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The Best Razor for Women: Athena Club vs. Flamingo

Valerie Alvarez
ByValerie AlvarezJul 7, 2022


As a woman, you know that finding the best razor can be tough. There are so many options on the market, and it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. But don't worry - I’m here to help.

I recently embarked on a journey to find the best razor for the perfect shave. In my search, I came across two of the internet’s favorite brands: Athena Club and Flamingo. While, at first glance, they might seem the same, after putting them to the test, there was a striking difference between the two when it came to price, comfort, and overall presentation. Which is better: Athena Club and Flamingo? The answer might surprise you.

Performance…Athena Club Wins!

Athena Club offers a high-quality razor with five stainless steel blades cushioned with skin guards and spaced to allow hair and shave cream to pass through easily. The handle is built with anodized aluminum, a sturdy fiberglass internal core, and a UV-protected silicone handle designed for a non-slip grip.

Flamingo razor head also features five stainless steel blades designed to protect the skin from irritation, a flexible hinge for comfort across every curve, and a metal handle with a no-slip grip. Both did offer a close and perfect shave without irritation. Although the Athena Club’s cartridge is a lot wider and offers a superior glide and speedier shave.

The Extras…Athena Club takes the lead.

When it comes to the added extras of body care products, cartridges, and shower mounts, both brands offer something to elevate the perfect shave experience. The shower mount, Athena Club, is the winner with its durable M3 adhesive vs. the suction cup on Flamingo’s shower mount. Shower mounts with suction cups tend to fall more often than not, and adhesives tend to perform best, especially in moist conditions.

When it comes to the body care items, Athena is still the winner with The Foamiest Dreamiest Shave, a moisturizing serum activated by water for the smoothest, closest shave that helps condition the skin. This product was more all-in-one than the shaving foam and moisturizer from Flamingo. The bottle arrives in a 6.7oz size compared to Flamingo’s 3oz size shaving foam and moisturizer.

Ergonomics…This one goes to Flamingo.

Because Flamingo is so thin, you might feel the best control with it, so Flamingo does have the best handle. Although, for those that are more used to rubbery handles and haven't used men's razors as their go-to before, the Athena handle is a perfect choice. Athena also offers a wide range of colors, nine in total: six colors and three limited colors. While Flamingo’s razor is available in five different colors.

Cost…It’s another win for Athena Club!

In terms of value, the Athena Club razor kit costs $9 or MSA readers can exclusively get it for $5. That includes a handle and two blades, which is more than enough to get you through several shaves. And when you need replacement blades, they start at $2.25 per blade. You can choose to receive refills every 2, 4, or 6 months depending on how often you shave.

Flamingo Starter Set shaving kit costs $14 and comes with 1 Handle, 2 Refill Blades, 1 Foaming Shave Gel (1 oz), 1 Shower Holder, and the option to add in the moisturizing lotion (3oz) for $2. Flamingo’s replacement blades are similar in price but you cannot choose the shipment frequency.

The Ultimate Winner…Athena Club!

In my opinion, when it comes to women's razors, there's simply no better option than Athena Club. With high-quality construction, top-notch performance, and unbeatable value, it's the clear choice for anyone looking for the best shave.

Valerie Alvarez
Valerie Alvarez

Valerie is an introverted extrovert with a love for people and a passion for wellness. Her goal is to inspire others to live a healthy and happy life, to live well and be well, all through exciting subscriptions.

Subscription boxes have been sparking joy for Valerie, especially when they are filled with bits and bites of food from healthy snacks to gourmet fare from across the globe, mindfulness, ways to live more sustainably to travel, and crafting drinks at home. Valerie is a fierce introvert, but my extroverted personality shines through when I'm in a social setting. She loves all things spicy and is always up for an adventure. When she is not exploring the world, you can find her at the nearest art museum, getting lost in the beauty of nature or exploring her local restaurants and wine regions. Although Valerie often dreams of faraway places, frolicking through cobblestone streets, she is thrilled to call beautiful San Francisco home with her tiny dog, Leon.