilliant choice, or even the budget Philips Norelco MG3750 Multigroom Series 3000.

https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/5-best-beard-trimmers-for-men/

Do let me know if you have any follow up questions.

Kind Regards,
Pierce

Igor
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Igor

thanks for your reply. You recommend those two trimmers over the Norelco 7100?

Also, any others you recommend that are good quality for cheaper?

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Groom+Style

Hey Igor, It really depends if you want a trimmer and shaver combo – if that is what you are after then the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 is brilliant – it is also a great product even if you never use the shaving function, but then you are paying a bit extra for the privilege of having functionality that you don’t use. But if you only wanted a high-quality trimmer then the Whal and Philips 5100 are amazing options. In the reasonably priced range, the Remington PG525 Lithium Head to Toe Body Groomer is a great choice – great… Read more »

Igor
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Igor

Hi,

I’m looking primarily for a good body trimmer (chest/back). I usually just trim my beard to a ‘shadow’ length because I don’t like a clean shave look. My body hair is quite thick and I trim it every 2 weeks. What trimmer do you recommend that’s better for chest/back hair and allows you to trim your beard.

Thanks

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Groom+Style

Hi Igor,

Thanks for your question on G+S.

If you were just after a trimmer then you could check out our page linked below, and consider the top 2 products, they will work well for beard and body hair trimming.

1. Wahl 9818 Lithium Ion Plus Stainless Steel Beard Trimmer
2. Philips Norelco Beard & Hair Trimmer Series 5100 – BT5210

https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/5-best-beard-trimmers-for-men/

Please let me know if you have any follow up questions.

Kind Regards,
Pierce

Barney
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Barney

So I’m looking for a device to mainly serve as a trimmer for my chest, groin, and beard (to maintain the beard at around a number 2 or 3 clippers length), but I think it would be unwise to get something that can only work as a trimmer and not shave too. Would the Philips 7100 be it, or should I look for something that is maybe better for trimming the beard and sacrifice the shaving?

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Groom+Style

Hey Barney, Personally, I (and most of the team) prefer to have a separate face shaving (I assume that is what you are referring to) and body grooming product. The key reason is that I want a very very close, fast and efficient shave on my face (which limits the possible products to the Braun Series 9 or Panasonic Arc 5) – and these products do not have body trimmers etc. Oh, and there is also the hygiene factor, but shavers can be cleaned/sterilized so that is not a deal breaker. Combination products such as the Philips 7100 do a… Read more »

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incognito

just wanted to leave a note here,
I have purchased the BG2039 as you noted it as a newer model, upon inspection of the manual it appeares the charge time on the BG2039 is 8 hours which unlike the BG2040 is much longer(1 hour on the BG2040).
I’ve contacted philips on the subject, they noted the BG2040 is a newer model and that it’s supposed to be the only main difference between the models

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Groom+Style

Hi,
Thanks for letting us know about the error, the article has been updated.
Please email me directly on pierce@groomandstyle.com as we would like to thank you personally for helping us improve the quality of the article.
Kind Regards,
Pierce

James
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James

Thank you! 😉 This is extremely helpful. Have a great weekend!

James
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James

Hi, thank you for all of this amazing guidance and help. I’m a hairy bastard and one issue that I’ve had in the last couple of years has been shaft hair…When I shave/trim it, when you rub your finger against the grain it feels like a 5’oclock shadow and is not enjoyable for my girlfriend.. What do you recommend that can make it baby smooth so I don’t kill my girlfriend with a stubbled piece? I use an electric razor for my face and that feels smooth when I go against the grain but I remembered trying it in the… Read more »

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Groom+Style

Hey James, Hopefully, we can get to the root of the problem… 🙂 So I think you have touched on all the key components that you will need to balance to solve your problem; initial shaving and potential irritation, the closeness of the shave/trim, and then any potential regrowth. You will need to experiment with a combination of solutions to identify what works best for you. Option 1 – Do nothing, embrace the hairy shaft. At the end of the day the only way to avoid irritation while shaving, and stubble (after a trim or during regrowth) is not to… Read more »

Jim Jones
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Jim Jones

Hi. I’ve decided to go with the Phillips BodyGroom 7100. Quick question. You referred the newer model bg2039/42 and it appears to be cheaper than the 7100 via Amazon right now. But I can’t tell what the difference is. Will it Work as well as the 7100 for the frank and beans? Or is it more of a body shaver? Thx.

