Sugaring Hair Removal
Who doesn't want to be covered in warm, lemon-y sugar? And, end up smooth as a baby's bum?
What is Sugaring? Sugaring, sugar waxing, or Persian waxing is a method of hair removal that has been in use since 1900 BC. Historically, sugar was confined to the regions surrounding Persia until the first millennium AD. As a result, it is speculated that honey was the first sugaring agent (source. Wikipedia.). It works a lot like waxing, but instead of using hot wax to rip hairs out at the skin’s surface, estheticians use a room temperature, a caramel-like substance made of sugar, lemon juice (Citric Acid), and water to pull body hairs out from the roots. Since it is made from natural ingredients, it is accepted by the skin which allows the sugar to seep down and wrap around each hair follicle.
I think one of the things I love most about Sugaring is it's not only natural, it's more gentle on the skin and I'm in the business of gorgeous skin! And don't think Sugaring is just for Summer - silky smooth is a 365 season and Winter nights can get hot!
Is Sugaring better than waxing?
With Sugaring, hair grows back finer and thinner. The hair that grows back from waxing, no matter how skilled the esthetician, will suffer 10-15% more breakage of the hair than from sugaring because of how wax dries and sticks to the skin. Sugar never dries and the bulb (root) of each hair is more easily removed right from the hair follicle resulting in a smoother and longer lasting result.
Waxing methods often result in hair breakage and therefore clients see faster re-growth and a lot of ingrown hairs right under the skin.
Is Sugaring really less painful than waxing?
Sugaring is often compared to standard waxing. During the process, a sugaring substrate sticks to and essentially removes hair without attaching to the skin, making it far less painful than waxing. The substrate can be applied at room temperature or heated to a lukewarm temperature, minimizing the risk of burns. For this reason, sugaring is generally preferred over waxing when it comes to removing hair from larger areas of skin. If someone has sensitive skin, sugaring can nevertheless result in skin irritation and reaction. However, this can sometimes be prevented by taking an antihistamine. Sugar itself is otherwise hypoallergenic. (source Wikipedia)
Is Sugaring on your face good for it?
Sugaring will never burn the skin. It is made from lemon, water and Sugar. It will not damage facial skin tissue from long-term use. It can remove hair as short as 1/16th of an inch while wax requires as much as 1/4” regrowth.
How do I start Sugaring?
2 weeks prior to your Sugaring session stop all shaving, tweezing and cream hair removers to all areas you plan to have Sugared. You need at least 3 weeks growth to get started.
Do not drink alcohol before your Sugaring session. This leads to poor circulation, dilated blood vessels and makes the skin much more sensitive.
The evening or morning of your appointment, exfoliate and moisturize! Think about it, we want to be removing hair and dead skins cells can get in the way.
If you are on your menstruation cycle, that is ok. We ask you insert a fresh tampon. Feminine wipes will be provided prior to and after services.
Should I use Sugaring right before a special event?
If you are new to Sugaring and your have and important event to attend (wedding, anniversary, competition, vacation) PLEASE remember Sugaring is not with our issues for some people. Histamine reactions (bumpy skin) is the most common adverse reaction and when steps are taken before and after sessions, this can be minimized or avoided completely. It is best to get at least 2 sessions in before events so that you know what to expect with your skin and how to take care of issues that may come up (this is all individual and can change month to month due to hormonal changes and weather, etc.). If you are unable to get 2 appointments in prior, please remember to leave a 5-day minimum buffer between hair removal and scheduled events. Please remember this when scheduling.
Sugaring vs Waxing
- All natural ingredients
- Water Soluble
- Does not adhere to live cells
- Does not breed bacteria
- Minimal Discomfort
- Safely removes hair from follicle
- Helps eliminate ingrown hairs
- Safe for sensitive skin conditions
- Skin feels soft, clean & comfortable
- Removes hair in the direction of natural growth
- Has chemical resins
- Difficult to clean up
- Adheres to live skin cells
- Bacteria breeds in wax warmers
- Very painful & traumatizing to skin
- Long-term damage to skin cells
- Results in follicle distortion/hair breakage
- Can lead to ingrown hairs
- Not 100% safe for any skin type
- Skin feels uncomfortable, raw & irritated
- Leaves 15-30% breakage under the skin, causing ingrown hair problems
Full Brazilian (Removes hair leaving a landing strip, triangle or completely bare. Hair is removed from the labia, perineum, inner buttocks)
*Trimming may require an extra fee $15
1st Time $70*
Maintenance $50* (3-5 weeks)
Maintenance $60* (6-8 weeks)
Full Brazilian & Underarms
1st Time $90*
Maintenance $75 (6-8 weeks)
Basic Bikini (Removes all hair outside the panty line)
1st Time $30
Maintenance $20 (3-5 weeks)
French Bikini (More hair is removed than with Basic Bikini. Removes hair 2 inches from the bikini line up to and around naval. Hair is removed from the inner buttocks up to the perineum)
1st Time $45
Maintenance $35 (3-5 weeks)
Eyebrows (Includes shaping, trimming and tweezing if necessary) $22
Full Face (Includes brows, lip, sides of face and cheeks) $45
Chin or Neck $12
Lip (Top and Bottom) $12
Ears or Nose $14
Stomach Strip (From belly button to pant line) $12
Under Arms $ 25