If you’re not up-to-date on the latest hair removal trends, traditional waxing has taken a back seat and sugaring is now all the rave. Traditional waxing and other hair removal methods are great and get the job done, but sugaring has some special perks that make it stand out from the crowd.Read More
This time of year always makes me reflect on the many wonderful blessings that I’ve enjoyed over the past year. So today I just want to take the time to say thank you to all of my Sugarlillies clients. Thank you for believing in my work and investing in my dreams. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love, helping other women feel as beautiful and glamorous as they actually are.
As I spend time with my loved ones on this day, my hope is that you also take today to reflect on what you’re thankful for. Remember that nothing is more beautiful than gratitude. Keep shining!
Just a friendly reminder that the studio will be closed 11/22/18 - 11/27/18. We will be resuming normal business hours on 11/28/18. You can schedule your appointments online as usual at www.sugarlillies.com. Don’t forget to download our Sugarlillies app!
Did you know we have an app? Well we do and my team has been working really hard to make it super easy to book appointments, keep up with the latest happenings at Sugarlillies, earn rewards, get inspiration for your next new look and more all in one place! This app is my new baby and I’m so excited to share it with you.
To get the most out of the app, this week I’m sharing the top 5 most awesome things about using the Sugarlillies app.
Book your next appointment.
Now your next appointment at Sugarlillies is just a click away. Check out our prices and appointment availability on our app and book your next sugaring and eyebrow shaping sessions right from your phone.
Get notifications on deals and rake in those rewards points.
Earn points every time you come for a session and leave reviews of our services. In the app you can keep track of your points and get notifications when we have amazing sales. Just make sure that you accept push notifications on your phone so that you don’t miss out.
Leave a review!
If you love our services, shout it out! Not only can you earn points towards rewards, but we at Sugarlillies love your feedback because it helps us to continue offering excellent services to our clients.
Keep up with all things Sugarlillies through our blog and newsroom features.
Wondering what’s new at Sugarlillies? Now you never have to miss an update or blog post. You can read all of the latest news right in the app. Learn more about the latest services that we’re offering in thes studio, tips for keeping your eyebrows fierce and your bikini line smooth, or find out when I’m offering my next class.
Check out Sugar TV.
I’m a firm believer in the saying, “I can show you better than I can tell you”. That’s why I’m so excited that you can now watch me in action through my Sugar TV feature. It gives you access to all of my recorded demos.
Available in the App Store and Google Play.
One of the things that I love about the beauty industry is that there are a ton of different ways to bring that pop to your personal style. Eyebrows are no different. Between microblading, henna, and powdered brows, the possibilities of creating fierce looks for your eyebrows are endless. And while I love all the techniques, lately, I’ve become obsessed with ombré powdered brows and my clients are loving it too. In this week’s post, I’m doing an FAQ on all things Ombrè. I dare you to try this amazing new brow shaping technique at your next Sugarlillies appointment.
So what exactly are Ombré powdered brows?
It’s a semi-permanent powdered brow that produces hair strokes that are full, yet very soft. The technique looks like daily makeup done with eyebrow pencil or eyebrow shadow so it’s absolutely perfect for my clients who already have brows but are just looking for a little fill in.
What’s the difference between ombré, microblading, and henna?
The powdered brow is a great look for those who have brows but are looking for a more solid look. Microblading is a slightly more intense process and involves creating fine hair strokes and allows the artist to create a more “natural” looking brow. Henna brows are similar to the powdered brow but they are temporary, great for my clients who have sensitive skin or are looking for vegan-friendly options.
How is it done?
It’s a manual process of inserting pigment into the top layers of skin. It’s a two-step process that starts with the initial insertion of pigment and follows up with a touch up 6-8 weeks later.
How long does it last?
Anywhere from 2-4 years, but it will eventually fade over time, but it tends to last a little longer than microblading.
Does it hurt?
That’s always the million dollar question, right? It’s different from person to person, but I will say that if you’re one who already waxes or plucks your eyebrows regularly, you probably won’t feel much. If you are someone who doesn’t regularly pluck, it might be a little uncomfortable, but trust me, you’ll be totally fine.
So who’s ready to Ombré?
