Aestheticians discovered the effectiveness of sugar-based hair-removal pastes after Marilyn Monroe famously lost all her hair to a sticky chocolate ganache while popping out of a cake for Joe DiMaggio's birthday. Discover the sweet side of hair removal with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $80 worth of body-sugaring hair removal at Fusion Salon & Spa.
As one of the only certified body-sugaring practitioners in Santa Cruz, aesthetician Heather Smith removes unwanted body hair with saccharine precision. Sugar of the Nile sugar paste—made with actual sugar and lemon juice—presents an eco-friendly alternative to waxing, which uses up countless waxing strips that, if not disposed of correctly, can trap innocent birds, dolphins, and landfill trucks in their sticky embrace. Ladies can don scandalously short lederhosen after a full-leg sugaring ($80), separate unruly brows ($30 for shape, $15 for maintenance), prepare pits for their professional trapeze debut with an underarm sugaring ($20), or banish bikini-zone hair with a full Brazilian ($80 for first-time treatments, $60 for maintenance). For men, a chest and tummy de-fuzzing will make skin as smooth as a stick of butter ($60).
The sugar mixture cannot burn skin, because it never reaches the high temperatures of traditional body wax. And although the high sugar content of the biodegradable paste inhibits bacteria growth, meticulous Heather never double dips between clients, ensuring a smooth, fresh, and healthy hair-removal experience. Body sugaring is a great exfoliant, will not harm skin with varicose or spider veins, and can be beneficial for psoriasis sufferers and exiled Candyland residents experiencing severe sugar cravings.
1051 41st Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062