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The Best Razor Clubs for Women 2020

Best Razors for Women

Cartridge or safety razor? Five blades or just one? Aloe strip or none at all? Metal or plastic?

There are SO many things to consider when shopping for a new razor. So we tested five up-and-coming women’s razor clubs to help you find the best option for your shaving routine.

Find even more info on women’s razor clubs here!

Updated 3/24/2020!


Best Razors for Women


1. Billie

Billie Razor Starter Kit including bluue handle, 2 cartridges, and magnetic holder arranged around shipping bag.

Image via our review.

Cost: $9.00 for the starter kit.

Subscription Options: $9.00/4-pack of 5-blade cartridges. Choose your auto-ship frequency: every 1, 2, or 3 months.

Other Products from Billie: Body lotion, shave cream, and body wash in fruity botanical scents, as well as a razor travel case. They also just introduced non-shaving beauty items like lip balm, dry shampoo, and facial wipes!

Why We Like It: Billie delivers a close, comfortable shave with help from a silky aloe-and-charcoal bar that surrounds its blades. The handle comes in five fun colors, too. Our favorite part, though, is Billie’s magnetic holder, which sticks to your shower wall and keeps your razor safely out of wet areas. That means less chance of rusting!

Ready to try Billie? Subscribe here!

Want the full 4-1-1? Read our Billie review!

 

2. OUI the People

Oui Shave rose gold razor, pack of blades, and shave cream group on blue background.

Image via our review.

Cost: $67.50 or $75.00 for the razor (depending on color) + 10 blades.

Subscription Options: There are no longer subscription options for this brand.

Other Products from OUI the People: SUGARCOAT Shave Gel-to-Milk, FEATHERWEIGHT Hydrating Body Gloss, and DEEP V Bikini Line Sheet Mask. Several different sets are available too.

Why We Like It: Formally known as Oui Shave, OUI the People is the premier safety razor for women with sensitive skin. It’s made of gorgeous rose-gold metal that’s built to last and has a limited edition black matte version now as well. We love that the single double-edged blades create less waste than cartridges (which typically use more plastic), which makes this razor a better pick for the environment.

Ready to try OUI the People? Order here!

Want the full 4-1-1? Read our OUI the People (formerly Oui Shave) review!

 

3. Flamingo

Flamingo starter kit including taro handle, 2 cartridges, body lotion, shave foam, suction cup holder, and a purple carry pouch on a blue background

Image via our review.

Cost: $9.00 for the razor, or $16.00 for the shave set. $9.00/4-pack of 5-blade cartridges.

Subscription Options: No subscriptions are available for Flamingo. Simply order more when needed.

Other Products from Flamingo: Foaming shave gel and body lotion with a floral scent, ingrown spot treatment, mons mist conditioning spray, and wax strips for body and face. Several bundles are available.

Why We Like It: Flamingo blades are surrounded by a generous aloe bar that helps the razor glide across your skin. It also has a perfectly weighted handle fully surrounded by a rubbery grip that comes in three soft colors! Since there’s no auto-ship option with Flamingo, those of us who don’t shave very often won’t have to worry about new razor blades piling up.

Ready to try Flamingo? Get started here!

Want the full 4-1-1? Read our Flamingo review!

 

4. Harry’s

Harry's razor starter kit with blue handle, shave gel, and travel case on a blue background

Image via our review.

Cost: $8.00 for the starter set (one handle, one cartridge, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover). Complete razors start at $9.00.

Subscription Options: $9.00/4-pack of cartridges every 2, 3, or 5 months

Other Products from Harry’s: Shaving products, skincare, shower products, hair products, and accessories. Several sets and bundles are available from $16-$35.

Why We Like It: Like Flamingo, Harry’s has a wonderfully weighted handle surrounded by a rubbery grip in one of 3 bold colors. Their 5-blade German-made cartridges make shaving a breeze, and the travel case they include in the starter kit helps keep the razor safe on-the-go.

Ready to try Harry’s? Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get the starter set for just $8.00 (+ free shipping). No coupon needed - just use this link.

Want the full 4-1-1? Read our Harry’s review!

