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8 Most Popular Body Groomers for Men

Jacob is a lifestyle blogger who writes about men's grooming, style, and health.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro

Body grooming may seem like a nuisance and a bit vain to some men, but it plays an important role in creating an aesthetically pleasing and arousing appearance. In fact, a recent survey by Remington indicates that most women would prefer men to be less hairy.

If you're looking to attract a mate, good grooming is where you should begin your journey. The good news is that there are plenty of awesome tools to get you started.

More than 57% of women think poor grooming is a major turn off -- if not a total deal-breaker

— Remington Survey (2014)

Preview of the top 8 body groomers

Preview of the top 8 body groomers

The Best Body Groomers

With so many men taking an interest in manscaping, the men’s grooming industry has seen a surge in the development of electric body groomers.

This overview will introduce you to the eight most popular body groomers in terms of customer reviews, sales, overall utility, and of course, my personal experience.

  • Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro
  • Philips Norelco Bodygroom Plus
  • Philips Norelco Bodygroom
  • Panasonic Milano Series
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler
  • Mangroomer
  • Cleancut Personal Shaver
  • Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer

Comprehensive Review of the 8 Best Body Groomers for Men

Without further ado, here's everything you could possibly want to know about the best body groomers on the market.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro

Philips Norelco Bodygroomer: The Ultimate in Body Grooming

This is an all-in-one grooming solution, with a dual-end design, meaning it’s got shavers on both ends of the unit.

I love the design of this groomer—it's smooth and sleek and very easy to maneuver.

One of the major benefits of the Bodygroom Pro is that it minimizes skin irritation; the blades and combs are rounded to prevent scratching the skin. The head of the unit also pivots very easily, allowing for a close shave with less irritation. The foil is hypoallergenic.

You can use the Bodygroom Pro on all areas of the body, including your chest, abs, underarms, arms, hands, legs, groin area, back, shoulders, and feet. You could also use it on a beard as well.

This is a rechargeable cordless unit; an 8-hour charge will give you 50 minutes of cordless use. There are five length attachments to accommodate a variety of desired hair lengths. The casing is water-resistant, so you can use it wet (in the shower) or dry.

Of all the groomers reviewed here, this is my personal favorite.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Plus

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Plus

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Plus

This is similar to the Bodygroom Pro without the dual-end design but includes a back extender.

This unit is the mid-tier body groomer offered in this line.

This groomer offers many of the same features as the Bodygroom Pro, but there are a few notable differences worth mentioning:

  • Shape of the unit is different, but still very ergonomic
  • No dual-end design; shaver is just on one side
  • No 3-D pivoting head
  • Only 3 attachment combs instead of 5
  • Includes extender for shaving the back and shoulders

The extender is a huge plus though, especially if you have back hair; this piece is not included with the Bodygroom Pro.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom

Philips Norelco Bodygroom

Philips Norelco Bodygroom

The Most Economical Option in the Bodygroom Series

This is the bottom-tier body groomer offered in this line, targeted for the value priced shopper.

Similar to the Bodygroom Pro and Plus, this unit offers all the same benefits, minus the following features:

  • Shape of the unit is different, but still very ergonomic
  • No dual-end design–shaver on just on one side
  • No 3D-pivoting head
  • Only 3 attachment combs instead of 5
  • Includes extender for shaving the back and shoulders
  • Recharge time is 8 hours for 50 minutes of shaving

The most notable difference here is the battery life. Compared to the Plus, this unit takes a full 8 hours of charging just to get 50 minutes of shaving. However, like the Plus, this also comes with an extender for back shaving, a huge plus for those who want to shave their back.

Panasonic Milano

Panasonic Milano

Panasonic Milano Hair & Body Trimmer

The Milano is Panasonic's answer to body grooming, and it does offer an impressive set of features.

The unit is designed as an all-in-one groomer, so it can be used to trim your beard and your body. Unlike some of the competitors, the Milano doesn't require attachment combs to adjust the lengths. The unit features a built-in dial that you can adjust up to 19 different lengths–this is by far the best body groomer for a guy who's focused on customizable length.

The unit is cordless, can be operated wet/dry, and features a rubberized grip for better handling.

The only downside to this product is the battery. The unit has to be charged for 15 hours for 50 minutes of shaving. Even the bottom-tier Philips Norelco Bodygroom beats out the Milano by double on battery.

