Waxing or Laser

Waxing or Laser


See which one is right for you

Is mens laser hair removal or mens waxing best for you?

If you have dark hair that you would like a permanent solution to laser may be the answer.

Benefits of mens laser hair removal:

  • Works best on dark hair against lighter skin
  • Gets rid of spots and ingrown hairs
  • Evens out pigmentation
  • Less painful than waxing

The treatment is done every 6-8 weeks and you typically need 6 treatments. We offer 50% off courses at the moment so book in for your free test patch and consultation today! For more information check out our FAQ

Want a more temporary solution?

Try our super speedy mens waxing service

  • Be hair free for up to 4 weeks
  • Can book in when and as needed
  • Best treatment if planning a sun holiday
  • Becomes less painful the more frequent the waxing, read more here
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To Wax or Not to Wax? That is the question

To Wax or Not to Wax? That is the question

To Wax or Not to Wax?

That is the question

Let’s face it guys; Christian Grey and James Bond have not made it easier to be a ‘real man’ in the 21st century. Seemingly perfect, they have indirectly raised the standards of how a man should look and importantly, what can be considered manly things to do, when it comes to improving your looks. Indeed, women are hard to please and aim high, and of course we want to be up there with the rest of the dream team.

The issue of waxing is often a topic that often divides the talk in the locker room; is it a girly thing to do or ok when it comes to get rid of those unwanted areas of pure forest? Therefore, to all you gentlemen out there, who are wondering actually whether waxing is a no go for guys or simply just not acceptable. do not fear: It is safe to say that waxing is just not for the ladies and that hair removal for men is growing in popularity. Indeed, waxing saves you time since you do not have to shave daily, and eventually hair appears to be finer on regrowth, so you do not need to get it done as often as one might think and it helps relieve ingrown hairs caused by shaving.

Our team at Drakes of London can help you with this: we are specialised in traditional Barber and Grooming services and we are committed to provide our customers with only the very best service in the field. Whether it is just a male grooming or waxing, we are here to help you and we will work with you to provide you with only the best results possible.

We provide every client with a chat about what the treatment and waxing consist of and listens to any questions that you might have along the way and discuss the best type of treatment for you to get control of body hair in the future.

Therefore lads, forget the urban taboo of men’s waxing; our expertise and experience have shown how men very often returns to us after their first appointment, because waxing makes you feel more confident by eliminating that 5 o’clock shadow on your back.

Come to our treatment centre in Fulham, London and experience what male waxing can do for you or simply just to have a look around and get familiar with the treatment and the prices; you will soon realise that we can do wonders for you and how it will enable you to show off your hard won abs and pecs with pride!

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Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Who is it for?

We can effectively treat all skin types for a reduction in hair growth as long as the hair colour is darker than the skin and the client is over 18 years of age.The treatment is perfect for anybody that requires hair reduction on an unwanted area.

What does it do?

The light picks up the colour (melanin) in the bulb/hair and destroys the root of the hair to reduce hair growth in unwanted areas. You can expect to receive a long term 85% reduction in the entire hair growth.

How long does it take?

We usually suggest 3 to 6 treatments for hair removal.Treatments are carried out every 4-6 weeks for the face and 6-8 weeks for the body.

What happens in between treatments?

In between each session you will have a fall out phase; this is usually 1-3 weeks after a session.The hair sheds away and you are left with a smooth finish. A couple of weeks later the hair begins to re grow, it becomes softer, finer and is reduced by around 20% of the entire growth each time.

How does the treatment feel?

The general feeling is a short, sharp heat for a split second on the skin. The sensation is quite mild, especially when compared with waxing.

Is there any after care?

We recommend that you avoid heat treatments including hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 24-48 hours.You MUST avoid the sun and sun beds for 30 days before and after treatments.Factor 30+ must be worn to reduce this risk. Fake tanning products can be used 2 weeks either side of a treatment but must be completely removed before the next session.

How do I start?

Firstly you must book an appointment with the clinic for a consultation; these are usually free of charge. The therapist will go through a few medical questionnaires with you to see if you are eligible for the treatment. Following this, she will explain to you in full detail what the treatment entails and answer any questions for you. A patch test on the area will then be carried out to check for any skin sensitivity to light treatments. This will also give you a chance to experience the sensation of the light on your skin so that you know what to expect when coming in for your first treatment.

Anything else?

The hair must only be shaved during the treatments. No plucking, waxing, bleaching, threading or Immac creams are allowed. We cannot treat any area which has been exposed to the sun within 30 days of the treatment and cannot treat you if you are going into the sun 30 following the treatment.SPF 30+ MUST be worn on the area before and after treatments.

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Often forgotten about in the sea of face wash’s, ‘men’s’ moisturisers and the dreaded soap or shower gel option, (a big no no!). Exfoliation is a hugely useful tool to utilise when looking after you skin.

Exfoliation is recognised as one of the most effective treatments to address a variety of concerns with the skin. Not only does exfoliation give a deeper cleanse, it helps to even out the texture of the skin acting as a brightener by sloughing off dead skin cells.

Desquamation; the skin’s natural process of shedding dead skin cells is also stimulated by regular exfoliation making it a great tool for anti aging.

There are two types of exfoliation action that can be applied to the skin. Products that work in a physical way such as a scrub, or products that are chemical based and dissolve the joining structures between the dead skin cells.

The most effective is the latter as it gives an even result (affecting all surface cells) and can also gain entry into the skin’s pores cleaning them out.

Our favourite exfoliation product here at Drakes is Dermalogica’s DAILY MICROFOLIANT. Suitable for all; it is a gentle yet effective product that is loved throughout the industry and quickly becomes a must have for the bathroom cabinet.

Within the treatment room we can use professional only Dermalogica products in order to increase the level of exfoliation within your regular facial. We advise that this type of treatment is undertaken as a course of 5 with and interval of 1 week between each treatment to achieve maximum results.

Ask your Grooming Consultant today and Happy Exfoliating!

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Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

Wedding season is upon us Gents. Whether you’re a groom, groomsman, or you just want to be the best guest at the bash; we have the tips to get you looking on top form for the big day.


  • The key to looking fresh faced is preparation. Facials are progressive, and to get the best out of them you need to start at least 12-8 weeks before the big day.
  • Dermalogica’s AGE SMART FACIAL is an intensive facial perfect for instant results, smoothing the skin and evening out skin tone.
  • If you’re looking for a quick fix and don’t have the time to give for a full hour facial the 30 minute EXPRESS FACIAL includes steam, exfoliation, blackhead removal and mask.

Things to Consider

  • We would always advise that you get your last facial at least 4 days before the big day allowing the skin to normalise.
  • Your face is not the only thing that needs to look tip top. A MANICURE for the hands is a must for those wedding ring shots.
  • And while you’re at it, consider your beach feet for your honeymoon. Get them smartened up with a PEDICURE.

Happy Wedding Day!
Drakes of London

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