Unlike shaving, sugaring pulls the hair from the root, resulting in longer-lasting smooth skin! Sugaring is all natural, and the most gentle hair removal option at our day spa. However, there is still a possibility that the area can be sensitive or not particularly enjoy the treatment.

Is Waxing the Same as Sugaring?

Waxing and sugaring have the same goal: to remove hair. However, waxing and sugaring do have a few key differences.  During a wax, wax is appled in the direction of the hair growth and removed in the opposite direction of your hair growth. While sugaring applies the sugar in the opposite direction of your hair growth, and removes in the direction of the hair growth.

What does this mean?

Because the wax is pulled in the opposite direction of the hair growth, the hair follicles can be ripped in half, leaving behind the half and sometimes causes more irritation and less hair-free days. Sugar removes in the direction of the hair growth and often results in a less agitated experience. Sugaring is also better at adhering or sticking to mostly just the the hair, where wax will stick to your hair and skin.

Preparing for Your Sugaring Appointment

To best prepare for your sugaring appointment, make sure your hair is the appropriate length. Typically 1/4″ long is best for most sugaring appointments. Below is a list of how long it usually takes to grow your hair out to the proper length. A couple days before your appointment, you will want to lightly exfoliate before your appointment using a washcloth or shower mitt to help prevent dry skin. For 24-48 hours before your appointment avoid tanning, retinoid creams, and caffeine or alcohol. It’s also best to come in with comfortable clothing!

How long should my hair be for a sugaring treatment?

Eyebrows: 2 weeks
Full Face: 3-4 weeks
Underarms: 10-14 days
Bikini: 2 weeks if you have been shaving, or 3 weeks if you have been waxing or sugaring.
Full Leg: 4 weeks
Back/chest: 4 weeks

How often should I get sugaring done to maintain smooth hair-less skin? 

Eyebrows: 2 weeks
Full face: 3-4 weeks
Underarms: 2 weeks
Bikini: 3-4 weeks
Full legs: 4-5 weeks
Back/Chest: 4-5 weeks

Post Care for Sugaring Hair Removal

For best results we also HIGHLY reccomend to properly exfoliate between your sugaring trreatments. Exfoliation is essential for smooth and healthy skin. If you are unsure on how to properly exfoliate, our estheticians can recommend gentle body products to help compliment your treatment.

Gentle exfoliation can help you avoid ingrown hairs, bumpy skin, and blemishes. We want to give you the best sugaring experience possible, and your aftercare will play a huge role in the outcome of your sugaring! Sugaring is an amazing treratment option, even if you didn’t absolutely love a wax or have never tried waxing or sugaring.

We are so excited for you to experience sugaring! If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to call your scheduled location!