Sugaring is on the rise - hooray! More and more of you have heard of the benefits of sugaring. In certain countries for example Canada, sugaring has completely overtaken waxing. If you're still waxing people wonder under which stone you have been hiding. At Sugaring London we daily receive an international bunch of you. From LA to Tokyo we have to pleasure to welcome you in our lovely studio in Notting Hill. A lot of first timers and a few sugaring veterans. We have listened to your questions and we have observed your sugared skin. We concluded that their is a difference between sugaring and good sugaring. At Sugaring London we feel that sugaring is so much more than just taking off hair. In fact, sugaring is first and foremost a tool that gives you amazing, healthy and beautiful skin.. if performed properly. Sugaring is an art, a skill that requires patience. a great eye for detail and knowledge. sugaring should never be done fast and we should always emphasis the importance of following the direction of the hair growth, even in the most difficult to reach places. At Sugaring London we love to educate our clients by offering them a full 360 skin care program that offers beautiful skin, free of hair and ingrowns. If you like more information please don't hesitate to speak to us during your next sugaring appointment. And remember : if you pay peanuts you often get monkies. So give your skin the love it deserves...after all its our largest organ.
Being an entrepreneur, your own boss, a "bossbabe" is the ultimate goal for many. I mean, who doesn't want to turn a dream into reality, take time off without having to ask permission from anyone, becoming a "bossbabe" a success story, earning buckets full of money, being a role model for their kids, a person who creates (fun) jobs for others, who makes people beautiful. Well , that person is me. Although... it's not as easy as it sounds. In fact being a "bossbabe" is fricking hard work and the term "bossbabe" is a far cry from the daily reality of a mum trying to combine running a business, kids and world domination.
In the next couple of blogs I like to give you a sneak-peek into how it all started, what it is like to run your own business. What made me want to set up a sugaring business, take on a shop that is not web based but instead made or mortar and brick - in times of uncertainty with Brexit looming around the corner, to set up a niche business in an industry that only a handful of people had heard of before, to discuss vaginas most part of the day, the challenges of taking on staff, dealing with lawyers, accountants and the general public. The ups such as growing a business and spreading the "S" (sugaring )word, drinking tumeric super shots with influencers and helping people to get beautiful skin in natural, organic and vegan way to the downs: the dog-eat-dog world of the beauty industry, new "friends" and naughty clients.
You know how to take care of your face but what about your bikini area?! More than 85 percent of our first time bikini sugaring clients have ingrown hair problems, often caused by waxing, shaving or not knowing how to take care of skin "down there". At Sugaring London we can help you to get rid of ingrown hair and instead give you super smooth, healthy positively glowing skin.
So what can cause ingrown hair? Waxing. When you get waxed the therapist takes the hair off against the direction of the hair growth. This can cause trauma on the hair and trauma can lead to breakage. Breakage in return can lead to ingrown hair.
2. Picking: At Sugaring London we refer to picking as "Russian roulette" - sometimes you are lucky and nothing happens, but most of the time "you get the bullet"- in this case: a red irritate follicle or even worse infected follicle with puss - not a great look. Moreover, your hands carry most bacteria- or even worse tweezing - tweezers can cause your skin to break, your follicle to get inflamed and potentially lead to scaring. So stop picking.
3. dry skin. If you don't hydrate your skin enough- i.e. if you don't drink enough water or moisturise daily your skin well be hard, this results in your new hair having problems to come through your skin- so hydrate. The more water you drink, the more plum your skin becomes. The more easy it is for your hair to pop out.
4. Unexperienced therapists- always, always get sugared by a qualified sugaring expert. Sugaring has been a tradition from many, many years - yes, the ancient Egyptians used to do it- but not necessary all therapists are trained to sugar with the direction of hair growth. If you feel you get sugared in an incorrect way, ask to stop treatment. Sugaring against the hair growth can lead to breakage and can ingrown hair. So don't be shy to say something- it's your skin after all!
