10 Best Nose Hair Trimmers

Waterproof Nose Hair Trimmer

There are so many grooming products on the market that it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start looking for nose, ear, hair and facial grooming products. To help you find the product that is right for you, we’ve put together a list of our 10 best nose hair trimmers 2018.


Waterproof Nose Hair Trimmer


While there are many makes and models, some may suit you more than others and we’ve provided you with a detailed guide to some of the best – if you’re in a hurry, just check out our comparison table for an overview!

It would be wrong to suggest that there is a best nose hair clipper out there. Everybody is different and needs different things from their device, so don’t worry if your preference is different to somebody else’s.

Some elements that you may wish to take into account include the size and weight, comfort, design, extras, warranty and power source (rechargeable / non rechargeable).  This list will look closely at our 10 best nose hair trimmers and answer any questions that you might have.

Before committing to a nose hair trimmer, you might like to check out our buyers guide to nose and ear hair trimmers to make sure you’re making the right decision for you.


We check out all of the featured products personally before adding them to our list, which you can find below:



Philips NT5175/49 Norelco 5100 Nose Hair Trimmer

Phillips NT517549 Norelco Nose Hair Trimmer

First on our list and perfectly angled for to reach comfortably inside both the nose, ears and hair is the Phillips NT5175/49 Norelco Nose Hair Trimmer. This device sports a sleek black and silver design with a non-slip rubber grip for a secure grasp on the device whilst nose hair trimming.

The twice sharpened chromium blades allow for a comfortable, close ear and nose hair trim, meaning that you don’t need to worry about any leftover stubble, while the ProtecTube technology, (a thin foil guard with rounded tips which avoids skin irritation) ensures no pulling or cuts during your nose hair trim, guaranteed.

Included with this trimmer are 4 different detachable heads so you can trim your beard and sideburns, eyebrows, ears, hair and nose with just one device. To ensure that none of the heads are lost, the device comes with a pouch to store everything, making it easy to keep together and also take away with you.

Washable with 4 waterproof heads makes it very to clean, as you can simply run it under warm water once finished to wash away any leftover nose hair, for those stubborn stuck hairs, a cleaning brush is also provided. What’s more, this hair trimmer doesn’t require any maintenance and is one of the few nose hair trimmers that don’t need regular oiling in order to keep it in good condition. It also comes with a protective cap for your trimmer head, in order to ensure that it stays clean and free from damage.

This comes with a 2 year warranty, so you’re fully covered for 2 whole years if anything should go wrong!

The only main drawback of this hair trimmer is the fact that it isn’t rechargeable, and therefore the battery (1 single AA) will need replacing when the power runs out. However, the battery life is around 100 minutes, making it one of the most power efficient battery powered hair trimmers on the market and a battery is included in the box! The fact that it is battery powered also means that there are no cables, and the clipper is ready to use straight out of the box, so no waiting for it to charge which can be preferable.


  • 4 shaving heads included
  • Detachable waterproof shaving heads
  • No need to oil
  • Pouch included
  • Battery included
  • 2 year warranty


  • May need to cover some areas more than once depending on the amount of hair/ pressure used


Panasonic ER430K Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer with Vacuum


Panasonic ER430K Ear and Nose Trimmer with Vacuum

Our second item on the list is the ER430K Panasonic Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer and yes, it has an inbuilt vacuum to clear away any trimmed nose or ear hairs, meaning that they aren’t left in your nose and ears.

This impressive black and silver nose hair trimmer is designed so that you can comfortably use it in either hand, so whether you’re left or right handed, you will feel completely comfortable and in control.

The curved stainless steel blades are hypoallergenic to avoid any unwanted irritation or rashes, whilst cutting the nose and ear hair safely and hygienically, and can also be used to trim and shape your moustache, beard and sideburns quickly and effectively.

This device is fully waterproof, and therefore can be used on wet or dry nose and ear hair completely safely, and is even safe to use in the shower, where the grips will prevent it from slipping from your grasp.

