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Sugaring FAQ

What is this voodoo you speak of, sugaring?

Sugaring is a paste that removes hair from the root, like waxing, so you can get that long-lasting smoothness. ​

Is it safe?

Yes, very much so. The paste is made out of water, sugar, and lemon juice. It is safe for the entire body, it is even safe to eat.

What is the difference between sugaring vs. waxing?

Sugaring is an exfoliant as well as hair removal option. The sugar paste will adhere to the dead skin cells and buff you to a shine.

Which should I choose?

Consider the 4 P's and Two B's of Waxing vs. Sugaring: 

Price- Sugaring has a higher price point than waxing does. 

Pain- You may find one vs. the other more painful. Generally, sugaring is the more discomfort inducing. 

Permanency- Sugaring can achieve permanent hair removal. 

Pampering- It is indicated and recommended to receive a body scrub before waxing. They are pretty darn luxurious. With sugaring, body scrubs are absolutely contrainidcated, you may not receive one within 48 hours of being sugaring. This is because sugaring is an exfoliant and doing both will be excessive. Some find the exfoliation of sugaring to be too aggressive, thus, switching to body scrubs and waxing may be the ideal option. 

Bothersome Blemishes- This pesky immune reaction can be magnified depending on your biochemical individuality. Generally, I see more breakouts with sugaring. 

TLDR- Try 'em both and see what you like. :) 


I get pimples after waxing, what is that and what can I do to stop it?

Those pimples are your little white blood cells who believe you hair follicles are sick and need nursing after they were removed. They think you suffered some type of trauma. So, they are not because of the sugar or technique, but rather, your healthy immune system.

-Yes, there is a solution. An anti-histamine pre and post sugar has been proven to reduce this immune reaction. Be sure and talk to your doctor before taking any medication, of course. 

Does sugaring hurt?

The pain is akin to a rubber band being flicked against your skin. Not excruciating, but it pinches.

Can sugaring lead to permanent hair removal?

Yes. This is because, unlike waxing, hair can be removed as short as 1/16th of an inch. When you come in, at this critical time, and pull the hair from the root, you are essentially starving the follicle it lives in. Eventually, that follicle will fail to grow a hair.

How do I achieve permanent hair loss?

I will schedule your initial appointment, and thereafter: You will definitely be back in 2 weeks. This is to ensure that the hair is extracted from the root as soon as it reaches 1/16th of an inch. Remember we are starving your hair follicle, so we want to take that hair away as soon as we can. The appointments will become staggered as you progress, i.e., soon you will only need to come in every 4 weeks, every 6 weeks, etc. Achieving permanency is a commitment and missing an appointment will undo your progress.

How long will it take to achieve permanency?

This comes down to biochemical individuality. If I asked 10 people how long it takes to starve to death, I would get 10 different answers. You may have some tenacious hair, you may not. I would estimate a couple of years is needed to achieve permanency.

Does sugaring help with strawberry legs? 

I will offer a free patch test to any client afflicted with this. Please call or text the salon to discuss your situation and schedule the test. 

How should I prepare for my sugaring appointment? 

The hair must be 1/16 of an inch for it to be sugared. It takes approximately 14 days since your last shave to acquire this length. You absolutely cannot exfoliate the skin within 48 hours of your sugaring appointment. 

I don't see my question.

Please E-mail[email protected] Or, you can always call or text me at (469) 251-9859. If I do not know the answer, I will find it and get back to you.


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