Depilation is the removal of hair above the surface of the skin. The most common form of depilation is shaving or trimming. Another option is the use of chemical depilatories which make the hair disintegrate.

Epilation is the removal of the entire hair including the part below the skin. Methods include: waxing, sugaring, epilation devices, threading and Intense Pulsed Light. Hair can also be removed by plucking with tweezers.

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