Unless you take inspiration from the Sphynx cat and get full laser, the process of removing hair on your body (if you choose to do it) is a truly Sisyphean task. The hair we banish from our faces and bodies will, by force of nature, undoubtedly come back within a relatively short period of time. It’s no wonder, then, that we develop such close relationships with—and strong opinions about—our hair removal tools.
As members of lifestyle media ourselves, we have the opportunity to test a wide range of products, from disposable razors and electric shavers to wax strips and epilators. So it made sense to survey seven writers and editors about their all-time favorite hair removal products. Keep scrolling to see the top tools for getting rid of facial and body hair, according to those who’ve tried them all.
“I absolutely love my Billie razor. Not only does it come in sleek colorways that look chicer than the usual drugstore options, but it really gets the job done. My legs always feel silky smooth after I use it and I’m obsessed with the magnetic holder that comes in the Billie starter kit. It sticks to my shower wall far better than any other suction cup holder I’ve attempted to use. The best part is that you can subscribe to receive replacement cartridges whenever you need them, so you’ll never be stuck with a dull razor.”
– Christie Calucchia, Lifestyle Commerce Writer
“I’m a total novice when it comes to all the cool new forms of hair removal and honestly so, so terrified of waxing. Just give me a quality razor that doesn’t knick easily and I’m a happy camper. I tried [Billie razors] out partly for their cute packaging, partly from a friend’s recommendation, and partly because I dig a brand that supports women doing whatever they want with their body hair. The easy-to-grasp handle and magnetic holder is genius, and I get a super smooth shave without tugging or irritation. In short, there’s a reason why these razors are getting a lot of buzz.”
– Mackenzie Dunn, SEO Writer
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