Eyebrow plucking is the worst for pain, my gf takes some form of perverse pleasure in doing mine every month or so and it hurts like buggary. I just trim my nose hair with a small pair of scissors but im starting to get ear hair. My gf's dad's shop... (yes im pimping it again - anytime he checks the stats and people have visited from the forum i get a little bit more acceptance
... are away to start doing a nose and ear hair removal and they effectively burn it off with a lighter. Not sure of the specific technique but it's meant to be quick and painless. I'll wait till others have tried it first personally.