You’ve probably seen plenty of guys growing out their facial hair for “Movember” – but what is behind the trendy charity movement? November is Men’s Health Awareness month, a time to raise awareness of a wide range of men’s health issues. Historically, men, the supposed “tougher” of the two genders, have ignored their mental and physical well-being for too long. So this month, we’re focused on all the ways that men can stay mentally healthy through self-care. As men’s salons, spas and barbershops are seeing their biggest boom yet, our students are studying up on all the latest trends in men’s care.
Men’s Massage – Because They Have Bodies Too!
Massages for men are nothing new, but the amount and variety of treatment options out there are. Between holistic and traditional massage therapy, there’s a wide array of therapeutic services that restore men’s minds and bodies, which include:
- Hot stone massage
- Spa treatments
- Energy-based bodywork
- Shiatsu and Ayurveda
- Clinical massage
- Chair massage
- Body wraps
- CBD oil service application
We teach these techniques at Boca Beauty Academy because we know how in-demand massage therapists can be, and how niching yourself in the massage industry can bring many opportunities. Whether a sports injury, chronic ailment, or just some much-needed destressing, massages can bring a whole world of wellness to men this month.
Men Face Their Skincare Fears
It’s time for men to embrace the art of skincare. From acne to scarring, razor burn to dry skin, men’s faces need love too, and the industry is taking notice. Before, products and services for men were pretty straightforward and simple, but with more men prioritizing healthy, younger-looking skin, the options have opened up greatly. There are plenty of treatments available for a number of conditions that the skin care and aesthetician students in our academy are currently learning, such as:
- Skin analysis
- Customized facials
- Facial massage with alternative massage techniques
- Hair removal
- Facial machines
- Oxygen Infusion Facials
- The science of product ingredients
- Advanced Therapeutic applications and more
All of these treatments are beneficial to issues that men experience every day as they age, and too often ignore. At both campuses, we ensure that our students get the expert training they need to be masters at their craft.
A Cut Above
And of course, we can’t mention Movember and men’s wellness without talking about a trip to the barber. A barber is a professional in the hair industry that specializes in cutting and styling men’s hair, as well as other grooming related to male facial hair. The barbering profession dates back to the early days in the U.S., and many shops are still steeped in the tradition of equipment, techniques, and atmosphere of the olden days. Back then, barbers required skill, training, a steady hand, and a keen eye. Today’s expert barbers possess all those skills and are also state-licensed. They do more than cut hair – they trim, taper, and shape using various tools. Along with other facial grooming and cutting services, we teach our budding barbers to be experts at:
- Hair coloring
- Scalp, neck, or facial massages
- Hot towel shave
How a man chooses to wear his hair reveals who he is as a person. A trip to the barber is an excellent way to nail down the style that best fits you. Taking care of your hair shows the world that you value yourself – if you neglect it, it will show. Our accredited barber program provides expertise in the theory of barbering, as well as hands-on training for students so that their clients always leave extremely satisfied with their appearance.
As more men’s spas and salons hit the scene to meet the demand, we’re seeing more opportunities than ever to make a splash in men’s wellness.
If you’re interested in helping men to look and feel their best – not just this month, but as a potential new career, we invite you to our campus to learn more and make an impact. Boca Beauty Academy is proud to hold the standard of excellence for men’s professionals and be the school of choice for training future salon and spa masters.