What is Sugaring?
Sugaring is a gentler, safer method of hair removal for all parts of the body. It is effective on all skin types & hair textures for both men & women.
How does it work, what is the technique?
The sugar paste is rubbed into the skin, in the opposite direction of the hair growth a few times. (I can do this a few times because I am not lifting live skin cells such as waxing does). I then “flick” the sugar out, in the natural direction of the hair growth. This prevents ingrown hairs & hair breakage! The whole hair comes out.
This is a process most of my clients repeat about every 4 weeks.
Why is sugaring more expensive than wax?
* It’s more labor intensive than waxing. Waxing is, slap it on, rip it off! With sugar, you work it into the skin, then flick it out.
* The cost of sugar to the esthetician is 4 to 5 times the amount vs. a can of wax!
Unique Sugar Product
The sugaring paste used is a blend of natural ingredients, sugar, water and lemon-juice. There are no chemical additives so there is no fear of any harmful side effects. The application of the sugar will remove dead skin cells leaving the skin soft & silky.
Certified Alexandria Practitioners are professionally trained & educated. We are committed to a high standard of service, helping you to make Sugaring a part of your regular beauty routine.
Hair growth need not exceed 1/8” to be removed. (If you shave, between 12 to 14 days is sufficient.) You will only need to do this for your 1st visit.
Preparing your skin for your treatment
Please do not use a razor or depilatory creams between appointments, this will interfere with your goal to refine & diminish your hair growth. Also, ingrown hairs can become a problem when one shaves on a regular basis. (If ingrown hairs are a problem, please let me know immediately, I can make this problem be a thing of the past!)
If required, to quickly reduce redness in this area, either have us apply a Hungarian Wellness Mud mask immediately following treatment or apply it at your home with “Mud Puddle Hungarian Wellness Mud”. You may develop a few white pustules in this area following your 1st & 2nd treatments. This can be treated & even prevented by soaking a cotton pad in a mixture of “Saltspring” to half cup of cool/lukewarm water.
The numbing cream is quite reliable & takes the edge off. It should be left on your bikini area for at least 1 hour before your service. It comes in a 1 oz. size container & sells for $35.
You’ll want to establish a routine so that each treatment works more effectively towards the diminishment of your hair. Every 4 to 5 weeks is sufficient. After your initial visit, you should not see much of any hair for at least 2 weeks. As time goes on, your hair will start to grow in finer & more spuratic.
Regular sugaring treatments will actually enhance and brighten your tan. Your skin may sunburn more easily immediately following a sugaring treatment due to dead skin cell exfoliation. Wait 24 hours before exposing your skin to the sun, infra red lamps/tanning beds. You should not receive a sugaring treatment on an area where your skin is sun burned.
Do not use perfumed soap or products with chemical irritants on sugared areas within 24 hours of your treatment. Do not apply deodorant to underarms for 12 hours after a sugaring treatment. We recommend that you avoid make-up for 12 hours following a facial sugaring treatment. Mineral make-up is an exception.
I suggest that you do not schedule your appointments 1 week prior to your menstrual cycle, as you may be more sensitive. However, many ofmy clients do, if sensitivity is not an issue. If you are menstruating, don’t let that stop you from making an appointment. (Would you cancel a trip because Mother Nature called? No way! your travel bag would include a box of tampons!) C’est La Vie!
Tiny red spots may appear on the skin for a few hours maybe longer, everyone is different. If this should happen, do not be alarmed. This is a natural reaction caused when a hair is removed by the root. It will disappear quickly. The bigger the root, the bigger the spot. As your hair becomes refined, the spots will become smaller.
For Sensitive Skin
If you experience any discomfort or redness, please tell me as I have several calming products to soothe your skin.
Description of Bikini Hair Services
* Classic Bikini – Removes all hair outside of panty line.
* Bikini Plus – Vertical/triangular shape on the vaginal area. Hair is not removed from labia.
* Playboy – A narrow strip is left on the vaginal area. All hair is removed from labia and tush.
* Brazilian – All hair is removed from front to back. Everything is bald.
Will this service hurt?
The first time sugaring, especially the bikini area, will be uncomfortable. However, if you keep up with your appointments (every 4 to 5 weeks), your hair will grow thinner in time and it won’t be as painful as the the first time. Please note, any form of hair removal will be painful, including laser! Also, if you are interested in numbing cream, just ask.
How often should I get sugared?
Every 4 weeks is recommended.
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