Manscaping: The perfect nape
One guy’s quest for the perfect nape
About 10 years ago I ended my love/hate relationship with my barber. Once a week for about 5 years, I used to see Frank (the barber) to get my nape “cleaned up” and by cleaned up I mean masterfully shorn to ensure my hairline didn’t appear to run straight down my back, which it did – but nobody needed to know that. So out of aesthetic necessity I saw Frank routinely, and although I hated the process because it was timely and costly, I loved the results because Frank made me feel clean and smooth with a “fresh” nape.
I ended my relationship with Frank on a Friday. I heard a friend saying something to someone about lasering his ears, and with that mine perked up. Laser, what laser? Where laser? How laser? I drilled him for the 411 and he told me laser hair treatments had changed his grooming habits, shaving precious time from his routine. There was a place called DLK he said, they had a laser that didn’t hurt he said, and it worked amazingly and was permanent. So I called and booked a consultation, what did I have to lose?
Ever the sceptic I photoshopped the “ideal” neckline line onto a photo of me for the consult to let them know I was serious about my neck. As it turns out my aesthetician used to be a stylist so she knew better than me about blending, and edges, and corners and all that stuff that would make my neck look natural, like I was just another blessed male with the perfect nape.
Now I have a new relationship, with DLK on Avenue. With laser-precision they carve and blend my neckline using a crazy laser that is sometimes cold (to minimize pain) and sometimes feels like vacuum (to target hair follicles) and with each treatment I become more and more optimistic that my dream neckline is in sight.
I am told this relationship will last 6-9 treatments but that’s ok because I will be left with amazing memories, and a picture perfect nape.