Manscaping ( waxing for men)

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What Guys need to know about Manscaping 

 

 

Smooth skin looks cleaner, feels better, and is just plain sexier.  Period.  Body hair can make you look older, heavier, and slow you down.  If that is what you are going for then you don't need me.

 

Athletes and guys who work in health care know that hair makes a fine feeding ground for bacteria, breeds yeast, and in general contributes to the smelly, swampy phenomena that makes it hard to focus on you or your performance. 

 

You are NOT Alone & You're Not Weird

Sure you'll look thinner and younger; but body waxing is all about hygiene and convenience.  It just also happens to look hot.  While your significant other might not want to hurt your feelings or make you think you aren't "perfect just the way you are" I can attest that swampy and stinky are not two things most folks find appealing. 

 

I don't focus on the hot part but I do understand why most guys are willing to endure a little discomfort to get the results they are after.  Whether hair removal is medically required or just aesthetically desired I can help.  I work with men from all walks of life.  I am happy to assist you in your maintenance needs.  I won't be shocked by the sasquatch in you.  I'll just help you get back to basics.

 

I promise I'll never make you look girly, just well groomed.  I work with many, many, men so you won't be the only guy here.  You won't feel like you are in your mom's salon.  And I won't think twice about removing hair from whatever crevice I find it in. 

 

Contrary to popular movies waxing won't kill you, cause heart attacks, or result in gallons of pouring blood.  It is a safe, simple, and really fast way to enjoy smoother skin for up to 6 weeks without any effort on your part.  Incorporate body waxing into your workout routine and look great all the time.

 

See the frequently asked questions below for more information.  If your question isn't answered below don't hesitate to drop mean email at massagebydonsocal@yahoo.com and I will get right back to you.

 

I wax from head to toe at Massage by Don and ALL points in between.  I offer full body waxing and larger area waxing in single sessions for your convenience.  If there is hair present, I can remove it from virtually anywhere.     

My back wax includes the full back to below the belt line, shoulders, and nape of the neck.  If you picture wearing a t-shirt that is my back wax pattern.  Unlike some places, you need not worry about being charged separately for those three spots. My full chest wax works the same way, I"ll start below the belt line so when you move about nothing unsightly sticks out.

 

Fingers and hands are included in our arm waxing and when we say arm and leg waxing, unlike some places, I do mean the pair so we don't lure you in with a low estimate and then sneak up on you with pricing per appendage. 

 

Yes, I offer waxing for men.  From the conservative Equipment Only wax to everything removed that would be covered by boxer briefs, personal waxing doesn't cause me embarrassment  and I won't think you are a pervert for asking about it or having it done so don't be shy.  Yes, it has been reported that clearing out the underbrush does tend to add an optical inch to the man tool.     

 

I  also can tackle specialty areas like removing the hair from inside the ear and nose.  I know what you are thinking.  One at a time hair removal on those areas can be really uncomfortable.  All at once removal however is basically an overload for the system and it just feels a little weird.  Many guys say it reminds them of the feeling of water up the nose in a swimming pool.  For allergy sufferers, this can really help with the symptoms.  The hair in this area is not for filtering debris, that is located further back in the cavity, the visible hair is for holding scent and thus also holds allergens.  Removing it keeps the nose cleaner and clients report their allergies are better.

 

 

How long does your hair have to be to wax it?

If you have been shaving the area, we need you to let it grow for NOT LESS than three full weeks from the last shave.  It can never be too long for me to wax successfully but it can definitely be too short. 

 

Remember I need ALL the hair to reach a given length, not just some of it so check the underbrush.  If you are a trimmer and use a guide, two full weeks of growth should be sufficient. Too short means you will have a lot of tweezing to suffer through and that's not fun for either of us.

 

If you like to measure these sorts of things I need 1/3 inch for really clean removal on a virgin wax area.  For repeat waxing (so after your second or third full wax) 1/4 inch is usually sufficient.  It will take you at least four weeks if not longer after your last wax to be ready to wax again.