At Sugaring London we want your beauty regime to be super low maintenance but with fast and lasting results. In terms of prevention and/ or getting rid of ingrown hair this means: sugar at least every 4-5 weeks, exfoliate twice a week, moisturise daily and if necessary treat with a mud mask and/or Dead Sea salt twice a week.
Please don't hesitate to ask us next time you come in for your sugaring treatment.
Much love , Tanja
Owner of Sugaring London
Post summer holiday blues? At Sugaring London we feel you! Now it is time to get rid of that fading bronzed skin and step into the new smooth you! Sugaring hair-removal is the perfect way to gently exfoliate your skin in an easy, natural way leaving behind, hair-free but also exfoliated skin. You can sugar from your brows to your toes and everything in between. Our paste is made of water, lemon and sugar. Yes, that's really it. No fragrances or other nasties are used. At Sugaring London, we apply the paste against the direction of your hair growth and flick it off with your hair growth.
After your sugaring appointment, we recommend to exfoliate twice a week to get optimum results. Exfoliation at home only needs to take 2 min. so no need for long winded beauty regimes at home because we
To book your next sugaring appointment click "Book Notting Hill" button. Your skin will thank you with a glow.
nAt Sugaring London we do two things, and we think we do them extremely well: sugaring hair-removal and organic spray tanning. No wait, don't judge when you hear the words "Spray Tan". Long gone are the days (these were the 90's ) of WAGS in orange tans or tell all spray tan "hands". At Sugaring London, we have developed a tan that is organic, doesn't contain any nasties such as green or orange dyes and instead gives you that special glow that will be envied by many. It's your ideal buddy pre-holiday and let's face it, who wants to be pale in that gorgeous bikini you bought for your holiday?! No, a spray tan is not a sun block , nor does it prevent you from tanning. Instead it will get rid of the small imperfections we can all do without. More importantly, we don't rate you sunbathing anymore. The sun, no matter how nice and warm, can cause severe damage to your skin. Therefore at Sugaring London it's all about safe tan , and believe us when we say our tan is the best tan in town. Before you book make sure your skin is hair-free and exfoliated. Book your sugaring slot 48 pre organic tan for the best results here. What are you waiting for ? Oh, and did we tell you that are tanning room is out of this world ?
How do I get amazing skin, fast? This is one of the most frequently asked questions of our clients.
Fact: more than 85% of our first time clients have ingrown hair problems, mainly due to years of waxing. There are numerous reasons as to why this happens: waxing takes the hair off against the direction of hair growth and then hair can break. Broken hair can lead to ingrown hair. Some clients have told us that beauticians still tweeze (!) ingrown hair out of the bikini area. This is a definite NO-NO , as tweezing of hair can lead to broken skin. Broken skin can lead to scarring. Moreover, tweezing can lead to irritated follicles. At Sugaring London we refer to tweezing and picking of ingrown hair as to "Russian Roulette". Sometimes you're lucky and nothing happens however, (..) most of the time picking and tweezing leads to irritated follicles.. and that's not a good look. More than it not being a good look, it can cause serious skin problems in the bikini area. Now, there is a solution. The solution has been there since the ancient Egyptians and it's called SUGARING. Sugaring gently exfoliates the skin. At Sugaring London we have developed a special sugaring technique that helps to clear up ingrown hair and moreover gives you the best results fast. Besides our secret technique that is as gentle as hair removal from the bikini area can be, we also have a few easy , affordable, vegan home-care products, that help to achieve the best results fast. Our products will firstly detoxify the follicles and draw out all impurities. Then we make sure to lubricate the follicle in order for the new hair to come out the right way and that is straight up out of the skin, with no turning around or curling back into the skin, as we know how important beautiful skin is in the bikini area. At Sugaring London we specialise in sugaring bikini hair removal. Hollywoods and Brazilians-that's our forte. We are your "go to place" in London and soon beyond. Watch this space.
The answer is every 4-5 weeks.
The importance of being on a regular sugaring schedule is obvious. Or isn't it?
