So where are all the laser bros?
September 5, 2013 7:46 AM Subscribe
Every passing year I hate shaving more and more and I ponder getting laser hair removal for my beard. Now that it's starting to grey - which as a lighter color is supposedly less responsive to the laser - I feel some time pressure if I'm going to do it.
But trying to find success stories and pertinent local recommendations - not to mention pricing ideas - is proving near impossible because I find no sign of average Joes getting it done. What's up with that?
posted by phearlez to clothing, beauty, & fashion (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The only people I personally know with mismatched chromosomes who have had it done are trans women (and they have not had stellar recs for their shops). Anything online discusses back hair removal when it talks about men at all. Pricing about faces is for less extensive work on women who have some chin and/or upper lip work to do. I find some very passing mention of it for black men who want to get out from under repeated ingrown hair removal but it's slight.
Is this because men simply don't do it? Or is it some sort of shame thing where the ones who do don't say so publicly? There's varying levels of success I'd be okay with, so my trans friends who have not found it extensive or lasting have different acceptance levels for results than I might. So I'd love to be able to hear from someone about how it worked out in their typical dude life.
If the stories are out there they're buried under tons of SEO driving me to laser hair removal shops. Help me metafilter - are the reviews for what I want out there? Should I keep investigating?