 

5. Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club starter kit with handle, shave butter, and pack of cartridges on blue backgound

Image via our review.

Cost: $5.00 for the starter set (exactly what’s featured in the set changes frequently). Individual razors start at $7.00.

Subscription Options: Cartridge refills range from $4-$10, depending on the number of blades you choose. All of Dollar Shave Club’s products offer an auto-ship option—set a delivery frequency that works for you and easily skip deliveries as needed.

Other Products from Dollar Shave Club: A full line of shaving, skincare, shower, oral care, hair products, and accessories.

Why We Like It: Dollar Shave Club is one of the few subscriptions to offer more than one cartridge style (choose from 4 blades or 6). They also have been around the longest and offer an incredible variety of grooming accessories in addition to razors and shaving. With Dollar Shave Club you can easily have your whole shower or grooming routine auto-shipped to you on a regular basis. It’s easy to add or adjust the items in your deliveries, too!

Ready to take the plunge? Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get your first Starter Set for $5 plus free shipping! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Want the full 4-1-1? Read our Dollar Shave Club review!


Other Shave Clubs To Consider

6. Bevel

Bevel Safety Razor and mini shave cream, restoring balm, and grooming oil on blue background

Image via My Subscription Addiction

Cost: $49.95 for the complete razor with 5 blades

Subscription Options: Save 5% when you choose to auto-ship almost any of their products.

Other Products from Bevel: Shaving, hair, and skincare products, as well as an electric razor.

About Bevel: Bevel is a safety razor brand founded by Tristan Walker of Walker and Company whose purpose is to “make health and beauty simple for people of color.” Their shaving system aims to reduce irritation and razor bumps that many cartridge razors can cause.

Ready to try Bevel? Subscribe here!

 

7. Venus by Gillette Subscription

Image via Gilette Venus

Cost: $7.00 for the 5-blade starter kit. You can also design your plan from $10.00-$25.00 for your first order (includes handle and 4 refills), depending on the handle and refill cartridge styles you choose.

Subscription Options: $10.00-$21.00/4-pack every 1, 2, or 3 months. Choose from 7 different cartridge styles.

Other Products from Venus by Gillette: Other Gillette-owned grooming products, such as Olay skincare and Secret deodorant, which are available as add-ons.

About Venus: Venus by Gillette is a shave club for women featuring the Venus line of razors, which you’ve likely seen in the razor aisle. Choose from four handle styles and seven different types of blade cartridges. You can choose the frequency of your deliveries and add products from brands like Olay to your orders.

Ready to try Venus? Subscribe here!

 

8. Happy Legs Club

Cost: $12.00 for your first order (includes a razor handle and four 3-blade razors) OR $18.00 for their 5-blade option

Subscription Options: $12.00/6-pack of 3-blade cartridges OR $18.00/6-pack of 5-blade cartridges every 2 or 3 months. (Billed monthly.)

Other Products from Happy Legs Club: Organic shave soap in lavender, oatmeal spice, and citrus scents.

About Happy Legs Club: Happy Legs Club is a razor subscription for women that offers an ergonomically designed handle and 3- or 5-blade cartridges that are made in the USA. Their cartridges feature a Vitamin E & Aloe Vera lubricating strip that promises a soothing shave.

Ready to try Happy Legs Club? Subscribe here!

 

9. All Girl Shave Club

Cost: $18.00 for the starter kit (a rose gold metal handle w/ pink or purple accent, pack of four 6-blade diamond-coated razor refills, safety cover, and shave tote).

Subscription Options: $18.00 every 2, 3, or 4 months for 8 razor refills.

Other Products from All Girl Shave Club: They also offer a whipped shave butter for $9.00 with a subscription or you can add on various beauty products as one-time purchases.

About All Girl Shave Club: All Girl Shave Club was started by busy mom Jessica in 2016 to make her shaving experience easier and more enjoyable. In addition to razor refills, they offer add-on beauty items to make shaving just that.

Ready to try All Girl Shave Club? Start here!

 

10. Women’s Shave Club

Women's Shave CLub razors splashing in water screen shot

Image via issuewire.com

Cost: $1.00-$9.99 for one-time delivery depending on the razor.

