Body Hair Removal for Men
A recent study by the International Spa Association reports that 30% of spa goers are men, and that men tend to be extremely loyal, repeat customers. They’ve moved on from simple haircuts and shaves to a wide variety of grooming treats. And topping the male grooming list is body hair removal. This article will discuss waxing trends for men.
Does it really hurt?
Perhaps you’ve heard from your female friends that waxing hurts. Well, the hair is being pulled out of the shaft at the root, so give the ladies a break. It does hurt a bit. The process involves warmed wax that is spread onto the skin over the hair. A piece of cloth or muslin is pressed onto the wax, and then the cloth is pulled off in a quick motion, taking the wax and the hair with it. Although certain areas can be more sensitive than others, generally each time you have waxing done, the pain minimizes. Most women who have waxing done regularly find the pain a small part of the whole process.
What should men wax?
Back & Shoulders
If there is a swimsuit in your future, having your back and shoulders hair-free is a necessity. It should be no surprise that women polled on things that turn them off, hairy backs rated at the top. Besides the appearance when you’re shirtless, having a smooth back also prevents hair from holding onto sweat, keeping you cleaner.
While a hairy chest has always had a place in manliness, there are times a smooth chest is desirable as well. If you’ve worked hard to get a muscular chest with stone hard pecs, removing the hair will bring out their shape. You don’t see hairy body builders! And some men prefer it if they spend a lot of time at the beach or doing water sports. Drying time is shorter without all the hair, and if you’re dealing with sunscreen, you no longer have to work it through your hair.
Nothing is less cool than a unibrow, so many men will often have the area between their eyebrows waxed. This doesn’t mean the waxing has to shape the eyebrows like when women get it done. But if you’ve been shaving between your eyebrows, waxing will not only give you more time between hair removal, but when you have an aesthetician you’ll also known that your eyebrows are cleaned up evenly. Plus, she’ll trim back any crazy “mad scientist” hairs you may have sticking out.
We all know we sweat through our armpits, which is why we apply deodorant to the area. However, if you have a lot of hair, sweat is getting caught in it and holding onto B.O. A lot of men will wax their armpits to stop odor. Plus, a clean armpit area also provides less mess with deodorant. No cake build-up or slime from roll-ons.
Yes, this is what the ladies do to remove it all from down there. For men, the service leaves the family jewels alone, but will clean up the entire area front to back. A lot of men prefer it for cleanliness and less odor. And a side benefit… less hair makes everything look bigger.
How long does it last?
Waxing lasts from six to eight weeks before another treatment is needed. If you think about how often you shave, imagine not having to remove your hair for two months!
It is definitely not recommended to do waxing yourself. There are home kits, but if you’ve never waxed before, you might get in over your head. Not to mention the fact that some areas you simply can’t reach on your own. A professional aesthetician will be able to remove the hair with the least amount of discomfort, do it in a healthy environment to prevent infection, and will make it look good.
Body Hair Removal for Men