i have hated shaving for forever and always wanted to find an alternative. waxing is too expensive. things like Nair barely work. shaving leaves me with ingrown hair and razor burn and i can never get a close enough shave. not to mention by the next day i already have regrowth. while on a recent shopping trip to ulta, i decided to purchase this. i am now a believer and have fallen in love. it had a bit of a learning curve but i figured it out. i now epilate my underarms, arms, pantyline area, and my legs. it is a little painful at first but i got used to it quickly. and the best part is that these areas are now perfectly smooth and the smoothness lasts for a long time. i had a few hairs that the epilator just wasn't grabbing but i just used tweezers to touch up. i just can't believe i didn't try it sooner. it feels and looks like i get professionally waxed. i recommend that your hair is not too short or too long because either the epilator won't be able to get a hold of the hair, or it will be more painful. also, make sure to exfoliate beforehand. i recommend using it on dry skin. try this out, you won't be disappointed! epilating is so underrated, i can't believe more people don't do it!