What is Sugaring?
Sugaring hair removal dates back as far as ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Hair on the body was considered unclean by the upper class. Possibly through a fortuitous accidence, the method of using sugar for hair removal treatments was developed.
The British Museum’s famed Department of Egyptology displays copper and bronze razors and tweezers from as far back as 1900 B.C., including one combination razor/hair cutter/trimmer from about 1450 B.C. These methods however, were still primitive and painful. During the reign of the Turkish Empire, the harem was an important part of court life and the removal of body hair was considered an art. However, the results of Jessa’s extensive research determined the current methods were working only to a limited extent. It was found that this ancient art of hair removal could provide permanent, satisfactory results with benefits that would far exceed the more commonly used method, if it could be modified to become commercially acceptable.
How Does it Work?
The type of sugaring I use is a room temperature paste that warms with body temperature. A warmed thick mixture is applied first in the opposite direction of hair growth and then in the direction of hair growth using the hands. It’s then flicked off in the in the direction of hair growth.
Why choose Sugar?
Someone experienced can do sugaring quickly with the paste. Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once, and finished fast. It is easy clean up. The paste is water soluble, meaning you can clean off any residue left on the skin with plain water, unlike regular wax.
Sugar paste can be applied over missed hairs. The paste is very gentle and can be put right over an area that was just sugared but missed some hairs, without fear of much irritation.
Temporary results can turn into permanent. Over time, frequent sugaring can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing hair.
Hair Length can be even shorter than waxing 1/16th of an inch!
When looking at the “ouch factor ” yes, it’s still pulling out hair from the root, but most people find it less painful. Sugaring doesn’t stick to live skin cells like waxing, which means less irritation. The upper lip, chest, bikini and genital areas rank as the highest pain offenders.
References: Jessa (2015) Jessa Spa Proven Skin Solutions Alexandria™ , About.com
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Half Arm $45
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Half Leg $50-$70(upper or lower)
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**Before sugaring please notify me if you are using any exfoliating creams (alpha hydroxy acids, Retin A, glycolic). Accutane, as well as other medications. They can cause serious side effects such as scabbing. You Must Be 18years or older to have Sugaring done. Please bring a parent or guardian to sign for you if you are not 18.***