The fact that it’s waterproof also makes for a very easy to clean device, which can be clean in a matter of seconds after running under some warm water, while a cleaning brush is included for nose or ear hair that proves a little harder to remove. Even better, the vacuum sweeps away most of the hair so minimal cleaning is required; you can simply empty the collection chamber and rinse.

The rotary blade system allows you to get up close to the walls of your nose and ears in order to achieve a very neat and close shave, while the protective cone ensures that you don’t get any nicks or cuts in the process.

At less than 4 ounces in weight, this is one of the lighter ones on the market and can easily be packed into a bag for travel. Using 1 AA battery, there are no cables involved, so you’ll never need to worry about whether you will have a shaver socket available.

The product comes complete with a 2 year warranty and a cloth travel pouch for safe keeping.

The only 2 faults with this product are that firstly it is designed in such a way to cut the big visible nose and ear hairs and leave a little nose or ear hair behind so that it can filter the air as you breathe, if you don’t want any left you may have to redo certain areas every now and then. Secondly, there is no battery included.


  • The vacuum works really well to remove hair trimmings
  • Fully waterproof and can be immersed
  • 2 year warranty included
  • Travel pouch included
  • Lightweight
  • Hypoallergenic blades for cleanliness


  • May have to go over some areas twice
  • No battery included


Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer 


Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer

The Groom Mate Platinum XL  is the most unique hair clipper on this list and is likely to appeal to those who are fed up with or simply never liked electric hair trimmers.

With no power, this 100% stainless steel, manually operated clipper provides a close trim for even the most stubborn nose and ear hairs. Because it is operated by hand, this clipper can be manoeuvred easily to line up with problem nose and ear hairs. Not only this, but it will never run out of charge, and is extremely portable, just drop it in your bag and go.

The unique patented rotary blade system is guaranteed never to dull or pull at your nose or ear hairs for a smooth and comfortable trim while not worrying about cuts or nicks. In fact, PHR Systems are so confident in their ear and nose hair clipper, that you get an unconditional lifetime warranty with a money back guarantee if you aren’t happy with the product.

To operate this clipper, you need simply insert it into your nose or ear gently and twist the bottom of the trimmer back and forth, carefully cutting through the nose or ear hairs with no need for fast spinning blades. PHR Systems state that whilst the product will remove all nose or ear hair that you wish.

PHR Systems state that whilst the product will remove all nose and ear hair that you want removing, nose and ear hair does help to prevent unwanted object from reaching your delicate passages and such as your ear canals and lungs, so they suggest only removing unsightly nose and ear hairs, however there is nothing stopping you from using the clipper deep in your nose or ear if you prefer as it is perfectly safe.

Due to the product not being electronic, cleaning it is simple, you can just wash it in warm water without the worry of it getting spoiled, or if you want to give it a really good clean you need only remove one small screw to separate the parts.

Regardless of its merits, this is a new way of trimming and as such will require some getting used to. Not only that, but as it is not electric it can be a much slower process to remove all of your unwanted nose and ear hair.


  • No need to charge / change batteries
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Unconditional lifetime warranty included
  • Money back guarantee if not satisfied


  • Manual operation
  • 2 handed
  • Can be slow compared to electric models



Philips Norelco NT9130 D-Finer

Philips Norelco NT9130 D-Finer

Although this is one of the more expensive devices, you really do get your money’s worth with the Philips Norelco NT9130 D-Finer Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer . The device is both a hair trimmer and styler with both hair detailers and comb with both have rounded tips for comfort, meaning no dragging or nipping. The chromium steel blade easily cuts through even the toughest nose and ear hairs, with no irritation or cuts. When compared to other shavers in the range, this stands out as the quieter of the range.

It boasts a stylish blue and black body, with a durable rubber grip to avoid slips and ensuring that you have full control of the device at all times. Included with this trimmer are 2 eyebrow hair trimming combs, the detailer head and comb with protective cap, an AA battery, cleaning brush and a zippable protective deluxe storage case which neatly stores and protects both the device and its accessories.

