WHAT IS SUGARING AND HOW DOES IT WORK
The definition of Sugaring is: method of removing unwanted hair by applying a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, and water to the skin and the peeling it off the skin together with the hair. Basically, it is a natural way of “waxing” without using any wax at all. It’s not as new as we may think, it has actually been around since the Egyptians! A ball of sugar is molded onto the skin against hair growth and then with a flick of the wrist, the esthetician removes the unwanted hair in the direction of hair growth. The esthetician will continue to do this until all the unwanted hair is removed.
SUGARING VS. WAXING
Sugaring is like the natural sister of waxing.
Both sugaring and waxing get the job done but sugaring usually tends to end in less breakage of hair and less pain. This is because the hair is pulled in the direction the hair is growing while waxing pulls the hair in the opposite direction resulting in more pain and breakage.
Wax adheres to live skin as well as hair, so it can result in skin lifting, rawness, or redness. I am very careful when applying wax and always text the temperature on myself before my clients, but there is a risk of getting burned with wax because it has to be warm. Sugar is kept at room temperature or is lukewarm so there is never any risk of burning.
Sugaring is gentler on the skin and only adheres to hair and dead skin cells. Sugaring can get hairs as short as 1/8th an inch while waxing must be a little longer at 1/2 an inch.
HOW LONG DOES SUGARING LAST
It takes about 4 to 6 weeks after sugaring or waxing for it to need to be removed again. if you have been shaving it takes about 2 to 3 weeks to grow it out. Keep in mind I use the word about. Everyone’s hair grows differently, so sometimes your hair growth doesn’t fit the norm and that’s okay. I will work with you to make a schedule that’s best for you.
There are three phases of hair growth Anagen, Catagen, Telogen. The hairs you can see are in the second and third phase of their life, Catagen and Telogen phase, and all of these are pretty easy to remove. Anagen is the longest phase and the growth phase so it is not uncommon that you see some hair up in the week following your appointment. If this happens, let me know and I will get you in for a free touch up.
HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR HAVE TO BE
The rule is if you can grab it and pull it with your fingers it will be long enough to sugar. that is usually around 1/8th an inch. It can be longer as well. Sugar is also ale to remove vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz).
CALM. COOL. AND PROTECTED.
For 24 hours after hair removal NO…
no tanning beds/sun exposure
After 24 hours you are free to go about your normal routine as well as adding in exfoliating to avoid ingrown hairs. Continue this 2 to 3 times a week.
Come in clean, with no product on the skin. Do not apply anything to the skin before your appointment, the last thing on your skin should be your body wash.
Rinse or shower if you have worked out prior to coming in.
No tanning 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. We cannot sugar on Sunburns!
Exfoliate 2 to 3 times the week leading up to your appointment. The last time being over 24 hours before your service, not within. If you have scheduled your appointment within a couple days of the appointment only exfoliate once. If you have scheduled your appointment within 24 hours notice do not worry about exfoliating.
WHAT IS A MAINTENANCE APPOINTMENT?
A maintenance appointment is an appointment that is scheduled within 4 weeks of your last time in.
Within this 4 week period you receive a 10 dollar special offer on your appointment as a thank you for being a loyal customer!