There is nothing funny about the epilation process at all. At best, this is a chore that requires you to periodically remember to perform your daily duties. At worst, this can be a painful ordeal. This may be one of the reasons why everyone has their own version of how they like to get rid of or manage their body hair, be it in the bikini line, armpits, leg hair or facial hair.
One of the main elements of these procedures are epilators, hair removal products that pluck hair rather than trim or shave it with a razor. They promote softer regrowth and longer lasting results, though there's no escaping that it will take some time to get used to their more painful approach to hair.
However, there are many epilators on the market from various manufacturers and manufacturers. But don't be afraid. We've taken a detailed look at the various options you face and narrowed them down to a number of highlights from which to choose.
Our guide to the best epilators you can buy today
Braun Silk-Epil 9
Braun tops our list with the all-in-one epilator in the form of the Silk-Epil 9. It has a range of attachments that let you do more than just tweezing, but its primary function is also extremely effective. The LED lamp tells you if you're pushing too hard for maximum efficiency, and its wide head means you can get good lighting while you work.
With other heads that make it also a trimmer and a razor, it's kind of a one-stop shop for body hair that's always a good thing to have. However, we know this is hardly a cheap solution, so keep that in mind if you're budgeting carefully.
If you're looking to save money but know epilation is the way to go, then this really cheap yet reliable option from Remington could be a great alternative. In fact, if you're really just hoping to try epilation and aren't sure you'll stick with it, this can also be a good way to dip your toes.
It's much simpler than the Braun above, does the job well, and also has a cord that makes it less comfortable to use. However, for the price, you are getting a good epilator that several models in the same category can claim.
Philips Satinelle BRE650/00
Philips did something very impressive with this Satinelle epilator - it managed to make it less painful to use than the vast majority of alternatives. With different heads, you can do a bunch of different things with them, but the core-plucking feature is impressively smooth and less painful than many others.
It is also comfortable to hold in your hands, and the wide head allows you to stretch your hair with each stroke. You can use it wet or dry if you prefer to epilate in the shower or bath.
Epilator Braun FaceSpa Pro Facial Epilator 911
Waxing your legs is one thing, but many of the devices on this list would be more than intimidating if you wanted to use them on, say, your upper lip. Braun has created a special device to solve this problem in the form of the FaceSpa, and it works very well.
It is a more precise head to use, as well as facial toning and cleansing heads, making it a great all-around solution for your face. The built-in timer will help you manage the procedures, and the stand will allow you to store it neatly in the bathroom.
Epilator Panasonic ES-ED93-P520
Our latest entry is from Panasonic, who have created a sort of jack-of-all-trades with their epilator. The attractive design is one of the most enjoyable and its controls are extremely easy to use.
It has a wide swivel head for easy access to your hair, but with a range of extra attachments, you can do a lot more. From facial cleansing to ultrasonic cleansing, it has really useful adaptability. Of course, other than that, its default setting is nice and efficient.