I've been using the Tweeze epilator for probably about five years now. Admittedly, it can hurt a bit, but it does a great job and I am not planning on using anything different in the foreseeable future. I only use this for facial hair. I use a quadruple-blade razor for my legs and my pits. My sister is into waxing. She always looks great afterwards, but I've been too afraid of the pain (and the cost!) and have felt that what I am doing is more than sufficient.