Male Waxing FAQs
Male Body Waxing
Intimate Male Waxing
Male Waxing FAQs
How much do you charge for Male Waxing?
Please see Male Waxing Prices
Are you qualified to wax men?
Yes. I have a VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Wax Depilation from ISIS Beauty Academy in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey. I have a lot of experience of waxing men as my home salon was established in 2009.
I am also qualified in Intimate Male Waxing: I studied with depilatory specialists Perron Rigot in London and Basingstoke, Hampshire.
They offer the UK's first certificated classes in this advanced technique; the course was endorsed by Habia under their National Occupational Standards for Intimate Waxing.
What should I do , or not do, before I come for a male waxing?
Please do not clipper or shave the area before you have a male waxing, as I need at least half an inch - or about one centimetre’s growth - to do the waxing.
Doesn't male waxing hurt?
If it's done properly, not as much as you might think! I use a numbing lotion for intimate male waxing which greatly reduces any possible pain. You should also make sure you are relaxed.
If you are tense, the hair follicle closes and the wax doesn't reach the root. Immediately after male waxing, I will apply gentle pressure to the area with my hands; this confuses the nerve endings and stops the pain.
The more often you get a male waxing treatment, the more accustomed you'll grow to the experience and the less it'll hurt. Some people have been known to take a paracetamol before having a male waxing.
The latest non-strip waxes were invented by Perron Rigot to provide the perfect removal of all hair types, even on sensitive areas. They share the unique ‘shrink wrapping’ abilities of older hot waxes but are lower in temperature, easier to apply and stay flexible as they cool.
This makes them much more comfortable and an ideal choice for removing short, coarse and stubborn hairs anywhere on your body.
Are there other ways to remove hair from my body?
Yes, but shaving or using a depilatory cream, only removes the hair at the surface rather than from the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface and your hair will tend to grow back in a rough stubble.
If you have those areas repeatedly waxed over long periods of time, often the hair re-growth is much softer and finer.
On what areas of my body can you waxing for me?
I can remove hair from your back, chest, shoulders, stomach, abdomen, arms, underarms and legs. I can also do intimate male waxing (the infamous "back, sac and crack") as well as removing hair from your buttocks, or giving you a Brazilian, Boyzilian or a Hollywood waxing.
What sort of male waxing do you do?
That depends on which area of your body you would like hair to be removed from. If you would like hair removed from your back, chest, shoulders, stomach, abdomen, arms, underarms, and legs, I do warm waxing using wax strips.
For intimate male waxing (back, sac and crack, buttocks, a Brazilian, Boyzilian or Hollywood waxing), I use the hot wax applied with a spatula.
Ok, so what is warm waxing?
Warm waxing, or strip waxing, is used to remove hair from your back, chest, shoulders, stomach, abdomen, arms, underarms, and legs.
The warm wax is applied to your body with a spatula, then a strip of cloth is smoothed down on top of the wax, then ripped off quickly, taking the hair with it.
And what is hot waxing?
Hot waxing, also known as hard waxing, peelable waxing, film waxing or non-strip waxing is used to remove short, coarse and stubborn hairs anywhere on your body.
Hot wax is applied to your body with a spatula, it is left to cool slightly, then ripped off quickly (this time without applying a strip of cloth), taking the hairs with it.
The hot wax is ideal for sensitive areas as it doesn't stick to your skin. It is very important that the skin in the area being waxed is kept taught to avoid any bruising.
To help with this I will ask you to change positions during the treatment or to use your hands to pull down on your skin.
Tell me about male Brazilian waxing...
Brazilian waxing is named after Brazil, the country in which it originated. It was first used for women wanting to wear thong bikinis when they were the latest fashion.
Today it is preferred for a clean, sexy look. Male Brazilian waxing is also known as the infamous 'back, sac and crack' or Boyzilian.
The Brazilian involves the removal of unwanted hair from the groin, penis, scrotum and buttocks. You can have as much or as little hair removed as you wish.
What hours do you work?
I am available during the following times each week:
Monday:........10am - 8pm
Tuesday:...... 10am - 8pm
Wednesday:..10am - 8pm
Thursday:..... 10am - 8pm
Friday:......... 10am - 8pm
Saturday:..... 10am - 1pm
Can I book a male waxing appointment for today?
Yes. Some people book a week or more in advance; some people are looking for an appointment on the same day. If you are looking for a same-day appointment, you may find that the times I have available are much more limited though.
How much does it cost to have a male waxing?
That depends on which areas you would like to be waxed, how hairy you are and therefore how long it takes. To give you a guide, have a look at my Male Waxing Prices.
How can I pay for my male waxing?
You can pay for your treatment in cash, via BACS (online banking), Paypal or payment by credit or debit card via Paypal. Sorry no cheques.
