For as long as I’ve noticed that I have body hair — since 7th grade? — I’ve been a shaver. I mean, I wax my upper lip (deal with it dudes, every girl has a ‘stache) and my eyebrows, but the rest of me I shave. And it is annoying. Recently I have been considering my other hair removal options as I have no plans in getting in touch with my inner hippie and letting it all grow out. There’s waxing, sure, but who wants to let their leg hair grow out to a length where it could reasonably be yanked out? It’s summer after all. There’s also laser hair removal, which I’ve always considered to be the Bill Gates of hair removal options because it’s so expensive and requires a ton of in-office visits. Until now. TRIA’s Hair Removal System is the first and only FDA-cleared at-home laser that gives permanent results, eliminating the need for shaving or waxing. Now, I’m going to be testing out this bad boy for a future Beauty Test Drive, but so far, it’s easy to use. Also worth noting: TRIA is not safe for use by people with medium/dark skin tones, so keep that in mind. TRIA’s Hair Removal System isn’t cheap, but compared to how much you’d fork over for costly in-office treatments, if you’re desperate to be hair and shaving-cut free, it’s a steal. [$495, TRIA Beauty]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away TRIA’s Hair Removal System to ONE lucky person, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your most disastrous hair removal story by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, August 6. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!