Waxing for men

You’re not alone if you’re considering a little ‘Manscaping’ or hair removal for men. Our trained therapists are the specialists in hair removal and wax lots of guys every week including hairy backs, chests, legs, Manzilian (male XXX) and eyebrows.

Waxing for men is just as effective as it is for women – the only real difference is in the aftercare. For men, it’s especially important to use an exfoliant and loofah mitt to prevent ingrown hairs between waxes. Further, men need to use Ingro Stopper, a concentrated preparation designed to soften hair follicles, preventing ingrown hairs.




  • Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburnt or too dry.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing.



  • Apply moisturiser to the area on waxing day.
  • Exfoliate on waxing day as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause inflammation.
  • Exercise one hour before your waxing session.
Mens Waxing at Essential Beauty


  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cut, etc.) you may have.
  • Be respectful and helpful in supporting the skin
  • Assist your therapist by holding the skin tight near the area being waxed. This supports the skin and will reduce discomfort.


What happens during waxing…?

  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold.
  • Your therapist will liberally apply an antiseptic cleaner or pre-wax lotion to the area being waxed and then dry it thoroughly. There should be no pre-wax lotion left on your skin when the wax is applied.
  • Your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness and guards against skin lift.
  • Your therapist will apply a thin layer of warm wax in the direction of hair growth, followed by a cloth strip, which is then pulled off in the opposite direction to your hair growth.
  • Your therapist will use wax remover to clean off any remaining wax.
  • Your therapist will soothe your skin by applying after-wax lotion or an aloe based lotion or gel.


If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.


  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water when washing.
  • As mentioned earlier, men have thicker, more stubborn hair. So it’s important to purchase an exfoliant and use Ingro Stopper ingrown hair treatment to keep hair follicles soft and prevent them from entering your skin (commonly known as ingrown hairs).



  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours.


What happens next…?

  • You will have soft smooth hair free skin for up to two weeks. After this, the returning hairs will be softer and lighter.
  • You can easily have another wax after 3 weeks, though some clients like to wait 4 weeks


If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.