Sugaring 101


You must be at least 18 years or older to receive services at our studio. For minors, a consent form must be filled out and submitted by a parent or legal guardian before booking an appointment.

We are unable to sugar any individuals that use topical or oral prescriptions such as but not limited to: Accutane; Sotret; Claravis; Retin-A; Differin; Tazorac; or any medication that will affect the skin. Certain medications are either a topical or oral Vitamin A analog which affects the whole body and can cause severe drying and thinning of the skin. There is a high risk of permanent damage to the skin if you do hair removal while on this treatment. Minimum wait is at least 6 months after discontinuation of these medications before receiving sugaring services. Please let us know if you are currently, have, or plan to take any medications for your safety.

The Sweet Spot is located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA at the intersection of Evanston Ave N and N 35th St.

We have a small, private parking lot for client use during their appointment time only on a first come, first serve basis. We ask our clients to park on the side with the painted mural, as the other side is another business. All vehicles are subject to towing. 

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is the oldest form of hair removal dating back to ancient Egypt! While the process and safety standards have surely evolved, it is just as much an art form today as it was back then. Sugaring is a fantastic alternative to waxing and other methods, especially those with sensitive skin. 

Hair removal is achieved by using a natural compound of sugar, lemon juice, and water. The texture is similar to a thick caramel and applied to the skin at room temperature or slightly warmed, never hot, unlike wax. The sugar paste is then gently molded along the area of hair growth. With a quick flick of the wrist, unwanted hair is removed at the follicle in the natural direction of growth. With swift but thorough attention, the process is repeated until the desired look or shape is achieved.

Sugaring vs Waxing

  • Pure and natural. Yes, it's edible! Wax contains resins and other chemicals you might not want to touch, much less allow near your sensitive parts. Waxing requires chemical solvents for clean-up, whereas sugar comes off with just water.
  • Sanitary, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic with zero risk of cross-contamination with proper application. A fresh sugar paste is used for every client so there no double dipping, ever. When waxing, a single pot of wax is used for multiple clients increasing the risk of bacterial growth and contamination.
  • Less aggressive and painful, especially for those with sensitive skin. Sugaring is a mild exfoliant which will adhere to dead skin cells while wax will adhere to both live and dead skin cells. There is also no risk of burns since the sugar is never hot.
  • More effective, longer lasting. Hair is removed along the natural direction of growth; waxing does just the opposite. By working against the natural growth, waxing can painful with a greater risk for hair breakage, ingrown hairs, and unsightly bumps.

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