Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer Review: Unbeatable Sturdyness & Quality

Nose Hair & Ear Hair Sucks

Enter this Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer review. To be properly groomed, most men need to care for their hair growing out of all places, for example, their noses and ears. Hair growing out of these openings can be quite unsightly and offputting, to say the least. So, in order to conform to society’s norms and to have complete confidence, we must find an adequate method of getting rid of these hairs.

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The Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer

I recently purchased this trimmer off of Brio’s website in order to review it and help other men determine if it is worthy of purchase.

Full Disclosure

In full disclosure, I am an affiliate of Brio and will make a small commission on click purchases. This money helps support my website and bring quality content. I only provide honest reviews that highlight the positives as well as the negatives. This doesn’t sway how my review is written.

So, let’s see if this thing is a good trimmer.

What Is The Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer?

Brio is a company I first learned about when searching for an all-purpose trimmer that can be used just about everywhere (hair on the head, body hair, groin, beard). I was so thoroughly impressed with their Beadscape Beard and Body Trimmer that it made it to the top of my list here on my website. It is also what I reach for when I need to maintain my hygiene.

You can check out my full, in-depth review here: Brio Beardscape Beard Hair Trimmer Review.

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Brio Beardscape Trimmer. This thing just simply ROCKS!!!

Brio has a stellar reputation in the grooming world, and rightly so. So it was a no-brainer to try out their other products, and this is where the Nose & Ear Trimmer comes in.


This is a super slim design with a small rotary trimmer that can easily be put into the small opening of the nose and ears in order to trim hair that grows around and out of these orifices. This comes with a cap that goes on top to help protect it when you are not using it and storing it.

This measures a total of 5 3/8″ inches long with the cap on. There is no battery included with the purchase, so you have to supply the battery yourself. There is a button located on the bottom of the trimmer that allows you to turn it on and off easily. The battery is inserted into the bottom as well as the bottom turns to allow for installing the battery.

The trimmer head looks to be made out of stainless steel and should be easy to clean. This is your standard-designed rotary trimmer for trimming the nose and ears. This type of trimmer really protects the delicate skin around and inside the nose and ears as the trimming blade is located inside and is sheathed with an external shroud that has slits for the hair to pass through in order to be trimmed.

What Comes Included?

1 – Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer

1 – Set of instructions

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Everything that is included.

How Well Does It Work?

As far as performance goes, if you have ever used one of these types of trimmers with the rotary head, it works the same as other devices I have used. Nothing special here. I mean, they all work roughly the same. Don’t they? These work great at protecting your skin from cutting it, but that protection comes at a price. Well, what is the price I speak of?

This type of design (all of the similar type devices, not just this one) for trimming hair misses hair, and you have to spend more time adjusting your angle of attack in order to get every single last hair. It will cut hair; you just got to get the hair past the guards for those stray buggers.

This is me nit-picking, but it does trim hair very nicely. However, this kind of trimmer does miss a few ear hairs & nose hairs. It will get the majority of the hair, but it always seems to miss a few. This can be alleviated by spending more time at it, varying your angle, and being thorough. A quick mirror check or taking pictures on your phone is a great way to check as well (see Tips below).

Up close on the trimmer head
Up close, look at the trimming head. This is a proven trimming head that is safest to use.

Wheat From The Chaff

Where I think the Brio shines above other nose & ear hair trimmers are the following, and it does sparkle when you consider the alternatives.

A very quiet motor, which I appreciate as I am going to stick this right into my ear and don’t want something making a hell of a rachet. This is greatly appreciated!

As far as a nose and hair trimmer, it is as good as any other I have tried. I love the sleekness of it and the simplicity of it as well. This seems pretty darn sturdy with its metal outer casing. This is a great asset, as it should hold up for many years. There is no cheap outer plastic, which could break if dropped. I have reviewed other ear & nose trimmers that have easily broken over the years courtesy of cheap parts and dropping them.

The power button is out of the way, too. This minor detail is important as nothing drives me insane other than accidentally turning off the power when using a device. As stated above, the power button is on the bottom of the device.

picture of trimmer and box
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How Do You Know It Is Working?

The simplest way of telling it is working and trimming hair is by listening to the noise it makes. You will see a different noise when it is cutting hair from the normal noise of just turning it on, and it is not cutting hair. There is no mistaking when you are actually trimming hair. It will be super obvious.

Pros & Cons


  • It has a very slim and compact design that doesn’t take up a lot of space. It’s one of the smallest I have reviewed.
  • Since this is so much slimmer, it is great for putting into a toiletry bag or Dopp kit for travel or storage.
  • Using a trimmer is a superfast way of knocking hair down.
  • Completely safe! I never experienced any pulling or cutting when I used this device.
  • Decently priced.
  • Trimming your nose hairs is a lot safer than using scissors or pulling hairs out. You could cut yourself or develop a minor infection from pulling the root out.
  • Very well packaged and designed.
  • It comes with a small cap that helps to protect the trimming head when not in use.
  • The power button is strategically placed on the bottom to avoid accidentally turning it off or on when you are using it.
  • A proven design trimmer head that has been around for many years that protects from cutting your skin.
  • Very quiet and more than powerful enough to mow through hair.
  • Metal outer casing should make this last a very long time. No cheap plastic here!!!


  • With any trimmer you are using on hair, you are just trimming it. While a trimmer for the nose and ears is super convenient, you are only trimming it, and it will grow back. You must stay on top with a regular routine to be hair-free in these areas. Whereas other methods of removing hair (waxing and using tweezers) pull out the hair by the root, leaving you hairless for longer.
  • No battery is included with the purchase.
  • Not much information is presented on Brio’s page about this trimmer; I would like to see some more information.
brio trimmer and cap
Metal housing that really protects from damage from accidental droppings and should last for years. Well built!

Some Tips On Using This Trimmer

Nose and ear hair grow in the most awkward areas and you must hit these areas to be rid of the unsightly nature of these types of hair. You don’t want to miss any areas. So, the best piece of advice when using any nose & ear trimmer is to be methodical in going over every possible angle and area. Places you wouldn’t even suspect to grow hair on your ears and nose go over these areas, too. Take your time and be thorough.

Develop a set schedule and routine to stay on this hairy nuisance.

Use Your Phone

Since we can normally see in our nose or ears easily, it might be a good idea to take pictures of your nose and ears at different angles and use different light sources before and after to see what you are dealing with.

This is a great way to check the results.

Then, you can quickly delete these pictures once you are done so you don’t accidentally show anybody else and avoid a potentially awkward situation.

The Final Thoughts On Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer Review

I will for sure be throwing this in my Dopp kit, and I truly believe this is made to last, unlike some cheaper models you can find for roughly around the same price point.

I know this is the safest way to trim nose and ear hair, using a rotary-type trimming blade. It won’t cut you, and it does a decent enough job controlling hair in your ears & nose.

For these reasons, I would highly recommend the Brio Nose & Ear Trimmer.

picture of trimmer and box
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Any questions or comments are always welcome.

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