Again this clipper is completely waterproof and therefore very easy to clean, just put it under some warm water after use to clear away any trapped nose and ear hairs, with the brush for any stubborn left over particles.

While this clipper works particularly well, it is, as previously mentioned, one of the more expensive on the list, and is also one of the heaviest. Be sure to bear this in mind as weight and size can make a big difference to your shaving experience.

The device comes with a 2 year warranty, but if you register it on they will give you an extra 6 months on your warranty for free!


  • Quietest in the range
  • Battery included
  • Protective storage case included
  • 2 year warranty
  • +6months warranty if registered with Noreco


  • Large and heavy
  • Higher price



Best Budget Trimmer

Remington MPT-3600Dual Blade Pen Nose Hair & Ear Trimmer

Remington MPT-3600 Dual Blade Pen Trimmer

The Remington MPT-3600 Dual Blade Pen Nose Hair & Ear Trimmer is the best budget touch up hair trimmer on the list. Although it was designed primarily just for touching up your appearance in between trims, it is able to tame your nose and ear hair quickly and easily without the bulkiness of your average nose and ear hair clipping devices.

Complete with tilting head, you can adjust to your own preferred angle, making it a joy to use. Though it may not feel as robust or high quality as the other electric detail trimmers on the list, for the price it is the best clipper available by far, and the titanium, hypoallergenic blades are durable and strong when trimming the nose or ear hair, without causing any irritation to the skin.

The main downside to this device is that although it is able to tackle thick ear and nose hair, the neck is thin and not as durable as you might hope, therefore caution should be taken when using the product not to press too firmly.

A guide comb, battery and 2 of the durable titanium blades are provided, 1 full size and one a detail trimmer.

At just 1.1 x 3.8 x 8.1 inches and 0.8 oz, this is the most lightweight detail device on the list and although it is a simple plastic design, for the price you would struggle to find a better detail trimmer on the market today.


  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Best budget trimmer for touch uos
  • Adjustable tilting head
  • Hypoallergenic blades
  • Battery included


  • Plastic
  • Not as good looking as others
  • The neck is thin and may not last as long as the more expensive trimmers



Best Eco Friendly Trimmer

Creation Springs Electra-Trim Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer– best for the environment!

Creation Springs Electra-Trim Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

The Creation Springs Electra-Trim Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer is another excellent device to make it onto the shortlist. Using the sharpest dual action rotary blades available, this nose and ear hair trimmer proves effective in achieving a comfortable, smooth and clean trim.

Problem nose and ear hairs are no match for the blades, of which you get 2 with the device, and the motor is endlessly dependable whilst trimming either wet or dry. This device comes with a triple vented vacuum system much like the Panasonic nose and hair trimmer so that the nuisance left over hair in your ears and nose become a thing of the past.

Creation Springs also care about the world, so this device is also good for the environment if that is a factor that matters to you. Crafted from the strongest impact resistant rubberised recycled plastic, there is no way that this nose, ear and hair trimmer will be easily dropped when in use in the shower.

The staying power of this clipper is immense, just one battery can keep going for months (depending on how much you use it of course) and there is a battery included so you’re good to go straight out of the box!

It is is 100%  waterproof so cleaning the device is no problem as all you need to do is hold it under running water to wash away any leftover hairs that the vacuum didn’t pick up.

Sadly this trimmer has the shortest warranty of all the devices reviewed, but since it seems to be doing well in the durability department, we aren’t too worried! The only mainly lacking area is the light that comes on the device, which unfortunately does little to illuminate your nostrils are you are trimming.


  • Triple vented vacuum system
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Battery included
  • Durable
  • Extra blade included


  • Warranty only 1 year
  • Light doesn’t work particularly well



Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear Hair Trimmer

Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear Hair Trimmer

With its smooth design and matte finish, the Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear and Hair Trimmer is a fast and easy way to keep well groomed. Keep your moustache, beard, nose, ears, and eyebrow hair in shape with the ultra-sharp dual edge stainless steel rotary blades as the protective head has been designed to naturally guide hairs into the blades for a clean cut. There is no pulling or nipping of nose or ear hair with this clipper, as the rounded edges ensure that the skin cannot be reached by the blades, so you don’t have to worry about injury.

