Sometimes, when your girlfriend asks you to mow the lawn, she's not talking about the front yard. It may sound a little metrosexual (just ask The World’s Most Interesting Man), but for many guys, body hair control is a necessary part of maintenance.
Male waxing works just like female waxing, although as men’s entire bodies are fertile ground for wild growth, there’s no real limit to where targeted hair removal can take place. Whether you’ve been mistaken for a zoo escapee or you just want to tidy up, there’s something for everyone. Face wax? Foot wax? They both exist and join the more familiar back and chest wax on many a salon's treatment list.
If you wish to tidy up below the trouser line, there are also a few specific treatments you can ask for:
Also known as the male bikini wax, this is a long-lasting treatment for guys who see the value in trimming the hedges. Whether it’s for aesthetics or for pleasure, a little cleaning up around the South Pole never hurt anyone (are you listening, Borat?). As long as skin is pulled tightly, the pain is minimal. So if you’ve had enough of your creeping trail, don’t get your briefs in a twist – there's a quick and simple solution.
It can be a jungle out there. And sometimes things get a little overgrown. If you can’t see the wood for the trees (so to speak), the answer might be a Boyzilian. This waxing treatment involves a full-on pube-ectomy, which guys may find desirable for several reasons. Aside from good hygiene, some fans say that total deforestation makes objects appear larger than they actually are.
This one is for the truly…ballsy. In addition to having your back de-fuzzed, you’ll get cleaned up in two often-overlooked spots: between the cheeks and around the boys. Guys seeking a balder behind can enjoy the purging effects of a wax wedgie. On top of that, you’ll be neatened up in the area leading up to the scrotum. Sound like a lot for one treatment? Consider it a package deal.
Fellas: If you want fuzz free skin that lasts for weeks, male waxing may be for you. Bear in mind that the process isn't pain free, and denser or more delicate areas of hair growth are bound to sting that little bit more. However, if you're determined to stay smooth, it may just be time to man up and strip down.