Why do men wax?

Male hair removal, manscaping or male intimate waxing has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last few years. The most common reason for men waxing is for aesthetic reasons – particularly back and chest waxing.

Some men wax for sport. Cyclists wax their legs and arms to make cuts and grazes easier to clean. Male intimate waxing can be done for aesthetic reasons too, but many men report that it also feels very comfortable.

How do I prepare for my waxing?

Firstly, your hair needs to be an ideal length for waxing. It would need to be approximately 1 centimetre long (about as long as a grain of rice), usually about 4 weeks after your last waxing. If it’s not that long yet, wait for it to grow to at least that length before booking.

If you haven’t waxed before, and your body or pubic hair is longer than 1cm, it’s best if you trim the hair yourself before your appointment.

For best results, it’s advisable to exfoliate the area you’re going to wax about 2-3 days before the waxing. By ‘exfoliate’ we mean use an exfoliating ‘scrub’ soap (available in most supermarkets and pharmacies) which cleans up and removes any dead skin on the surface.

If you have any known skin allergies or conditions, we recommend doing a patch test at least 24 hours before the waxing

Does waxing hurt?

Let’s be honest, the real answer is yes, it does hurt a bit. But don’t worry – the materials and techniques used today, waxing is a whole lot less painful than it’s ever been.

Some clients say the pain of waxing is about 6 out of 10, but it only lasts a second and then it goes away. Think ripping off a particularly sticky plaster from your skin.

Normally, waxing gets less painful with each treatment.

Another important thing to note is that we use Lycon Hot Wax for the more sensitive parts. This wax is unique in that it wraps itself around the hairs, but without sticking to the skin. Not sticking to the skin, the only pain you feel is of the actual hairs being plucked. This method of waxing has been said to be as much as 50% less painful than conventional strip waxing.

Are your waxing therapists male or female?

Our waxers are highly-trained and experienced female therapists.

Do I need to undress for waxing?

If you’re getting your chest or back waxed, you just need to remove your shirt. For leg waxing you remove your trousers but keep your underwear on.

Obviously for intimate waxing, you would need to remove your underwear as well. Don’t worry, our waxing therapists are highly professional and experienced.

What if I get an erection?

This is much more common than you may think. It’s a natural reaction of the nervous system to being touched. Our therapists are used to it and they just ignore it. Definitely not something to be embarrassed about.

Can I make sexual suggestions or advances to my therapist?

Definitely not – any sexually suggestive behaviour will result in immediate termination of the treatment without refund. Our therapists are 100% professional and won’t tolerate any embarrassing or suggestive behaviour.

How long does waxing take?

That all depends on what part of you is being waxed, and how thick your hair is. As a guide, waxing a back can take about 25 minutes on average. Full legs can take up to an hour. Intimate waxing (depending on the treatment) can take 30-45 minutes.

Is there anything I need to do after the waxing?

Yes. We recommend using a product (available at our salon) which helps prevent ingrown hairs. Avoid scalding hot showers for the first 24 hours. You can shower, but don’t make it too hot. Avoid direct sunlight (no suntanning) for at least 1-2 days after waxing. After the first week, you should also exfoliate every few days.

Can anyone get waxing?

If you take Roaccutane, you won’t be able to get waxed until 6 months after completing the medication. If you take steroid creams, Differin, Retin-A or any similar products, you can’t get waxed until 3 months after completing the treatment.

If you have sunburned skin, or recently broken or grazed skin, waxing should not be done until the condition has healed. The same goes for any contagious skin condition. Wait till it’s cleared up before waxing.

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