Waxing for men Frequently asked questions
Fortunately, waxing is a quick and easy way to temporarily remove unwanted hair, and as an added bonus the results will bring a smile to even the most cynical of loved ones
Q. Do many men get waxed?
Male waxing is gaining in popularity as men up and down the country discover the benefits of having smooth, hair-free skin. It's our most popular service at pamperbananaman, and it's fair to say that men of all ages and backgrounds are getting waxed every day of the week.
Q. Why Wax?
Unlike shaving and hair removal creams, waxing removes hair by the root. This means it takes longer to grow back (we're talking 2 or 3 months before your hair has grown back to its pre-wax state) and re-growth is noticeably softer and sparser. No itchy stubble, long lasting results and fantastically smooth skin… what's not to like?
Q. Which parts can be waxed?
We'll wax pretty much anything. In fact, the only places we won't touch are your scalp hair, beard and eyelashes.
Q. What does waxing involve?
The area to be treated is coated with a thin layer of Strip wax or Hot Flex wax for sensitive areas, which sticks to the hair and removes it by the root when pulled off. We use a combination of warm wax (removed with paper strips) and Hot Flex wax (which sets on the skin and is then peeled off by hand) for the most effective and comfortable treatment possible.
Q. Will it hurt?
Body waxing can cause some discomfort and stinging sensation whilst the treatment is being carried out, but quickly fades.
The pain threshold can vary from client to client, depending on which part of the body is being waxed.
It's worth remembering that pamperbananaman specialise in hair removal for men and our highly skilled therapists have been doing this for years.
Male waxing becomes easier and less painful with every subsequent appointment.
Q. Will it feel uncomfortable afterwards?
Some slight soreness and redness are common temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These should subside within a few hours, and many people find that regular waxing results in less irritation. It is not unusual for first time waxers to experience a few pimples on the chest and back - we recommend applying our fabulous Outback Organics Post-Wax spray to the legs, arms, chest and back for a few days after your treatment, which will help to soothe and protect the skin. For sensitive areas such as the face underarms and pubic area we recommend the use of the Outback Organics Bush Balm.
Q. Are there any conditions that will prevent me from getting waxed?
Contagious skin conditions will prevent us from waxing the affected area until the condition has completely cleared. Clients taking Roaccutane must wait 6 months after finishing their medication before receiving a waxing treatment. We are also unable to remove hair from skin that is sunburnt, chafed or broken, or from skin that has been treated with steroid creams, Retin-A, Differin or other retinoid acne products within the last 3 months.
We do not recommend having your first wax immediately before a special occasion or holiday, as the treated area may look and feel a little sore afterwards - better to play it safe and allow a couple of days for things to settle down.
Q. How should I prepare for my treatment?
Please shower before your appointment and, if possible, gently exfoliate the areas you are having waxed for a few days beforehand. This helps to remove any dead skin cells and lifts the hair, enabling us to get as many of the short hairs as possible.
Do not shave or use hair removal creams (e.g. Veet) on the area for at least 3 weeks prior to your appointment, as hair needs to be a minimum of ½ cm long in order to wax successfully. If you are already getting waxed on a regular basis, you will need to leave at least 4 weeks between treatments. We will do any necessary trimming for you on the day.
We suggest wearing a clean, loose-fitting t-shirt if having your back or chest waxed, loose trousers for leg waxing, and clean cotton underwear for all Manzilian waxing.
Q. How long will the treatment take?
This depends on the area being waxed and the density of hair. Eyebrows take about 10 minutes, legs 30-40 minutes, and a chest or back wax will take 10-20 minutes depending on hair growth. A first time Manzilian takes 30-45 minutes. We allow extra time for new clients so that you don't feel rushed, but it's also worth knowing that it gets quicker and easier every time you attend.
Q. Can I book a massage, spray tan or sunbed after my wax?
Depending on the area waxed, we generally advise first time customers to wait a day or so before having a massage. You must leave at least 24 hours before tanning, which includes fake tanning and the use of UV sunbeds.
Q. How long will the results last?
This varies from person to person. Unlike shaving or hair removal creams, waxing removes hair by the root - this avoids the discomfort of itchy stubble and your hair will grow back slower, softer and sparser. Because of the way hair grows, it may take 3 or 4 appointments spaced evenly apart to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend waxing regularly every 4 to 6 weeks.
Q. What does body clipping involve?
If your body hair needs a trim, but you just can't bear the thought of waxing, then our clipping service may be the solution. We use professional trimmers to shorten excess body hair, resulting in a neat and natural looking finish that many people find an attractive alternative to full hair removal.
If you have any questions about waxing or wish to book an appointment, please call on 0117 9624965 or use our online booking service by clicking here.