Hair removal isn’t really new. It’s possible that caveman once scraped the hair from their faces so that an enemy had less to grab hold of, (or so they’d have fewer mites!). We say scraped because cavemen didn’t have razors. Sharp rocks had to do the job.
The Roman empires saw body hair as a class identifier. Men with scruffy faces full of whiskers were slaves or servants. The wealthy eradicated it using pumice stones, tweezers, and crude depilatory creams.
Shaving “technology” advanced with considerable speed. Jean Jaxques Perret, a French barber, invented the L-shaped razor in the 1760s. In the 1880s, American businessman King Camp Gillette created the Gillette razor.
This was a much safer version of Perret’s tool using a thin, disposable blade of steel. Gillette’s invention is still in use today thanks to the sentiment that a clean shaven man is a civilized man.
Modern western civilization continues to feel this way. America’s founding fathers were clean shaven. Current political leaders are, too. In fact, the last POTUS to have facial hair in office was William Howard Taft. He wore a mustache in 1913.
Today, men get rid of hair in multiple areas. The smooth, sleek look of clean, hair free skin is definitely in. Male models and celebrities sport the clean look everywhere.
A man with a furry back or excessive chest hair doesn’t have to resort to scraping his skin with a sharp rock. Nor does he have to make repeated trips to the waxing salon. Lasers changed hair removal* forever, making now a great time to be a hair free male.
It’s only fair to point out that not all lasers are created equal. Just as Gillett’s razor had advantages over its predecessor, Alma’s Soprano ICE reigns as the laser of choice for serious providers. By serious, we mean those that insist upon great results with as little discomfort as possible.
Providers are standing by to help you address that unsightly body hair right now – find one here.
*Permanent reduction in hair regrowth defined as a long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing when measured at 6, 9 and 12 months after the completion of a treatment regime.