However, if you're the guy that's looking for sleek and suave grooming with adjustable hair length, then the Milano is for you–you won't find another body groomer that offers this type of customization.

Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-In-1 Men's Body Groomer

Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-In-1 Men's Body Groomer

Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler

Electric Groomer + Your Favorite Manual Razor All-In-One

Gillette is arguably the leading brand in men's shaving. Here, they have introduced a 3-in-1 body grooming product that allows you to shave, trim, and edge. Designed with Braun technology, this little styler seems to be a favorite with over 1,200 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Unlike some of the other body groomers on the market, this product does require a Gillette Fusion Proglide blade if you want to use it fully–that is if you want to shave (using the front of the razor) or edge (using the back of the razor).

However, you can also trim with this product; it has a built-in electric trimmer that runs on a AA battery; the trimmer also includes 3 interchangeable combs to accommodate different hair lengths. The unit can be operated dry or wet.

You can use this groomer all over your body—even sensitive areas. However, if I were shaving sensitive areas, I'd prefer to shave with something that has a smaller, thinner handle (like a regular, manual razor). You need to be able to finesse a blade around cracks, crevices, and folded skin, and I wouldn’t want to try that with a bulky handle.

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

Features Long Handle Design Just for Back Grooming

This is the leading body groomer on the market for back hair shaving. Interestingly, this product has been only 10 years in the making but has quite a loyal following.

For any guy who has tried to shave his back with just a regular razor, you know how difficult that can be, not to mention the awkward stretching of your arm muscles (which you'll still feel a day later). The Mangroomer makes this a non-issue.

This groomer features:

  • Adjustable and lockable handle that expands open to 135 degrees
  • Two blade types for a close shave
  • 1.8 inch ultra wide blade
  • Shock-absorbing flexible neck
  • Hypoallergenic blade and foil
  • Power burst button to increase the power for heavy shaving
  • Cordless operation
  • Rubberized handle to prevent slippage

For any guy that really just wants to do back shaving, then this is a must-have product for you.

Seiko Cleancut Personal Shaver

Seiko Cleancut Personal Shaver

Seiko Cleancut: Perfect for Pubic Shaving

Here is another of my favorite gizmos, though it's not very common and quite hard to find.

This Japanese-designed product is made entirely for pubic shaving. It’s small, easy to maneuver, and gentle but effective. It’s designed for use under your arms and around your groin area, including your scrotum and the shaft of your penis.

The major advantage to something like this is maneuverability. Most of the other body groomers on the market are going to be pretty large compared to this unit. If you're nervous about shaving the folds of skin on your scrotum or the delicate skin on the shaft of your penis, then this is probably the product for you.

This unit makes touch-ups quick and easy and is also great for travel. If you use this shaver, I recommend using a dry lubricant during and a body powder after shaving.

Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer

Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer

Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer

Best for Ears, Nose, Eyebrows + Light Pubic Shaving

This personal trimmer isn’t really a full-service body groomer, but I include it because it’s great for some types of body grooming and something I think every man should own.

This personal trimmer is great for trimming nose hair, ear hair, neck hair, unibrow, and any other stray hairs you may have on your body. You can also use it easily on your pubic area.

It’s also good for trimming long hairs prior to doing any sort of close shaving. For example, if you’re shaving your crotch and the hair is long, then you'll want to use something like this before you start (unless your groomer has a built-in trimmer).

The unit comes with two detachable heads: one trimmer and one nose hair trimmer.

I really like the casing on this one–it’s made from sleek, anodized aluminum (the only personal trimmer on the market made like this).

It can be used wet (in the shower) or dry and is battery operated.

Comparison of Men's Body Groomers

ProductLength OptionsBack ExtensionBattery LifePrice

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro

5

No

Excellent

$70

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Plus

3

Yes

Excellent

$40

Philips Norelco Bodygroom

3

Yes

Good

$25

Panasonic Milano

19

No

Poor

$38

Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler

3

No

Good

$24

Mangroomer

2

Yes

Excellent

$57

Cleancut Personal Shaver

N/A

N/A

Good

$43

Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer

N/A

N/A

Good

$8

Getting the Right Body Groomer for Your Needs

There is a full range of body groomers available on the market with varying degrees of grooming capability—some are all-in-one, while others are designed for grooming the back or pubic area. They are not all created equal, so it's good to make sure you pick a groomer based on your objectives. For most men, the top objectives are:

  • Full-body shaving
  • Back shaving
  • Pubic shaving

Full-Body Grooming

For full-body grooming, I would go with one of the Philips Norelco Body Groomers or the Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler. These are good, multi-purpose body groomers.

