Last week, we asked you to tell us your absolute worst, most disastrous hair removal tale of all time, in the hopes of winning the TRIA Laser Hair Removal System. Let’s just say that nearly every single one of the 100+ comments made me either laugh, cry out in sympathy pain, or shiver in, well, disgust. You people have gone to great lengths to remove your body hair. The stories were so unbelievable that I will be posting a roundup of the best next week, but for now, let’s get to our winner. Frankly, when I saw the words “big chunk of my labia,” I knew I had a winner. Find out which sliced-up reader won, after the jump. Keep reading »
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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!
Women have been battling excess hair problems for years, and the sun has always been one of the best, not to mention free, solutions because it bleaches hair blond, making it pretty much undetectable. But let’s just clear one thing up, ladies, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, when you have a mustache … you have a mustache. Just because it’s blond doesn’t mean that no one can see it. And, unfortunately, we haven’t seen a woman since Frida Kahlo who could pull off upper lip fuzz. Keep reading »
We imagine that there was once a grand jury of all the world’s sexiest women, who gathered in secret to decide what is hot and what is not. The good news? They didn’t want us to look like the boys and said that upper lip hair is o-u-t. The bad news? They didn’t care how much it hurts to get rid of the scruff. Keep reading »
Removing bikini hair is a tough task that can end in a lot of pain, little red bumps, or unwanted stubble. With just a few steps, you can be silky smooth and ready to show off even the smallest string bikini. Learn how to remove bikini hair easily, after the jump!
Pencil-thin eyebrows are just as bad as the dreaded unibrow. If you own a tweezer, there is no excuse for either tweezing catastrophe. Start with a wax, then follow our tips about upkeep, and maintain perfectly manicured eyebrows all the time. Keep reading »
Eyebrows are like the picture frame of your face: just a small detail but it changes the your whole appearance. So when your brows are out of wack, don’t be surprised if even the most over-plucked or bushy-browed citizens start looking at you funny. Keep your look in-check with our tips for picking the perfect shape for your eyebrows.
Nair smells, tweezers take too long, and razors should stay below the neck. If your looking for a fast and less painful way to fix your brows at home, waxing is the only option. Don’t be afraid of botching a wax, or being too timid to pull- we’ll have you waxing your way to fab arches before you can say “I saved on a $15 appointment!”
Waxing your eyebrows is a necessary evil. The heat, the anticipation, the pulling, and the pain. The least we can do it make it hurt less if we are going to shell out cash for this modern form of torture.
It was English class, 6th grade, in Miss O’Brien’s class. Two kids sitting across the table from me were looking at me, snickering and pointing, in that way 6th graders do. Paranoid, I asked then what was wrong and they wouldn’t tell me. Finally a girl named Emily took pity on me, leaned over, and told me the other kids were laughing at fuzzies of hair growing out of my little 11-year-old armpits. Hair which, honest to God, I’d never noticed before.
And that was the day I learned most women shaved their legs and armpits. Keep reading »