I am often asked about the differences between Sugaring and Waxing...
1- Sugar paste is made up of all natural ingredients; sugar, lemon, and water. Most waxes are made primarily of resins and contain artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives. Although you can be allergic to any given ingredient, natural or not, it’s more common for people to be allergic to artificial fragrances and ingredients like those found in waxes. Allergic reactions can make skin red, irritated, and break out into a rash.
2- Sugar paste is water soluble, meaning you can easily wash it off with water. Wax needs to be taken off with a special wax remover, baby oil or petroleum jelly.
3- Sugar paste does not attach to live skin cells, it will only take away dead skin cells... unlike waxing which also removes the live ones.
4- Sugar paste is never hot; wax is applied hot and can easily burn your skin, potentially leading to scabs. Sugar paste is used at room temperature so there’s no chance of burning your skin.
5- The traditional sugaring technique using the paste is removed in the same direction hair grows, putting less strain on the skin and causing less trauma and pain. Wax is applied in the direction the hair grows, but removed against the grain of hair growth, causing more strain, pain, and trauma to your skin.
Let's not forget that sugar paste is 100% natural, sustainable and biodegradable!
Body hair should be 1/4 of an inch to an inch long, so please trim at home before your appointment. (WE DO NOT TRIM)
Cleanse the areas that are to be sugared thoroughly.
Do not exfoliate or go tanning 24hrs before or after your appointment.
IF YOU ARE SUGARING FOR THE FIRST TIME...
Due to the fact each body hair grows at its own cycle, please allow three to four weeks of hair growth before your first appointment. This helps ensure the majority of the hair is long enough to be removed by the sugarpaste. Please keep in mind this is a process so it could take four months or more, depending on your own biology, for the hair to grow at the same cycle.