PURE AND NATURAL
Wax has many chemical ingredients, mostly resins and preservatives. Sugaring paste is made from 100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS with no testing on animals and with no harmful side effects caused by allergic reactions. It is so natural you can EAT it!
Wax must be heated to a very high degree in order to become liquefied. This amount of heat can cause burning and scarring. It also causes swelling in the tissues, which makes hair removal difficult. Long term use can breakdown the underlying connecting tissues, especially in the lip and brow areas which is associated with wrinkling. The Advanced Sugaring Paste is applied at body temperature making it safe for spider veins and varicose veins since it will not increase blood supply.
EASY CLEAN UP
Since wax contains resins, after waxing, the client is usually left feeling sticky. Sugar can be easily cleaned up with water – clients never feel sticky after treatments.
Wax has been known to remove more than just the hair, since it can adhere directly to live skin cells, which makes waxing painful and irritating. Wax cannot be applied to an area more than once (twice maximum). Sugar cannot adhere to live skin cells. It will remove the hair and exfoliate the dead skin cells, thus making it safe for eczema and psoriasis, but leaves the new skin intact. This means less discomfort to you, and less trauma to your skin. It is gentle enough to go over the same area more than once when necessary to remove the shortest and most coarse hair, without causing skin damage or irritation.
One of the most common problems waxers face is early regrowth due to broken hairs. Waxing can leave 15 – 30% breakage behind. This problem is usually caused, not by the esthetician, but by the wax used. Since wax hardens on the hair, it has the tendency to break it off at the surface, rather than pull it out. Using the Advanced Sugaring Technique, the paste wraps around the hair shaft making it pliable, while seeping below the mouth of the follicle and lubricating the hair to make the extraction more complete and gentle.
Cross contamination in a waxing room is always a danger, especially since bacteria will grow inside of a wax jar. The sugaring paste is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic. Sugar helps control cross- contamination. Since our paste has such a high concentration of sugar, bacteria cannot breed in the jar. Sanitation is increased when Essential Tonic and latex gloves are used in conjunction with our antimicrobial skin cleanser (Precept).
HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE?
Hair 1/4 or an inch in length, or a piece of long grain rice, is ideal. Hair longer than 1/4 of an inch may be extracted, however there will be slightly more discomfort with longer hair, as well the service may take longer.
CAN I GET SUGARING WHILE ON MY MENSTRUAL CYCLE?
Hair removal is perfectly fine during your cycle, however sensitivity will be increased during this time. If discomfort is an issue for you we recommend booking your service in between cycles.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
Exfoliation of the area 24 hours before your service will remove dead skin, release ingrown hairs and make the hair easier to extract. Avoid the sun as we are not able to extract the hair from a sun burnt area. Avoid any creams or lotions on the area the day of your appointment.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUGARING AND WAXING?
Sugaring utilizes a room temperature, organic paste, which will not burn or irritate the skin. Wax utilizes a heated petroleum product which may burn the skin or cause dermatitis.
Sugaring extracts the hair in the direction of grown which allows for removal of the root, eventually leading to permanency. Waxing removes hair against the direction of grown which often causes the hair to break, allowing for quicker regrowth, increase of ingrown hairs and irritation.
Sugar paste is water soluble and will easily wash off skin and clothing. Wax is not water soluble and a chemical solvent must be used to remove the stick substance from skin and clothing.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Growth rate has many factors and is unique to the individual however, we find 3-5 weeks is the range in which you may notice regrowth. After several services on a schedule you will notice your time between appointments will lengthen.
DOES IT HURT?
There is some discomfort with hair removal, however our clients report sugaring is about half the discomfort of waxing. Once on a schedule the amount of discomfort will lessen for each consecutive appointment.
PRE & POST CARE
Exfoliation should be performed 24 hours before your sugaring service. This ensures that dry and dead skin cells do not get in the way during extraction. Not exfoliating may mean that not all hair is able to be extracted.
Exfoliation should be performed every 1-2 days after extraction to ensure the hair is able to grow out without getting trapped below the skin's surface.
Please refrain from wearing moisturizer the day of your appointment. This will ensure the sugar is able to properly adhere to the hair during extraction.
Moisturizer should be applied daily after extraction to allow the hair to grow out without getting trapped below the skin's surface.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Extraction creates micro wounds where the hair has been removed and is vulnerable to bacteria. For 24 hours after extraction it is important to keep the area clean and ventilated to ensure bacteria does not thrive. Please avoid working out, wearing tight fitting clothing and going in pools, hot tubs or saunas.
In order for your service to be effective and efficient we require the hair to be between 1/4" and 1/2". If the hair is shorter than 1/4" we may not be able to extract all of the hair. If the hair is longer than 1/2" we may have to trim the hair. In this case we may not have the time to complete the entire service, so it is best to trim before coming in for your service.
CREATE A SCHEDULE
Sugaring can indeed lead to permanency. For best results, extraction should be completed while the hair is in its most vulnerable stage of growth. A schedule of every 3 weeks will thin the hair, slow regrowth time and eventually lead to permanency. Booking your next appointment before you leave will ensure that you stay consistent and on the correct schedule.
LIP OR CHIN
Any three areas.
Knuckles to elbow.
Knuckles to shoulder.
Just a little off the sides.
A little extra off the sides and between the cheeks.
Everything gone or nothing but a strip.
You've seen us within the last 5 weeks.
Toes to just above the knee.
Toes to just below the bum cheeks.
price may vary
*Includes Hungarian mud mask to sooth irritation,
disinfect and reduce ingrown hairs.
Add mud mask to any area. $10-$20