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I'm a woman and have some facial hair. What's the best way to get rid of it?

How much space do I have here? Before I go on, know that you're asking a 30-year-old of both Middle Eastern and East Indian descent, so I've run the gamut of hair-removal methods, from tweezing to threading to waxing to buffing to lasers to depilatories to exhaustion.

The method of hair removal you should choose depends on how much time and money you want to invest, as all of the methods will deliver the same results, generally. Your hair will be gone, for a time being, but it will return. If it's a few stray hairs, I suggest tweezing them out. If it's a small patch, try waxing, threading or a depilatory. If it's debilitating your social life, may I suggest a laser treatment?

With all of these methods, just make sure you give each a test run to find out both your skin's level of sensitivity as well as your pain threshold.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist. Have a beauty question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com .

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