Frequently Asked Questions about Body Sugaring Hair Removal

How long does the hair need to be before I can get sugared?

Your hair needs to be at least 1/8 of an inch, but we recommend no longer than 1/4 of an inch.  When sugaring, the hair is removed in its natural direction of growth, so it’s possible to extract hairs as short as 1/16 of an inch.  There’s no reason, as is common with waxing, to let your hair grow long before getting sugared.  Longer hair will only cause undue discomfort during your service.  If you shave on a regular basis, and want to start sugaring, then stop shaving 7 to 10 days prior to your first sugaring appointment.

Can the Skin Therapist trim my hair if it’s too long?

If there is a need to trim excessively long hair during your sugaring appointment, your therapist will perform this task after discussing with you the additional cost involved.

How long will my hair stay gone?

The normal growth cycle of hair for most people is about three weeks, so you may start to see hair returning at this time.  The majority of our clients schedule treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.  If your desire is for faster refinement, then treatments should be scheduled closer together.

Does Body Sugaring hurt like waxing?

When asked, our clients who converted from waxing say that sugaring is much less painful.  Sugaring is still extraction of hair from the follicle root, so it is not without some sensation.

Can sugaring get rid of the peach fuzz on my face?

Yes!  We can safely remove vellus hair from the face. Since the face is a very delicate area from which to extract hair, we always perform a patch test first.  Facial hair is dense and sits close to nerve endings, so removing it will set off alarms in the nervous system causing a histamine reaction.  If you’ve had bad experiences that make you hesitant about facial hair removal, call us to schedule a consultation.

I’ve never heard of Body Sugaring.  Is it a new hair removal method?

Sugaring is the ancient art of hair removal that has been practiced by Middle Eastern women for centuries.  The art of body sugaring dates back to the Ancient Egyptians who considered a hairless body to be the standard of beauty.  It was customary for women to have all of their body hair removed before their wedding night.  Known as Halawa (sweet) in Arabic, sugaring is still practiced today in the Middle East.


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