Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.16: How do you remove facial hair?

bisc-vol16-ftDo you remove your facial hair? If so, what’s your preferred method?

BISC Vol.16 Authors

MELISSA | Switzerland | Kiss & Make-up
It’s pretty embarrassing to have visible facial hair as a woman – thanks for that, mom – so yes, I remove it. At first I only tweezed my unibrow and my upper lip hair with a pair of tweezers – the pain oh the pain – but last summer I went from just plucking the caterpillars and the stache to pretty much epilating my whole face with this little torture tool. Yes, it hurts, but it’s effective and keeps my face looking and feeling nice and smooth. That said, I’d love to go for a permanent solution eventually with one of those Philips Lumea-type at-home hair removal systems.

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
I just tweeze. I try not to be a perfectionist either.

ANNE | Germany | Linda, Libra, Loca
Being blonde, I don’t really have issues with facial hair. Or, as I probably should say, HAD. Because with age I notice the soft peachy fuzz becoming more and more prominent, up to a point where I start to wonder if I should probably do something about it. So far I had my upper lip waxed once, which turned out to be a horrible experience. My face was red and swollen for days and I started breaking out when the hair grew back. I guess I´ll try sugaring next…

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
I guess I could say that I am really blessed because the only facial hair I need to remove is the hair in my eyebrows. I get them professionally waxed at the salon every 2-3 months and I pluck whatever hair is growing out in between appointments using my tweezers. As simple as that!

RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog
I do, but only occasionally! I tweeze stray brow hairs when I’m doing my makeup, but for the most part, the hair on my face just gets to stay on my face. I’ll tweeze, thread, or wax my upper lip if I have a bunch of lip swatches to do, but I take a very lazy approach to facial hair nowadays. If other people don’t like my face-hairs, they can suck it up and deal with it!

MATROMAO | Philippines | FoodWorldMe
So far, I’ve only ever done my eyebrows. I used to exclusively tweeze them myself back in high school, but I’ve since discovered that professional reshaping every now and then is the trick to keep my “eyebrow game” going. Then I’ll maintain that for a couple of months by cleaning up re-growths along the shape they’ve set. I’ve had people shave, tweeze, and wax my brows, and I prefer waxing. It’s quick, and the shape I get is so well-defined that mapping and filling the brows become a breeze.

JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
Upon reading everyone’s comments, I’m a little embarrassed to share that I’ve done very little to my facial hair. Every couple of weeks I’d groom my eyebrows with a tweezer and remove obvious facial hair with a basic Panasonic facial trimmer and that’s about it! I didn’t even know that people get their upper lip waxed! I probably should give it a try soon, along with getting my brows professionally shaped. I feel that my current brows don’t really flatter my face that much.

What about you? How do you remove your facial hair? I’d love to hear from you! 

the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.


  1. Natasja says:

    Lucky you 😛 when I was younger (teenager) I still plucked/tweezed my eyebrows but I gave that up about 6 years ago. Couldn’t be bothered anymore because I liked the way my eyebrows looked.. plucked or unplucked haha 😀 it saves me a lot of trouble!

    • Agata says:

      I used to get my eyebrows professionally plucked every month or so when I lived in Poland. Now I can maintain them looking decent myself most of the time. That’s why I like the natural looking brow trend so much!

  2. Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

    I didn’t know that you came back! Welcome back, Agata! I’m really glad you decided to return. 🙂

    I just wax/tweeze when I need to. I always do it myself because I’ve yet to find a place that can do a decent job.

    And Dear Anne, I’ve tried sugaring. DON’T DO IT! lol 🙁

    • Agata says:

      Thank you, Lisa. I love blogging too much!

      I have read a lot of horror stories about getting eyebrows waxed, I guess I am really lucky because I have never had a bad experience!

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