Trimming vs. Shaving, Waxing, Plucking and Laser Removal: What You Need to Know

Trimming vs. Shaving, Waxing, Plucking and Laser Removal: What You Need to Know

In this article we'll do a deep dive on hair grooming techniques & explain why using the Meridian Trimmer has many advantages over other hair grooming methods.


Trimming vs. Shaving, Waxing, Plucking and Laser Removal: What You Need to Know

We’ll admit it: we’re a little biased when it comes to our Trimmer. We eat our own dog food here at Meridian, and with our decades of collective hair removal experience we have a few thoughts on why using a Trimmer is hands down the best way to tame your jungle, bush, grassland, or whatever nature-themed metaphor you want to use for your pubes. 

Whether you prefer a completely hairless look or just want to keep your body hair length in check, using the Trimmer has many advantages over other hair removal methods. Put down that rusty razor that's been hanging out in your shower since two relationships ago and get ready to rethink how you’re managing your body hair

Benefits of Using a Meridian Trimmer 

Easy to Use

Meridian Trimmers are dead simple: charge it up, turn it on, select your guard and get trimming. Lightweight and ergonomically designed, the Meridian Trimmer allows you to get to all the hard-to-reach areas of your body with ease.

No Creams or Lotions Needed

One advantage of using the Meridian Trimmer is that there is no need for any creams, gels, or lotions to be applied to the skin beforehand. This means you can avoid the mess and potential side effects associated with these products. With an electric body trimmer, all you need to do is to keep the skin clean and dry, making the process simpler and safer.


One of the most significant benefits of using a Meridian Trimmer is that it is virtually painless. Unlike waxing or shaving, there is no pulling or tugging of the hair, which can be painful and uncomfortable. The blades of the Trimmer glide smoothly over the skin, leaving it intact while removing unwanted hair. This is especially beneficial for those who have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation.

Less Risk of Injury

Our Trimmer is designed with safety in mind. They are equipped with features that prevent cuts and nicks, which are common with other hair removal methods such as shaving. Additionally, all Trimmers come with an adjustable guard. This reduces the risk of accidentally cutting too close to the skin, which can cause bleeding, infection, or scarring.

It’s Quick

Trimming is probably the most efficient way to groom body hair. Unlike other hair removal methods that require time-consuming preparations or appointments, trimming can be done easily and quickly in the comfort of your own home, shower, outside… wherever you’re comfortable. 

Trimming is also less time-consuming compared to other hair removal methods, such as waxing or laser hair removal, which can take hours of preparation and treatment time. Most of our customers use their Trimmers a couple times a week in the shower to maintain their preferred body hair style. With regular trimming you can achieve your desired look within a couple minutes.

Cheaper in the Long Run

While the Trimmer may seem expensive at first, it is a cost-effective option in the long run. Unlike other hair removal methods that require regular trips to the salon or the purchase of expensive creams and razors, our Trimmer is a one-time investment (though we recommend changing out the blade a couple times a year, depending on how frequently you trim). The durability of Meridian Trimmers means you won’t need to worry about upgrading yours anytime soon–they are built to last. 

Problems with Other Body Hair Removal Methods

Ok, we’ve sold you on some of the advantages of Trimming. Let’s look at the downsides of other hair removal methods:


The most popular hair removal method, shaving has several disadvantages of which you’re probably already well aware. While some razors can be cheap they can cause a lot of problems, especially when used downstairs. Shaving can cause razor burn, ingrown hairs, and skin irritation. This is especially common for people with sensitive skin, who may experience redness, itching, and even bleeding. Shaving can also leave behind stubble, which can be uncomfortable for you and, uh, anyone else that you might be making skin contact with. 


Waxing involves applying hot wax to the skin and then removing it with a cloth strip, pulling the hair out at the root. While this method provides longer-lasting results than shaving, it can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable—ESPECIALLY when it’s done downstairs. Additionally, it can lead to skin irritation, redness, and even bleeding. Waxing also requires regular visits to the salon, which can be expensive. 

Additionally, removing hair with wax can lead to various bacterial and fungal infections, especially if the salon or spa is not following proper sanitation practices. Bacteria and other microorganisms can thrive in warm, moist environments like salons, and if proper hygiene practices are not followed, there is a risk of infection.

Some of the infections that can occur from waxing include bacterial infections, such as folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles, and cellulitis, which is a bacterial skin infection. Fungal infections, such as ringworm and candidiasis, can also occur if the waxing equipment is not properly cleaned.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a long-term hair removal solution that involves using a laser to destroy the hair follicles. While it is considered a more permanent solution, it is expensive—often several hundred dollars per treatment—and requires multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. Additionally, laser hair removal can be painful and cause skin irritation and redness. It is also not suitable for all skin types and hair colors.


Plucking hair involves pulling individual hairs out from the root using tweezers. While it is an effective way to remove unwanted hair, it can be painful and cause skin irritation, redness, and even scarring. Plucking can also lead to ingrown hairs, which can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Additionally, plucking can cause damage to hair follicles, leading to hair growth problems in the future. Therefore, it is not recommended to use plucking as a primary hair removal method, especially for larger areas of the body. It is best to use methods like trimming, shaving, or waxing instead.

But those methods give you smoother skin!

Smooth skin is fleeting and temporary, and depending on which hair removal method you used it is often followed by skin irritation, razor bumps, or ingrown hairs. Additionally, they require regular maintenance and can be expensive, making them less practical for those who want a more sustainable way to keep their body hair in check.

Trimming doesn’t provide the same level of smoothness as other hair removal methods, but it is a more sustainable way to keep your body hair length in check without the risk of irritation, stubble or ingrown hairs. With a Meridian Trimmer, the ability to maintain your body hair is in your hands.


Body hair grooming is a personal choice, and there are many methods to achieve the desired results. The Meridian Trimmer has clear advantages: easy to use, painless, less risk of injury and it’s cheaper in the long run. Trimming is the most sustainable way to keep your body hair length in check without irritation, stubble, or ingrown hairs. Sold? Check out our lineup of Trimmers here.



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