What You'll Get
- One Brazilian Wax or Sugaring Session
- Three Brazilian Waxes or Sugaring Sessions
Waxing or Sugaring? Two Roads to Silky Skin
The experts here clear unwanted hair patches via waxing and sugaring. Use Groupon’s comparison of these methods to help decide how you want to go bare.
Waxing: A relatively quick procedure with results that can last up to six weeks, waxing requires a technician to pull the entire hair follicle from its root using a heated, resin-based wax. Some find that after multiple waxes, the follicle ceases to produce hair.
Wax comes in soft and hard varieties. A paper or cloth strip is required to remove soft wax, which sticks both to the hair and the skin around it. Since the wax becomes pliable when cooled, beauticians can cover a large area and then quickly remove the hair all at once. Soft wax is usually more popular when removing hair on the face, arms, legs, chest, or back. Hard wax, on the other hand, cools into a solid form that can be pulled from the skin without a strip. The wax only adheres to the hair, not the skin, which can minimize pain and decrease the appearance of redness or bumps. Hard wax is typically preferred for areas where coarser hair grows, such as the bikini area.
Body sugaring: Long before wax was everyone’s favorite food, ancient Egyptians were already stripping unwanted hair from the body by its root using a honey concoction. Similar to the waxing process, modern body sugaring involves cloaking a patch of hair in a sweet, sticky solution––typically made from sugar, lemon juice, and water––and then pulling out the hair using a cotton strip. Aside from the all-natural formula, sugaring differs from waxing in that the solution is lower in temperature, won’t strip away live skin cells, and rinses off with water. Most people find sugaring less painful than waxing, and the technique naturally exfoliates the skin. Since it’s safe for sensitive skin, sugaring has gained popularity for those removing hair in the bikini zone, above the lip, or on the chest.
A Chat with Columbia’s the Salon and Giftique
**What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? ** _Columbia’s the Salon offers hair services (color, cut, and style). We also offer full body waxing and sugaring, from the eyebrows, to bikini area, to legs. _
** What was the inspiration to start or run this business?** _ I worked at a waxing spa for over 3 years. As a fully licensed cosmetologist, I wanted to explore other areas of cosmetology, so I started at Columbia’s in July so I could do hair as well, but waxing is still my favorite. _
What do you love most about your job? I love the interesting stories and conversations, and meeting all different kinds of people.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? Besides the wonderful reviews, I once got tipped a bottle of Tequila. I’d say that’s a good reaction.
The Fine Print
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