This device is fully waterproof and can be completely immersed in water, so it’s perfect either for use in the shower or use dry for a quick touch up on the go.

It also has a built in vortex cleaning setting which makes cleaning it really fast and easy, simply put the device in water and then switch the cleaning setting on. After turning it on, the hair trimmer will draw water into its system in a vortex which will whisk through the device, removing any trapped nose and ear hairs and skin cells in the process. For particles that are more difficult to shift, there is a cleaning brush included in the box as well as a cap to protect the head.

The Panasonic ER-GN30-K is a super lightweight nose, hair and ear trimmer for its size and quality, and with its hypoallergenic blades it won’t cause you any irritation or rashes that some other devices do.

The battery lasts up to 90 minutes running time, and can just be replaced when it runs out, however we found with this hair clipper was that once opened, it was quite difficult to get the battery pack back on.


  • Very lightweight for size and quality
  • Built in vortex cleaning setting
  • Dual edge rotary blades
  • 2 year warranty


  • Battery not included
  • Battery pack difficult to put back in



Andis Fast Trim Personal Trimmer for Nose, Ears, and Eyebrows

Andis Fast Trim Personal Trimmer for Nose, Ears, and Eyebrows

It would be all too easy to dismiss the Andis Fast Trim Personal Nose, Ear & Eyebrow Hair Trimmer due to the fact that it’s so inexpensive, however if you do need a robust budget nose hair trimmer then this could be the one for you. Unlike the Remington MPT-3600 Dual Blade Pen, it doesn’t have a thin neck which could easily snap off.

This cheap and cheerful rotary style clipper simply does what it says on the box, it trims your nose and ear hair. No fancy gadgets, torches or vacuums, but it does what it is supposed to do and it does it well.

The system is simple and easy to use; in fact, it is excellent value for money in that when compared to other, higher priced alternatives, this nose hair device performs its primary function just as well.

The only real problem we had was when trying to use it as an eyebrow shaper, we found it quite clumsy, and would therefore not recommend it for this purpose. The Andis also comes with the irritating requirement that it must be oiled before each use.

To clean it simply run the rust-proof surgical stainless steel head under warm running water, but be careful not to get the main body of the device wet, as the manufacturer do not list it as waterproof.

It runs on just one AA battery, which is included.


  • Excellent value for very little money
  • Trims nose and ears as well as expensive brands.
  • 5 year warranty


  • Clumsy when trying to shape eyebrows
  • Needs to be oiled before each use



ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer

ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer

The ToiletTree Professional Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel rotary style trimmer with a high quality steel casing is perfect for a mid-range budget whilst not sacrificing quality. When looking in this price range the majority of devices will be plastic so the durable steel case is a real plus.

Using this nose hair trimmer is a comfortable experience, with the blades tucked behind an effective guard which stops them from ever coming into contact with your skin.

The blades are sharp and cut the hairs instead of pulling at them as some cheaper models (not on this list) can, and the head is the perfect shape to reach along the inside of your nose and ears.

This device also has an LED light to help guide you to the hard to see and reach nose hairs making the process quick and easy even for newbie nose and ear hair trimmers.

The fact that it is water resistant means that you can use it in the shower. To clean it you need only run the head under warm water to wash away any trapped nose hairs. However care should be taken to avoid fully immersing the device in water because it is not listed as fully waterproof so water may be able to get into the hair trimmer under pressure causing it to fail.

It does not come with any extra heads or a pouch and the single AA battery that is required is not included. It has been noticed that the battery compartment can be slightly flimsy and prone to breaking.


  • High quality steel casing
  • LED light
  • Water resistant


  • Not waterproof (don’t fully immerse)
  • Battery not included
  • Battery compartment prone to breakage



Best Travel Trimmer

URBANER Sleek Pen Design Nose Hair Trimmer

URBANER Sleek Pen Design Nose Hair Trimmer

The URBANER Sleek Pen Design Nose Hair Trimmer is a great device to end this list on. For those who travel a lot, this nose and ear hair trimmer is perfect. Designed to look like a pen to the unsuspecting individual, this device is compact, stylish and also durable with aluminium casing and a high efficiency Japanese motor.

