What is Sugaring?
The sugaring technique is the purest, most natural form of unwanted hair removal for men and women that does not require paper strips to remove wax or even wooden spatulas for wax application. Licensed estheticians use a special paste made out of sugar, lemon juice, and water. The hair is then removed completely in its natural direction, leaving little to no broken hairs in the follicle.
What is in the sugaring paste?
The sugaring paste is made out of sugar, lemon juice, and water. That’s it! There are no chemicals, fragrance, animal bi-products, or color additives. It’s hypoallergenic which makes this a viable option for clients with ultra-sensitive skin. It’s gentle enough to go over an area of the skin several times to extract the stubborn hairs without damaging the skin. Not only that, it’s edible! Vegan even - That’s how natural it is!
How is it applied?
The sugaring paste is applied by the esthetician using their hands and gliding the paste over the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth to keep the hair intact and prevent breakage. The paste cools and slightly hardens and then its flicked in the opposite direction. Pressure is applied to soothe the pain receptors.
What areas can be sugared?
You can sugar any body part as long as the hair is long enough to be pulled out. Legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, lips, and eyebrows are common areas to have a sugaring treatment. Men’s facial hair is not recommended for sugaring because it’s almost always too rough, coarse, and thick which is not comfortable for the client.
What's an appropriate length for unwanted hair to be sugared?
Sugaring requires 1/8th inch of hair which is about the length of a grain of rice. This is typically the length after about 5-7 days after shaving.
Does it hurt?
Sugaring doesn’t NOT hurt. Everyone’s tolerance for pain is different. Some clients find it to be less painful than waxing because the sugar paste does not stick to live skin cells, which means less irritation. It adheres to the hair and is pulled from the root, as opposed to pulling on the skin.
How is sugaring different from traditional waxing? Is it better?
Traditional wax is heated to make it into a liquid and then applied hot which can burn the skin. Sugaring paste is applied at body temperature. Sugaring will never burn the skin. It’s easily removed with water whereas wax contains resins and require a solvent to remove. You’ll never leave your appointment feeling sticky. It’s also environmentally friendly because the application requires less waste. No need for single use spatulas or wax strips to throw away.
Does sugaring cause ingrown hairs?
There is no way to completely prevent ingrown hairs because it’s a natural side effect of hair removal, but sugaring removes dead skin cells and residue that clogs hair follicles acting as a gentle conditioner for the treated area.
How do I prepare for my sugaring appointment?
Hair should be at least ¼ inch long. No previous waxing within 2 weeks of your sugaring appointment. Skin should be clean and dry.
How often do I need to sugar?
You can schedule your next sugaring appointment as soon as 3 weeks out. 4-6 weeks is optimal for maintenance, anything after 6 weeks is too long and will be considered an “Extended Maintenance” appointment.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please inform us 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled appointment will be charged 50% of the original cost of treatment or service to the card used to reserve the appointment.
Sugaring, lash extension, and makeup consultation no-show and cancellation within 24 hours of scheduled appointment time will be charged 100% of the original cost of service to the card used to reserve the appointment.
Feel free to contact us via email, phone, or text anytime. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.