Men's Spa Services Vancouver

Manscaping Basics

May 31, 2017 - 9:52 am

More and more men are now caring about their appearance, keeping a close eye on their wardrobe and, recently, their overall grooming habits. Regardless, there are still a lot of things that confuse the men in our lives. And since summer is coming, it is the perfect time of year to write about manscaping.

1. Unkempt Facial Hair

There’s nothing wrong with a mustache or a beard, but but trim the edges on a daily basis. You don’t need to do anything fancy on this one. Just go lightly over the edges of your facial hair with a trimmer and the appropriate guide comb, cutting everything back to a uniform length and making sure the outline is is nice and crisp.

2. Unibrows

Remember how Bert from Sesame Street always came across as more fussy, easily-flustered than Ernie? A part of that visual coding was his oversized, drawn-together eyebrows. Only Frida Kahlo (who is almost as famous for her unibrow as she is for her beautiful paintings) can pull this off. This only takes a couple of minutes of at-home trimming every few days, and it will be one of the best time investments you’ll ever make! IF you don't have time, eyebrow waxing can do an even better job!

3. Nose and Ear Hair

There are no ifs, buts or whats! If you have hair sprouting from your nostrils, get them removed. Remember: the taller you are, the more people are looking up your nose instead of at it. That means tall guys especially need to be vigilant about their nose hairs. While there are a few options at your disposal, the most straightforward of the lot is simply picking up a set of grooming trimmers. Cost effective and incredibly easy to use - you’ll simply need to give yourself a once over every couple of weeks or so.

4. Hairy Necks/p>

Most haircuts involve tidying up the nape, which is the bottom outline where your haircut end. Guys with hairy backs will want to make sure their hair isn't creeping up to join the nape. Any man can shave his neck at home with trimmers, but of course, you can also opt for hair waxing done by a professional.

5. Chest and Stomach Hair

This one depends on your preference. Chest hair, when trimmed and tamed, is a big yes and super masculine, but a bare chest is also very attractive. Always do what makes you feel comfortable. When shaving the stomach, make sure it matches the chest. If your chest is bare then so should the stomach. If you have trimmed hair on your chest then the stomach should match. For some guys if they chose to trim the chest then the stomach may not even require shaving. The only real key factor to take home here is keeping it matching.

6. Hairy Backs and Shoulders

There’s a hairy debate going on about back hair. Sure, society has embraced and even celebrated beards and chest hair, but getting rid of back hair is a manscaping must. Shaving is the simplest and least expensive option, but you’ll need a helping pair of hands and the results are rather short lived. Furthermore, you’re likely to be plagued by itchy regrowth. You can try to do it yourself, but it's pretty tricky. By far, the easiest solution is to have a professional back wax. This will keep you smooth for up to two months at a time. Besides, the back is probably the least painful body part to wax.

7. Armpits

We’d rather you not mess with your armpits, but if your hair is poking out of short-sleeve shirts, or creating a bush when you’re wearing a tank top, then trim them! You can reduce the volume by using a clipper with a longer attachment, or if length is your concern, try trimming with a good pair of scissors. Cheap and easy.

8. Pubic Hair

Like chest and stomach hair, this is up to you. Some guys trim their pubic hair and others prefer to shave or wax (Manzilian). You can use a good pair of scissors to trim your hair. An easier way to trim is with an electric trimmer. Some guys who want to remove pubic hair prefer not to shave because let’s face it, if you are a guy, the very thought of bringing a sharp instrument anywhere near your privates can cause great anxiety. One false move and you can cut yourself. Also, tthe hair usually grows back in just a couple of days. In the meantime, your genital area can feel itchy and prickly because the skin in this area is very sensitive. We recommend getting it done professionally. If one of the reasons you don't want to go to a spa is your fear of the NARB (No Apparent Reason Boner), you should know you’re not alone. As a waxer, this is simply a feature of the job description, and treated professionally.

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