Nose-hair trimmers aren’t doing it for you? You poor bugger! Thankfully, a good nose waxing can pare back your hairs and keep your sense of smell intact. Does it hurt? No! Nostril waxing “smarts for a second or two”—but the real trauma hits when you see all those recently-liberated nose hairs on the just-pulled wax. Nose hairs serve a biological purpose. Even if they are long and ugly, nostril fuzz keeps dust, dirt, and other critters out so you can breathe easily. But nose waxing does not go so deep as to remove enough hairs that it could put your throat or lungs at risk. Just enough so your visible nostrils look clean and in good order.