Frequently Asked Questions
What is sugaring?
Sugaring is one of the oldest methods of hair removal and originates from Ancient Egypt. It uses a simple paste made from three ingredients, sugar, lemon and water to extract unwanted face and body hair. It’s so clean you can literally eat it!
How does sugaring work?
Warmed sugar paste is molded into the body several times using a gloved hand. This allows the paste to melt into the hair follicle allowing an easier, gentler extraction from the root. With a flicking motion the hair and sugar paste is removed all at once and then reapplied and molded into another area. No double dipping and no sticks or strips needed!
How is sugaring different than other forms of hair removal?
Sugaring is all-natural (we use organic and certified fair trade products). Basically, it's less painful and less damaging to the skin than waxing and has the ability to get shorter and finer hair. This means it can diminish hair more quickly over time. It is a great exfoliator and can not burn the skin since it is never hot. Most people experience less ingrown hairs, redness and irritation.
How long should my hair be?
The best results happen with hair at least 1/8 inch (about the length of a grain of rice)
We recommend 8-10 days after shaving.
What should I do before my appointment?
Prior to your first appointment you should avoid exfoliation and heavy sun exposure or tanning. Stop shaving for at least 8-10 days prior to your appointment. Feel free to take an ibuprofen if you're worried about any pain during the session.
What should I do after my appointment?
For 24 hours after your appointment, keep skin clean and free from heat or friction (hot tubs, hot springs, heavy exercise) and harsh products (deodorants, creams, lotions, hydroxy acids). Avoid sun exposure for 48 hours.Refrain from sexual activity for 24-48 hours after a Brazilian sugaring. Begin daily exfoliation 48 hours after your appointment to help prevent ingrown hairs.
Is it going to hurt?
Sugaring is removing the hair by the root, so you will feel the extractions. With repeated treatments it will becomes less painful as the hair gets thinner and more refined. Because it is not removing live skin and is removed in the direction of hair growth, it is less painful than waxing.
Can I be sugared if I am on Accutane or Retin-A?
These both exfoliate and/or thin the skin. Accutane must be completely stopped for six months prior to sugaring. Retin-A is on an individual basis and requires a patch test. We take your health very seriously, and require your full disclosure in order to prevent adverse skin reactions.
Is there anytime I should not get sugared?
Skin thinning medications like Retin-A, laser treatments, or chemical peels, and Accutane are contraindications. Also we cannot sugar over moles, cold sores or broken skin. You may also feel more tenderness during your menstrual cycle and/or the week before.
Can I get sugared while I'm pregnant?
Of course! It's totally safe at that time, as sugar is a much more body safe product than petroleum based waxes.
How long does sugaring last?
Rate of hair growth depends on the individual. Expect to be ready for another sugaring within 3-6 weeks. For a quicker diminishment of hair growth, do not allow it to get any longer than 1/8th inch. We recommend the first three treatments be spaced 3 weeks apart in order to get the hairs growing in the same phase at the same time. After that, the typical spacing is 3-6 weeks depending on the body area being sugared.
What happens if I have to reschedule or cancel?
If you need to cancel, please do so 24 hours in advance of your appointment. Doing so gives us the opportunity to fill your appointment space. If you are unable to give the appropriate notice you will be charged 50% of your service. Please do your best to respect our time as we respect yours. Thank you for your understanding!
Do you have to be over 18 years old to get sugared?
You can get sugared at any age. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent/guardian accompany you to your appointment and they must sign a waiver form.