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Does It Really Work?: The Wizzit

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When it comes to waxing, tweezing and shaving, the minutes -- and dollars -- can pile up quickly.

The Wizzit, an As Seen on TV product, claims to be a new invention in hair removal.

KWWL's Ally Crutcher puts the Wizzit to the test to find out: Does It Really Work?

For a lot of us -- both women and men -- it seems like every time we turn around, we're scheduling another appointment.

Tonya Brooks, Beth Zars and Wendy Malcom are cosmetologists in Waterloo, working with clients on a regular basis.

"Hair cuts, colors, facial waxing, consultations," are just some of what they do, Brooks said.

Usually, 70 percent of their clients will get at least two services done at a time. However, these cosmetologists are shelling out money for their own grooming, too.

"Full arm wax $35, eyebrows $15," Zars recounts.

"Personally, I need to get my eyebrows waxed at least every two weeks," Malcolm says.

The Wizzit is a battery-operated hair removal device without any blades. It's advertised to grab hair like a magnet, claiming it gently removes hair from the root.

The product claims it's safe to use on arms, legs, face and underarms in a pain-free experience.

Zars was the first guinea pig in Crutcher's test, trying the Wizzit on Zars' eyebrows first.

"It feels like metal rubbing against your skin," Zars said.

Zars moved to the mirror to see the results, and it seemed like no hair was removed.

Arms were tested next, and Malcom reported a pinching sensation when the Wizzit was applied.

The product didn't seem successful on arms either.

"It's removing hair, but seems like it's doing so in patches... splotchy, not evenly," Malcolm said.

All in all, the women weren't impressed.

"It still only breaks the hair off -- it doesn't remove it even flush with the skin," Zars said.

The group ended up giving the Wizzit an F grade.

The product says not to use in the bath or shower, as it's not water-resistant. The Wizzit also says not to use the product on skin with acne, moles, eczema, or rosacea.

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