This is a second in a series of guest pieces by car junkie Brett Hatfield. You can find the previous
Thoughts on Manscaping
Manscaping is one of the most hotly debated topics in men’s grooming and fashion. In the past bodybuilders and models represented a small group of manscapers. Now, however, your average Joe is considering the all important question: to scape or not to scape?
Manscaping is the modern term for the removal of body hair on men. It may refer to shaving, waxing or using creams to remove hair from the chest and back, as well as a variety of other areas. It also encompasses tweezing or waxing eyebrow hair, and can even include shaving your face or grooming your beard. So, does the manly man manscape?
In short, yes, with caution. A manly man manscapes to maintain a clean and tidy appearance without taking away his manhood. This means you can trim those errant hairs growing between your brows, and even the ones above and below, but you’ll want to draw the line at extreme eyebrow reshaping. For your chest and back hair, that one is entirely up to you, and perhaps your lady friend. A word to the wise though – keep your armpit hair. Losing it is an example of taking the manscaping craze a bit too far.
Whatever type of manscaping you decide to do, if you are going to go above and beyond shaving your face, you’ll want to seek the services of a professional. Shaving your chest in the shower, or asking a buddy to shave your back for you are big no-no’s when it comes to man grooming. Shaving can leave razor burn and hairs grow back prickly. Waxing removes the unwanted hair for months. As an added plus with a professional you get a consultation on the right hair removal needs for you personally.
The Gents Place offers eyebrow waxing and back/body waxing as well as professional and meticulous maintenance of facial hair including moustache, goatee and beard trimming, as well as straight razor shaves. Manscape the manly way at The Gents Place.
About Ben Davis
A serial entrepreneur, Ben Davis is founder of The Gents Place and a leading investor in gentlemen's refinement and confidence.
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