I use a rotary electric razor. Does the trick. Sure, it's not as close of a shave as you'd get doing it the hard way, but being a college student, I'm lazy and don't have the time to fool around with normal razors (especially the straight variety). Plus I like the fact I can shave whenever I want and not have it be a big hassle. Electric razor isn't something you should skimp on, the top of the line ones are noticeably better in my experience. Norelco seems to make a quality product.