Category Archives: Calgary, Alberta

The 3.5 Hour Marathon In Removing Almost All Of My Body Hair

One common question that seems to float around the Internet is how long does it take to do complete body hair removal on a man. My marathon first session was 3.5 hours and it included the following areas:

  • Armpits
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Brazilian including the perianal area
  • Buttocks
  • Lower back
  • Full legs

My take after the first session? I love the results, they are pretty good and the technician that I went to is really good. The problem is that with this long of a time frame you eventually run out of things to talk about. The second problem with this time is that it is very tiring. You are either laying on your back or your stomach the whole time which after a couple of hours of snapping pain it becomes quite tiring. The technician was really good. I could tell she was getting tired from standing, but she held in there. For the most part everything seems to go quite quick, the area of the body that took the longest and in my opinion the most tedious was the legs, they just seemed to go on forever.

Would I do this again. Short-answer is that I have one more session like this booked. Then I plan on breaking out the legs and doing them separately. Two reasons for this; the first is that the schedule for legs, according to my tech, is every 8-weeks while the rest of the areas is recommended 4-6 weeks and the second reason is that the legs take about a little over an hour, so they themselves are the biggest chunk to the full body.

If you have done full body or a large portion of your body, I would love to hear your experience



Tips For Picking a Laser Technician for a Male Brazlian

Thinking of getting laser treatment on the male pubic region? With the number of clinics now advertising that offer male brazilians it would appear that the procedure is getting more and more common. Although I don’t have any concrete evidence of this, I can say that in September I joined the ranks of men who have decided to permanently remove their pubic hair via laser hair removal.

The purpose of this post is not to explain the results of the treatment, this is coming in a subsequent post, but rather to explain what I did prior to the treatment to get comfortable with the laser clinic as well as the laser technician. Considering I was about to get partially naked in front of a complete stranger and have them yield a laser that would be touching my testicles, shaft and anus this was not a decision that I was planning to simply run into.

Here are my words of advice for any male (or female) that is looking at getting laser hair removal in their private area done.

#1 – Ask a lot of questions

Some of the questions that I asked my technician:
– What date did you first do a male brazilian?
– How many brazilian’s have you done?
– Can you explain exactly what will happen during the procedure and what you require of me? (This is an important question as some clinics will say you do nothing, then will shift stuff around, and others will say they won’t touch your private area but instead will ask you to participate by moving your junk back and forth)
– Have you had any clients that were not happy with your work?
– How long will it take?
– What % of your clients have started with a brazlian and then moved to other body parts or started with other body parts and moved to brazilian?
– How do you communicate during the procedure?
– Have you burnt any clients?

The purpose of asking a lot of questions is to build rapport. The way a person answers the above questions will show genuine knowledge. If a person is irritated by your questions or wants you to make a decision in a hurry, run away, they clearly don’t care about making you feel at ease. What I was really looking for was to ensure that the person had experience, the rest was building rapport.

#2 – Build Rapport

Starting with the questions you want to make sure you are comfortable with the person doing the procedure. The key comfort level is to make sure that you have good communication to and from the technician to ensure the procedure goes smoothly. Considering how intimate this procedure this (and by intimate I don’t mean anything that would reasonable a turn – just that you are naked with your junk exposed in front of another person) you may also want to have a technician with whom you can have a conversation about general subject matter while the procedure is being performed.

In my case, I like a talkative laser tech. Somebody who can talk intelligently on a variety of subjects. Granted this is a personal preference but I could not spend 20-30 minutes with a tech who was completely silent.

#3 – Get Over the Embarrassment

When you actually go in for the procedure the technician will tell you to remove everything from waist down. In my case I was also doing armpits at the same time, so basically besides socks, I was completely naked on the table. Perhaps for some freakish men this is considered a turn-on, but truthfully, it is a little embarrassing laying on a table naked waiting for a laser tech to come in.

To point #2 of building rapport, the tech came in and immediately put me at ease by jumping into conversation (can’t actually remember what the conversation was) while she setup the machine and gave me the glasses. This immediately put me at ease and brought my tension level down. First she did the armpits and then when she was about to start the brazilian portion she took some time to explain again what was going to happen and when she was going to need me to move stuff around. Probably the most embarrassing part was lifting your legs up to your stomach and spreading slightly while she did the anus area.

When the procedure was done, she left and I got dressed. As I was dressing I was thinking to myself, I am about to go out to the counter and pay the bill to a women who has intimately seen all my nether regions. Going back to the importance of rapport when I got out of the room to pay, she was completely professional, asked how everything was, cracked a good joke and gave me the bill. When I was paying we set-up the second appointment.

As mentioned, I will put up another post on the results (so far after two sessions, I am impressed) but I wanted to share my experience in selecting a technician and the first procedure. Before selecting a clinic I interviewed 4 clinics and 4 technicians who offer the service and I think my list of questions and the initial rapport has paid off in finding a technician who is professional, knowledgeable and makes me comfortable. By the way, the clinic that was selected is called the Hair Free Laser Institute in Calgary.

I hope that you find the information in this post useful.

