What You'll Get
Sugar is well known for its ability to mask the taste of alcohol, support the weight of the food pyramid, and reanimate slugs. Explore the hair-grabbing practicality of sugar with today’s Groupon to The Sweet Spot. For $25, you'll get $50 worth of ancient and tasty hair-removal services at the charming sugaring studio in Fremont.
While waxing can cause red, irritated skin and nightmares of homicidal wax-people, sugaring is an all-natural alternative that won't burn or rip your skin. Instead of using hot wax, the friendly practitioners at The Sweet Spot massage and mold a lukewarm sugar paste over the skin. With quick, skilled hands, they'll gently tug the mold in the natural direction of hair growth to diminish the likelihood of ingrown hairs and inflammation. Each member of The Sweet Spot's talented staff must complete a 16-hour course and two-part exam on both the theory and practice of sugaring.
Owner Lara Olsha and her professional staff specialize in Brazilians ($75 and up) for male and female humans, but there are several services available to meet hair-removal needs, even if you are a cybernetic organism whose hair is merely a reminder of your existential self-doubt. Take care of the bikini area ($40), back ($65), chest ($55), ears ($5), or whatever patch of skin has a fuzzy sweet tooth.
The Sweet Spot won Evening Magazine's best Best Waxing award in 2008 and 2009, Seattle Picks called The Sweet Spot one of its Best of Seattle Picks in 2008, and Citysearch named sugaring at The Sweet Spot one of the Top 10 Things to Do This Summer. Seattle Bride magazine gives The Sweet Spot an Editors’ Pick for Closest Shave, and Athima Chansanchai of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer went to The Sweet Spot to try sugaring for herself:
- Without using strips, the thick honeylike substance used in sugaring pulls at the hair, but not the skin. Olsha is also molding it and then pulling in the direction the hair grows, so it is less painful than I expected. And she's fast, merciful God. Speed is salvation in these types of things. – Athima Chansanchai, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- I loved it...I had a great service and will be back again It was a clean and inviting place. The sugarist was very informative and made sure I was happy with my service. She recommended what products she thought might help with my skin and I loved all the art – holly369, Citysearch
- This stuff is so much better then [sic] the hot wax I am used to. they get shorter hairs, the sugar is never contaminated (just think about it... the waxer goes from bikini to eyebrow using the same pot of wax and most of the time they double dip.) and it does not hurt nearly as much as waxing. – Camie m., Judy’s Book
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash value. Valid for services only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.