Hair has an annoying habit of growing all over our bodies, which not only looks funny, but also makes it nearly impossible to painlessly remove band-aids or emerge unscathed from a vat of honey. Conquer uncooperative haircoats with today's Groupon: for $35, you get any bikini hair-removal service (up to a $65 value), plus a pair of lace- and ribbon-adorned panties (an $8 value), at Skin So Sweet. Choose between the Huntington Beach and Corona del Mar locations.
From within a clean, cozy studio, Skin So Sweet's knowledgeable, friendly sheath-shepherds pamper and purify guests with a range of beauty services. Sensitive types will appreciate the salon's body-sugaring technique, an ancient Egyptian alternative to waxing. Because the hair-removal substance, a 100% organic sugar paste, sticks to hairs but not to skin, clients often find it less painful than wax and more suitable for coating almonds and bad tidings. There's also no risk of burns, because the skin-smoothing carbs do their job at cooler temperatures, gently catching even the most miniscule hairs and rendering regrowth softer. Otherwise, choose from four levels of bikini streamlining, be it the coy Classic ($45)—concentrated on the sides' overgrown grass and lost baseballs—to the Playboy Style ($65)––a complete clean sweep that readies bodies for skimpy suits and a friction-free atmospheric re-entry if you're shot out of a cannon. Once your loin-lawn has been freshly mowed, you can gird it in an adorably sexy pair of lacy pink panties.
Although not included in this deal, Skin So Sweet's epilation experts also service eyebrows, upper lips, underarms, and more. Guests can also book facials, vitamin infusions, brow and lash tints, makeup services, and browse an array of high-quality organic and active natural products. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
- I would recommend Skin So Sweet to anyone who is nervous about waxing or just wants a change. The staff is very knowledgeable and will answer any and all questions you may have. – Casey S., Huntington Beach location, 9/1/2010
- The best Brazilian in the OC! – Lisa W., Corona Del Mar location, 7/20/2009
Skin So Sweet
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products—free of paraben and laurel sulfates—into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.