23Part of being a well-groomed man these days is keeping body and facial hair in check. Sure, you can shave it away (unless it’s in a hard to reach space like your back), but it will just grow back in a day or two all prickly and stubbly. Alternatively, you could pluck it – but if you’re looking at a large area of hair, that’s like Chinese water torture. In these situations waxing can be an excellent solution.
Ideal for areas that require precision shaping (like eyebrows) or patches of hair spread over large areas of the body (like the back, chest, stomach or arms), waxing removes hair from the root, leaving smooth hairless skin that stays that way for three to six weeks. After the initial session, discomfort is minimal and is akin to ripping off a very sticky bandage: it stings for a bit right when it happens, but quickly subsides. But best off all, when the hair grows back, it typically grows back thinner, softer and without any of that stiff, prickly feeling. Over extended periods of time, actual hair growth may slow or reduce in amount.
To wax any body part, we recommend going to a professional salon or waxing parlor. Besides being able to reach any place you need to wax, a professional aesthetician knows how to apply the wax at the right temperature and remove it so that it maximizes hair removal while also minimizing discomfort.