A few small words about unwanted facial hair.
You may know of Tweezerman, but if you don’t, you should. For two reasons. The first is that their products are superior to anything else in their category. The second is that Tweezerman manage to make unsexy grooming items look cool. This is important, because it takes the sting out of the uncomfortable realisation that sometimes one needs to do things to oneself that one hadn’t expected ever to have to do, such as remove hairs from areas in the face where they never previously appeared.
Using inferior tools for these tasks can have consequences. At best such tools fail to solve the problem, at worst they put your health at risk. Have you ever tried to cut an eyebrow hair with a pair of scissors knowing that it wouldn’t take much of a slip before you could have a nasty accident? Or remove a weird plasticky hair from your chin leaving a swollen, rubbery area, which you last saw on somebody a few generations ahead of you, who had a long-lasting and visible problem controlling their drug and alcohol-consumption? Or have you had an eyebrow hair that was sort of there but not really? A little dot that you’d be able to get with the tweezers tomorrow but which needs to go NOW? Tweezers from Tweezerman will get that hair and because you only need one attempt, hairs are removed swiftly and without leaving lasting redness.
Another star is the facial scissors which come in different types, my own favourite being the rounded ones, which are sharp but still feel safe due to the good grip and the absence of pointy edges.
Finally, this year I’ve had an opportunity to test the clippers. I’m normally suspicious of these instruments, having tried different brands and never been able to find sharp ones. Until now. Admittedly, they were not for my own use, but for my elderly cat, who almost killed the vet last time he cut her claws. (She’s stopped sorting them out herself so these days they grow long and thick; uncontrolled they bother her when she walks). After the disaster a few weeks back when the vet left our home with two Donald Duck plasters on his finger, I’ve pleged to stay on top of things. Failed attempts with lousy clippers from wellknown retailers led to frustration, but then I found the Tweezerman Fingernail Clipper. One quick click, and the claw was cut, neatly and without edges. If they work for Coco, they will work for you.
Written by Mette, 2017