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Groom+Style

Hey Jim, Thanks for the question… hopefully, the below information clarifies things. The key differences between the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 (which is model BG2040) and the Philips Norelco BG2039/42 Philips Multigroom Beard, Stubble and Body Trimmer are that the BG2039 has an additional beard guard (5 length settings), a rubber grip, and titanium blades. So the BG2039 is suitable for a beard as well as the body and has a few upgraded features. The BG2039 has the same sizing and maneuverability designs that make it perfect for use on the Twig and Berries. Amazon link to BG2040 ->… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Try bakblade for shaving backhair …amazing

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Groom+Style

Hiya,

Thanks for suggesting it we have heard good things about it – we will give it a test.

For those people who want to do their own investigation, this is the link to the bakblade on Amazon.

http://geni.us/bakbladebodyshaver

Kind Regards,
Pierce

Shinoda
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Shinoda

Hi i am looking for a chest and back hair remover. After removing the hair I need a smooth surface over the removed area and dont want short hair atleast for 03 days. Please advise me how should I proceed? Which productvis the bset for a smooth finish

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Groom+Style

Hi Shinoda, For you chest and back (as long as you have a friend to do your back) then we would suggest you consider the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 – it has a trimmer at one end and a foil shaver at the other end. Other than manual shaving, waxing or laser hair removal, shaving with an electric foil shaver is the next best option for hair removal (see additional resource articles linked below). https://groomandstyle.com/shave-pubic-hair/ https://groomandstyle.com/how-brazilian-wax-home/ https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/5-best-home-hair-removal-laser-devices-reviewed/ We have also recently tested the Mangroomer Profressional Bodygroomer – which we really liked as well (it has a similar design to… Read more »

Gail
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Gail

I’m tired of buzzing my husband’s back! I want to buy him a device that he can use on his back, chest, arms, and groin. (He does not need for face or head.) Can the Mangroomer do all that? Back and groin too? Is it easy for him to maneuver the handle for the back?

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Groom+Style

Hi Gail,

Even though the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver was designed specifically to be used on the back there is no reason the device cannot be used effectively all over the body (it comes with 2 attachments oneto trim coarse hair and one foil attachment for a closer shave).

Just for your comparison Mangroomer have also created a specialised body groomer called the “Mangroomer Ultimate Pro BodyGroom” linked here http://amzn.to/2kyAtwC).

The Mangroomer Ultimate Pro BodyGroom gives more flexibility with trimmer lengths etc. whereas the Mangroomer Pro Back Shaver just has the one trimming length.

Hope this helps.

Cheers for now,
Pierce

Bharati Agrawal
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Bharati Agrawal

I am looking for shaver for my husband and myself.My husband has lots of body hair.I wanted shaver for facial hair like upper lips and chin

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Groom+Style

Hi Bharati, Thanks for your question. For your husband to remove body hair GroomNStyle would recommend the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 – see details in the review above. For removing facial hair on women GroomNStyle would not recommend shaving. Some temporary hair removal options for facial hair would be: * For all facial hair removal options which induce some pain you can purchase a numbing solution such as the one linked here – http://geni.us/FacialEpilators4 1) Tweezers – get a pair of tweezers and try removing the hairs. This is the cheap and effective. It can be time consuming, the… Read more »

John
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John

Looking at your female reviews, number 2 looks like the best for downstairs.

thoughts?

https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/top-5-best-bikini-razors-bikini-trimmers/

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Groom+Style

Hi John,
The Braun Silk-epil (described in our article https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/top-5-best-bikini-razors-bikini-trimmers/) is ideal as a specialised product that is perfect for detailed shaving and styling work on the bikini area.
Kind Regards,
Lisa

John
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John

Hi,

Good article thankyou.

My current groomer, a Remington from 7 years ago needs replacing.

I shave everything downstairs except the balls which i trim with a setting/foil cover that is just above being fully shave (like a number 1)

Which one would you suggest?

Cheers,
J

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Groom+Style

Hi John,

If you wanted a fully electric shaver you could focus on the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 – you can shave with the foil and then trim with the other end of the device. Otherwise, if you like the closeness of a manual blade you could look at the Braun Cruzer 6, which comes with a combination of manual blades and then a built in trimmer (which is perfect for sensitive areas). Hope this helps.