Hey Mama, I Made It!: That Time I Was Featured on Good Day and Discovered the Secret of Building a Successful Brand
I’ve had a lot of proud moments in my career, but nothing says you’ve made it like when you get featured on your local news. Doing this segment on Good Day Sacramento was a game-changer for me because it reminded me that I got here not because of luck, but because of how hard I worked to build a brand that’s recognizable and trustworthy. Becoming a highly respected professional in my field was the result of years of consistent dedication to my craft and although it took some time, it had finally gotten me to a place where others were looking to me as a leader and trendsetter in the beauty industry.
So for all my fellow aestheticians out there still building their brand, this post is for you. Today I’m sharing 3 tips that helped me build my brand.
#1 - Know Your Ish!
You have to be good at what you do and be knowledgeable about what’s happening in your industry. Some of the ways that I stay on top of trends is to continue to educate myself about the latest microblading techniques, get new certifications, or attend trainings. This keeps me current and always on the cutting edge of the best techniques and ways to serve my clients.
#2 - Have a story to tell.
Have a unique story to tell about your business? Tell it! People are drawn to brands that they can relate to. For Sugarlillies, I made my grandmother, Lillie Mae, a part of my story because she inspires me and taught me so much about being a good businesswoman. Her passion for serving her clients has been kind of a “north star” for how I strive to provide the BEST customer service. So telling her story helps my customers know what to expect when they deal with me.
#3 - Share your work!
Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or doing public demos at the local Saturday flea market, you’ve gotta find ways to promote your work or people won’t know you exist. So get yourself out there. Get a YouTube channel and ask your clients if they wouldn’t mind you recording while you work on them and posting on your social media. Post tutorials online so that people not only get a feel for the kind of results you produce, but you can also can start to establish your voice as an expert.
Stay tuned for more tips as I share my entrepreneurship journey.
It’s true. The beauty industry is by and large focused on what we look like and as an aesthetician, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t obsess about the latest looks and trends. But one of the reasons I got into this business was to help women embrace their natural beauty and find looks that not only make them look great, but feel confident and beautiful. Another thing that excites me about my work as I grow as a professional is to help and inspire other entrepreneurs in this field.
Today, I look in the mirror and I see a confident successful business woman and artist, but I didn’t always feel that way. It took some time to get here and there were others along the way who mentored me and helped me sharpen my skills. And that’s why I’m committed to mentoring, teaching, and empowering other women in the business. My work is my passion and when you’re serious about your craft, you have to be at the top of your game. If you’re an aspiring aesthetician, or you’re experienced and are looking to get your hennatician certification, this opportunity is for you.
That’s why this September, I’m teaming up with Jenn Boyd of @jennboydink to teach our Hennatician Certification course. We’re coming to New York City, Dallas, and D.C.! Spots are filling fast so get on the list!
The great thing about the beauty industry is that it’s an ever-changing industry with new up and coming artists entering it every day. The bad thing about the beauty industry? It’s an ever-changing industry with new up and coming artists entering it every day.
In my more than 10 years of experience as a licensed aesthetician, I’ve done my fair share of corrective work on new clients who had some pretty horrific experiences with eyebrow artists who thought they knew what they were doing.
So I’m offering my top 7 tips on what to look for in your next eyebrow artist.
- The brow artist should be licensed and trained specifically in microblading.
- The brow artist should have first aid and bloodborne pathogen training.
- The brow artist should ask health history questions in order to avoid any adverse reactions.
- The brow artist should either be using sterile single use handles (that hold the blade) or sterilizing their tools using an autoclave between clients.
- The brow artist should be able to show samples of their work that demonstrate they do the kind of design work you like, otherwise, you’re taking a gamble that the artist can deliver the results you want.
- The brow artist should offer a consultation prior to your treatment.
- They should also have a clean studio/salon. Take notice of the studio prior to the start of your treatment. If something doesn’t feel or look right, trust your gut!
Lord knows motherhood takes its toll on a woman’s body. From stretch marks to wider feet to stronger nails and full hair (thanks prenatal vitamins!) to bulkier arms (from carrying the babies!), carrying, caring for, and nurturing little ones definitely has its ups and downs. For expectant and new moms, it’s important to continue taking care of yourself and while there may be some treatments you have to put on pause until after the baby comes, the good news is that thanks to sugaring, your hair removal routine doesn’t have to take a backseat.
Got questions about sugaring? We’ve got answers. Check out our FAQs on sugaring for expectant mothers.
