If smooth, hairless skin is on your list of honeymoon must-haves, you'll know that finding the perfect hair removal routine is rarely an easy feat. You of course want the best results—i.e. a long-lasting solution with little to no irritation that doesn’t cost a month’s worth of rent. And with all the wedding planning craziness, a hair removal method that doesn't require making time for an out-of-the-way appointment is ideal. While that's all easier said than done, there are definitely some at-home hair removal products that get the job done and do it well.
While shaving isn’t a permanent option, if it's still your go-to, investing in a strong razor is the way to go for silky smooth results. Options range from high-end, reusable weighted razors that make the process a breeze, to more affordable options in sleek designs to hit all the right spots.
If you aren’t a commitment-phobe (hey, you are getting married after all!) and want a more permanent hair removal solution, there are at-home options out there for you as well—from waxes that will preserve your hairless skin for longer periods of time, to at-home laser treatments that will eventually help halt hair growth. These semipermanent solutions may err on the pricier side, but are still more cost-effective than multiple trips to the salon.
Check out these top razors, treatments, waxes, and shaving creams for an at-home hair removal routine that actually works.
If you’re practically religious about shaving and fear running out of fresh blades, try Billie: a women’s shaving subscription. The starter pack gets you the handle, two cartridges—featuring five sharp blades surrounded by 360 degrees of soothing aloe—and a handy mount for your shower. Based on your shaving habits, Billie will send you four more cartridges on a monthly, bimonthly, or every three-month basis. The best part? These razors are super affordable, as they eliminate the so-called "pink tax" that makes women’s shaving products more expensive.
SHOP NOW: Billie, $9
Oui Shave Rose Gold Safety Razor
The rose gold hue of this safety razor somehow makes bathroom accessories chic. And yes, it gets the job done, too. The weighted handle allows the user to simply glide over the area without applying pressure, ultimately reducing the chances of your bathroom looking like a crime scene when you’re done. The one-blade wonder (proof you can get an incredible shave with just one blade) also helps eliminate razor burn and ingrown hairs. While the price might be more than you are used to spending on a razor, this one will last you for years and comes with 10 additional blades.
SHOP NOW: Oui Shave, $75
Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover
For sensitive areas, look for a hair removal tool specifically designed for that region. The spring coils on this face-specific tool work together to grab even the finest, most stubborn hairs on the lip, chin, cheeks, and neck. As this tool pulls hair from the root (without harming skin, mind you), it'll slow and minimize regrowth—but expect tiny pinches from this almost pain-free hair remover.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $20
Braun Silk-Epil SE270 Women's Electric Epilator and Shaver
What is essentially a cross between an electric razor and a tweezer, an epilator plucks each hair straight from the root. This is arguably one of the more painful options on the list, but the process is fast and the device’s Smartlight will help you grab even the finest hard-to-see hairs.
SHOP NOW: Target, $40
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X
As the first FDA-cleared hair removal laser for at-home use, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X obviously makes our list. The diode lasers—technology used by dermatologists—disable the hair follicle from the root without damaging the skin around it. The user-friendly LED display will help you navigate each treatment with ease. For best results, treat the area once every two weeks until desired result has been reached.
SHOP NOW: Tria, $449
Bliss Poetic Waxing
Can't make your waxing appointment with all of the pre-wedding craziness? No worries! You can get the job done right at home. This hard, strip-less wax has a low melting temperature, so the formula will never be too hot to apply. Plus, the wax formula—rosin, cruelty-free sourced beeswax, lanolin, and paraffin—adheres to hair and not to skin for a less painful experience when compared to traditional strip waxing. It's also combined with essential oils to soothe and protect the skin.
SHOP NOW: Target, $13
Completely Bare Completely Smooth Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel
Behind every great razor is a great shaving cream, so our list wouldn’t be complete without the perfect barrier between your precious skin and that sharp razor. This gel promises to help you get that ultra close shave you so desire, while preventing ingrown hairs and bumps.
SHOP NOW: Target, $8.99