Got guests that just cant stand traditional waxing? Sugaring could be the next best thing for them. Sugaring has been around for ages, but over the last few years has gained momentum. The simple formulation of sugar, water and lemon has made it a popular choice among green beauty enthusiast and ingredient conscious shoppers that crave “cleaner” beauty options. Other hair removal alternatives such as threading and laser hair removal have become less appealing as a simple sugaring paste can be molded and removed quickly in the direction of growth, allowing for minimal irritation and slower regrowth. Options are everything in this industry so adding sugaring to your studio menu might not be a bad idea. It could attract new guests and generate more $$$$$ for your biz (Where Dem Dollars At?). Thinking about adding sugaring to your studio menu? Here’s what you need to know.
Beauty Boss Tami Blake founder of True Waxology Spa in Walnut Creek, California and Sweet and True Sugaring Company has built a loyal following of “sugar babies” in her retreat spa in California. Her company offers advanced sugaring certification courses to licensed estheticians and cosmetologist. Students are even welcome but must show that they are enrolled in an esthetics or cosmetology program to attend (Alright now junior beauty bosses!). Once enrolled students learn through hands on experiences, webinars, videos, newsletters, group discussions and instructor feedback to master the sugaring techniques. Not in California? That’s cool, research places that offer in- person trainings. Sorry, but we think online trainings for this service are a no-no. Besides, who’s going to correct bad habits and get you out of a sticky (pun intended) situation? We also recommend certification classes that are led by educators that have mastered the techniques needed to perform quickly, efficiently and safely. Most of the time these individuals are operating very successful sugaring businesses of their own. Lastly, try to enroll in classes that provide a starter kit to allow you to get started quickly and efficiently, since most courses cost between $500-600 you definitely want to get your moneys worth.
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Know Before You Go
One thing to know before registering for a sugaring certification class is that most start with a basic certification. Sorry, you won’t be doing Brazilians right away. Most basic certifications teach the skills you need to have a successful sugaring practice and focus on arms, under arms, legs, face, brows, and bikini. Time is spent explaining history (we think sugarings Egyptian origins are pretty cool) ,theory, and product knowledge. Spreading, molding, flicking, and the finger twirl technique are also introduced. After the basic course then comes the Brazilian certification and practice. Here you will learn Brazilian techniques and practice on models to hone your skills.
How Long Before I Become A Sugar Bee Boss?
Get Gone Hard Wax !?
Think that once you become a QUEEN SUGARING BEE you have to give hard wax the axe? Not exactly, at Blake’s studio she offers both Brazilian waxing and sugaring. The choice is yours. The two can exist in the same space however since sugaring is a specialty hair removal technique you may want to charge more for it. We have seen prices for the service anywhere from $60-75 and since clients love options why not give them the choice.
We are super excited about the potential $$$$ becoming a sugaring boss can bring into you boutique studio. Have you registered for a sugaring certification which one? Have you already take an awesome certification course? Are you experiencing success or failure with this method of hair removal share your comments here.
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