Funny, but there’s not one mention of cycling in the Guardian’s recent leg waxing article for men.
However, those male cyclists who want their quad and calf muscles to look their best can rest assured that their desire for depilatorial perfection is now almost normal.
According to The Guardian, more and more men are wandering into salons for wax treatments.
Full on Brazilian waxes – a bikini-line wax with knobs on – are not yet popular with men (why ever not?) but clean legs are definitely in, says The Guardian.
“Most of my clients are men…They come from every walk of life and profession – accountants, stockbrokers, teachers, boxers, models – but I’ve noticed that a lot of my clients are in the building trade…A year ago I was doing three men a week. Now I am doing three men a day. I don’t know why it has suddenly become more popular, but when people come in they do mention David Beckham. Now that celebrities like him are open about waxing, it makes other men feel more comfortable about it.”
Kim Lawless, Brazilia Waxing Studio in Upminster, east London
RANDOM CYCLIST LEG WAXING VID (warning: includes grown man cussing, he should have sugared, instead):
Pix: Taken at the Cape Argus Pick N’ Pay Expo in South Africa.