Finally, something that hurts less than waxing.
Sugaring is similar to waxing in that an aesthetician applies a gooey layer to your skin and then quickly pulls hair out from the follicles. But instead of a wax-laden cotton strip, the removal agent is a room-temperature ball of sugar, water and lemon. You can sugar anywhere on your body--legs, face and intimate areas. Here, three L.A. spots we can personally recommend.
Westside With multiple locations, Sugaring LA is ideal when you’re on the go. A regular bikini-area process takes just 15 minutes (from $45) and includes a soothing witch hazel post-treatment. 1229A Montana Ave., Santa Monica; 310-795-2585 or sugaringla.com
Valley A friend swears that repeated Lay Bare sessions (from $20) left her hair sparser and her skin smoother. We were impressed by the fast, ouch-free service. 12265 Ventura Blvd. #203, Studio City; 818-760-9000 or facebook.com/LBStudioCity
Pasadena A sugaring veteran with 11 years' experience, Tirzah Brindle of Bare Green Sugar takes the procedure to spa level with a slower process punctuated by a calming mud masque ($132). 350 S. Lake Ave. #220, Pasadena; 323-907-3225 or baregreensugar.com