Why is sugar better than wax?
Sugar is applied at body temperature - there is no fear of burning like waxing! Warm sugar is safe to use on all skin types.
Sugar is gentle and will only stick to dead skin cells and hair. This means a more comfortable experience for you.
Sugar is water soluble. If you don't like the preview of your eyebrow shape for instance, we can gently remove the sugar with a damp cloth and start again! No mistakes!
Sugar is made with all natural ingredients. It's so safe, you could eat it! No perfumes and added chemicals means no red skin or bumps to deal with the next day!
What is sugar paste?
Sugar paste is similar to the consistency of soft toffee and is used in conjuction with strip-sugar (applied using a spatula). The soft sugar is pressed and smoothed onto the skin and removed with a gentle flick of the wrist. This is great for sensitive areas or thinning out peach fuzz!
First and foremost: your hair has to be long enough. With sugaring you need less growth for successful removal than waxing! If it's your first time sugaring or if you have coarse hair, allow for 1/4 inch growth at least!
Do not moisturize the day of your appointment. The cream will make the hair too soft and plump and the sugar will glide right off it without your hair!! If you are having your underarms done, wash your deodorant off well prior to your appointment.
Avoid caffeinated drinks 4-6 hours before your appointment as caffein may cause your skin to be more sensitive.
Do not tan the day of or the day following your appointment. With all the dead skin cells removed, your skin will be too sensitive to sun exposure. I will not apply sugar to sunburned skin.
If you are nervous and are worried about pain, feel free to take tylenol or motrin 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
Note: clients taking retinol-A or accutane should not participate in sugaring.
What method of sugaring do you use?
In my experience, clients prefer the strip method of sugaring and this is what I primarily use. It's gentle, quick and effective. I use sugar paste for clean up and hard to reach or stubborn hairs. The paste is also great for blending (did you even know this was a thing?!)
How long does my hair need to be?
Most first time sugaring clients need at least 10 days of hair growth for the hair to be successfully removed....this looks like about 1/4 inch hair growth. If your hair is too short, your visit won't be successful and we'll have to reschedule. Regular sugaring clients will find that they only need 1/8 inch hair growth. You will notice that as you continue to sugar, your hair will grow in finer and sparser, eventually leading to permanency.
When your sugaring treatment is over your skin will be treated with a soothing tea-tree & spearmint antiseptic spray and lotion. Don't let your hair and skin care end there! Be sure to exfoliate regularly when you shower to avoid in-grown hairs (a puffy ball doesn't count as an exfoliator). Exfoliating is very important!
Do not tan within 24 hours of your treatment as your new soft skin will be too sensitive to the sun (but you can get a spray tan!)
If you are having your face treated, do not apply moisturizer immediately after your appointment. For 2-3 days following hair removal from your upper lip, dab dissolved epsom salts on your lip to draw out the grease and to avoid white heads. Also, do not bleach in between sugar treatment as this will cause your hair to become brittle and the sugaring will be less effective.
It will take several sugaring treatments for your hair to begin to grow at an even rate. Be patient during this process. As your many layers of hair begin to even out, future sugaring treatments will leave you hair free for longer and longer!