A lot of people want to know the difference between shaving and waxing. They are both just temporary hair removal solutions. The biggest difference between the two is that when you shave you are just pulling the hair off of the top layer of skin. You're not getting down into the root which is what waxing does. Once you put wax on, it adheres to the skin and hair and it pulls it from the root. And that is the biggest difference between shaving and waxing.