PRO WAXINGThe deal: Wax is applied to skin and removed with a cloth strip or by pulling the dried wax strip. Tip: Go to a waxing specialist who wears gloves and doesn't double dip sticks in the wax tub, and one where "they take longer, about 30 minutes, to do your wax -- it won't hurt as much," says Barshop.
The bonus: Three weeks of smoothness, since it pulls out the root.
Best for: Dark, coarse hair and those who get stubble or shadow immediately after shaving.
Avoid if: You can't stand any stubble, since you need a quarter to a half inch of hair in order to get a good wax. Also prepare for moderate pain when the wax is pulled off. Finally, the expense -- $30 to $60 average per month.
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