Q: How safe is it?
A: Completely safe! The paste is 100% all natural ingredients?
Q: But what’s in it exactly and how does it work?
A: Typically sugar, honey, water, and lemon juice. This mixture works as a natural exfoliant and gently removes hair from the skin with minimal to no pain.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Nah, girl. Seriously, it’s as easy as 1-2-3! Plus, if you get your sugaring done at our studio, we guarantee that our paste is always warm, not hot. However, for expectant moms, you definitely want to make sure that you test it out on a small portion of skin first before going forward.
Q: How long does the process take?
A: Approximately 30-45 minutes.
Q: I’ve never done this before. Can I just go to any studio and get it done?
A: While more and more salons and studios are starting to offer this service, not everyone is as skilled, so you should definitely do your research. A quick Google search will tell you what beauty technicians are offering it in your area. And if you find yourself in and around Sacramento, skip Google and hop on our over to Sugarlillies.
Eyebrow sugaring is one of the fastest growing brow-shaping trends in the beauty industry. Discover all of the awesome skincare benefits of using the strip sugar technique.
Take this quick quiz to find out if henna is the next big move for you and your eyebrows!
✓ Into the Vegan lifestyle
✓ Have sensitive skin and need a natural alternative to typical powdered brow looks
✓ Want well-defined, natural-looking eyebrows
If you checked at least one of these boxes then you need to add henna eyebrow shaping to your monthly beauty regiment. It’s not only one of the biggest beauty trends shaping the nation (pun intended), it’s a safe, au naturel, painless, alternative to microblading and traditional powdered brow looks that may irritate your skin.
Have I got you interested? Great! Here’s a quick and dirty guide to henna eyebrow shaping.
How long does it take? The entire process can take up to 45 minutes.
Is it painful? Nope. Unlike tattooing, the henna is brushed on. No pain involved!
How long will the results last? The henna coloring can last up to 7-14 days on the skin depending on skin type and lifestyle.
Yeah, this sounds good, but is it expensive? Henna brow shaping cost depends on the artist. Check out our pricing!
Is it natural? Yes, ma’am! The henna coloring is completely plant-based and is mixed with a purified water instead of a chemical activator.
Got more questions? No worries; we’ve got you covered. Drop us a line.
Check out some “before and after” shots below, as well as one of my favorite videos showing the gorgeous results that henna brow shaping produces and I think you’ll understand a little more about why I’m obsessed!
Ready to book? Let’s GO! Book your spot at my studio TODAY.
Check out these 6 reasons why sugaring is a much better alternative to waxing. Sugarlillies. Sugarlillies is Sacramento’s premier brow shaping, hair removal and skin care studio.
Everything you want to know about microblading in a few pictures and a short video. Embrace your inner fab with this simple Sugarlillies exclusive signature eyebrow-shaping technique.
Sugarlillies won the KCRA A LIST for the the 3rd year in a row. We made the top 5 places to get waxed/sugared in Sacramento. This is such an honor considering our business was built on the foundation of hair removal and proper skincare maintenance! Thank you to everyone who voted!
Guess what else? We've MOVED! We are now located at the Pavilions inside of Studio 55. The address is 530 Pavilions lane Sacramento, CA 95825. Here are a few fun features of our new studio-
Complimentary Coffee and Lounge
Other beauty PROS to possibly get services from
Directly across from William Sonoma
Now, let's talk about our new services! We are now offering MICROBLADING. You can can choose to get Editorial/Magazine Brows, Soft Lip stain to create the perfect pout. You may also select to enhance your lashes with our signature sultry LASH LINER option.
See you soon!
Sugarlillies is excited to announce our first place win in this year's KCRA 3 A-List award for Best Wax Business. The 2015 KCRA 3 A-List awards are based on more than 207,000 votes from local Sacramento-area experts.
Veronica, founder of Sugarlillies, is recognized for her unique style, in-depth knowledge, intuitive talent, and thoughtful approach to skin care, hair removal and brow design. Constantly striving for excellence, training and continual industry learning reflect her passion and have been at the core of personal success. Beyond being a California Licensed Aesthetician, she possesses numerous specialty certifications, studied cosmetic chemistry at UCLA, and has worked for major luxury brands including: Bobbi Brown, Benefit, and LA MER (just to name a few).