Waxing

 

The Spa Room is a private male grooming studio specialising in men’s full body hair removal, body hair trimming and body grooming. Male waxing is fast becoming one of the latest trends for guys around the world, waxing is no longer preserved for sportsmen or models as more and more guys life are embracing the new smooth look. Waxing beats shaving with longer lasting results and is quickly becoming the accepted standard for men of all ages.

As a small studio I can offer you total privacy & discretion. There’s no waiting room, no other clients giving you knowing looks. It is of utmost importance to me to make you feel completely comfortable in the clean environment. I only use the highest quality products available and I always use non-recycled wax & sterilised equipment. I am always happy to tell my clients that I wax myself and have done so for many years. I think it is important for you know this because it means that not only will you have a male therapist who thoroughly understands the male anatomy, but you’ll also have a therapist who know how it feels like to have this type of waxing performed

Clients should avoid waxing if they sun burnt, have recent cuts or bites or have infectious skin diseases. I also suggest that no body-lotions or oils are applied to skin prior to waxing.

Warning! Once you start, you never go back to shaving OR your hairy self! Difference is that ALL the hair growing back are new and soft. Unlike your beard where you generally shave through young and old hairs alike causing that stubbly feel.
Waxed hair just feels different

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.

Aftercare Tips

Immediately after
PLEASE don’t do ANY of the following for at least the first 12 hours after your treatment (the next day is better):

  • Sunbake / Suntan
  • Go to the beach or swim in the sea • Go in a chlorinated pool
  • Hang out in a jacuzzi – you don’t know who’s been or done what in that water
  • Go for a steam bath or sauna – it’s hot in there and bacteria just LOVE hot and steamy!
  • Use any strong smelling creams or lotions – it might burn the hell out of you to remind you of this

Your follicles are exposed and you are prone to infection!
OR think of it like this: Would you do these things to an open sore?

Redness & Burning
This settles within a couple of hours after. If it does not, see your physician.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E cream is VITAL for good skin after waxing! Get Vitamin E cream from your pharmacy and rub it on the waxed areas after every shower. Other products available that are great as after-wax care includes commercial mixtures like tee tree and witchhazel creams. However, if it burns too much, chuck it!

Experiment until you find something that works best with your skin.

Will it stay red for long?
No. Redness resulting from waxing goes within a couple of hours. If it doesn’t, see your physician.

Exfoliate
Your skin will close over your follicles soon after your treatment. (A follicle is the small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair… for those who don’t know) The hairs will start to grow again soon and will want to break through that skin.

You’ll have to help the little buggers with this OR you might get ingrown hairs along with those horrible red bumps and you’ll look a mess in the gym change rooms!

DO THE FOLLOWING: Get a SOFT brush from your chemist (NOT a nail brush!) OR just use an exfoliating mitt if you don’t want to be caught doing the brush-thing. After soaping up in the shower, GENTLY brush in circular movements over all the waxed areas. This helps a lot to help the hairs to break through the skin. Do this for a few days and we can practically guarantee no ingrown hairs

Remember I said GENTLY brush in circular movements. You realy do not can cut the macho “I-feel-no-pain” thing of SCRUBBING till the blood flows every time. You CAN do ‘gentle, no-one will know! Irritating the skin with rough scrubbing will cause you to expose yourself to infection in those no-go areas for longer than you need to!

Ingrown hairs

There are commercial products to help with ingrown hair. Ask your therapist for some. No doubt we will stock it for you. Either that or get the sharp and tweezers and dig them out one at a time…or get a caring soul to do it for you… could be fun!

Go Back
When the hair grows back, go back to your therapist and get cleaned up.

How often do I have to wax?
Every 4-6 weeks. Your therapist needs at least 5mm of hair for the wax to adhere to. Some men go every 3 weeks for a back wax. Others every 2 months. The more regular the better. Young hairs come out easier.

Please query waxing times when booking your treatment.

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