Back Shaving

If you're just doing back shaving and nothing else, you'll want to go with the Mangroomer. There's no need to really invest in any of the other products, but if you do, make sure you get one with an extender you can use on your back.

Pubic Shaving

If you're just trimming and shaving your pubes, I would go with the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro or pair the Cleancut Personal Shaver with the Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer. For any additional shaving that you want to do in this area, I would consider a regular razor blade. (See my article on How to Shave Your Genitals.)

Body Powder is a Must-Have for Body Grooming

If you're going to remove hair from your body, it's good to get body powder for two reasons. See my article on the 12 Most Popular Body Powders for Men.

Use Body Powder as a Dry Lubricant

When you are shaving your skin, you can help your body groomer glide more easily by using body powder as a dry lubricant. This is a little known secret and works incredibly well in making your body grooming experience a comfortable one.

Use Body Powder to Keep Your Body Dry

Body powder will help keep your new smooth skin dry and soft while also helping to reduce irritation and friction. In addition, if you get a scented body powder, it will keep your skin smelling fresh and clean.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Comments

robin on December 27, 2016:

Karmin works good (Y)

Joan on August 24, 2015:

Definitely Karmin

Julls7 on June 04, 2015:

Karmin makes the best in my opinion! :)

Jahmezz on April 07, 2015:

To clarify the "Pro Body Groomer With Shock Absorber Flex Neck And Body Groomer Head" is by MANGROOMER

Jahmezz on April 01, 2015:

Have you tried the platinum Pro Body Groomer With Shock Absorber Flex Neck And Body Groomer Head? It seems comparable to the "Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro” and $10.00 cheaper.

Lee Cloak on March 29, 2015:

A fantastic hub, I am always in the market for the next best groomer, really interesting stiff, well done, thanks, voted up, Lee

Tarun on March 11, 2015:

i want to know from you about Braun body cruzers... Are they better than Philips Norelco Pro.

Kindly suggest

Bill Stokes on January 17, 2015:

Hi, I've been reading this a few times and still find the information very useful! Only recently I've started grooming but getting more experienced!

Thanks again!

Robert Alexander on October 08, 2014:

Whoops. What happened? I wasn't finished.

2. The Philips Plus has the back extender, but none of the descriptions or the reviews of the low-end 2028 indicate that it has one. It would be nice, but I don't think so.

3. The 2028 is $34.95, not $25

I can't comment on any of the other shaver reviews, but with that many errors, I wonder about your attention to detail and the accuracy in the rest of your material.

Robert Alexander on October 08, 2014:

Good review in general, with several glaring errors.

1. The 2040 Philips Pro recharges in 1 hour, not 8

Alex Addams (author) from London on August 19, 2014:

Thank you Ken! :)

Yunior on July 18, 2014:

Thank you because I didn't have to spend more than 5 minutes searching for a well doing post.

Kenneth C Agudo from Tiwi, Philippines on June 08, 2014:

Wow, nice. Your hubs are pretty helpful and awesome! Your poll have reach 1050 votes and I do think this hub drives thousands of traffic. Great, and thanks for the follow. I'll follow back :)

Muebles de jardin from madrid on May 03, 2014:

So many in the market, bu not all them so effective. thank you for this good document

Alex Addams (author) from London on February 05, 2014:

Not necessary, but you should treat yourself to the Pro. The dual end shaver comes in handy, otherwise you end up needing to also buy a personal trimmer maybe.

Dan on February 05, 2014:

I'm planning to buy a bodygroom.. I already have a shaver for the face but I need one for the rest of my body. Do you think that isnecessary for my wallet to buy the philips norelco pro or you think it will be enough with the philips norelco plus? Thanks

iguidenetwork from Austin, TX on December 29, 2013:

Very good and smart recommendations, and I'm glad you tested the products that led you to write honest reviews on them. The Cleancut Personal Shaver seems to be the one for me. Thank you :)