Paola Girotti started Sugar Moon Salon with a business partner and a $10,000 loan from her mom. After 10 years, this small beginning has burgeoned into two locations staffed by 15 technicians. Paola's success caught the attention of a few noteworthy publications, including Toronto Life, Loulou Magazine, and _Fashion Magazine. She has since trained more than 60 people from Ontario and the U.S and founded the Sugarmoon Academy, where aspiring sugarists can learn from seasoned professionals. Sugar Moon also supports multiple charities—many of which aid schools and children in need.
She and her staff garnered their acclaim thanks to their body sugaring services. An ancient Egyptian hair-removal method, this technique uses a hypoallergenic sugar paste to extract fuzz from follicles. They've also developed their own line of products such as lotions, body wash, and a take-home kit. This package makes DIY sugaring possible by providing all the essentials: powder, sugar paste, and a list of French blessings.