Entertainment Fashion & Style How to Trim Pubic Hair for Men and Women The Best Tools for Grooming the Bikini Area Share PINTEREST Email Print Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Naomi Torres Contributing Writer Naomi Torres is a licensed cosmetologist and a contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Naomi Torres Updated April 01, 2018 Many men and women like to trim at least part if not all of their bikini zone. Try trimming pubic hair with some of the most basic tools or use one of the powered gadgets. Trimming is a good option for maintenance "down there" because there isn't as much upkeep, and there's a smaller chance of side effects compared to shaving or getting a wax. There's no razor burn, less chance of ingrown hair, and definitely no waxing pain. Get groomed without shaving yourself bare and avoid the side effects that the razor can bring. 01 of 06 Comb and Scissors Siede Preis / Getty Images This is about as basic as it gets for those who are on a super tight budget or are in need of some grooming on the double. Most everyone has at least a pair of decent scissors and a comb at home. This option is simple, easy, and cheap. But you don't want to just start hacking away. Learn how to use scissors and a comb to trim hair down without any cuts or nicks while making the hair look smooth and not choppy or uneven. Just be sure to sanitize your comb and scissors before and after using them for trimming and never use them for anything else. 02 of 06 Regular Hair Clippers Murat Sen / Getty Images If you have regular hair clippers around the house, they can probably work for trimming. Although they can technically shave hair totally down if you don't use a guard, that's not recommended. Regular hair clippers without a guard give just too rough of a shave in the bikini zone. Even though they're larger, weightier, and bulkier than trimmers especially made for intimate grooming, they're great for getting the hair to your one preferred length in about a minute or so. Read how to use the attachments to get the hair to your perfect length and why you wouldn't want to invest in these clippers for trimming pubic hair alone. 03 of 06 Schick Trim Style for Women Image Courtesy Amazon Want to shave your bikini line and trim the rest? You can while you shower and with just one tool. One side is Schick’s four-blade razor with conditioning strips, and the other side a waterproof, battery-operated trimmer that adjusts to three different lengths. Perfect for the bikini area, the trimmer is very narrow for easy guiding. Although Schick Quattro Trim Style doesn’t have the most powerful blades for trimming, it does the job at an affordable price. 04 of 06 Men's Body Groomers Image Courtesy Amazon These trimmers are specially made for total body grooming, including down below for men. These wet-and-dry shavers allow you to trim while controlling the length or shave hair totally down with special blades. They're also great because they can be used for removing hair right on the genitals; most guys really don't want to take a regular manual razor there. Ouch! 05 of 06 Philips Bikini Perfect Image Courtesy Amazon A girl likes to have some options. Some days you want to trim, other times shave, and every now and then, pull it out from the root for longer lasting smoothness. Sometimes, maybe you want a combination of all in your bikini zone. This cordless, rechargeable grooming system from Philips does a lot with six attachments. You can groom in or out of the shower with this tool. Trimmer, epilator, micro-shaver, and micro-trimmer attachments allow you to have the option to shave, trim, or remove the hair by epilating. 06 of 06 Venus Bikini Razor Image Courtesy Amazon This is a manual affordable trimmer made for the bikini zone by Gillette. It's powered by you, so no batteries are required. The downside is that the trimmer is not adjustable, meaning you can only get one length out it. It works by just swiping it over the hair and provides a pretty smooth trim fairly quickly. If the hair is long, you would need to go over the hair a couple of times.