If you spend a lot of time on the road or just like to keep well groomed at all times, this sleek nose and ear hair clipper is the gadget for you.

With its stainless steel rotary blade encased within a round protective shield, you don’t ever need to worry about catching your skin or the blades pulling at your nose hairs, and since it’s waterproof, it’s safe for use in the shower. Furthermore, the head of the device is detachable which makes it extremely easy to thoroughly clean.

In the box you will get an URBANER Sleek Pen Design Nose and Hair Trimmer, a cleaning brush to help shift those awkward little trapped hairs, a battery and a microfiber cleaning cloth to ensure that your travel nose hair trimmer stays looking as sharp as you do.

The only drawback that we could see from this device is that the motor is incredibly strong and therefore may not be preferable for use by people with very fragile skin.


  • Looks like a pen for discretion
  • Strong motor
  • Durable aluminium casing
  • Great for travelling


  • Strong motor may not suit people with fragile skin



Buyers Guide


Depending on how you intend to use your nose hair trimmer and what you would like out of it, there are a number of things to look out for, for example, if you find it difficult to see nose or ear hairs that are bothering you then you may wish to buy a device with a light on it. Here is a list of some features that you might want to consider when purchasing your clipper.

Type of Trimmer



manual nose hair trimmer

A manual nose hair clipper is operated using both hands to manually turn the blades once the device is in your nose, these may be preferable to people who don’t want bulky battery operated trimmers or don’t like the idea of motorised blades.


Rotary Trimmer

Some people like rotary electric nose and ear hair trimmers which are encased in a round protective shield and can be rotated around the nostril in order to cut off any unwanted nose or ear hairs.


angled nose hair trimmer

Angled electric nose and ear hair trimmers make it easier to reach inside the nostril or ear to trim those pesky hairs. Some people prefer these trimmer types to the manual or rotary.

Fixed Head / Removable Head

Phillips NT517549 Norelco Nose Hair Trimmer1

If a trimmer has a fixed head it means that it cannot be removed, whereas removable heads can be swapped and changed easily if a replacement is ever needed. Removable heads also often come with extra attachments to help you trim different areas.





Waterproof Nose Hair Trimmer

If you plan to use your nose and ear hair trimmer in the shower or damp environment then you need to ensure that it is waterproof. If the trimmer is not waterproof and you use it in the shower or it gets damp or steamy, then there is a chance that it will stop working or could even give you a shock. This is very important to consider if you intend on keeping your nose and ear hair clipper in the bathroom.

LED Light

nose hair trimmer with light

If you have trouble locating hairs in your ears a nose, then you may wish to consider purchasing a ear and nose hair trimmer that has an inbuilt LED light. The light will illuminate your nostrils and ear making it much easier to locate and remove awkward hairs.


nose hair trimmer with vacuum

If you find little hairs left over in your ears and nose after trimming you might want to consider a trimmer with a vacuum attachment. These ear and nose hair trimmers are able to sweep away the unwanted hair into a removable compartment as it is trimmed in order to avoid such irritants. They also make much less mess in the bathroom due to less hair being dropped.


nose hair trimmer blades

You may also wish to consider what particular blade you are interested in. The most common are stainless steel and titanium. Stainless s steel blades are the most common and whilst they do a job as well as titanium blades, the titanium has the added benefit of being completely rust resistant, so you never need to worry about your blades rusting.






Getting a cut inside your ear or nose is the worst! Ensuring that the trimmer that you purchase has a blade shield will help you to avoid any nasty mishaps while you trim. Also if you plan on using your ear and nose hair trimmer in the shower, it is always best to ensure that you have purchased a waterproof hair trimmer, to avoid nasty shocks or your nose hair clipper breaking.



