Almost every woman owns a pair of tweezers. The younger ones mostly to tame their brows, and the not- so-young to get rogue facial hairs- especially on the chin.
If you don't have a good pair of tweezers, the process can be frustrating to say the least. Sometimes the hair will simply slide off the tweezers or break as you try to pull it out.
What I love about angled tweezers, especially Tweezerman Slant (compare prices), is that the slanted tip easily goes up against the curves of the face. This makes getting close to the base of the hair (which is where you should pull from) much more doable. And without an angle, getting really short hair is almost impossible.