Sugaring vs Waxing: What’s the Difference?

New devices and techniques for hair removal seem to be hitting the industry practically overnight. Fortunately, Bare Beauty Wax Supplies strongly believes in making sure that each of our clients...

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Sugaring vs Waxing: What’s the Difference?

Here at Bare Beauty Wax Supply, we know exactly how important it is to be well versed on each of the mainstream hair removal techniques – especially if you’re a professional.  The truth is, new devices and techniques seem to be hitting the industry practically overnight. Fortunately, Bare Beauty Wax Supplies strongly believes in making sure that each of our clients have the tools and information they need to succeed.

In this blog, we’re going to go over one of the most common alternatives to waxing – sugaring (also known as sugar waxing).

What is sugaring?

Sugaring refers to a hair removal technique that dates back quite a few centuries, but still finds regular use within today's beauty practices. This all natural process may be your perfect solution for customers with sensitive skin – let’s find out more!

The history behind sugaring

sugaring pasteWhile the concept of removing body hair may seem like a modern concept, you may be surprised to find out that sugaring can be dated all the way back to the civilizations of ancient Egypt. Yes, that long ago! At this point in history, it is believed that Persian women valued a “youthful” appearance and, as a result, believed that removing hair from various parts of the body was the best way to maintain their beauty.

What is sugaring paste made out of?

One of the best parts of sugaring is arguably its ingredients. Consisting of water, sugar, and lemon juice, sugar wax is not only a natural solution for your hair removal needs, but also caters to those with sensitive skin, The minimalistic and all natural list of ingredients also means that anyone can reap the benefits of sugaring without a special license. This process is non-toxic, long lasting, prevents ingrown hairs, and mitigates any potential for burns.

The process of hair removal with sugaring

Similar to the process of waxing, sugaring uses the tackiness of the sugar-based paste to bind to hairs and remove them by pulling in the direction of hair growth. It is common to apply baby powder to the skin prior to beginning the sugaring process to ensure that none of the sugar product binds to the skin itself.

What is waxing?

Arguably, waxing is seen as the industry standard for all of your hair removal needs. This tried and true method can be found in almost every salon, spa, or self care establishment, and is considered to be one of the main cornerstones of being an esthetician, albeit it’s not a required service to provide. 

How do different types of wax differ?

sugaring vs waxingTo begin, there are two main types of wax: hard wax, and soft wax. The process of determining which wax to use is heavily dependent on the part of the body you choose to wax, as well as the skin type of your client. For example, a hard wax is generally used on smaller areas of the body, or on people with sensitive skin. Hard wax is also preferred when waxing coarse hair, such as the hair being removed during a brazilian wax. Alternatively, soft wax is the prime candidate for waxing large areas of the body and does better at gripping fine hairs. Soft wax, however, also binds to the skin. While adhering to the skin aids in removing any dead skin cells, it also makes the process slightly more irritating for your clients.

The process of hair removal with waxing

Similar to sugaring, waxing is applied to the desired area in the direction of hair growth. Unlike sugaring, hard wax cools and solidifies so that it can be removed in one swift pull. Soft wax does not harden as much, and as a result, requires the use of a wax strip to aid in removing it from the skin.

Unlike sugaring, hot wax needs to be heated before application in order to successfully bind with your body hair.

Comparing sugaring and waxing

To understand how both sugaring and waxing could benefit you and your clients, it’s important to have an understanding of how they stand up against each other.

Remember: not everyone is the same! It is important to understand what services work best on each skin type.

Which has longer lasting results?

If you’re trying to understand which service offers the longest lasting results, the answer may not be as clear as you hope. While there is no clear indicator as to which provides the longest lasting result, the real indicator is your body's natural hair growth cycle. Both sugaring and waxing use force to remove your hair follicle at the root, because both use the same method of hair removal, the amount of time it takes your hair to grow back will strictly depend on your regrowth cycles.

Longevity can also depend on the skill level of the individual using the product. For example, someone trying waxing for the first time from the comfort of their home may not experience the same results of that of a trained professional. The results will last longer as your skill set increases. 

Which is best for sensitive skin types?

Without a doubt, sugaring takes the winning spot for the best hair removal technique when it comes to clients with sensitive skin. Because the sugar paste does not adhere directly to the skin, nor does it need to be heated in order to perform its job, it makes it the prime candidate for all of your hair removal needs on clients with sensitive skin.

Which method is quicker to have done?

Waxing tends to be a quicker process than its counterpart, sugaring. Sugaring may take multiple attempts to fully remove the hair from your body, whereas waxing tends to be more efficient in binding to your hair follicles.

Bare Beauty Wax Supply has waxing supplies for all estheticians

Having the knowledge to make your business successful is just as important as having the correct tools. Here at Bare Beauty Wax Supply we aim to be your one-stop-shop for your professional waxing supplies

Your journey of delivering smooth skin and the perfect waxing experience starts here. 

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