Subscription Options: Monthly or bi-monthly subscriptions for $7.99/month for 3 super sensitive disposable razors or $9.99 for 5-blade replacement head razor with 4 refills

Other Products from Women’s Shave Club: They also have a compact travel razor coming soon for $6.99/month.

About Women’s Shave Club: Women’s Shave Club was started to provide a quality razor at an affordable price designed for the everyday woman on the go. Their razors are made from high-quality Swedish steel and have Aloe Vera + Vitamin E moisture strips.

Ready to try Women’s Shave Club? Subscribe here!

 


Which razor would YOU recommend?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Comments (50)

  1. Add Athena club to the review list, I always like Venus, but expensive for me, Billie is okay… not terribly impressed… Flamingo is the most appealing, great design and price point

  2. I loved Billie about a year ago. The strip went from aloe to some charcoal goop that is slimy and gross. The razors themselves have changed as well. I have since changed to Athena and am much happier with them.

  3. I started using Billie in 2018 and initially loved them. It just isn’t the quality it used to be. At some point I tried flamingo (that stylish handle lured me in) but the razor wouldn’t stay on and the head was a little too flexible so I never ordered razor replacements. I’ve placed an order with Athena now and am hoping it’ll be a solid replacement for Billie.

  4. I’ve recently joined Dollar Shave Club cause it was $5 for a starter kit! And I have to admit I had to Google like how what worked and in which order but I started with the Shave butter and then used post shave due! And I was really SURPRISED! I have psoriasis so I have to careful wat I use! Venus razors was the only ones that I had fewer cuts n Knicks. But it’s expensive buying razor refills! So I decided try something new! I LOVE IT SO FAR! I usually shave every other day sometimes every day and that’s because I would have stubbles on the 2nd day! With dollar Shave club I was super smooth on day 3 like day 1!!! Wat! Wow!

  5. I have tried several of these, but IMHO they do not hold a candle to Athena! Your best bet is just to try it! Use code JESSICA3926 and that will make it only $4 to try and I promise you’ll see that it’s the best bang for your buck out there. Best quality shave, too.

  6. I was using DSC for years, and started getting a lot of irritation and red bumps. I just switched over to Athena, and it’s much better! The starter kit is only $9, but you can get it for just $4 if you use my code, MONICA8962 <3

    • I had the same experience! I used DSC for years and started getting horrible irritation and ingrown hairs. I just attributed it to getting older bc it seems literally everything has changed in the last couple years. Thanks for the Athena rec.

  7. I swear by Athena club which isn’t on this list. But I have started shaving with them as of a month ago and it’s phenomenal.

  8. I used DSC for years, started before there were any other shaving subscription options and WAY before there were any targeted to women’s shaving needs.

    I switched to Billie about 2 years ago and initially I loved it. The magnetic holder is simple yet so awesome! I have fibromyalgia and often find it too hard on my body to stand in the shower long enough to do everything I need to do so I take baths more often than showers. I eventually purchased an extra handle and magnetic holder ago I’d have one in my shower and another right next to my bathtub. I would never have done that if I hadn’t loved my Billie razors.

    Unfortunately, over the last 6 months, give or take, the razor cartridges keep popping off of the handles while I’m shaving! It doesn’t seem to matter how much pressure I’m using, whether I’m using a brand new cartridge for the first time or one that I’ve used a few times already. It has happened while shaving my underarms, legs, bikini area, so thay doesn’t seem to be a determining factor either. It’s incredibly frustrating and trying to reattach the cartridge while my hands, the razor, and the cartridge are all wet and slippery from the shaving cream and water. I had experienced this kind of problem with numerous drug store razors, both men’s and women’s styles, which is one of the main reasons, aside from cost, that I decided to switch to DSC and then Billie.

    I find it very frustrating that I never had any problems or complaints with my Billie razors and cartridges until about 6 months ago. I don’t know if they changed something about their design or if it’s necessary to replace the Billie razor handles after a certain period of time or after so many uses but I’ve never seen anything from the company stating that razor handles should be replaced after a given period of time or number of uses.

