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When you’re in the business of hair removal, no question is too embarrassing (or as we like to say, no area is off limits). We’ve heard it all before and, lucky for you, we also have all the answers. Below are some of the many questions we often hear around our studio.
What exactly is sugaring?
The application is similar to waxing, but the product used is much sweeter. Made with 100% natural ingredients (sugar, lemon and water) our special sugar paste extracts hair at the root during its early stage of growth, eliminating the possibility of irritation that is often caused by breakage. Unlike wax, sugar is a natural exfoliant that removes dry skin cells around the extraction site, discouraging ingrown hairs from forming. All you’ll be left with is an even, smooth appearance. Sweet!
Does it hurt?
Does ripping hair from flesh make you giggle? You didn’t book a zen day at the spa, my friend, you booked a sugaring – yes, you can expect a little hurt. But you are strong and you will suck it up, grin and bare it. For the sweetest gain you have to experience the sweetest pain.
Will I get a reaction?
Oohs, aahs and squeals of glee are the most common reaction, but allergic reactions to sugaring are extremely rare – even for the most sensitive skin types. If you have a skin condition, please consult with us prior to your appointment.
Skin will be sensitive after your treatment, so please avoid swimming immediately afterwards. Please allow 24 hours before chlorine exposure.
I'm a first- timer… and I might cry.
Welcome first-timer! You are in for a sweet surprise! Sugaring gives your body a clean, hairless appearance that is best described as addictive. Our sugaring experts will coach you on breathing techniques and expressive language all to help you get through the worst of it. Cry, grunt, yell for your mama – there’s no shame here.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
On the day of your appointment, please avoid using perfumes, creams or lotions as they can hinder the sugar from adhering to hair. Also, though we fully encourage it on a regular day, please do NOT exfoliate the day before or the day of your sugaring treatment.
If you are partaking in back or chest sugaring, please bring a clean white cotton shirt to wear following your treatment.
Sugaring vs. Waxing vs. Shaving
We could go into a whole bunch of reasons why sugaring is better than any other form of hair removal, but we’ll let the result speaks for itself. We can confidently say you’ll fall in love with sugaring after your first appointment. Book something sweet today!
Can I pop in for a quickie?
Sorry, sweetie, we book by appointment only. A little time to psych yourself up for the sweet pain is to everyone’s benefit.
How long should I wait between appointments?
It’s an individual choice how often you groom, but for women in particular, we recommend sugaring once a month since girly hormones influence the cycle of hair growth. Speak to your sugarist to help determine what schedule best suits your needs.
What happens to the sugar paste after the treatment is over?
Well, we don’t turn it into lollipops if that’s what you’re thinking. Every client receives a fresh mixing of sugar paste and the used product is discarded after each treatment – never re-used. Our sugar paste is 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
What does my body look like after treatment?
You’ll be so smooth you won’t believe you’re not butter. Body sugaring will leave your skin satiny smooth with ultra soft re-growth that is lessened with each treatment. You will look so, so sweet! Ooh, la, la.
Is sex better after you get sugared?
Isn’t everything better with sugar? Find out just how sweet it can be and book an appointment today!
When is the best/worst time to get sugared?
Girlie hormones influence sensitivity to pain. Women are most sensitive during ovulation (12 days before their period), and least sensitive the week following their period. We recommend booking your appointment during this least sensitive time. If you’re experiencing an ‘ugly cry’ while watching the evening news or an episode of Overhaulin’ then getting a sugar overhaul might not be a good decision that week.
Will I get ingrown hairs?
Make friends with the loofah, my friend. It’s extremely important to exfoliate after your sugaring session. Though you will have fewer ingrown hairs after sugaring (compared to waxing or shaving), daily exfoliating will discourage any future pop-ups.
Who gets sugared?
Anyone who likes life a little sweeter. Our clients range in age from 14 to 94. Any age, any body type, any gender – everyone is welcome here! Please be aware that anyone under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.