Choose from Four Options
- $20 for one bikini sugaring ($35 value)
- $51 for three bikini sugarings ($105 value)
- $29 for one Brazilian sugaring ($50 value)
- $75 for three Brazilian sugarings ($150 value)
Sugar-Based Hair Removal: Sweet and Smooth
Tweezing, plucking, shaving, and waxing are just some of the ways one can eliminate unwanted hair. Read on for a breakdown of two sugar-based hair removal methods.
Sugaring is an ancient middle eastern recipe of sugar water and lemon juice for smooth skin. During body sugaring, a sugar paste is molded into a ball with a consistency similar to that of Silly Putty or candy picked up out of a puddle, then pressed against the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. Water hydrates the follicles to remove hair, and removal is performed in the same direction as growth to reduce breakage. The sugar paste is applied at lukewarm temperature to avoid burning, and sometimes talc is applied to the treatment area to prevent the paste from sticking to skin. Sugaring can be performed on all skin types, and only a quarter to a half inch of hair growth is needed.
Fans of sugar-based hair-removal methods find them to be less abrasive, less prone to in-grown hairs, and, given the simple and all-natural formula, less likely to result in allergic reactions. Another variant, sugar waxing or sugar paste, is more similar to traditional resin-based waxing. (Some companies that market their product as “sugar wax” are actually selling regular wax with some sugar added in, so check or ask about ingredients if you aren’t sure.) A sugar paste is applied to the skin using a stick, then topped with a fabric strip that is pulled away against the direction of hair growth. Although sugar waxing shares some of the drawbacks of traditional waxing (such as ingrown hairs, irritation, and hair breakage), cleanup is still much easier. The paste is water-soluble, so it can be washed away more easily than resin-based wax, especially if the wax used to be a box of crayons.
Salon Haven is so focused on helping its clients relax that the boutique salon offers several complimentary services. For example, every tress treatment—whether it's a custom cut, single-process color, or a smoothing relaxer—comes with a glass of wine or a soft drink.