I joke that having my son turned me into a man.
Starting 8 years ago I started getting my face waxed. LOVE it. Where I go it's called the 'full face & brow'... but there's a whole menu for "pieces" (lip, chin, cheeks, jawline, sideburns, brow arch... and that's just for face. It's cheaper to go full face and brow than for me to do the pieces -I don't need my cheeks done).
The short blonde hairs still grow in blonde, short, and soft. The long blonde hairs still grow in long, blonde, & soft. The coarse hairs have thinned over time, and the coarse dark hairs have thinned, but still remain dark. After 8 years of getting my face done every 2-4 months, it only takes 5-7 minutes (super fast), but the booking time is 30... so L & I chat a lot (my waxer and I have become good friends). My face was originally "slapped" red/pink for a few hours. It now is only red/pink for less than an hour. My skin is just super used to it. It 'releases' the hairs very easily, and it recovers very quickly ((pay ahead of time, and don't have plans for a few hours... so you don't have to be around people when you're pink until you know how long you'll stay pink for)).
It's VERY important to get it done by a pro... someone who spends all day every day waxing... not someone who waxes a couple times a day or a couple times a week. They're fast, they know the tricks, and they have all the stuff to put on your skin to soothe it / prevent breakouts. Simply waxing alone will often leave people's skin bumpy afterward. But a nice steam cloth, and then the skin soothing treatments (leave on for a few hours before washing them off) prevents that from happening. They tend to be more expensive than waxing at a nail salon, and it is VERY worth it.
Don't, don't don't wax at home until you've had it done professionally a few times. It's worth it to me to keep having it done, even though I can do it on my own, because it's so much faster / hurts less... but even after 2-3 visits I could have done it myself if I was willing to drop $200 in supplies... it would pay for itself the first year... but it's not worth it to me, personally.
As for other methods... Nair, rubbing, & shaving will lead to stubble. Nads (sugaring, like waxing with a different medium) doesn't work for me even with my 'easy' hair. It breaks too many off and I end up with 'rough' hairs (waxing the all grow in soft). Some day I *might* do electrolysis.... but it's not currently recommended for me because it's too large of an area (could lead to scarring). As the tech improves, I might.