Your Problem: My eyebrows are growing like kudzu. Ear and nose hair, too.
By Rodney Cutler
wisdom: A lot of people think that eyebrows are something you can take care of
at home, but I disagree. They're too easy to overdo, and you can end up looking
worse than when you started.
If you refuse to spend a couple bucks getting waxed or plucked by a pro, at
least heed the advice of one. Pluck master Anastasia Soare, owner of the
Anastasia Beverly Hills salons, stresses the importance of a good pair of
tweezers, from a brand like  Mehaz ($13; mehaz.com). (Be sure to get slanted
tips; pointed tweezers are more likely to rip the hair or pinch your skin.) The
best time to pluck is right after a warm shower, when the hairs are easier to
pull out. As for what to remove, put the pad of your thumb between your brows;
whatever hair it covers needs to be gone. Anastasia also recommends using a
brow gel, which is just what it sounds like: Dep for your eyebrows. When she
gets her own column, we'll pretend that's a good idea. Instead, carefully brush
your brows up and trim the hairs that stray over your brow line. Whatever you
do, don't mess with your lower brow line. Touch that and you risk giving your
eyebrows shape. Only women should have shaped eyebrows.
As for your nose and ear hair, the rule is simple: See a hair, get rid of
it. Invest in a good electric trimmer, like the  Conair Deluxe Nose &
Ear Hair Trimmer ($13; conair.com). And your electric razor can easily take
care of what's growing on the outside. The most thorough treatments are at
salons, however. Many, like Repêchage in New York, can wax the inside of your
nose. The pain is absurd but brief. Or there's always a course of laser
treatments, which kill the hair follicle. Nickel Spa in New York charges $100
per 15-minute session. So if you're Marty Scorsese, that'll run you about
-AS TOLD TO JENNIFER KIM
Rodney Cutler, the owner of the Cutler salons in New York City, is a former
Australian-football player and current Ironman triathlete.
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