Male and Female Body Waxing
"If you want to sell the house, you have to mow the lawn"

Quote  on Brazilian bikini waxing from Marilyn Jaeger, Esthetician

 


 

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About  Body Waxing
by
San Antonio's  Premier Body Waxing Specialists

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.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 10% 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:


Just so you know, waxing immediately before and  during your period will be more painful.  We recommend you schedule your appointment at least one week prior to your period, or once  your period is completed each month. 

If you are wanting a Brazilian wax, and  just HAVE to be waxed during this time, that's ok too. It's your choice and we have no problem with Brazilian waxing while you are on your period. Just wear a tampon and let us know ahead of time.  We wax the entire area, including the labia. Of course it's your call how much or how little hair you wish to have removed.

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. 

Men:

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. 

Now, for your specific questions on Brazilian waxing for men. The most common question we get from people in general is "why would a guy want a Brazilian wax?" My reply is, "why does a woman have this service done?"  Generally we do it to feel clean and smooth,  or  perhaps we do it to be sexier for our significant other.   Maybe we just like the way it looks. Men are no different. Some athletes do it for competition (body builders need to be absolutely hair free). Cyclists do it because they perspire and can easily get ingrown hairs from shaving.  So there are many different reasons men and women have this service done.

The one question that is on the mind of most men is "What if I get an erection during the waxing service?"   Just so you know, it happens to about 50% of male clientele. This is usually an adrenal response from the waxing service that most people have absolutely no control over.  Some men have this happen while at their doctor's office having a physical. It's really not a problem, as long as you treat us with respect and understand that we are professional estheticians, just removing hair,  and nothing more. 

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. 

Men and women alike ask if Brazilian waxing hurts. Well,  yes,  a little,  especially the first time. We have heard another esthetician describe it similar to pulling a band aide off. It hurts for a second, but is quick and the pain leaves as fast as it comes. Again, if you trim the hair back to around 1/2 inch before coming in, it doesn't pull as much, and helps for that first visit.  Most of our clients tell us  the results far outweigh the pain encountered during the service.  It also seems that on some people, after having the service done several times at 4 week intervals,  it just doesn't hurt as much.  Is the hair releasing easier, or are they just getting used to it?  Who knows, but many have commented on this. 

 

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. 

Waxing Contra-indications

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:

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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 !

 

The Wax Bar #1
Located in "The Woods of Castle Hills"
1848 Lockhill Selma, Ste. 101
San Antonio, Texas  78213
210-525-9701

The Wax Bar #2
2108 N. Main Avenue
San Antonio, Texas  78212
210-232-7105

The Wax Bar #3
13777 Judson Road, Ste. 104
San Antonio, TX 78233
210-525-9701