Waxing For Men
Body Waxing For Men
Men: if you are considering unwanted hair removal, the best hair removal method for men is waxing.
If you’ve ever watched the movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and saw the waxing scene, you probably think of four words – pain and more pain. It was a funny scene. But it’s not really true.
Rest assured, more and more men are going to the spa these days. Here at L’Exquisite we have a growing number of men coming in for male body waxing. It is nowhere near as painful as you think. Because there are many different types of professional waxing products on the market it varies from salon to salon, and the choices range from hot wax hair removal to hard wax hair removal and depilatory wax and everything else in between. But as with any of the hair removal methods, the quality of the wax and your pain tolerance have a lot to do with the outcome and one of the things that might hold you back is your fear of pain, but there is painless hair removal, but again, what may feel painless to some may not be the same for others.
Hair Removal For Men Is Extremely Popular
There are many reasons for male hair removal because athletes and body builders don’t want body hairs, or boyfriends and husbands of women who don’t like the hairs on the guys bodies. So some men get waxed because they don’t want to go to the beach with a hairy back, or their friends encouraged them to get it done, and some men actually do it because they like it.
Let’s face it, a hairy back is not especially attractive. Some men just never considered waxing their body hair away. But most men tell us that, once they had it done, they just love that clean feeling. They also like the fact that they do not feel as sweaty.
So no matter what the reasons are, the fact remains that more and more men are getting waxing services, and men are just becoming a lot more conscious of what their bodies looks like.
Many of my clients have told me that after several visits they noticed a difference in how much thinner their body hair has become and how much cleaner they felt especially after a physical activity. No matter how stubborn or coarse your hair is or how long you have been shaving, it is never too late to try waxing as your male hair removal option to get the smoothest skin possible!
And aside from everything else, eyebrow grooming is definitely one of the biggest trends for men because it’s the first thing people see when they look at your face. So gentlemen, get your eyebrows waxed and shaped and maintain them every three weeks, because it will make you more attractive and why wouldn’t you want that?
L’Exquisite’s Male Body Waxing Services Include
Brow waxing, nose hair removal and nostrils, ear hair removal, and face wax, neck and shoulders, underarm waxing, arms and hands and fingers, back hair removal and chest hair removal, abs and leg hair removal, feet and toes, and buttocks and crack body wax.
Our most popular services are men’s eyebrow waxing and back waxing and men chest wax.
Things You Need To Know About Male Hair Removal
Your skin may be red and bumpy right after waxing and that is normal, but the redness usually goes away in an hour or less, but some men find that their skin stays red longer, and that is not unusual either, because everybody’s skin reacts differently, and especially so if you already have acne or bumps or breakouts to begin with, but once your skin gets used to regular waxing, breakouts from hair removal usually subside.
Your skin might react to the pulling, especially if you’ve never had it done before, but it does not happen to everybody.
After waxing, I treat the skin with antiseptic and antibacterial products, then I apply an additional after wax product to soothe the skin.
Avoid going for a work out, or running, or swimming, or sauna or any activity that makes you sweat after waxing and do not take a hot shower or a hot bath for 12 hours after waxing.
And scrub your back at least every other day with a back brush because it will help remove dead skin cells and as the hairs are growing back they are trying to push through the skin, so if the little hair follicles get stuck, they can become infected and become little zits.
Use a scrub one or two days before waxing and use a scrub once or twice a week after waxing on the areas being treated.
And if you are preparing for a special event, come in a month or two before to get waxed beforehand because your hairs grow in three stages, and will need a few waxings to last longer, and you will also have an ideas as to how your skin will react.
Brazilian Waxing For Men
The idea that personal care is just for women is no longer accurate. Men like a completely bare look too, so you don’t need to apologize or explain.
While I don’t offer Brazilian waxing for men, I can give you some tips.
For the technician to be able to do a proper job, you will need to help by holding everything in place. This is especially true when it comes to your testicles, because the skin in that area is really sensitive, and only the part that is being waxed should be exposed. For the testicles to be taut, you will need to cradle them in your hand. You will need to hold your penis in a way that pulls the testicles taut.
The shaft is usually the most difficult part to wax because the hairs there are usually really stubborn and grow in every direction.
The top of the legs are really hard to get to as well.
Waxing is often done by a female technician. What if you get an erection? It does not happen often, but it can. Sometimes it can happen because you are nervous, so just try to relax. If it gets out of control, the technician will leave the room until you regain control. So just think about the technician’s fears for a moment, because s/he too is worried about how to “handle” every situation and how to wax areas that might be saggy or wrinkled, or stiff without feeling shy, embarrassed or terrified.
And what about pain?
Pain really depends on each man’s pain tolerance. The first time is usually the worst. But if you maintain it regularly it might be a bit uncomfortable, but will not be a big deal. You should avoid working out, the sauna, swimming or having sex for 24 hours after waxing.
Cost of Waxing
Waxing prices depend on the area that’s being treated, and vary from salon to salon depending on the products being used, because there are so many wax products on the market. And as with anything, better quality products cost more and some salons may use a lower, less expensive product than others, and that will be reflected in the price.
We use really good wax and our clients often comment that they feel the difference if they have been waxed somewhere else before.
Other treatments to consider
If you have significant acne on your back, consider a back facial treatment.