Let us explain: you hair grows in three stages. The first stage - we call it the anagen stage is when you hair hair follicle is connected to it's food supply and, just like in the plant-world, when you disconnect it (imagine disconnecting a plant from its roots) at this stage the hair will eventually not grow back. Of course , like everything/ most things in life, miracles don't happen overnight.. but each time you sugar a bit of the root sheath will come our and the follicle wall will collapse making sure that your regrowth will be thinner and thinner and eventually stops. The second stage of hair growth is the resting stage. You can come in and get sugared then however the hair follicle is no longer connected to its food supply which mean that we only remove your hair but this sugaring session will not lead to hear reduction or thinning of the regrowth. The hair than remains dormant until it is shed (third stage).
So to all the newbies to sugaring ...if you have started your pre-summer work out and are wanting to look HOT in that high leg one piece swimsuit this summer make sure you start sugaring NOW and book your next appointment here. As pubic hair peeping out of your bikini bottoms have never been a good look.
Not the most popular conversation piece and.. do we really want to talk about odours and poo ???? At Sugaring London we like to make the obvious really obvious and talk about it - so here is the best way (in our opinion) to clean your anus and vagina before your sugaring treatment - and in life in general.
Many people just aren't doing it right. Sometimes if you don't wipe properly, fecal matter can accumulate in the anal area causing discomfort and being the cause of odors.
Invest in soft good quality toilet paper and wet wipes:
Make sure you clean yourself with soft, good quality toilet paper making sure that all what shouldn't be there is removed. Always wipe from the front to back. Never wipe in the opposite direction to prevent feces from coming into contact with your genital area and causing infection. A good way to avoid irritate and discomfort caused by toilet paper is to initially clean most of it with toilet paper and then finish cleaning yourself with special wet wipes. Wet wipes do wonders. They give you that extra clean feeling. Make sure the wipes don't contain any nasty chemicals or aren't scented - water wipes are the best.
If you have the luxury of a bidet or a shower- go for it. It is best to use a mild ph neutral soap and warm water to wash your anus after each bowl movement. Don't just overlook the area whens showering!
How to clean you lady V:
You should never put anything up inside your vagina, but you CAN use a gentle ph neutral soap for the labia - (the labia surround and protect the clitoris and the openings of the vagina). It's good and won't disturb anything down there. As long as you don't over clean/ scrub , all will be fine. After you exit the shower make sure to thoroughly dry your groin with a towel- so that excess moisture doesn't sit there - this can lead to a yeast infection. Finally change your underwear daily and make sure to wear cotton underwear after your sugaring treatment.
Follow these easy steps and strip down without a worry in the world.
Wax has been known to remove more than just the hair, since it can adhere directly to live skin cells, which makes waxing painful and irritating. Wax cannot be applied to an area more than twice at the most.
Sugar cannot adhere to live skin cells. Why, you wonder? Live cells are wet, and because sugar is water soluble, it will not adhere to live skin cells. lt will extract the hair and exfoliate the dead skin cells, helping to free ingrown hairs. lt is also safe to perform treatment on dry itch eczema and dry psoriasis. This means less discomfort to you, and less trauma to the skin. lt is gentle enough to go over the same area several times when necessary to extract the shortest and most coarse hair, without causing skin damage or irritation. What's not love?
Sugaring London is all about educating our lovely clientele. We want you to get sugared because you understand why sugaring is good for you, not because is is the latest hype.
Did you know that in some countries people get sugared even if they don't have any hair ? You wonder why? It's because sugaring EXFOLIATES your skin, leaving behind healthy skin with a beautiful glow. Our sugar paste only sticks to your dead skin cells. Whereas waxing can stick to both your dead AND active skin cells. You wonder why.....keep on reading Sugaring London's next blog!
We bring sugaring back to London and beyond. Trained , Qualified and Insured we will tell you about the do's, the don'ts and the benefits of sugaring. Oh, and did we mention our fabulous organic tan for both men and women? After extensive research and travelling the world to find you the best organic and natural tan on the market we are proud to introduce our California Girl and Cabana Boy tan. You have to see it to believe it.