Braun Silk Epil 9 review

Taryn Davies
Published: September 28, 2016

Braun Silk Epil 9 review to get through epilation quicker? Then you need the Braun Silk-épil 9, a tool designed with a 40% wider head for faster epilation.

It covers more skin with each stroke to get you through the process quicker, and anything that cuts down on our beauty prep is a must-have in our eyes.

Braun Silk Epil 9 Features

  • 40% wider head for faster epilation
  • MicroGrip tweezer technology
  • Wet & Dry usage for gentler epilation
  • Pulsating active vibrations
  • High-frequency massage
  • Pivoting head
  • Skin contour adaptation
  • Smartlight: The Smartlight reveals even the finest hairs and supports extra thorough hair removal
  • Speed personalisation
  • Cordless use
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Two speed settings
  • 100% waterproof
Braun Silk Epil 9 review

In the box

  • Silk- épil 9 9-561
  • Shaver head
  • Trimmer cap
  • Skin contact cap
  • Facial cap
  • Charging stand
  • Pouch
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Electric cord


  • Shaver head: Turns the epilator into a fully functional shaver
  • Trimmer cap: Lets you trim hair where preferred
  • Skin contact cap: Ensures maximum skin contact for faster epilation
  • Facial cap: For the especially delicate facial skin
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Increase speed and efficiency without sacrificing comfort or quality. Silk-épil 9 Comes with a 40% wider head then previous Silk-épil epilators meaning covers more ground with every stroke, for fewer strokes total; not only that, but thanks to MicroGrip tweezer technology the epilator removes more hair in each stroke then before too.

The in-built high frequency massage system stimulates the skin and effectively soothes the plucking sensation during epilation to maximise your skin comfort. Skin contour adaptation ensures it runs comfortably and smoothly across your skin by matching your body's natural curves and bends.

Ensuring you don't miss anything, Smartlight helps easily guide your way through the epilation process and lightens up even the finest hairs for no miss removal and speed. The Silk-épil 9 also comes with two speed settings allowing you to easily flick between two modes of use for more specialised performance: speed 1 for slow gentle epilation, ideal for grooming delicate and sensitive areas; speed 2, on the other hand, offers faster efficient epilation, ideal for scouring tougher areas such as the legs.

Hosting a built-in rechargeable battery, the Silk-épil 9 provides 40 minutes of cordless use when fully charged and has a charge time of just one hour. Another major benefit to the Silk-épil 9 is that it uses special Wet & Dry technology, meaning it’s completely waterproof for cordless epilation that can be used in the shower.

This epilator also comes with a whole stack of bonus attachments: shaver head, for turning your epilator into a fully functioning dry shaver; trimmer cap, for trimming sensitive areas; high-frequency massage cap, for an extra gentle epilation.; facial head or cap, to remove unwanted facial hair and finally a skin contact cap, which smoothly adapts to all body contours, especially sensitive areas.

Braun Silk Epil 9 review


Wider head, MicroGrip technology, can be used wet and dry, cordless


You can’t use the unit and charge it at the same time, can be painful initially

Braun Silk Epil 9 review

Bottom Line

Nobody really wants to spend a lot of time or money on hair removal do they? So that's why we are loving this model as it makes it even quicker and easier to use thanks to the fact it has a bigger head to work quicker over an area of skin, it picks up ever shorter hairs than previous models, even the tiniest stubble will be removed, it’s wireless, it has a mini light, it’s multi-functional as an epilator and a shaver and you can use it wet and dry.

We also love the blinking red light which indicates that the charge is running low, we’ve found that you have about 10 minutes of epilating left once this light blinks, which is quite a reasonable amount.

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Braun Silk Epil 9 review

Benefits of epilation

With epilation, you can enjoy smooth skin that lasts up to 4 weeks. Unlike other hair removal methods, such as razors and shaving creams, epilation removes even the finest, shortest hairs from the root which then take 4-6 weeks to grow back. Additionally, with epilators you can remove hair 4x shorter than wax so you don’t have to wait for the hair to be completely visible. In fact, studies show that ongoing epilation reduces the amount of hair re-growth, making them lighter, softer and fine, with a semi-permanent effect. Say goodbye to stubble that’s rough and hard and hello to 4 weeks of smoothness.

Moreover, you can use epilators across all of your body parts – underarms, bikini line, face, arms and legs all in the comfort of your own home.

Silk-épil epilators have been especially developed to minimize any discomfort and irritation, making them the perfect choice for first-time users. Their active massage rollers softly stimulate the skin with micro-pulsations before and after removing the hair, leaving your skin more relaxed.