How durable is the nose or ear hair trimmer that you have chosen? Will it be able to stand up to the regularity at which you will use it and the volume of nose and ear hair which it will need to trim on a regular basis? If it is for travel you will need to consider that it will be being moved around a lot and may crack or break if it is a thin plastic and gets banged.


Size and Weight

Are you happy with a large and heavy hair trimmer or will you find it clumsy? You need to consider if you will be travelling with it and how its size and weight will impact you. If you do plan to travel and you have a large and heavy nose or ear hair trimmer then you may struggle if you wish to keep it in your pocket, however if you choose not to travel with your hair trimmer, will a smaller travel style trimmer perform for you as well as the bigger hair trimmers will?



All styles of clippers have individual benefits. The most common rotary hair trimmers are often very straight, whereas if you prefer an angled trimmer, you will find that they can make it much easier to reach hairs deeper within the nose and ears safely. If you are often on the go and want to stay looking your best, then it may be better for you to choose a slimmer and more lightweight design that you can carry with you – manual and pen style rotary trimmers are the best in this instance.



Getting the Best Out of Your Trimmer

One thing that all hair trimmers have in common is that they need taking care of. In order to keep your hair trimmer working at its best there are a few things that you should consider.


Some hair trimmers need oiling before each use to ensure that they last due to the nature of their job, the fact that they have to cut so many hairs so regularly means that they may need maintenance to ensure that you always get the most comfortable cut and also to ensure that they don’t clog up with hair and stop working.

Not only this, but hair trimmer blades are often rubbing against each other or a shield throughout their operation, and ensuring that they are well lubricated helps them to glide smoothly instead of causing friction which could lead to overheating and dulling of the blades. If your hair trimmers state that they should be oiled regularly then you must ensure that this is done in order to prolong their life and keep them in top condition.

To oil the blades of your hair trimmer, hold it with the blades facing down, then put 1 – 2 drops of hair trimmer oil on the blades and allow it to run for a few seconds. Wipe off any excess oil when finished, it really is that quick and easy.

Cleaning After Use

Always check the maintenance instructions with your hair trimmer to ensure that you clean them correctly. Some hair trimmers come with an automatic cleaning function which can be used to help cleaning them, however if your hair trimmer doesn’t, ensure that you clean it out after every use to keep it trimming hair effectively and in top condition.

To clean your hair trimmer, hold it with the blades facing down and put 1 drop of hand soap on the blades, turn it on until the soap froths up and then hold the blades of the hair trimmer in water and turn on again until the soap is all gone. For extra stubborn hairs, trimmers usually come with a cleaning brush which can be used to sweep them away.

For a manual hair trimmer, they can usually be unscrewed quite easily, you don’t always have to do this, but it helps to stop it clogging if you give it a thorough clean every now and then, simply wash with soap and warm water after use.

Don’t use too much Pressure

If you press too hard with your nose hair trimmers, you risk damaging the trimmer, but more importantly yourself! You don’t need to apply much pressure and simply putting the hair trimmer inside your nose and rotating it around the area that needs trimming should be enough to remove your excess hairs without damaging yourself or the trimmer.

Keep it in a Safe Place

You will need to keep your hair trimmer in a safe place where it is not likely to get knocked off a surface or get wet if it is not waterproof. Inside a bathroom cabinet or in your bedroom are usually safe enough.

Some hair trimmers come with a protective case or pouch; this is a good way of keeping all the elements of your hair trimmer together as sometimes they come with extra blades, accessories and cleaning equipment. If your hair trimmer didn’t come with this, you may wish to purchase one separately as they can also keep it safe while in transit.

Don’t Leave Dead Batteries in

It is never a good idea to leave dead batteries in any device, as they can leak and cause corrosion to the inside electronics. If your batteries need replacing then always remove the old batteries as soon as they have run out to avoid this, it doesn’t harm the device to have no batteries inside until you can get new ones.

And that concludes our guide to the best nose hair trimmers 2018, we hope that the guide has helped you to make an informed decision on which type of trimmer would best suit you, as well as making you aware of ways to maintain and get the best out of your trimmer. Please feel free to comment below!