Before Sugaring – What To Know

Benefits of waxing & sugaring:

Unlike shaving, waxing removes the entire hair follicle or root. If you sugar consistently every two-four weeks, the hair can begin to take four-six weeks to grow back.

  • Benefits:
  • The hair that returns will be much thinner and finer with smaller more shallow roots, over time the follicle will no longer produce a blood supply which means hair removal will become permanent. You will also see more glow hair removal exfolaites the skin, softer outgrowth  with no more rough stubble, reduce ingrown hairs, no more razor burn or cuts, takes 2-4 weeks to grow back, over time its permanent.

How To Prepare:

  1. The hair must be at least ¼ of an inch long or have 3 weeks outgrowth to be removed successfully.
  2. Getting a Brazilian? You should trim all thick areas down to ¼ of an inch.
  3. Please, no sun bathing 48 hrs prior to hair removal.
  4. Come to your appointment freshly showered and clean of ALL oils and lotions.
  5. Sugar Scrub, non-oil based, Jessa’s is recommended, gently exfoliate your skin prior to your appointment.
  6. Wear loose clothing.

The client will sign a waiver of liability, detailing all the facts of the waxing procedure. If in fact you are having any kind of bikini / brazilian sugaring, you will be offered options:

  • Keep your panties on
  • Wear a disposable panty
  • Go nude

The Esthetician will prepare the area. Your Esthetician will then determine which Sugar mix is best suite for your skin type.

The appointment can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the area.  The waxing site will then be cleansed of any excess wax, and them cooled down with an aloe gel or squalene.

The Pain Factor, things to reduce the sting:

  1. Take over the counter Pain Killer (caution: some medications are blood thinners increasing chance of bruising during service, use non-blood thinning products. ask your doctor for advice on which one to choose. )
  2. The first wax or sugar is the most painful, by the second wax it will be much easier.  The third and fourth wax it will be even better, you will then start to have roughly the same discomfort each time.  The hair follicle is not as deep in the skin and has a barely any blood supply if you come every 2-3 weeks to start.
    *** If you have a low pain tolerance, we highly recommend our numbing cream. Apply to any sensitive areas: (face, eyebrows, brazilian, etc.)
  3. Clients can take an herbal antihistamine, 10-20 minutes prior to hair removal.  An herbal antihistamine can can help prevent swelling due to inflammation in the body. Please get your doctors approval before using any medication or herbal remedies.
  4. Ideally, clients should have little or no caffeine in their systems. Caffeine heightens sensitivity.
  5. Blood thinners, avoid coffee, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, vitamin C, pain killers 24 hours before appointment. If you have any of these things in your system it increases the chances of bruising.
  6. Sugaring during your menstrual cycle is more painful and can cause an increased chance of bruising. Although we have many regular visitors that end up removing hair during their cycle who have no problems! Please wear a tampon with the string tucked or reschedule your appointment.