Although aesthetician Nicole Maldonado is an expert wax technician, you won't find any wax in her studio. Instead, she removes unwanted hair with the same sugaring techniques the ancient Egyptians relied on. As a certified sugaring educator, she lauds the many benefits of sugar over wax. For one, sugar isn't hot, so there's no risk of clients getting burnt. For another, it eases out strands in their natural direction of growth to prevent breakage and ingrown hairs.