Male Waxing Comforts at al Covo

More WOW, Less OW!! Waxing at al Covo offers more comfort than other waxing places. Visit or call Steve on 07968065885 or 02380639913 for more details. I have  on my website FAQs for waxing and FAQ for intimate waxing. This blog is based in part on an article by Andy Rouillard, who taught me how to wax, used with permission.

Ripping hair out by the root is never going to be a completely painless experience, despite the nonsense that some manufacturers insist on peddling, but I follow a number of simple and cost effective steps that can be taken to reduce the associated discomfort for customers.

Let me say from the off that I have never been a fan of numbing creams or recommending painkillers to my clients, in my humble opinion they are an unnecessary faff and expense.

So let’s strip it right back to basics, and here are my tools for a little less ‘ouch’ and a little more ‘oooh’ in the treatment room.

Step 1: Timing is everything
Waxing always hurts more when tired, ill, dehydrated or hungover, which certainly makes for a pointed topic of conversation first thing on a Saturday morning. And there’s a reason I ask customers to commit to regular waxing every 4-6 weeks: not only does this catch the hair on the best cycle for longer lasting smoothness, but it’ll also hurt less as the hair starts to thin out. Bargain.

Step 2: First impressions count
The right impression instils confidence in clients and goes a long way towards helping them relax from the outset. My studio is welcoming and warm, non-clinical, plays calming music, relaxes the mind and allows me to concentrate only on you.  More...

Choosing Essential Oils - Top Middle and Bottom Notes, Chakras and Balancing

al Covo offers prestigious well-being, chakra balancing, aromatherapy and massage treatments, massage training, chakra energy training, and aromatherapy training in Southampton. Visit, call Steve on 07968065885 or 02380639913 for more details. You can buy organic essential oils from my Neal's Yard Remedies webshop or in the suite.


Add a few drops of your chosen essential oil or oil blend to your bath, shower buff, to a pan of warm water to inhale under a clean towel, add to wood on a fire, handkerchief, place a tissue behind a radiator or lightbulb, add to an oil burner, add to alcohol to make a perfume, or blend with base oils and massage into the skin or rub on the temples and wrists... There are many ways to inhale or absorb these energies, nutrients and vitamins!

Here's a quick summary for 3 common situations - mood enhancement, making balanced blends, and chakra balancing. All oils are available in the suite. Ask me about making specific blends for your mood, condition, personality, star sign, room, or season.  More...

About the author

Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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