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sugaring FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Before Your Sugaring Appointment
- Exfoliate the areas being sugared gently before your appointment.
- Your skin should be clean and dry. Please avoid using any powders, sprays, or lotions prior to your bikini sugaring treatment.
- Please do not wear any deodorant, oil, lotions, or any other skincare products on the areas you intend to have sugared.
- We cannot wax or sugar hair from sunburned skin.
- Do not drink alcohol before your sugaring appointment.
- Please refrain from wearing tight clothing around the areas that have been waxed.
How long should my hair be prior to sugaring?
Your hair must be at 1/16 of an inch and should not be excessively long. For your comfort, we ask that you trim the area down to approx. 1/16” prior to your appointment. Generally speaking, four to five weeks without hair removal is too long. If your hair needs to be trimmed, there may be an extra charge for that service.
How long do I wait between appointments?
The optimal amount of time between sugaring will be between one and four weeks, depending on the body part. The goal is to remove the hair from the root ball to discourage it from growing back. There is different pricing if you come sooner than four weeks. Please inquire about all our specials in person.
Can I get my Brazilian or bikini sugared if I have my cycle?
It is completely up to you. Generally, skin is more sensitive during this time and you may opt to reschedule, but if you are comfortable, it is fine to get sugared while on your period. If this is the case, we ask that you wear a tampon.
Can the hair removal by sugaring last forever?
While we cannot guarantee this, in many cases, sugaring can lead to permanency.
Can I sugar while using Accutane, Retin-A?
We do not recommend this and offer alternatives, please inquire.
Should I exfoliate the area before getting sugared?
After Your Sugaring Appointment
How long do I wait between appointments?
The optimal amount of time between sugaring will be between one and four weeks depending on the body part. The goal is to remove the hair by the root ball the hair in order to discourage it from growing back. There is different pricing if you come sooner than four weeks.
Please inquire about all our specials in person.
Hair growth is different for every individual. Based on your current hair growth cycles, you may want to consult with us to determine when your next appointment should be. Our recommendation of how long your hair needs to be for hair removal using sugaring depends on the body part and usually takes a week or two of hair growth. Optimal length for sugaring hair removal is between 1/8-1/4 inch.
We prefer three to four weeks of hair growth for optimal results. However, it is based on individual preferences of hairlessness and the speed of hair growth on the area you choose to sugar.
How long does sugaring last?
There are three separate growth cycles for your hair. On your first sugaring visit, we get the first, second, and part of the third growth cycles of your hair. Once returning to get sugared two or three times, we start getting all three hair cycled out at the same time. As you continue to get sugared you will find your hair not needing to be sugared as often and you will be able to go longer periods of time between your sugaring.
Will the hair grow back darker and coarser?
With sugaring, your hair will grow back thinner and many clients report a noticeable reduction of hair growth.
When choosing body sugaring as your hair removal choice, your first three appointments are the most important. It is important that your first three sugaring sessions are booked fairly close together. If you are planning to use sugaring to soften and reduce hair growth, regular sugaring treatments result in slower growth of hair and is thorough. Many find that sugaring is less painful and in most cases lead to permanency.
Using razors or depilatory cream between appointments will interfere with the goal of diminishing your hair growth. Please exfoliate and hydrate your skin regularly between sugaring visits. Your aftercare is important for you to receive the best results from this type of hair removal. You will receive the best results if your skin is happy and healthy.
What makes sugaring different than waxing?
Sugaring is longer-lasting, exfoliates while removing the first layer of dead skin cells, and is 100% pure and organic. It is more sanitary because there is no double dipping. Additionally, shorter hair can be extracted. Some hair can be as short as 1/8 or 1/4 inch long. Sugaring is water-soluble and easy to remove from clothing.
How long will my Brazilian appointment take?
Your first appointment can take between 30 and 45 minutes depending on how long your hair is and if you have been waxing or shaving. Generally speaking, your maintenance appointment will last only 30 minutes or less.
Is sugaring safe?
Yes! Sugaring is all natural and generally consists of sugar, lemon juice, and water.
• Our sugar is warm and never hot so there’s no need to be concerned about being burned.
• Sugaring wraps itself around the hair shaft making it pliable and gently encourages the extraction of hair deep inside the follicles.
• Sugar is bacteria resistant.
• You will notice how clean and soft your skin feels after sugaring.
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After Care Instructions
What should I do after my treatment?
Clean all makeup brushes and makeup supplies used on the face before re-applying any makeup.
To prevent ingrown hairs, we recommend exfoliating daily and moisturizing. It is very important to exfoliate and hydrate your skin. If you cannot exfoliate daily, we recommend you exfoliate your skin every two to three days to remove dead skin cells and to avoid ingrown hairs. Do not forget to moisturize your skin and hair follicles and keep them hydrated.
Please plan to avoid activities that may lead to excessive perspiration. We recommend avoiding those activities for at least eight hours. Remember, your follicles and pores are open, and for this reason, we want to prevent bacteria in the form of sweat.
It is recommended you not have sex for at least 24 hours.
Avoid hot tubs and swimming pools for two days following treatment. Your skin is still sensitive. There is an increased risk of developing a bacterial infection with open pores.
Should I do anything different before my sugaring treatment?
Please do not sunbathe or use a tanning bed for 48 hours prior to or after any sugaring or waxing treatment.
Please avoid putting moisturizers on the skin 24 hours before the treatment and 12 hours after the treatment.
Clients that are premenstrual experience more skin sensitivity. For sensitive skin, apply ice cold compresses 2 to 3 times for about 20 minutes at a time to take away the sting and reduce redness.
To prevent ingrown hairs, we recommend exfoliating and moisturizing daily.
It is very important to exfoliate and hydrate your skin. If you cannot exfoliate daily, we recommend exfoliating every 2 to 3 days to remove dead skin cells and to avoid ingrown hairs. Do not forget to moisturize your skin and hair follicles. It’s important to keep the skin hydrated.
Please plan to avoid activities that may lead to excessive perspiration. We recommend avoiding those activities for at least eight hours. Remember, your follicles and pores are open, and for this reason, we want to keep bacteria away in the form of perspiration. It is recommended that you not have sex for at least 24 hours. Avoid hot tub and swimming pools for two days following treatment because your skin is sensitive and easily irritated with the pores open there’s a greater chance of bacterial infection.
Take care not to use perfume soaps or products with chemical irritants within 24 hours of your treatment.