When I started my business I trained in 4 things – nails treatments, HD Brows, LVL Lashes and waxing.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that waxing would be the most popular, especially Brazilians. I wasn’t sure that many women particularly wanted to be bare down there, but you do!! Over half of the treatments I carry out are now Brazilians/Hollywoods. And it turns out that this is where my skills lie. I always wanted to specialise rather than try to be a jack-of-all-trades, and my client base of ladies who are dedicated to waxing have made this possible.
So much so that in the New Year I will no longer be taking any new nail clients so that I can free up the time to concentrate on what I’m really passionate about – hair removal. This includes HD Brows, as well as all aspects of female body waxing.
So waxing – it’s fabulous basically – you remain hair free for weeks and the hair grows back finer and sparser each time, but you already know this as I wax lyrical about it ALL THE TIME (pun intended 😂). Those that know me and have experienced hair removal with me know how dedicated I am to getting every single hair, as comfortably as possible, as efficiently as possible, and with no damage to your skin.
I’m also always researching ways to improve the service, trialling different waxes, making sure I’m using the best techniques etc. And that’s how I came across sugaring.
“Sugaring is one of the oldest methods of Hair Removal and originates from Ancient Egypt. This natural method uses a simple paste made from three ingredients, Sugar (of course!), Water and Lemon, or more commonly today, naturally derived Citric Acid. It’s so clean that it’s actually edible!”
So it’s very natural, and it’s been used for centuries (who knew?!)
“Sugaring is applied and removed opposite of wax, so the sugar goes on against the direction of hair growth. And, you remove the hair with the direction of growth.”
Removing the hair in it’s natural direction of growth instead of against it means it’s more comfortable for you, and more hairs can be captured.
“The sugar is kept in warmers to make the mixture pliable and keep the sugar warm, generally at room temperature.”
Heat sensitive? Then sugaring may suit you better.
“The sugar is water-soluble. So, if there’s any leftover residue on the skin, it can be removed gently with warm water.”
No sticky residue, hooray!
Allow for 10 days of hair growth prior to your first sugaring session. Generally after a sugaring session, you can expect to stay hairless for about 4-6 weeks.
I recommend at least 3 weeks worth of growth before waxing, so if you’ve not planned in advance then sugaring may be a good alternative.
“Sugar is exfoliating, as it adheres to the dead skin cells. After a sugaring session, the skin will feel smooth and exfoliated with minimal redness and irritation.”
What’s not to love about that? Hair free and smooth skin.
So with all of these benefits and seemingly no negatives that I can find, I’m off to Nottingham to train in December with Stephanie King who has brought sugaring across the ocean from the USA to the UK and is renowned in her field for her knowledge and expertise.
I can’t wait!!!! I want to be the best at what I do, giving you the reassurance that you will always have available to you the most appropriate and suitable treatment regardless of hair and skin type.
I will add sugaring to my treatment list as an alternative to, not as a replacement for waxing, so that you have the choice and together we can decide which will be best for you.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey of discovery into the world of sugaring, and as soon as I’m able I’ll post a video of me in action – sugaring legs or arms as I’m pretty sure my site will be taken down if I post anything more explicit!
So whether you’re a waxing veteran or waxing virgin, maybe sugaring will be your thing! I’m excited to find out,
much love, and thank you all for continuing to support my little business, I appreciate each and every one of you 😍😊😘