Great Beauty: Hair Removal

Now that summer's officially here, we're showing more skin than ever! Skirts are shorter, tops are skimpier, and we're breaking out the teeny bikinis. Now more than ever, you'll want to be as hairless as possible (unless you're Mo'Nique...no judgment). Whether it's for your underarms, eyebrows, upper lip, legs or bikini area, we've pulled together some of our favorite hair removal products of all time. Dare to bare!
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 14, 2010

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Whether it’s for your underarms, eyebrows, upper lip, legs or bikini area, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite hair removal products — just in time for bikini season!

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Highly coveted among beauty insiders, Bliss Poetic Waxing Hair Removal Kit ($45, blissworld.com) comes with a microwavable cup, pre- and post- waxing oil, and the super-gentle “wonder wax.”

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Get a yacht-worthy bikini area with Schick Quattro For Women Trim Style Razor & Bikini Trimmer ($12.99, drugstore.com). The all-in-one razor/trimmer ensures a neat, clean finish.

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King of Shaves Woman Pamper & Moisturise Shaving Gel ($4.99, drugstore.com) soothes and moisturizes skin with vitamin E and aloe, prepping it for a super-close shave — plus, it smells heavenly!

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Prevent razor bumps and ingrowns before they rear their ugly heads! Ciara swipes on Completely Bare Bikini Bump Blaster Pads ($32, completelybare.com) after waxing or shaving.

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Not into bikini waxes? Shape up your situation with these itty-bitty Noxzema Bikini Shavers ($3.99 for 3, drugstore.com). The 5/8" blade is the perfect size for delicate trimming.

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For easy-as-pie hair removal, spritz Veet Suprem’Essence Spray Hair Removal Cream ($7.99, drugstore.com) on legs, arms, underarms and bikini area and swipe off with a washcloth.

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DermaDoctor Gorilla Warfare Hair Minimizing Antiperspirant Deodorant ($29, dermadoctorskincare.com) helps prevent underarm hair from growing in thick and too fast.

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Tweezerman’s new Animal Print Slant Tweezers ($20, sephora.com) are genius — the point is perfect for plucking tiny, hard-to-grab hairs, while the slant is fabulous for general tweezing.

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Serena Williams flaunts her flawlessly smooth bikini bod on the beach in Miami.

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Before shaving legs, bikini area, or underarms, massage in Art of Shaving’s Pre-Shave Oil ($18, sephora.com). This rose-infused serum softens hair and protects knees and ankles from nicks.

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Kelly Rowland’s enviable bikini bod looks totally soft and stubble-free! We also love that she’s protecting her skin with a floppy sun hat.

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Razor bump and ingrown hair-removing brand Tend Skin just introduced their Refillable Roll-On ($17, sephora.com), which makes applying the bump-banishing serum a zillion times easier.