Make your way smoothly through hair removal services for men!
Increasingly, men are embracing the same opportunities as women to kick back and relax with spa sessions and take advantage of treatments to enhance their appearance. This includes a procedure that comes with much myth, legend and comedic value ‘stuck’ to it. We are talking about waxing!
Women have been doing it for thousands of years (yes, really) and growing numbers of men are booking appointments for quick and easy hair removal. Social media has spread the word, but it has not always portrayed an accurate picture of what waxing for men involves.
Here are some male waxing tips and insights.
This is probably the biggest myth and could put some men off. Waxing does not have to be excruciatingly painful!
It is true that the dense and strong hair that proliferates on the male torso can be trickier to remove. If you opt for a ‘back, sack and crack’ waxing, it will mean some discomfort on your more sensitive skin.
It’s not going to be enjoyable but it is not some macho pain-threshold test either! In skilled hands, using the right products, men can benefit from wax treatments with minimal drama.
Prepping for waxing
The best way to manage any potential issues with waxing for men is to prep properly.
This includes gently exfoliating the area a couple of days in advance. A mild soap scrub or exfoliating brush, mitt, or loofah can be used, to lift off dead skin cells and ‘perk up’ your hair follicles. Don’t go berserk and make your skin sore or more sensitive!
Also, reduce the size of the hairs – such as by giving them a trim – so there’s not so much to pull out.
When you arrive at the salon
Always go into your male waxing session with clean, dry skin, to help everything go more smoothly. By clean, we mean free of lotions, potions and chemicals, not just dirt!
Relax and get grounded as you undergo the treatment, as chilling makes it all far more pleasant.
Waxing for men aftercare
Our spa has worked hard to perfect its waxing for men techniques, to make them a far less ‘hairy’ experience.
It’s important to follow the advice given by our experienced professionals, on such things as what products to use immediately afterwards, including applying quality male moisturising products to reduce the chance of any follow-up redness or irritation.
However, you’ll be in safe hands with us, and your smooth result could mean this method of hair removal ‘grows on you’. You may even pop back up for regular male waxing sessions in the future![ssba]