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) and a pair of lace- and ribbon-adorned panties (an $8 value) at Skin So Sweet's Huntington Beach and Corona del Mar locations (up to a $73 total value).
From within a clean, cozy studio, Skin So Sweet's knowledgeable deforesters depilate body fur with body sugaring, an ancient Egyptian alternative to waxing that's gentle on sensitive skin. Because the hair-removal substance, a 100% organic sugar paste, sticks to hairs and not to skin, patrons often find it less painful than wax and more suitable for coating almonds and bad tidings. There's also no risk of burns; the skin-smoothing carbs do their job at lukewarm temperatures, gently catching even the most miniscule hairs and rendering regrowth softer. Try one of four looks, including the coy Classic ($45), which concentrates on the sides' overgrown grass, or the Playboy Style ($65)—a complete clean sweep great for skimpy suits and a friction-free atmospheric reentry if you're shot out of a cannon. A sassy pair of lacy pink panties can then top de-bristled bikini areas. Although a single treatment will remove all hair from the targeted spot, Skin So Sweet recommends three treatments to achieve lasting results.
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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.