What if I cancel my male waxing treatment?
If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours, the full fee is still payable. If you give us more than 24 hours' notice, we will be happy to re-schedule your treatment.
What happens if I am early or late for my male waxing appointment?
Please do your best to arrive on time but if you are a few minutes early or late for your appointment, don’t worry. If you are early, we have a waiting room for you to sit in with a few magazines to read. Or you could admire the garden.
My assistant may also be here to let you in while I am with my previous client. If you are very late, or expect to be very late, please let me know as soon as possible as I may be able to delay the next client.
How do I find you?
There are full details of how to find me and how to get Woking on my Location Page There is plenty of free parking. Please either park on the gravel drive or directly outside the house if possible.
How do I get in contact with you?
You can email me through the Contact Page or you can call, or text me, on 07902 716499. You won't get an immediate response before 8am or after 10pm or while I am seeing a client.
I do allow some time between clients to check my email and my phone, or you may be able to speak to my assistant while I am working so you shouldn't have to wait too long for a reply.
Are all my waxing details kept confidential?
Yes. When you arrive for your first appointment I will ask you to fill out a short questionnaire about your health. Please allow extra time for this. All your personal details, including contact details, are completely confidential. None of your details will be passed to a third party.
Do you play music during the male waxing treatment?
You have a choice! I can massage you with background music or relaxing sounds. I have an Ipod Dock with a wide choice of soothing music or sounds from nature (for example waves, surf, birds, a forest, tropical rain or a thunderstorm). Or I can do the waxing in silence if you prefer.
I am interested in a back, sac and crack waxing; do I have to be naked?
No. You can keep your shirt on but the areas which you would like to be waxed do need to be uncovered.
Are there any after-effects of being waxed?
Sometimes slight reddening may appear to the skin but this is completely normal and will fade in a few hours. Some people experience in-grown hairs, red bumps, and minor bleeding.
This is more likely to occur when areas with thick hair are waxed, especially the first few times when follicles are strongest.
In-grown hairs can be reduced by exfoliating regularly and applying an astringent or a solution of both astringent & oil (typically baby oil).
How can I avoid in-grown hairs?
Exfoliate your skin thoroughly to remove dead skin cells. You should moisturise your skin every day. If your skin is supple, new hair growth can break through more easily and that will reduce the risk of in-growing hairs and infection.
What should I do after being waxed?
You should use body scrub when you shower to help exfoliate the areas which have been waxed. This helps to prevent in-grown hairs. Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain the skin.
So what is an ingrown hair?
For various reasons, sometimes when a new hair grows it doesn’t quite break through the skin properly so it will usually either curl back on itself or grow sideways under the skin.
Ingrown hairs can be painful to remove, but you are usually better off without them. A few days after your waxing appointment, gently exfoliate your skin every other day. You can use the exfoliating gloves and PFB which you can buy from me after your male waxing.
There are two ways of exfoliating: Mechanical Exfoliation and Chemical Exfoliation....
Oh really? Tell me about Mechanical Exfoliation first...
Mechanical Exfoliation involves physically scrubbing the skin with an abrasive such as microfibre cloths, adhesive exfoliation sheets, micro-bead facial scrubs, crepe paper, crushed apricot kernel or almond shells, sugar crystals, salt crystals or pumice.
There are also abrasive materials like sponges, loofahs, brushes or you could just use your fingernails. Facial scrubs are available over-the-counter at a chemist. People with dry skin should avoid exfoliants which include a significant portion of pumice.
However pumice is considered a good material to exfoliate the skin on your feet.
And what about Chemical Exfoliation?
Chemical exfoliants include scrubs containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, fruit, enzyme, citric acid or malic acid which may be applied in high concentrations by a dermatologist.
You can get it in lower concentrations in over-the-counter products. Chemical exfoliation may involve the use of products that contain alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs), beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs), or enzymes that act to loosen the glue-like substance that holds the cells together.
This type of exfoliation is recommended for people being treated for acne.
Is there anything which would stop me from having male waxing?
You should not have male waxing if you are taking Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Isotretinoin. These medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.
Male waxing should not be done on areas of your skin which have warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn. You should not get any areas waxed where the skin is peeling or broken or the area has varicose veins.
And is there anything that I shouldn’t do after having male waxing?
Sweating may cause the hair follicles to become infected ( this is called Folliculitus), so do not:
- expose your skin to sunlight or sun beds for 48 hours
- have a sauna or any heat treatment for 24 hours
- take a bath or shower for 24 hours
- do any exercise for 24 hours
- or apply any moisturisers or body lotions ( other than those recommended by your therapist) for 24 hours.
See Daniel Waxing for more details.