This One’s For the Boys: A Men’s Guide to Beauty Services
We’re not afraid to say it: Men, you’re beautiful.
You may have been discouraged from taking advantage of the same sort of self-care that the women in your lives enjoy, but thankfully those old stigmas are falling away. When you look and feel your best, your self-esteem goes up. This confidence boost can have a major impact on the quality of your personal and professional life. As the culture shifts to embrace men’s beauty openly, more men than ever are treating themselves to facials, brow waxing and other beauty services. The men’s grooming market has been steadily growing and is expected to reach more than 80 billion dollars by 2024.
We at Vi Beauty Lab are all about embracing curiosity. If you’re feeling curious about men’s beauty services, you’ve come to the right place. Here is your guide to a whole new world of feeling awesome.
1. Explore Skin Care
The link between the look of our skin and our self-esteem doesn’t just impact women. Skin treatments can help men boost their self-esteem by improving the health, look and feel of their skin. Facials are relaxing and rejuvenating treatments that involve cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. They can be tailored to address specific skin issues like acne, scarring, dullness, inflammation, uneven skin tone and signs of aging. Facials can promote better cell regeneration, restore your skin’s natural protective barrier and provide a brighter complexion. Chemical peels can also be used to correct more extreme exhibits of these issues by using natural acids to remove the damaged surface of your skin. Peels typically involve some recovery time. Skin treatments aren’t for everyday use, so developing a skin care routine tailored to your needs will help you keep your skin healthier between services.
2. Tame Your Brows
Grooming your facial hair isn’t just about shaving or trimming your beard and mustache. Brow services give your face a clean and dignified refinement and help showcase those eyes. Consider having a professional brow artist shape your brows via threading or waxing. Threading is an eastern hair removal tradition that uses antibacterial cotton thread to pull unwanted hairs from the root without engaging the skin, whereas waxing involves a thin layer of melted wax which adheres to the hair and is quickly removed. Eyebrow threading is extremely exact but typically takes longer than waxing. Waxing, on the other hand, can be less painful. Depending on how quickly your hair grows, you may want to get these services once a month. Brow lamination uses Elleeplex Profusion to improve the shape of your brows without hurting the skin or damaging your brow hairs. Brow lamination can correct symmetry issues and give your brows a full and natural look while holding their shape for a longer period of time.
3. Discover the Fountain of Youth with Injectables
Men are more likely than women to engage in behaviors that accelerate signs of aging in the skin, and less likely to take precautions like sun protection. Botox and Xeomin are FDA-approved wrinkle relaxers that help improve signs of aging on the face and neck. Both Botox and Xeomin are administered by cosmetic nurses via a thin needle. Typically, 4 units are recommended per injection site, and produce fuller, younger looking skin by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Xeomin is less likely to cause allergies and may take effect more quickly than Botox, but both are excellent options for revealing a more youthful look.
Discover the Fun of Men’s Beauty Services with Vi Beauty Lab
Vi Beauty Lab brings professional skin, brow and lash services to the heart of Wayzata. We pride ourselves on creating an open, loving and supportive atmosphere where our guests can fully enjoy the time they spend on self-care. All of our services are available to men, including expert guidance for developing a skin care routine that’s tailored to your unique needs. We are confident that when you leave Vi after a brow lamination or other special treat, you’ll feel confident and handsome, just like you should. Don’t be afraid, fellas. Take that first bold step toward embracing your beautiful manly self and make an appointment today by visiting Vi Beauty Lab online or calling (612) 299-1221.