 

 

How do You get an appointment?

I work by appointment so that means if I am working on someone, I respect your time and don't interrupt your appointment to take calls or other clients.  I don't  keep a receptionist on staff so you may hit the private voicemail when you call.  Don't be shy, leave me a detailed message.  Be sure and leave your name, contact number, service you are looking for, and best times for your appointment and I will return your call. ( 951-204-6288) or go to my web site www.massagebydonsocal.com and check the online schedule program.

 

Appointments are available  Monday - Friday 7:30-4:30.  I generally book 2-4 weeks out so you need to plan ahead on this.  If you know you need a specific time then you need to call now.

 

You will want to schedule your next wax before you leave so I am sure you have the time you want.

 

Seriously what kind of men wax?  Isn't this for girly men or metro-ish guys?

All sorts of men wax.  Basically a candidate is one who wants to look great without any effort.  Waxing isn't a chick thing; it is a maintenance thing.  While many men start waxing because their partner asks them too or suggests it; they keep waxing because they like it.  Think of the leading men in action movies and guys you'd idolize as sports heroes, there aren't a lot of full sasquatches out there on the field at the pro levels.

 

Every day I work with male clients from all walks of life from farmers to construction workers to teachers and executives.  Being hair free isn't just for women and it doesn't make you girly. 

 

Many men are enjoying being maintenance free and ridding themselves of unwanted back hair, nose hair, eyebrow hair, and other excess body hair. 

 

Very athletic men including bicyclists, body builders, swimmers, and runners find waxing far more esthetically pleasing and easier than shaving body hair before competing and don't miss razor rash at all. 

 

Unlike shaving stubble, waxed areas grow in finer and softer feeling since it is baby hair filling in.  This is important as it will definitely pass the "snuggle" test which is nicer for your partner and sure beats the feeling of a bottle brush coming at you. 

 

Is it easier to shave every day or wax once every 4 - 6 weeks and still look great?

 

How should You prepare yourself BEFORE getting waxed?

 

 The best way to prepare yourself is to first relax and know you're in good hands.  My goal is to make this treatment as pleasant as possible and to help you be as comfortable with the procedure as possible.  Trust me, I've seen it all before.  You can be confident in my hygiene practices and skill.  I have done  many body waxes  for men.

 

You may want to avoid using harsh soaps or astringents for 2 hours before and after waxing.  If you can begin exfoliating your skin a few days prior to waxing that is very helpful.

 

Definitely avoid any tanning for 24 hours before waxing or hot water (hot showers, hot soaking baths, hot tubs etc.) for 8 hours before or after treatment.  Do not apply lotions, oils, body sprays, or other scented or moisturizing products on the day of your wax.

 

*** A quick shower to clean up before waxing is appreciated. 

 

*** Some clients choose to take an OTC pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol 60 minutes before their appointment.  We have also found that clients that take an antacid or two 30 minutes before their appointment experience less redness post treatment. 

 

 

 

How do You care for the area after You get waxed?

I will give you a personalized after care plan at your consultation. I like to give written after care instructions because I understand that many people are nervous and may not recall verbal instructions.  In general the idea is to keep the area clean, cool, and dry for at least 8 hours if not 24 hours after waxing.  Although the particulars will change based on what area and what type of service you had done, you cannot go wrong with the following:

After your body waxing service go home and take a quick shower to remove any residue.

Avoid sweaty activities for 8 to 24 hours so no working out, long runs and so forth.  If you must do so then apply a thin layer of an antibiotic cream or spray such as Neosporin prior to the sweat fest so it can act as a prophylactic and prevent bacteria from getting into the healing follicles.  Be sure and shower immediately after the activity and not sit around in sweaty clothes.  Perspiration wicks in bacteria and that increases the potential for an acne fest.

If you had back or chest waxing, sleep in a clean t-shirt the first day or two.

Apply an antiseptic such as alcohol, witch hazel, or similar products for 2 days to a week after waxing.