    I also have had an issue with excessive ingrown hairs and razor bumps on my legs for about the last 10 years. I haven’t ever been able to determine why but none of the many razors I’ve used have made any difference one way or another.

    So if anyone has ever had the same problem with the Billie cartridges popping off of the razor handle while shaving, I would appreciate any helpful input or even just to hear that I’m not the only one!

    And I would be so thankful if anyone can make any suggestions for the ingrown hair and razor bumps issues! Any recommendations for a razor that might be better for me to try. 😁

    • Hey Tiffany!! I’m on the search now to change from Billie due to your EXACT ISSUE with the cartridges ALWAYS falling out. It wasn’t like this at first and I remember thinking I could go a couple of days before shaving again. Not anymore. I was headed to DSC, but now I have no idea where to go and I need razors SOON!! You are NOT the only one my dear! Not sure on the ingrown hairs other than shaving against the hair, which we already know. I’m gonna read the rest of these comments and pray to the razor gods, chuckle. <3

      • I just cancelled my subscription to DSC, not because of their products but for the stupid issues they kept giving me with processing my orders and shipping. With every order it was a struggle to get it… I’m going to try Athena Club after seeing the bad reviews for Billie

    • I am having the exact same problem!

  9. I see that a few people were ordering Billie – wondering if anyone liked or didn’t like it?
    From all the reviews, it looked like Billie was the worst of all……
    Also, does anyone have OUI? I’m thinking of going with them.

    • I use OUI and I swear by it! It took me like 6 months of thinking about it before I went ahead and bought it because of the upfront cost but I am so happy that I did! I’ve actually ended up saving money in the long run because the blades are so much less expensive and last for a really long time. Also I have super sensitive skin and it’s the only razor that has never given me any irritation. I completely recommend!!

    • Hey Lauralee!!, I LOVED Billie at first, but like Tiffany said above, I noticed the cartridges fall off ALL OF THE TIME!! And not even using hard pressure, then you get to search through the water and pray you don’t grab the sharp side. I have no idea who to choose now, but I need to pick one and FAST!

  10. I see that a few people were ordering Billie – wondering if anyone liked or didn’t like it?
    From all the reviews, it looked like Billie was the worst of all……
    Also, does anyone have OUI? I’m thinking of going with them.

  11. I love athena but its not even on here

  12. I didn’t like Billie, well at first I did, but then they changed their blades and they got rusty quickly, and the strip was super slimy. Also, I had the constant problem with the cartridge popping off. I contacted them and they acted like it was an anomaly, but I’ve seen so many people say the same thing. They even sent me a second handle and the same thing happened. A few weeks ago I was at Walgreen’s, and on their end-caps they had a Harry set. I bought it and the very first time I used it the cartridge popped off mid-swipe and it turned sideways and took a huge gash out of my calf. It’s finally almost healed after almost 3 weeks. I just ordered Athena Club and I hope they turn out better than these two did for me.

    • Billie got bought out by P&G, so not surprised to hear the quality went down.

  13. I have Billie and I am content with it. I don’t get why people have rusty or dull blades when I have a month old cartridge still on mine. I shave 2-3 times a week and it performs a smooth shave. I wipe the blade with cloth to dry it and put it on its magnetic part in the shower(yes, I know its a bad area to place it).
    I bathe/exfoliate for a better shave. I don’t know if it is a quality issue with the blades some people are having…if so I would definitely contact Billie to address it.

    Cons: Movement of head could be better and wish it had a rubber grip on sides.

  14. I’ve tried a few of these.
    • Billie’s razor blades rust quickly. It was a consistent issue.
    • I liked the looks of Flamingo the most, but the razor cartridge kept popping off the handle while I was shaving.
    • Harry’s has the convenience of being offered in Target (like Flamingo), but it’s too stiff movement-wise.
    • Venus is what I currently use. I’ve always been a fan and the subscription is cost-effective.

  15. I dont mind my flamingo. I have a ton of extra heads so I need to use it up. I have the joy one from Walmart at my boyfriends house and I actually really prefer that one for the size and sharpness of the blade.

