Everything You Always Wanted to Know
About Body Waxing
Attention men !
Manscaping is our specialty!
This site has been designed for those interested in hair removal via body waxing, including Brazilian bikini waxing for men and women. Detailed information is given about various waxing services, what to expect, aftercare, pricing, etc. Below are frequently asked questions. Please enjoy !
What kind of waxing can I have done?
You can have anything from facial to Brazilian and bikini waxing, full legs, arms, and just about any body part that has hair. Many men have back and chest waxing, Brazilian, as well as nose and ears. Body waxing is a safe and economical treatment for hair removal on men and women alike.
What are the advantages of waxing?
When hair is removed via waxing, the full hair is pulled out at the root. When it grows back, it is softer. When you shave, the hair is cut off at the level of the skin, so as it grows out, it is thicker and stiff. You are more likely to have in-grown hair with shaving. If you wax on a regular basis (every 4 to 5 weeks), the hair will start growing back on the same growth cycle, so after about 3 months, you will have longer periods of "hairlessness".
What is a Brazilian wax?
In my studio, this service removes all hair in the bikini line area, as well as genitals and all the way back to the buttocks and anus. In other words, everything goes! If you are interested in this service, you will be asked to assume various positions in order to achieve complete hair removal. Please remember this is considered standard in the industry. I do Brazilian waxing on male and female clients.
How long should I wait between waxing appointments?
I recommend coming in every 4 weeks. If you keep your appointments at 4 week intervals, the charge will be less because the appointment will take less time. The hair must be at least one quarter inch long to wax. A half inch is better.
How much do you charge for a Brazilian Wax?
For women, the average price is $55. For men the average price is $70. Price may be slightly more or less depending on the client. For example, if you have extremely coarse hair and it takes longer to complete your service, it may be slightly more in cost. We charge more for men simply because there is more area to wax.
Follow ups at 4 to 5 week intervals are $50 to $70. If this is your first Brazilian, please trim the hair back to 1/2 inch in length before coming in. I have more information below specific to male and female clientele and Brazilian waxing.
Your prices for Brazilian waxing and other services are considerably less than most salons and spas. Why is this so?
Because we specialize in waxing, therefore are fast, efficient, and thorough. We don't have the high overhead costs of a large day spa or salon with tons of employees. We are more of a "studio" atmosphere, with just a few highly skilled estheticians who love what they do, WAXING. Because our prices are reasonable, we are very busy and have repeat clientele who are loyal and appreciate our services.
Do you ever offer waxing specials?
Yes. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, we offer daily discounts and specials. Just click on the Facebook or Twitter links to the right in the side bar, and begin following us to receive the daily notices ! We also offer "happy hour" every Monday and Tuesday between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Schedule an appointment during happy hour and receive a 15% discount on services.
What do I wear during my Brazilian waxing session?
You will be asked to remove all your clothing from the waist down. (you can leave your socks on!). Underwear gets in the way, and I can't do a thorough job with clothing on. You can undress before I come in the room and drape yourself with a sheet so you feel more comfortable when I enter and exit the room (hey you wanted details, right?). I have some regular clients who are comfortable undressing with me in the room and then we just get down to business, the hair removal. Whatever makes you comfortable is ok with me!
Are you male or female?
Our estheticians are all women. We are experienced waxers, love waxing, and have a large male and female clientele.
I am a plus-sized person. Am I going to be embarrassed or feel awkward?
Absolutely not ! I am plus-sized too, so you'll probably feel pretty comfortable when you meet me. Yes, my website has some really hot looking guys and gals in the pics, but this is just artistic expression on my part (and marketing, lol). My clients are mostly every-day people like you and me.
My partner is uncomfortable having a complete stranger do a Brazilian wax on me. Can I bring my partner or spouse in the room with me while I am being waxed?
Absolutely. We want everyone to feel comfortable and understand that this is a professional waxing service. In fact, we encourage it for first time clients.
General Information for Men and Women:
Limit caffeine for several hours prior to appointment. Clients who normally take Ibuprofen for pain may find this helpful 30 minutes prior to treatment. Some people feel that taking antacids (Tums) prior to their appointment also helps. I have "No Scream Cream" which reduces discomfort by 50 to 90% in most clients. You will need to purchase and apply this cream 30 to 45 minutes prior to your appointment. Hair should be at least 1/4 inch long for waxing. Again, if this is your first Brazilian, trim hair back to 1/2 inch before coming in.
Women: Introducing "Bling for your Girl Thing" Want to really surprise your partner for that special occasion? How about a little bling for your girl thing? Glitter and some beautiful designs. Fun fun fun! Ask us for more information.
We specialize in man-scaping, from brows to toes. Many estheticians or salons refuse to work on men, and sometimes make them feel uncomfortable if they do take them for appointments. When you walk into
our studio, you will find it more "clinical" in style. We are not a high-end day spa or salon.
We are clean and functional. We have designed it to make
everyone feel at home, male or female.
Our clients come
from all walks of life: white and blue collar, single and
married guys, dads and grand dads, athletes and
exotic dancers, young and old, etc.
We've had a few incidents in the recent year with clients making inappropriate remarks. Another situation occurred where a client began masturbating in front of our esthetician. The police were immediately contacted and this client was subsequently arrested for having done this in several salons here in San Antonio. We want it understood that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. If a client makes suggestive
or innappropriate remarks, whether male or female, the waxing service will end,
and full payment will be due whether the waxing was completed or not.
Want a particular Brazilian design? Check out the link on the right of this page titled "Brazilian Waxing Designs for Men and Women" . The designs on that particular website are drawings, however they are graphic drawings of human body parts, so please don't be offended.
Still not sure? Here is a comment from one of our male clients regarding his first experience at our studio. From Joseph of San Antonio: "Men, get your Brazilian here ! I'm a man and this was my first Brazillian. I called on Tuesday and spoke to ...... She was knowledgeable over the phone so I booked an appointment on Saturday. Got there Saturday and she did exactly what I wanted, all while carrying a good conversation. I was comfortable the whole time and the results are great! "
For additional comments from clients, please see the link to the right.
What kind of wax do you use?
For Brazilian waxing, we use mostly hard wax. Hard wax is great for more sensitive areas such as under arms, genitals, etc. It doesn't pull the skin as much, therefore is less painful. For large areas such as backs, legs, etc., we use strip wax, as this is ideal for quick and thorough waxing.
You should not wax if you are taking blood thinners, oral or topical acne medication (Accutane) or are using over the counter acne medication. Skin that is being treated with Retin A, Renova or other strong exfoliates such as glycolic acid products, should avoid waxing. No waxing on sunburned skin. If you have Diabetes, you should have a written release from your physician stating that in his/her opinion, is it safe for you to have body waxing performed.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes. If you are interested in purchasing a gift card call us and we will give you more information.
What are your hours of operation?
We have three locations to serve you. Addresses are below. Check available appointment times for all locations here:
We are happy to stay later in the evenings if you need to come after work. Our receptionists works part time, so if the phone is not answered, please leave a message and we will call you back ASAP. You can also schedule online via the button above, or email me to schedule an appointment. My email address is here Wax Slinger .
Cancellation Policy: We require 24 hours cancellation notice. No shows and failure to give 24 hours notice will result in a $50 fee. We have had to start enforcing this policy because of clients scheduling appointments and not showing up. Please understand that our waxers work on commission, and if you don't show up for your appointment or give 24 hours notice, that is income out of their pocket !
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