The Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle's four-blade razor is overshadowed by the battery-powered bikini-line trimmer built into its handle. Although best used for maintenance, users say the Trimstyle's height-adjustable trimmer provides quick, tidy grooming. On the downside it's very noisy, and the motor's life span is inconsistent among reviewers.
All about the trimmer. The Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle took the popular four-bladed Quattro razor to the next level by adding a waterproof, motorized bikini trimmer in the handle. The trimmer -- best used to trim hair short -- has three length settings and a removable guard.
The trimmer is a huge hit with reviewers, despite the somewhat poor motor quality. One Drugstore.com reviewer says, "I really like how safe trimming is" with the Trimstyle. The razor draws some mixed, but mostly positive, reviews; most reviewers say it gives a close, clean shave without razor burn. It also ranks near the top for shaving performance and skin protection in tests carried out by Australia's Choice magazine.
Not a lifelong product. Users say to expect a best-case life span measured in months, not years, but that this trimmer's well worth the cost of replacing it. When they do work, both the trimmer and the razor itself are easy to hold and maneuver. The trimmer's so noisy, though, that some women run water or blast music to obscure its buzz.
Expect a monthly cost of about $6 if you replace the Quattro Trimstyle's razor cartridges twice a month, or $72 per year. Some users warn that the blades go dull quickly, so you may need to replace them more often.
1. Choice magazine
Experts and trialists (testers) with Choice magazine evaluated 13 manual razors for ease of use, shaving performance and how well they protect your skin. The Schick Trimstyle ranks near the top in shaving performance and skin protection, suffering just a little in the ease-of-use category.
Review: Women's Razor Reviews, Rebecca Ciaramidaro, Nov. 23, 2012
2. Good Housekeeping Institute
Panelists with the Good Housekeeping Research Institute test 19 manual razors. Of those, six are selected as the best in several categories. The Schick Quattro Trimstyle is selected as the best refillable razor with a bikini-line trimmer, although no additional information is provided about how it performed in testing.
Review: Best Razors, Editors of Good Housekeeping Research Institute, Not Dated
More than 350 Amazon.com users give the Schick Quattro Trimstyle a 3.7-star average rating. Most love the trimmer as long as it works -- but we found a lot of complaints about poor durability.
Review: Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle Razor & Bikini Trimmer (Colors May Vary), Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014
More than two dozen reviewers give the Schick Quattro Trimstyle a 3.5-out-of-5-stars average score on Drugstore.com. Reviewers are more interested in the bikini trimmer than in the razor itself.
Review: Schick Quattro for Women Trim Styler Razor & Bikini Trimmer, Papaya & Pearl Complex, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of May 2014
The Schick Quattro Trimstyle receives an overall score of 78 out of 100 possible after nearly 60 reviews at Viewpoints.com. Most agree that it works well, but that refills can be pricey.
Review: Schick Quattro Trimstyle Razor and Bikini Trimmer Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of May 2014
Reviewers at MakeupAlley.com post their opinions about various hair-removal products, including the Schick Trimstyle. They assign it an overall score of 4.4 stars out of 5 after nearly three dozen reviews. Of those who review the Trimstyle, 76 percent would buy it again.
Review: Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2014