  16. I’ve tried all these and there’s a new one out that beats them all called Athena club and they’re cheaper than most of these!

    • I LOVE Athena club!! I just got one and it’s incredible. Also magnetic holder and their shave cream is out of this world! You literally need like a quarter size and it covers your entire leg. So less expensive and feels like $100!!

  17. I tried billie a while back and just had the worst luck with irritation! I loved the colors and packaging but my skin just hated the razor for some reason. I switched to OUI in November and I am so in love! I will never go back!! The razor handles and blades are so well made, the blades last forever and I haven’t gotten a single ingrown hair! I am totally a convert. The initial price is well worth it in my opinion. It ends up being so much less expensive in the long run and my skin is so happy! I am so glad it made this list!!!

  18. I might try the Gillette.

    The two expensive options above also feature the ugliest razors. I guess you’re paying for the designer’s high-falutin’ “concept”.

  19. Has anyone tried the Flamingo? I like that i will not need a subscription. I have used the Venus from the store and like that brand, just wanted to try something new.

    • Hey Holly! For what it’s worth I really like Flamingo and it continues to be the one that I use after reviewing many razors a while back. It’s nice that they’re available at Target so you can just pick them up while there in addition to being able to order online.

    • Flamingo is the worst razor I’ve ever tried of any brand. The head of the razor kept popping off every single swipe. Absolutely loathed it.

    • I personally absolutely HATED it. It was very rough against my skin and felt almost like it was just scratching/pulling it. I tried it several different times on several different areas to give it a chance but every single time the area I shaved was left very irritated. I didn’t even get a close shave out of it. I went back to Billie, which I love. I haven’t tried anything else on the list so I can’t say much about those, but Billie is bomb and I’m going to give Athena a shot soon too even though I don’t see it on the list.

    • I bought the flamingo, with the cartridge it came with, and NEVER bought a refill. Not a close shave at all, the head pops off constantly, it was such a disappointment. Dropped it in the trash can.

  20. Not impressed with Billie razors. Cheap, hollow handle and huge blade head. SO much packaging – what a waste.

    • Same here! The blades irritated my skin more than I had ever experienced before! It was such a let down.

  21. I ordered a Billie for the first time 2 months ago after a few years with Dollar Shave Club. I like the tilting head, but have 3 complaints: The handle is smooth, so very slippery and hard to hold on to. There’s a ton of shaving/smoothing gel on the razor, which I’m not a fan of, and the shave doesn’t last more than a day or two.

  22. I think I want to try billie

  23. Wondering what is available for shave club companies that ship to Canada?

  24. Billy is my favorite and I’ve tried a few. Love the magnet to hold the razor!

    • Yeah! That magnet is a game-changer, right?

  25. I love my billie too but harry’s is better for the bikini line shave. It has a straight razor on the tip that is awesome for hard to reach areas

  26. I’ve been a loyal Dollar Shave Club (DSC) member for a while. Nothing beats their Post Shave Dew for aftercare

    • Oooh- I haven’t tried that DSC product. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • I’ve been using DSC for a while but the last few blade refills that i have gotten have been horrible. Scratching my skin, razor burn, and or not sharp. I’m disappointed and have cancelled my subscription.
      I have since signed up for Billie. The first shave I was amazed, then the blade gets dull. I’m on my second cartridge; it’s not as smooth feeling as the first one. Razor burn in the arm pits and scratching on my inner thighs.
      So, I’m thinking about trying the flamingo.

      • I’ve noticed full blades also and have to change them after 1 use. I’ve been using them since early 2018 I believe so I’m looking to try others because that’s so much waste for me but otherwise the best razor and company hands down. Unfortunately I’m not seeing any changes in the uses for me. 😕

    • Have you been having issues with their processing and shipping?

  27. I love Billie as well! I recently just reviewed it on my YouTube channel.

  28. Love my Billie razor! The fact that they show women with body hair, not just perfectly smooth is awesome too!

    • I like that as well. They show real women and understand how different our needs/usage can be.

    • It is really refreshing. I’m loving their newest ad campaign. 😉

  29. LOVE Billie!!!

  30. I actually just ordered Billie yesterday! 🙂

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