In the early months of 2015, Braun has brought us a new line of outstanding epilators. There are many quality models that I can write about, but I believe that the most complex ones are Braun Silk-Epil 9-579 and Braun Silk-Epil 9 SkinSpa. If you want to know about every single model from this series, you can check them on the Braun Company's official website. Also, you should know that some models aren't available in some countries... for now.
Because many users had an amazing experience with them I really want to try one and offer my review. In this article will also be a comparison between the newest model and the previous model, which is Braun Silk Epil 7 7681.
It is clear that the new model Braun Silk Epil 9-579 is an improvement, but we all want to know which are those improvements and how they will help us to have a better experience, to obtain better results and why not, to reduce pain.
Pros of Braun Silk Epil 9-579
- Wider head
If you will buy the epilator you will see that it has a larger head. How much wider? 40% wider head for a faster epilation, which works fine for large body areas, like legs, arms, back. This means that you will reduce the epilation period and also reduce the period that you are exposed to pain if you are a newbie to epilation.
- Wet and dry
Also, like the previous model, the 9 series can be used wet or dry, therefore the device is cordless, leaving you the possibility to epilate wherever you want, in the shower or bath, in your bedroom or on the balcony.
The rechargeable battery at this model will last up to 40 minutes of operation after just 1 hour of charging, which is great because you have enough time to remove your hair from your legs and arms in this time frame.
- Micro Grip tweezer technology
A breakthrough for this series is the Micro Grip tweezer technology, which replaces the close-grip technology from the previous model. But they are similar in effects, meaning that this technology supposes to remove even the tiniest hairs as short as 0.5mm. These results can last up to four weeks, but even though you will have your skin smooth, some hairs can not be remove. This is the reality, even the best epilator that it is on the market can not remove your entire body hair, up to 100%, this is impossible.
Because I am on the "tweezers chapter" I will tell you that the tweezers from the Braun Silk Epil 9 models are distributed differently compared with the previous models from series 7. They are also bigger and of a different shape. The purpose of this distribution and arrangement is that they must be able to catch all the hair, even the shortest ones, thin or coarse.
Although there aren't mentioned the number of tweezers, some users who were curious obtained this information from the Braun Company and I can tell you that the exact number is 40 tweezers, like the previous series.
- Led light and 2 speed settings
The Braun Silk Epil 9- 579 also has the LED light, the multiple speed settings and the rollers of the main head still give you a stimulating massage on the area where you epilate.
Bottom line, for those who are familiar with the previous model, the Braun Silk Epil 7 and for the people who want to buy a new one, they should know that some things have remained the same like the previous model:
- Two speed button,
- Pivoting head,
- Massage system,
- Softlift tips for lifting flat-lying hairs to be pull by the epilator,
- Built-in light,
- Washable head,
- Sensitive area cap.
Maybe you are curious about the design of the newest model, but there aren't so many changes, it resembles pretty much with the previous model, having an ergonomic shape, which is slimmer and longer. Also, there are a few changes to the display panel, buttons, and color of the device (this model comes in white and violet).
You will find out from the Braun official website that this model has six extra attachments, which makes it a perfect full body epilator.
These attachments are:
1. Facial cleansing brush- which cleanses up to 6 times more than a manual cleaning brush, for facial exfoliation
2. Shaver head- if you want to use it as a full-fledged dry shaver.
3. Trimmer cap- to trim the hair that it is too long for epilation, to reduce the pain and the possibility of breaking it by the tweezers.
4. High frequency massage cap- for a gentle, less painful epilation.
5. Skin contact cap- this is a great attachment because it can adapt to your body forms, to be certain that you remove all the hair, even though the areas that are hard to reach.
6. Facial head- perfect for facial hair, but also for the armpits or the bikini line.
It also has a charging stand, to leave the epilator there while it is charging. It doesn't have a travelling bag, in which to keep all the different attachment heads. And if you live in Europa you will need an adaptor for the plug. But Braun makes these epilators for different countries and for countries which have European plug they already have models with a normal plug. Your main concern is to be attentive from where you will buy it.
There are also many models of the 9 series, which for someone may be quite confusing. What you need to know is that they all have the same epilator, the main device, but the attachments are different and some extra small devices, like the facial cleansing brush, the exfoliation brush. The one which has the most accessories and the most used at this point is the Braun Silk Epil 9-579.
Cons of Braun Silk Epil 9-579
Like any other epilator it has some cons as well. Braun Silk Epil 9-569 is quite expensive, is more than $100 and not everyone can afford to buy one. But, I believe it's worth all the money. I used and still use the previous model for more than 3 years and it still goes well and does its job perfectly. A solution is to wait for a discount or for the Black Friday, when the price will go down a little bit.
Another downside of this model is that you can not use it while it is charging. Therefore, your time is limited and if you want to epilate large areas from the body, you should plan in advance with which part of your body you would like to begin.
This model has all those attachments which will make it the perfect epilator for the entire body, including the face. But from my point of view, no one should use a powerful epilator on their face, they should try a manual epilator, like Bellabe. The face has very sensitive skin and you may damage it and no one wants to assume this risk.
Also, the Braun Silk Epil 9-579 is loud, but every epilator is. Compared other epilators, this model is tolerable.