The Best Cuticle Trimmers

For when you need a little refresh between manicures.

Woman cleaning cuticles with cuticle pusher
Nothing distracts from a manicure more than ragged cuticles.Getty Images

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

Pro Set

Easy to clean by just wiping with alcohol after each use.Amazon

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.


Easy to Use

One of the sharpest—and safest—tools on the market.Amazon

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

Ergonomic Design

We’re surprised by how cute (and effective) this little gadget is.Amazon

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.