Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is body sugaring?
A: Body Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal using a completely natural paste made from water, sugar and lemon juice. It looks like honey, but is even thicker. The paste is molded onto your skin against the direction of the hair growth, then quickly flicked off - removing the sugar paste and your unwanted hair. This ancient hand technique allows for the hair to be extracted in the direction of its growth means less breakage and discomfort for you! It's more sanitary and reduces waste because there are no sticks or strips. After your service the paste and gloves are discarded and you are left with beautifully smooth skin.
Q: How should I prepare for my sugaring appointment?
Avoid shaving for at least 7-10 days.
Avoid tanning for 24 hours (definitely no sugaring on sunburns).
Rinse or take a shower if you have had a rigorous work-out.
Do not apply any moisturizers to the area being sugared on the day of your appointment.
Do not exfoliate the area the day before and day of your service. Avoid moisturizing the area to be sugared, especially the legs.
Q: Can I get sugared during my period?
A: It is completely up to you. Generally, skin is more sensitive during this time and you may opt to reschedule, but if you are comfortable, it is fine to get sugared while on your period. If this is the case, we ask that you wear a tampon, or menstrual cup.
Q: Can I have sex after being sugared?
A: This might not be the most popular suggestion, but we recommend waiting at least 24 hours after bikini and Brazilian treatments. When follicles are dilated, sweat and bacteria may irritate freshly sugared spots, which can be quite a bummer.
A: If you're under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for your first appointment. Once you and your guardian have signed our waiver and consent forms, you are free to come in unattended as you wish. Absolutely no bikini services under the age of 16. Ages 16-17 must always be accompanied by a guardian during bikini services.
Q: How long does sugaring last?
A: To answer this, you should first know there are 3 stages of hair growth. Growing, Resting, and Shedding. When hair is sugared in the growing stage (typically when its length is 1/8” to ¼” long), it won’t begin to grow back for 3-6 weeks. However, not all of your hairs are in the same stage at any time. We recommend that clients get sugared every 3 weeks for the first 6 months in order to catch every new growth cycle. This leads to long term hair reduction.
Q: I have sensitive skin. Can I still get sugared?
A: Yes! Any skin pigment or skin type can be Sugared. It is even 100% safe during your entire pregnancy! With Sugaring, only the dead skin and hair is removed – NONE of your live skin will be removed. The sugar paste is applied at room temperature, so it can NEVER burn you! Made from sugar, water, and lemon juice, our sugar paste is edible, eco-friendly, biodegradable, and dissolves with warm water.
Q: Does sugaring hurt?
A: Everyone has different hair density and pain threshold, so everyone’s experience of sugaring is different, too. Since sugaring removes hair at the root of the follicle, it’s likely to sting a bit. The good news is, the more consistently you sugar, the less likely it is to hurt. With repeat sugaring, less hair grows back in between services. Hair follicles also weaken, so that whatever hair does grow back can be removed more easily.
A: Sorry, but no can do. Since these medications can cause severe drying and thinning of all epidermal tissues, it is advised to wait at least six months to one year after discontinuation to receive any sugaring treatments.
A: Since these topical products can make skin more susceptible to tearing and irritation, sugaring the treated areas is not advised. Discontinue use for at least 2 weeks prior to any sugaring treatments.