The Best Cuticle Trimmers

By Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal - January 27, 2020
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Nothing distracts from a manicure more than ragged cuticles.

There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh manicure and that irresistible urge to “check your nails” (thank you, Lizzo!). While weekly manicures are a wonderful luxury, regular salon visits become challenging when life gets busy. The solution? Literally take matters into your own hands by investing in a cuticle trimmer. That way snags don’t evolve into shreds before you can get to your technician for a complete mani.


Cuticle Trimmer with Cuticle Pusher - Ejiubas Cuticle Remover Cuticle Nipper Professional Stainless Steel Cuticle Cutter Clipper Durable Pedicure Manicure Tools for Fingernails and Toenails

This trimmer is made of 100% surgical-quality stainless steel which gives peace of mind that the cutting edge will stay sharp and won’t rust. The grips are made of rubber, making it easy to hold for precise cutting. Bonus: It comes with a dual-end nail pusher. One end can scrape away dead cuticles while the curved flat end pushes back the skin.

3 Swords Germany - brand quality CUTICLE KNIFE TRIMMER REMOVER manicure pedicure grooming for professional finger & toe nail care by 3 Swords, Made in Solingen Germany (7414)

This trimmer is a bonafide cuticle remover—it’s more akin to a knife than scissors for precise, yet safe, removal. The trimmer works from inside a chubbier holder, making for a more meticulous grip. And the sharpness is great for use in between pedicures too.

Tweezerman Grip & Snip Spiral Spring Cuticle Nipper Assorted Colors

Perhaps unexpected, but a revamp of the cuticle cutter design is here. Breaking from the traditional “scissor” style, this “Grip and Snip” handle features a spiral spring. The result is not only a stylish take on the tool but also a design that allows for more control. Just squeeze the no-slip grip and then release the spiral spring—and watch the blades get to work.