Groupon and Laser Hair Removal in Canada – Are These Really Good Deals?

You may or may not know, but Groupon (group buying site) launched in Canada early this year. Since that time we have tweeted @nobodyhair the various deals happening around the country for hair removal. So we wanted to put to the test, whether or not these laser hair removal deals are good. Here is what we found:


On Sept 11 – Skin2 Laser Aesthetics Centre was running a deal – $99 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Skin2 Laser Aesthetics Centre (Up to $330 Value). The fine print stated that you could only use on the following areas – underarms, brows, bikini area, chin, upper lip, sideburns, dorsal fin, hairline, neck, ears, foot, and nipples.

That would make it $33 for each treatment. If we compare the underarm treatment price, compared to 3 businesses that we reviewed in Vancouver, see Male Brazilian Laser Hair Removal, we find the prices for underarm laser hair removal at; $75 to $78.

This was a good deal.


On Sept 12 – Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye + Cosmetic Centre ran a deal $99 for Four Laser Hair-Removal Sessions at Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye + Cosmetic Centre (Up to $596 Value). It was valid only for underarms, upper lip, chin, sideburns, bikini line, or neck.

Price per underarm in this case was $25. We have not done a specific comparison in Toronto for the prices of underarm hair removal, but we did compare Underarm Waxing Prices across Canada and at $25 for this deal, the average in Toronto for waxing was $14.60 – this was a good deal.

On June 6 – The Sarum Room Laser Clinic ran a deal $199 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments from The Sarum Room Laser Clinic (Up to $600 Value). This was valid only for Underarm, bikini, face, chin, sideburns, and full bikini.

This works out to $66 per underarm. Although much more costly that the Young Eglington Deal, this was approaching being a neutral deal. It saved you some money, but their regular rates ($200 for an underwear) – over priced. If you bought this, you did not go wrong, but you also did not save any significant money.


On Sept 26 – Dermis Advanced Skin Care ran a deal $149 for Six Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Dermis Advanced Skin Care (Up to $540 Value). This was valid for chin, upper lip, underarms, linea, sternum, cheeks, sideburns & jawline and you have to use 2 for bikini.

This worked out to $24 for underarm – good deal.


On Sept 12 – Silky Skin Laser and Esthetics Centre ran a deal $99 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Silky Skin Laser and Esthetics Centre (Up to $315 Value). This was valid for upper lip & chin, underarms, bikini line, full face, men’s neck front or back.

For underarms this was $33 per session. We did a comparison on Edmonton Full Leg Laser Hair Removal Prices and if we compare some of the sites we looked at for their prices on underarms we find prices of $85 to $100. This was a good deal.


Currently running this weekend from Target Health is $75 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Target Health in Gold’s Gym ($147 Value). Valid for underarm, chin and upper lip, may combine for larger areas.

Price for underarm is $25. Their regular price is $49 so at $25 this is a pretty good.

For the most part, beside the early deal done in Toronto back in June, if you want to get some laser hair removal treatments done, you might want to follow Groupon, some of the deals are worth it.

Comparing Prices for Female Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Services Across Canada

Ladies depending on where you live in Canada the cost to remove your pesky pubic hair can really vary. On this blog there have been posts about comparing prices on the male Brazilian (in Calgary and Vancouver) but nothing dedicated specifically for the ladies.

What we compared was the price of a “Brazilian” across many business locations around the country (based on what we could fine on their website). Our definition of Brazilian is “clean as a whistle”, see image below.

Female Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Styles

So what did we find? For the most part the average and median price of Brazilian laser hair removal for women is consistent across the country except for Vancouver. Vancouver is super cheap – does this mean there are more ladies walking around a la bare than the rest of the country? We don’t know for sure, but it makes me want to move to Vancouver – I could have saved a lot of money.

Female Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Prices Across Canada

The average price for a female brazilian laser hair removal treatment in Vancouver is $147 compared to the highest in Toronto at $262. Over the course of 5-treatments this would be an extra $575 to zap those hair follicles.

We compared 6 places in Ottawa, 11 places in Toronto or surrounding GTA area, 7 locations in Calgary, 6 in Edmonton, 8 in Vancouver, 4 in Winnipeg and 2 in Halifax to get the above numbers.

Update on Getting a Male Brazilian in Calgary, #yyc

Back in January we did a post on getting a male Brazilian done in Calgary, Alberta. We recently received a comment on that post from Annette Burwash, the owner of The Gateway Spa for Men who informed us of 10-years experience on this subject, so we decided to check out the site.

In keeping to our mission of providing as much information as possible, they do a great job of outlining the cost of their laser hair removal + waxing services for me. Here is what we discovered.

They call it “below the belt” which we assume is the bikini region. The cost per session is $399 according to their site. From the post back in January, this seems to be on the higher side, however, as we always point out, you should do your research by calling all companies to ensure they offer exactly the service you want. Price alone on a website should not be the only determinant.

So if you are a male living in Calgary and planning to get rid of your pubic hair, check out the site above and make sure you read our first post, Getting a Male Brazilian via Laser Hair Removal in Calgary with Prices – where we feature 7 more companies in Calgary who provide this service.