Cheers Pierce

CH
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CH

Please provide a link for grooming “down there”

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Groom+Style

Hiya,
Here are the pages for shaving or waxing.
https://groomandstyle.com/shave-pubic-hair/
https://groomandstyle.com/how-brazilian-wax-home/
Kind Regards,
Lisa

Dave
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Dave

Hi, I’m looking for one that I can use on my back and groin, but with an interchangeable head that will allow me to do my head and beard, typically to about a number 1 cut. The Remington appears to be the closest one, the low price makes me nervous, I don’t want to have to replace it again in 6 months. Thoughts?

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Groom+Style

Hi Dave, Thanks for your question. It appears you want a multigroom tool or All-In-One groomer (maybe more than a specific bodygroomer). With a product that aims to do “everything” you are always going to have trade-offs and maybe some performance compromises. Not 100% clear what your goals or priorities are – but it seems you want to be able to trim first then to be able to shave back, groin, head and beard. In terms of longevity, you do get what you pay for – and GNS would always recommend you purchase the best product your budget allows. From… Read more »

John
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John

Hi,
Just curious to know if a foil shaver (Braun) is good to use for body grooming, especially the groin area?

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Groom+Style

Hi John, Thanks for the question. The key benefit of a specialized body groomer is that it will have the ability to trim longer body hair first and then shave the hair shorter (via a blade or electric head), all in the one unit. I assume you are asking if you can use your facial foil shaver for body grooming. In theory you can use a foil facial shaver to groomer body hair, as long as you have a way of trimming the hair first. The other factors you might want to consider are: – Hygiene, are you happy to… Read more »

Doug
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Doug

Was really hoping for a “Corded” recommendation, but all of these are battery-powered. Can’t see to find a coded option which both shaves and trims (*sigh*). Guess I keep looking.

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Groom+Style

Hi Doug,

You might find the Philips Norelco QC5580/40 meets your needs – as it allows for corded and cordless use (tip – it is usually the shavers/trimmers that offer the wet option that do not allow for corded use as there is a safety limitation).

You can read more about the QC5580/40 here…
https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/top-5-best-electric-head-shavers-for-men/

Cheers,
Pierce & the GNS Team

Oz
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Oz

I have used the Gillette Fusion Provide for a year now and while it may have served me very very well for above the neck shaving and trimming it’s not recommended for groin regions. Without the combs, it’s got a sharp feel that mostly leaves your face a little sore and this never gave me the confidence to use it for groin area grooming fearing the worst. Additionally the damn thing broke down in exactly a year so now it’s just used for shaving purposes above the neck. Stocking batteries is no fun either.

james laird
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james laird

Thanks lisa looking for electric shaver not wet one . One that can shape my side burns and do my chest and face. Thanks for reply.

best body groomer
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best body groomer

That’s a nice selection of best body groomers I have to say. Reading your reviews feels just right… They’re not too long and on point. I’ll definitely come back for more useful reviews, because it looks like you’ve got loads of stuff covered.
Keep up the good work guys!

Cheers, Nicholas

james laird
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james laird

Looking for shaver to do face mainly and body when i can be bothered . Like a shaver that cuts close and leaves a little stubble . Had the philips multigroom geooming kit. Which was not very good and broke. What do you recommend guys.

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Groom+Style

Hi James,
Sorry to hear the Philips multigroom grooming kit did not meet your expectations. If you want to move away from the Philips brand you could try the Gillette Fusion – as mentioned in the review its designed for facial and body hair. It will not cut facial hair as well as a top of the range face shaver like the Braun Series 9, but it will give you the best of both worlds. Let us know how you get on.
– Lisa

eric crayon
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eric crayon

I agree that Panasonic has great tools . I am using it and I love it . I strongly recommend Panasonic

Confused
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Confused

Hi,
I am curious, all the reviews I read about the Norelco BG2040 is that the battery falls apart quickly and the foil top does not hold up. Do you have any experience with these defects? Additionally, I would like to use the trimmer for my body and my beard. Does the BG2040 shave options allow for me to shaving my beard down to stubble?

I am also very drawn to the Panasonic, however, the long charge time concerns me. Any thoughts?

