How to Prep Like a Boss For That First Post-Lockdown Wax
Whether you're a newbie or a regular client, your first wax after this never-ending lockdown will be a bit like starting from scratch. Gorilla Warfare are experts in making the whole thing super comfortable and you'll be smooth and sorted in no time. All that will be left is you wondering what all the fuss was about.
Here's how to prep so you get the best results possible.
Stop shaving from now - hair needs to about 1cm long to wax effectively. If you've been shaving regularly for some time, it's particularly important to let it grow as the hair will be coarser and tougher and the wax needs to get a good grip in order to lever it out. Make sure there is at least 3 weeks between shaving and waxing.
On the other hand, if you’ve booked for a male Brazilian wax and you've completely ignored what's going on down there and a jungle has developed, some deforestation will be required! It's a good idea to carefully trim up to around 1cm a day or so before your wax. You don't need to be scientific about it so don't go getting the ruler out. And if it all seems like too much of a faff, don't worry, we can trim it on the day if needs be.
Exfoliate! This is such an important part of your pre and post wax care. First, choose a gentle, natural scrub (our great range of Ruff Stuff Daily Scrub is just the thing). Gently exfoliate for at least 3 days before your wax, but not on the day of the wax itself. This will remove any dead skin, lift the hairs ready for waxing and tease out any smaller hairs that might be sitting below the surface of the skin, giving you a smoother finish and greatly reducing the chance of ingrown hairs.
Make sure your pre wax shower or bath is not too hot as this may make you more sensitive to the heat of the wax.
Bring nice cool cotton underwear and loose comfortable clothing to put on after your wax to reduce any skin irritation
Enjoy! We'll be getting busy catching up on all your news so you won't even notice the waxing. It’ll be a cinch, trust us.
Any questions? Just give us a call or send a message. Always happy to help
Delighted to announce a new 2020-21 award for Gorilla Warfare!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Gorilla Warfare Male Grooming has won the Corporate LiveWire London Prestige Award 2021-22 for Best Male Grooming Service of the Year - Hertfordshire! This was very welcome and unexpected news after what has been a challenging year for our industry. It is testimony to the dedication and hard work put in by every member of the team who go all-out to deliver stellar customer service at all times...Continue
Announcing our new Anti-Ageing Cosmetic Treatments for Men
We are pleased to announce the launch of our full range of aesthetic treatments, all delivered safely and professionally by our fully qualified and experienced nurse practitioner, Andrew Forsyth RN....Continue
Male Waxing - Creating Culture Change
Would you be brave enough to wear our sticker after your male waxing treatment?...Continue
The 'Go Faster' Full Body Wax
Anyone who's experienced a Full Body Wax knows that it can be a long process. It often takes longer than 'the sum of the parts' due to the need for the client to take breaks, initial clippering, thorough...Continue
Introducing the new Tarzan & Jane waxing service
We’re often asked if we can provide waxing services for the female partners of our male clients. Whilst we’re still primarily a male grooming studio, we are delighted to be able to offer a full range of...Continue
Carry on waxing...and save!
Why are all the special offers and incentives only offered to new customers? At Gorilla Warfare we firmly believe in rewarding our loyal, regular clients so we’re very pleased to announce our new...Continue
Gorilla Warfare Supports Red Nose Day 2015
Free Nostril Waxing!
New Central London studio opens on 5th March!
Perfectly located in the heart of the City, our new grooming studio will offer a full range of professional waxing services. Gorilla Warfare London is based in Clerkenwell and is just a 10 minute walk from...Continue