Body Waxing - Gentlemen - Southport
Male waxing is a matter of personal preference and men have numerous reasons for removing their body hair. For most men, being waxed means increased self-confidence and appearance. In addition, men choose to remove body hair for:
• Sporting enhancements
• Muscle definition
• Intimate reasons
• Hygiene purposes
• Religious reasons
• Expression of personal style
Body odour is also a potentially embarrassing grooming issue and a common reason for removing body hair. While it’s not the hair itself that smells, body odour is caused by bacteria that grow in wet conditions. Hair reduces the amount of air exchange and traps sweat so it can support the growth of odour-causing bacteria.
Waxing body hair has long been popular among athletes because it could provide a slight competitive edge. For swimmers, cyclists and track stars, body hair may slow them down by causing drag or minimal wind resistance.
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for up to 6 weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface - hair tends to grow back in rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.
At Hollywood Wax Southport we use a combination of hard and soft wax for different parts of the body.
Hard wax also known as hot wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before it is gently but swiftly peeled away. This method is far less painful than most and pulls hair directly from the roots. The benefits include fewer in-grown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods. This wax also promotes skin hydration and is highly recommended for sensitive areas. Hot wax can be used on less sensitive parts of the body if clients wish.
Soft wax also known as warm strip wax is used for thicker/less sensitive skin, for example - legs, arms, back, chest, and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using a paper strip.
Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable therapists by telephone or email if you have any questions that you would like to ask or would like to make an appointment.