Hair removal is a nightmare, especially when it comes to waxing. While the method may be popular, it is absurdly painful and also makes you vulnerable to skin damage. Most who have gone into a waxing studio walk out with a wish that the process to baby smooth skin can be a touch less painful. With sugaring, that wish has become reality.
Sugaring is an age-old hair removal method that relies on the all-natural combination of sugar, water and lemon juice to create a paste used instead of wax. The hair is removed via a strip is placed on sugar paste that has been applied, but in a manner that is with the grain of your hair growth instead of against, which shaving and waxing employ. This process is not only less agonising, but it also renders your skin less prone to tears. As a bonus, sugaring is perfect for those afflicted with sensitive skin or skin ailments, as the organic ingredients are not as aggravating as wax.
The treatment is gaining traction in Singapore, with a couple of boutiques offering sugaring services for a myriad of body parts. To give the treatment a deserving shot, visit the sugaring studios below.
Sugar(ed) is responsible for pioneering the treatment in Singapore. Founded by Jasmine Yong, this establishment began as a home business until success demanded that she create a brick-and-mortar salon of her own. Now located in four locations islandwide, Sugar(ed) offers a variety of services for hair removal across your bod, including their popular Brazillian treatment. We recommend their Virgin package for first-timers, as it comes complete with a Hungarian mud treatment to soothe the area and prevent inflammation.
Sugar(ed) is located at Bukit Timah, Keong Saik, Upper Thomson and East Coast Road. See addresses here.
Flare Wellness is dedicated to delivering sugaring that minimises pain as much as possible. Focused on organic products only and gentle techniques, this by-appointment-only studio ensures your sugaring process remains comfortable from start to finish. Flare Wellness offers sugaring services for your whole body and face, so you can even try out the service on areas less tender, such as the eyebrows, before committing to the full monty.
Flare Wellness is located at #04-03 Bugis Cube, 470 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188735, +65 8808 4786.