Shaved for many, many years ... decades in fact! For the last 4 years, been getting waxed and I prefer it much more, it lasts longer and saves me time. I would occasionally get an ingrown hair with shaving but I don't with waxing. I'll stick with waxing until I can't do it anymore or my esthetician retires.
Can't help you with a salon since I live here on the West Coast of the US. Hope you are more successful at finding a salon close to home. I have to drive an hour to have a nice lady mature enough to do a male Brazilian. I must have called over 1/2 a dozen waxing salons here in town and got nothing but silly immature girls telling me, "Ewww, no way!" Glad I found my esthetician, we've actually become friends and spend the whole time talking about our lives. She knows I/we are nudists and always asks questions about our lifestyle and the places we visit.
So Im going back and forth between waxing and electrolysis. I cant do laser because Im too blonde. And I hate shaving, after years I still get razor bumps & ingrown hairs(yes, I know how to shave). And I cant stand to use Nair (other products). Anyhow, Ive decided to try waxing first, no logical reasoning just decided that way. So here is the question, as a male, what do you wish you would have known the first time you went in?? I guess thats open to females too but more relevant as Im the male in Cactuscouple.
I have a high tolerance for pain ... but I still forget to take some Advil before the session ... it really helps. It's not painful ... just stings a bit the first couple of times or if I wait too long between waxings.
Before your sessions, be sure to use an exfoliator in the shower. Regeneration of new skin helps with the esthetician's ability to get most of the hairs you want removed. If you're on BP meds, it also helps to toughen up the skin so there's less bruising of those not so tough areas of skin.
I just had a waxing and asked her to give me a pair of shorts. She removed 1/2 the hair on my thighs and I have some slight bruising on my inner thighs where the skin is less tough. Not sure why ... that area gets enough sun and exposure to the elements, just like the rest of my naked body! :DDD
You're welcome ... and the bruising is gone and I love added smooth area. It'll be a regular addition to my sessions. Thinking of adding the underarms next session. My underarm is so sparse anyway and the hair there is long. I'll trim it down and then just have her remove it next visit.
Best of luck with your choice of hair removal. I've yet to get a response to my email regarding electrolysis.