What is sugaring?  

Sugaring is an ancient middle-eastern practice that is similar to waxing, but the paste sticks to the hair not to the skin, which causes less redness, pain, and inflammation.  The mixture is made of natural ingredients, there is less irritation, and it washes off easily with warm water.  

​​Before your Sugaring appointment

2 days before your appointment, gently exfoliate the area that will be sugared.  This will make the hair removal process easier.  Please do not exfoliate the day of your appointment to prevent irritation.
If you are concerned with discomfort during your appointment, a numbing cream is available for purchase.  The cream must be put on the area 45 minutes prior to your appointment.  You can arrange a time with Braziliant for pick up prior to your scheduled appointment date.

Day of Sugaring appointment

Please arrive with dry clean skin.  Do not apply lotion/ oil to the area being sugared.  

Remember to breath!  Holding your breath causes you to tense up.  

Depending on what you are getting sugared, will be gently guided into positions that assure the best sugaring treatment.  Your esthetician may even ask you to help hold the skin tight.  The tighter the skin, the less it hurts.

Minor blood spotting is normal, especially if your hair has been shaved over a period or if your hair is course and thick.

Many clients find comfort in taking an Ibuprofin before their session.  Please consult a doctor before taking any medication.

A histamine reaction can occur on the first few visits.  Taking an anti-histamine a few days before your appointment and the day of may help prevent this.  Please consult a doctor before taking any medication.

If your hair is extremely long, you may trim it down to an inch.  Be careful not to trim too short.  If you need trimmed at the time of your appointment, a $5 fee will be applied to the service.

After your Sugaring appointment

Avoid applying heat to the sugared area for 12 to 24 hours.  This includes hot baths, sauna, and steam

Use an anti-acne lotion for face, back, and chest following the treatment and twice a day until breakouts are gone.  Use only products recommended by your skin care professional.  

Avoid applying highly fragranced products to the area.  This includes perfume, scented body lotions, antiperspirants, cosmetics, or feminine hygiene sprays.  Only use professional products, recommended to you by the skin care therapist performing the service.

Avoid using harsh abrasives or exfoliates in the sugared area immediately after sugaring.  Wait a day or two before exfoliating.

Avoid applying skin care products to the sugared area 12-24 hours after your appointment unless recommended by your skin care professional.  This includes self-tanning products and tan accelerators.

Any pinking of the skin should disappear within 6 to 8 hours after your sugaring service.  Slight pinking is normal, and indicates the hair was removed from the root.  

If you experience bumps or whiteheads after a sugaring treatment, it may possibly be a histamine reaction.  This is a common reaction especially for a first-time sugaring client.  Your skin care professional can recommend products and home care to help decrease sensitivity.  

General Sugaring Questions

How long does my hair need to be?  Your hair should be the length of a long grain of rice.  The ideal length is 2 long grains of rice.  You do not want to the hair to be extremely short because it is more difficult to extract, which can result in skin irritation.  You also do not want the hair to be extremely long because the sugar needs to touch the skin and seep into the hair follicles.  

I am on my cycle.  Can I still get a Brazilian?  Yes!  The skin tends to be more sensitive during this time but it does not affect the service.

I am pregnant.  Can I still get sugared?  Yes!  Sugaring is all natural and safe and can be done while pregnant.  During pregnancy hormones can increase sensitivity for some woman.

Does sugaring hurt less than waxing?  95% of Braziliant’s clients say yes.  It is less irritating to the skin.  Since hair is still being completely removed from the root, it will not be painless.  Braziliant recommends all first-time clients apply a numbing cream 45 minutes prior to your appointment (consult with Braziliant if you have allergies or concerns before applying)

How long does a Brazilian take?  It depends on how easily the hair slides out of the follicle.  Appointments on average take about 25 to 30 minutes.

How often do I need to come back for a Brazilian?  Every 4 weeks is the ideal timeframe.  As the hair grows less, you may be able to push your appointment to 5 or 6 week intervals.

When will the hair start growing back?  It depends on the individual but you will typically start to see growth in about a week.  The hair will not be long enough to sugar till about 3 or 4 weeks.  

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored: 24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment. No-shows Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their “missed” appointment. Late Arrivals 

If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time. We look forward to serving you!​

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contraindications regarding medications:  If you are currently using any of the following medications, you will not be a candidate for body sugaring.  Discontinue use of these medications for a minimum of three months prior to your appointment.  If you are on Accutane, you must be off this medication for a minimum of one year.

  • Accutane
  • Isotretinoin
  • Adapalene
  • Madifloxicine
  • Alustra
  • Metronidazole
  • Avage
  • Renova
  • Avita
  • Retin-A
  • Azelex
  • Tazarac
  • Clindamycin
  • Tazarotene
  • Differin
  • Tetracycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Tretinoin
  • Erythromycin

If you are using any of the following, your skin is more vulnerable to irritation and swelling.

Other acne medications not listed above
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (glycolic, lactic)
Oral antibiotics
Topical antibiotics
Salicylic Acid
Any acid based products