Ask The Beauty Department
By Didi Gluck
Q: I'VE BEEN TOLD I'M SO FAIR-HAIRED THAT LASER HAIR-REMOVAL IS NOT AN OPTION FOR ME. IS WAXING MY ONLY CHOICE? — Norma Gras
A: For now, yes. Lasers target color, so they're not for the pigment-challenged. But a little wax is nothing to fear, says super-stripper Lidia Tivichi of New York City's Kimara Ahnert spa, who offers up some terror-reducing tips: Take an Advil (some of her clients even take a Vicodin) or smear Emla cream on your bikini line beforehand to prevent pain. And do not ice pre-wax; that closes your pores and makes hairs tougher to yank.