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Groom+Style

Hi Behan, The team at GNS has no experience with these defects you mentioned (which is not to say they do not happen in some cases). That said, the Norelco BG 2040 comes with a 45 day money back guarantee (2 year warranty), which might alleviate any concerns you have with battery life and foil (which should be changed every year anyway). The trimmer works well from 1/8 inch to 1/2inch. It is important to read the details about charging, as with the BG2040 and TT2040, the charging time depends on the serial number. Serial numbers 1152 and higher have… Read more »

Milen
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Milen

Hi im from Bulagria i was looking to buy a body trimmer and from what i’ve read i think i will go with norelco 7100 but the link you gave shows me Philips Bodygroom Series 7000 TT2040/32, All-in-One Bodygroomer i cant find it in the philips official bg page too it shows me the same product as in your link http://www.philips.bg/c-p/TT2040_32/bodygroom-series-7000-body-groomer , is it these products same ?

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Groom+Style

Hi Milen,
Yes it gets a little complicated as there are different models within a series (in this case series 7000) and different countries get slightly different models etc. But if you focus on the tt2040 (or also called bg2040), and get the biggest number /34 or /32 you can find you will get the latest model available in Bulgaria. Good Luck.
Kind Regards,
Lisa

Alan
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Alan

Lisa, I couldn’t find the post you mentioned on shaving “south of the border”. Do you have a link?

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Groom+Style

Hi Alan,
Just do a search on the site (using the magnifying glass on the top right) with text “How to shave your pubic hair”
– Lisa

best body groomer
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best body groomer

Great article. I was looking for a quality body groomer I can gift to my brother. After reading tons of reviews, I finally found your post – clear, helpful and organized reviews. I will go for Phillips Norelco 7100, because I think it’s the best in the list and will suit his needs.
Thanks for help and keep up the good work!

Cheers, Mike

Steve Bate
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Steve Bate

The review of the Norelco 7100 says you can use it for regular shaving, but the directions say it’s only for the neck down.

GroomNStyle
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GroomNStyle

Steve, Unfortunate but bitter truth is the price point of body groomers will never get a rolls royce of a Braun 9095 or Panasonic Arc5’s shave. They all can be used for regular shaving but where the excel is grooming your body hair.

-Lisa

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hey, what would you recommend to buy if you were looking for a groomer that would not only give you a clean, smooth shave on your back,chest and stomach but also your shoulders and upper arm?

GroomNStyle
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GroomNStyle

Hi,

I guess you are looking for a groomer that can be used all over but interesting you suggest back as well. Mangroomer comes with an extension handle for reaching out to deep back areas that are otherwise difficult to groom. Check it out!

-Pierce

Toprew
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Toprew

This article is best one I have found in 2016. I currently have Braun razor, but I’ve heard so much about Norelco, that I have strong intention to purchase it, do you recommend it? Please let me know and I will buy it then. Also question – is it suitable for most fragile zones (if you know what I mean) ?

Allan
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Allan

Hello there suggest me best multi grooming kit among these which has versatile uses?

GroomNStyle
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GroomNStyle

Allan- Norelco 7100 fits the bill if you are look for an absolute versatile groomer. Not to mention the durability of the device-which is second to none!

-Lisa

Hairy Harry
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Hairy Harry

Can I use any of these to get the hair off my balls? It looks like a lumberjack’s beard on a rainy day down there.

GroomNStyle
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GroomNStyle

🙂 That made me chuckle. Yes you can use these groomers anywhere on your body but remember to cut short hair in sensitive areas before you try any of the electric shavers or groomer down there. Stuck hair in the electric shavers mid way through the process can be horrific experience!

Read our post on how to shave down there and hopefully, you will get the idea..

-Lisa

sameer
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sameer

plz do recomend suggest any full body groomer permeant or laser ttreatment any solujstions for body hair

amit
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amit

im men gym going guy young but more hair on chest legs so plz recomeend nay permenent hair remover solution or remedy or and efective full body groomer top to bottom

GroomNStyle
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GroomNStyle

Amit-

No body groomers will give you permanent hair removal- i’m afraid; You still need to shave and groom frequently. For permanent hair removal, you will have to resort to laser hair removal

-Lisa

Monty thiessen
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Monty thiessen

I think panasonic is the most reliable brand in the market. All Panasonic types have great functions. You can buy it without doubt.

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