Sugaring Hair Removal: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Sugaring?

    • Sugaring is an ancient form of hair removal said to have been used by Cleopatra. It is a sticky paste made with sugar, lemon juice and water. Our freehand method is safe and hygienic for all skin types and the sugar paste is never re-used. The Esthethician will apply the sugar paste by hand against the hair growth and remove it with the hair growth. This drastically reduces the occurrence of hair breakage, ingrown hairs and allows the sugar paste to grab and remove small harder to grab hairs.

  2. How long does my hair need to be for Sugaring?

    • We prefer you let the hair grow to 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. Sugar can sometimes grab hair as short as 1/8 inch, but at least 1/4 will give the best results.

  3. What do I need to do to before and after the Sugaring session?

    • Sugar paste is safe for all skin types, even very sensitive skin. Sugar only adheres to the hair and not live skin cells, therefore only dead skin cells will be removed, causing a gentle exfoliation. Due to this we ask you not to exfoliate the area to be sugared for one to two days prior to your service. You should also avoid using any creams or lotions on the day of your appointment.

    • Between appointments it is important to keep the sugared areas exfoliated and moisturized, although again, please do not exfoliate 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

    • If you are concerned about discomfort you may take Tylenol or Motrin 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

    -Things to avoid for 12-24 hours after your appointment:

    • Perfumes

    • Scented creams/lotions

    • Deodorant if you had your underarms sugared

    • Heat, such as baths/steam rooms

    • Direct sunlight or tanning beds

    • Let this be your excuse to skip going to the gym!

  4. Before a face sugaring appointment, keep your face clear of moisturizer, powder, makeup and lotion.

    • For underarm sugaring: grow out hair for at least one week prior to your appointment.

    • For eyebrow sugaring: grow out hair for at least two weeks prior to your appointment.

    • If you are on your period, don't worry, you don’t need to cancel your bikini or Brazilian Sugaring appointment. Using a tampon is acceptable and hygienic. However, you may be more sensitive during this time.

    • Come to your appointment freshly showered. We have cleansing wipes available if needed.

  5. How old do you have to be to get Sugared?

    • Clients under 18 require a parent to sign the intake form.

  6. What is the difference between a Bikini, Deepline Bikini and Brazilian Sugaring?

    • Bikini is a basic tidy Sugaring. We clean up the panty line and across the top for a tidy bikini area.

    • Deepline Bikini goes deeper in on the sides and the top creating a neat triangle or “landing strip” if you prefer. (no labia or backside hair is removed)

    • Brazilian removes hair above the vagina, inside and outside the labia and on the backside. You can leave as much or as little hair as you want above the vagina.