Men's Waxing FAQ
Q: Why is waxing a better option for men’s hair removal?
A: Skin stays smoother longer when you have unwanted hair removed with waxing by a well-trained esthetician. Regrowth is slower and softer, and less irritating than shaving. A smooth body makes your skin look firmer, your muscles more defined, and is inviting to touch.
Q: What areas can be waxed?
A: Waxing is effective on just about any area except the head and beard. Back, shoulders, chest, stomach, ears, nostrils, and especially the “mankini” area all feel and look better when they are smooth and hair-free. Swimmers and bicyclists improve performance by keeping legs hair free. That “unibrow” look can be separated into two distinct brows. Many men overlook the growth on their ears and in their nostrils that are noticeable to others when close-up.
We will wax any body part other than the head and beard, with professional demeanor and no judgment. If you want it to be smooth, we’ll make it smooth!
Q: How does it work, and does it hurt?
A: When you make your appointment, we will discuss what areas you would like treated. The hair should be grown out at least three weeks after a shave, and it needs to be at least an inch long but no longer than 1.5 inches or you will need to trim it at home before your appointment.
Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be shown to a private room to remove your clothing. Your esthetician will knock before entering the room. You can then discuss the process and exactly how much hair you would like removed. Soft wax is used in addition to a fabric called “pellon” which then sticks to the wax and hair removing an 1.5 inch wide by 4 inch strip of hair. Pressure is applied after each strip to dissipate the tingling as this is just the blood flow to the skin. This process is repeated until you are hair-free. With Brazilian waxing, you have the option to wax the anal area as well, which is done by lying flat on your stomach, using the same technique.
Men’s hair is often thicker and coarser than women’s, and the initial hair removal session can sting, but overall, waxing is not as painful as expected. The momentary sensation when the esthetician removes the wax strip is the worst of it. After your treatment, we apply coconut oil, which is anti-inflammatory, and will leave you with instructions for aftercare to avoid the skin irritation that sometimes occurs.
Subsequent removal within a 4-6 week time period is much easier, and the hair becomes softer, less coarse, and easier to remove over time with repeated waxing.
Q: What are the options for “below the belt”?
A: Depending on your preference, as much or as little hair can be removed as you’d like, but here are our most common services. They can be adjusted to your liking.
- Men’s bikini or ManKini – removes visible hair from around the leg openings of a swimsuit, or a bit higher for an extended bikini.
- Men’s Brazilian (sometimes called ManZilian or BroZilian) – removes hair from front and back, leaving a strip or patch of hair in the front.
- Bald Eagle – goes totally bare from front to back.
We do our best to put you at ease, and have seen it all. If an unexpected physical response should occur during your service, as sometimes happens, we are professional, unfazed, and will not make you feel embarrassment. We are all business, so there is no funny business!
Q: Is there anything I need to know after I leave?
A: Although we apply calming lotion after your treatment, skin will be sensitive for a while, perhaps 24 hours. During that time you should avoid tanning and chlorine. Intimate contact with your skin may cause irritation as well, so schedule your appointment a day before your romantic activity.
Q: How often will I need upkeep?
A: Repeated visits within a 4-6 week window make waxing easier and less painful, and keep you looking your best. For the Men’s Bikini, Men’s Brazilian, or Bald Eagle, we give a discount if you return in that time for maintenance, to encourage your continued upkeep.