The history of body sugaring depilation dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Inspired by Alexander the Great, the women of Alexandria considered a hairless body to be the standard of beauty, youth and innocence.
Persian women used a traditional sugaring paste called moum. The sugaring solution is essentially the same, whether it is called sugaring paste or sugaring wax. It is the method used to apply and remove the hair that differs. Some cultures spread the sugaring solution on the skin and then apply a piece of muslin over it, wait for it to cool and then pull it off. Other cultures, in one motion spread the sugaring solution on to the hair that is to be removed and then flick it off.
Shaving [and other depilatories] predates history but it was the early Egyptian men and women who really established shaving and hair removal as a regular part of daily grooming, and the custom continues today for people all over the world.
The Egyptians had a personal preoccupation with body hygiene – and curious customs to accompany it. The Greek historian Herodotus (485-425 BC) commented that the Egyptians bathed several times a day and “set cleanliness above seemliness”. Being so clean all the time was associated with fanatical behavior by outsiders. The ancient Romans thought that a lack of major body hair was some kind of terrible deformity.
In Egypt priests believed that body hair was shameful and unclean. Wild animals and barbarians had hair, not the sophisticated and advanced Egyptian civilization. Being hairless was achieved by shaving, using depilatory creams and rubbing one’s hair off with a pumice stone.
Men, women, and even the children of ancient Egypt all shaved their heads bald and wore elaborate specially-made wigs, which were preferred over a natural head of hair for ultimate protection from the sun’s harmful solar rays.
New styles, sports, and trends that require or desire smooth hairless skin, have revived this ancient art. Sugaring is now recognized worldwide as the preferred method of hair removal. Beauty standards have changed throughout our history. Today, with the desire to be fit (in some circles), we also have a desire to be smooth and hairless. Models, athletes, body builders, competitors, swimmers, the body aware, and the body conscious; if you love personal hygiene and grooming, then sugaring is for you.
Natural sugaring does not leave stubble like shaving, nor does it wound the skin like waxing can. With Sugaring, hair grows back softer and more smooth, breaks the skin more easily when growing back, , and will come in thinner and less coarse. You don’t have to commit to a series. you can take it part and parcel. it is recommended however, for thinning the regrowth to visit your esthetician every 3-4 weeks in the beginning, and then your visits will taper off. Unlike traditional waxing there is no chance of burning!
I am one of the few practitioners of this hair removal processes that offers full Brazilian areas (making the genital area hair free) to male and female clients. “Brazilian” means the hair is completely removed from the entire genital area. There is no chance of a little hair sneaking out from under your bathing suit. Unlike waxing sugaring does not take live skin cells, only hair and dead keratin (skin cells), leaving the skin exfoliated and ridiculously smooth!
Who wouldn’t want to touch that skin?