• What is sugaring?

    • Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal that was popular thousands of years ago in Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia. The technique is described in Egyptian hieroglyphics and in writings from the Turkish Empire.
    • Rediscovered ancient arts often are found to be the most effective methods, and this is clearly the case with sugaring. The technique is not more commonly available because it is a true art that takes much practice to perfect – watching the finger dexterity and curvaceous hand motions is fascinating! And all of our licensed estheticians are highly trained sugarist “artists”!
    • The pure, 100 percent natural sugar “paste” – consisting of sugar, lemon juice, guar gum and water blended into a substance that looks and feels like honey – is more effective, more sanitary and less painful than any other hair removal process.
    • Brazilians the sweet way
  • How does sugaring work?

    • At StudioSmooth, sugar paste at lukewarm temperature is massaged onto the skin by a gloved hand and then molded against the natural direction of hair growth. With a flicking motion the hair is gently removed in the direction that the hair grows.
    • Sugaring removes hair while it is in the early growth stage – as young as 12 to 14 days – which minimizes unnecessary discomfort, irritation and ingrown hairs, all while exfoliating dry skin cells. The result is beautifully smooth skin.  For most areas we recommend about 12-14 days worth of growth.  For the legs we recommend at least 14 days worth of growth for your best results.
    • There is hardly an inch of the body that can’t be sugared from the eyebrows to the ankles. Studio Smooth does it all – in an environment designed to ensure your privacy and comfort. We have soft lights and soft music if you prefer. Our estheticians are adept at putting you at ease, beginning each visit with a discussion about your specific needs. Many clients on their first visit aren’t exactly sure where they want to “draw the line” for bikini or Brazilian. We can leave some hair – often in a simple design – and then you can decide if you like it. More hair can always be removed, right to the Bare-All – smooth all over!
    • We’ll help you define your line!
    • Before sugaring, the skin is cleansed and powdered. Depending on what service you are requesting, you may be dressed in your own bikini or Speedo, disposable underwear, or covered with a towel that is discreetly maneuvered by your sugarist.
    • Because the skin must be tightly stretched for good results, you will be asked to help stretch and position your “parts” for the sugarist. You may also be asked to be in somewhat unusual positions.
    • After sugaring, there is care for you to do – such as exfoliating regularly – in order to keep your skin safe and smooth for the next few weeks. There also are products that can help soothe the skin and maintain its health between sugarings. We will go over all that with you in detail before you leave your appointment.
    • The healthy way to go bare
  • What are the advantages of sugaring versus wax?

    • Sugaring is often compared with waxing because both are spread onto the hair and then pulled off. But that is where the comparison ends, and in many ways sugar is the opposite of wax!
    • Sugar pulls in the natural direction of hair growth; wax pulls the hair against its natural growth pattern, often causing rashes and ingrown hairs. Sugar is 100% natural, with no resin or chemicals; all wax products contain resins.
    • Sugar is applied with the gloved hand — no spatula or cotton strips required.
    • Sugar will never burn the skin, as it is barely lukewarm; hot wax can burn and bruise the skin.
    • Sugar does not stick to live skin cells; wax adheres to live skin cells and when removed pulls the skin, increasing the risk of tearing and redness.
    • Sugaring is so gentle it can be used to remove the vellus hair that grows on some women’s faces, and is safe to remove hair on the male scrotum; wax is risky for both.
    • Sugar is a hypoallergenic natural healer of the skin; wax damages fine tissue cells.
    • Bacteria does not breed or survive in sugar; it does in wax.
    • Sugar is water soluble so cleanup is easy; wax requires solvents to clean.
    • Bare as a baby without crying like one
  • How often can I sugar?
    • The best results occur when sugaring regularly. After the first sugaring, the hair should be removed early during the growth cycle. Hair growth is faster for some than others, but the usual recommendation is to get sugared every 3-6 weeks. If you return for a “maintenance sugaring” within that time period you will be offered a discount. As you continue sugaring, fewer and fewer hairs will grow back, and eventually the time period between sugarings can be lengthened.