You may apply PFB or TendSkin daily after your wax.

No tanning beds for 48 hours or you risk serious burns.  Use caution with natural sun exposure and wear a good sunscreen for 48 hours.

Keep the paws off, do not touch or rub the area until it is healed 1-2 days after your wax. 

Manual exfoliation begins 2 days after your wax on all areas.

Do not wear compression style clothing for 24 hours after waxing.  Avoid tight fitting clothing such as Under Armour, Spanx, etcetera.

Do not use harsh soaps or anti-acne/anti-aging products in this area for 24 to 48 hours to avoid chemical burns in the open follicles as they heal.

Do not apply hair dye to decorative patterns on the bikini line for 24 hours.

Do not have chemical peels or other exfoliation services for 48 hours after a wax in that area.

No wild (or mild) hot tub parties, river or lake swimming for 48 hours.  Avoid heat.

If the skin feels tight or itchy a thin layer of OTC hydrocortisone cream can soothe the skin quickly.

Aloe vera gel, Aquaphor, or other soothing non-fragranced light moisturizers can aid in healing.

Remember the three keys to waxing success:  Keep it clean, cool, and dry.

 

How often should You get waxed?

 

On average most men will wax every 4 to 6 weeks.  The amount of time will depend on many factors but boils down to a wax when ALL the hair reaches 1/4 inch in length on a repeat wax--please remember not a couple hairs but every hair must be up to length. 

 

The first wax it is ideal to have hair slightly longer, about 1/3" long. 

 

It is difficult to get smooth results if hair is not long enough because short hair doesn't get caught in the wax and isn't removed by the root.  This means you would have a lot of stubble left over and that means to get it out I would have to tweeze each individual hair out.  This is obviously no fun for you or for me. Better too long then too short.

 

How long will it take?

That depends on the area, how much hair you have, the room temperature/humidity levels, the type of skin you have, the type of wax, and if you are a sweaty guy or not.  We never upcharge if it takes us longer than average.  At your consultation your I will explain the amount of time you can expect your treatment to take.  The following times are generous averages for areas, we'd rather you over plan for time than try to squeeze a wax in a packed schedule. 

 

For genital waxing plan up to an hour, for legs and genitals up to 90 minutes.  For a back & chest plan up to 60 minutes.  For underarms or arms plan 15 minutes.  Head or beard waxing plan up to an hour.  Nose and ear waxing takes about 15 minutes each area.

 

Generally, virgin waxing takes longer then subsequent waxes as there will only be the active growing hair present so there will be less of it. 

 

 

 

What do I wear to my treatment?

Not too-tight things. You don't want to irritate your skin more than you have to. Wear something loose and cottony. The key is comfort.

 

Will it stay red for long?

No. Redness resulting from waxing goes within a couple of hours. If it doesn't, see your physician.

 

Does the hair ever stop growing?

Yeah! After about 4 - 6 years of constant waxing. (Wouldn't you give up too after that?)

 

Can I wax my nose and ears?

Yep and it's MUCH better than a tweezer and one-hair-at-a-time tears. 

 

Do I have to take my clothes off?

It's advisable, unless you want wax all over your clothes. But you don't HAVE to if you are only doing your eyebrows... You can keep your T on if you only do your shaft and crack... really! If you don't care, drop it all...

 

Suntan?

NEVER get waxed after you've been in the sun too long! Your therapist will throw you out!

 

Contageousness?

NEVER perpetuate your problems on others. If you suspect you contracted something before your appointment, do the right thing and cancel! Your therapist might spot something and then throw you out!

 

Skin conditions?

A therapist will never wax over moles, vericouse veins or any funny-looking 'things' on your skin. If there are too many of them they will throw you out!

 

WARNING! Anti-Acne Drugs

"If you have been on an anti-acne drug called Doxycycline and cream called Epiduo. You have to be OFF this medication before you can get waxed.

 6 (Six) Months

 

 

 

 

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