Our Story

Lara Olsha, The Sweet Spot’s founder, did not set out to be a sugarist, or even a business owner, for that matter. But when her mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, everything changed.

Looking for a way to do something positive for women with cancer, Lara discovered the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program. Through free beauty sessions, this amazing program helps women with cancer build self-esteem and an empowering community of support.

The only catch was, Lara had to become a licensed esthetician in order to volunteer. Quite a leap from her career as a respiratory therapist!

But it was there, in beauty school, that Lara discovered sugaring.

Coming from a medical background, she was initially impressed by the lack of cross-contamination inherent in sugaring. But the more she practiced and learned, the greater her interest grew. She loved having a healthy, effective way to help women (and men) feel great in their bodies.

Before long, Lara’s passion for sugaring grew into a budding business, and soon after that into a full-time career. She founded The Sweet Spot and Seattle’s first sugaring studio was born!

In a way, The Sweet Spot is an homage to Lara’s mother—a beautiful gift from a sad circumstance. Perhaps this is why we’ve worked so hard and been graced with such success since opening our doors in 2003.

Thank you for helping us get here, Seattle. We wouldn’t exist without you!