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.
Waxing is one of the most popular methods of hair removal for women as well as men. This process of removing hair is not only effective to remove hair from the face and body but also effective for bikini hair removal. The method of removing all unwanted hair in the bikini is called the Brazilian wax. Male intimate waxing is known by many names: Manzilian, Manscaping, back sac and crack, BSC, manzilian, male intimate waxing, men's intimate waxing, the male Brazilian, men's waxing, Sunga, extreme male waxing, Brozilian, Boyzilian, Guyzilian, Boykini, male Hollywood waxing, Californian waxing...
Male Brazilian waxing and male Hollywood waxing clients used to mainly consist of bodybuilders, swimmers, and models. However, the trend and fashion has changed and all types of men are now having intimate waxing treatments to satisfy their self-image for that extra 'optical inch' and a smoother clean look.
In men's Brazilian waxing, as in any waxing technique, warm wax is applied to the area to have the hair removed in the direction of the hair growth. The skin may be stretched slightly in that same direction to assist in removal of the wax with the hair entrapped. The hair then captured in the wax is then removed in the opposing direction, or opposite to the way it grows.
A pretreatment can be applied to slightly numb the areas to make waxing more comfortable.
On arrival clients should be asked to complete a consultation form and have the opportunity to ask any questions prior to the treatment commences. The client should confirm exactly how much hair they want removed, which areas they want waxed and any particular requirements they may have regarding the hair removal.
The process usually takes 30-60 minutes depending on the areas involved and the amount, density, and growth directions of the hair involved.
Shaved already? It takes 2-3 weeks to grow enough to be successfully and comfortably waxed. You need 1/8 to 1/4 inches of hair to wax successfully.
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.