Waxing was commonly used by the Egyptians as far back as 60 Years BC! These days the wax used is a lot more advanced and formulated to smooth, moisturise and sooth the skin.
Men and women choose to wax as the hair is removed by the root, and will not grow back in the waxed area for 4-6 weeks (depending on the hair growth cycle stage). It is preferred as the hair becomes softer and less dense. Almost any area of the body can be waxed!