We are very happy to announce we are Leaping Bunny Certified! What that means is our entire line is certified cruelty-free. There has been no animal testing used in the development of any of our products or their ingredients. We promise to continue to provide products you can trust.
Sweet Exfoliator Serum is a winning product! That's why it is now offered in a 4oz size. Packaged in a beautiful frosted glass bottle! This lovely moisture serum contains aloe, natural alpha-hydroxy acids and fruit acids to keep your skin looking beautiful. Use it anywhere as a face and body treatment!
We are really excited to be very close to rolling out a fresh new look to our product line and website! Two of our retail products have a new name. The Sweet Exfoliator Toner Pads will be called On The Go Exfoliator and Bamboo Micro Polish is now called Bamboo + Enzyme.
The Serum is now 4oz!
Be on the watch for some sales coming as we transition from old to new!
We are so excited and honored to be a Winner in the 2019 ASCP Readers Choice Awards Body Sugaring Category for the 2nd year. I say WE because it is not one face behind the name! I want to thank so many people! Thank you ASCP for introducing us to your readers and to all who voted for us! Thank you to our wonderful customers and to our awesome Education Team! That is where it starts and I could not do it without them! Stephanie King, our Director of Education working remotely from the UK, Kyle Alexander, US Education Coordinator and every one of our Independent educators! I think so highly of you all! To my staff, you are the best!
I want to say a heartfelt thank you for voting us #1 in the@ascpskincare Readers Choice Awards ! Thank you to ASCP for your beautiful magazine! Thank you to my staff, our awesome team of educators and most of all to all of you!
No slipping in the tub with this scrub! SweetExfoliator Bamboo Micro Polish is a perfect no-mess exfoliating system. Traditional scrubs are made of oils, sugar, or salt and ca cause a slippery mess in the shower. The SweetExfoliator System is different. A blend of oatmeal, rice, and fruit enzymes combined with bamboo foams, cleanses, and gently exfoliates dead skin cells to polish and renew the skin.
This balm is specially formulated for at home care between Sugaring appointments. Using a blend Tamanu Oil from Fiji, Italian Olive Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Vitamin E and rich, emollient Amazonian Cupuacu Butter, this product is perfect for use on bikini lines, underarms and any area that is Sugared or shaved regularly. High quality essential oils are added to this clean, fragrant blend. Try this balm on dry, irritated or itchy skin for a quick calm down. As a backbar product this balm works great as a post treatment application, cooling skin and adding a nice barrier to protect exfoliated areas.
Give your Sugaring and Facial Treatments a Boost of Wellness
Are you using our Hungarian Mineral Mud in your treatment room, after sugaring treatments and yes! even in your facials. If not, you should be. Hungarian Mineral Mud has an analgesic effect on the skin which soothes and calms after hair removal. Perfect for removing large amounts of vellus hair on the face, sensitive skin types, and larger body areas too. Applying a mineral mud mask after sugaring backs, chests is giving your client a wellness spa treatment that will keep them coming back for more!
Hungarian Mineral Mud is everyone's go to mask for all skin types. Anti-aging, problematic, sensitive skin types all benefit from this amazing mud. Rich in minerals Hungarian Mineral Mud contains 60% silicon dioxide, which helps build collagen in the skin and maintains the skin's elasticity. Hungarian Mineral Mud detoxifies and draws out impurities, re-balances red skin leaving the skin looking radiant.
Takes the "ouch out" of hair removal!
Mixing our Body Tonic or pure distilled water with equal parts of Hungarian Mineral Mud to create a creamy mask. To enhance the benefits, create your own customized treatments by adding a pump of SweetExfoliator Serum or a drop of essential oil for your client's skin type. The mud is in a dry powder form so it is so easy to customize with your skincare line, toners, hydrosols and serums.
SweetExfoliator™System - a two step exfoliating skin conditioning system for face and body! Perfect for those prone to ingrown hairs. Lovely facial exfoliant for all skin types.
Great for bikini area, beards, backs chests. Anywhere!
SweetExfoliator™ Toner Pads
92% Organic Ingredients
AHA/ BHA exfoliating treatment pad containing Aspen Bark Extract, a natural salicylic acid. Can be used for face or body. Perfect product to retail to your clients as a skin conditioning treatment between appointments. Balances skin tone and leaves skin with a polished appearance. Perfect for those prone to ingrown hairs. Great for active skin too!
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Moisture Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
A organically preserved gentle exfoliating moisture serum with Hyaluronic Acid to use anywhere on the body to keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and radiant. AHA's have the smallest molecule to penetrate the top layer of skin. May use daily on any area of the body in need of exfoliation. Perfect for those prone to ingrown hairs. Great for active skin too.
Stephanie King lost half an eyebrow during a waxing incident
in esthetics school in 2007. Seven years later she owns two companies and teaches
the art of sugaring to others so they don't lose any part of their eyebrow.
After that incident, King dug deeper into hair removal
techniques, “I knew there had to be a better option,” she said. “And after
researching I found Sugaring.”
She’s been sugaring full time every since discovering it.
Going into business for herself wasn’t that much of stretch. Her parents owned
a business together.
“They ran their business with such integrity,” she said. “I
remember feeling very proud to be a King growing up, because people knew my
parents as honest, hardworking, caring people in our community. When my dad
passed away eight years ago hundreds of people from my tiny town came out to
remember him. It was really touching to see how much he was respected for the
work he did and the person we was. He was able to be his best and express his
generous spirit through his business and I just think that is the most amazing
thing. My parents set a great example for me in regard to how people should be
treated and I find it so fulfilling to have a business where I get to be of service.”
King said she appreciates others who have great integrity,
“The first time I spoke with Tamara (Tamara’s Sugar) I knew I
was going to be a customer,” King said. “She gave me the best service and I had
her product in my hands just a few days later. She is fast! I really love
Tamara’s Sugar Paste and all of the pre- and post- products. I appreciate
Tamara as a small business owner who truly cares about her customers. I know
Tamara’s got my back and when you run your own business that’s worth its weight
in gold. I am so happy to be a part of Tamara’s education team. I am really
excited to see where this road takes me and am especially thrilled to see
Sugaring hit the mainstream!”
Getting more students proficient at sugaring is helping
project sugaring into mainstream beauty world. King’s desire to be of service,
sometimes gets in the way of her teaching, so she’s developed a habit of
keeping her hands in her pockets when she’s teaching.
“I taught a class in my town in Illinois and had six students
in a conference room at a local hotel,” King recalls. “I remember thinking that
I needed to be sure to teach and not just jump in and fix everyone’s issues for
them. I kept reminding myself that I needed to explain how to get unstuck
instead of just getting someone unstuck. I kept my hands in my pockets for most
of the first day to resist the urge.”
She said that her Sugar Cube training covers so much more than
“I aim to give you as many tools and practical tidbits of
knowledge as I possibly can,” King said. “Think of it as my seven years of
trial-and-error condensed down into several mini lessons you can use right away
with your clients. I don’t hold back any knowledge in class, if you want to
learn something it is my pleasure to teach you how to do it. Just ask.”
Meanwhile, when King isn’t working in her studio, The
Sugarista, or providing Sugar Cube training, she works on other projects.
“I am obsessed with oils, clays and hydrosols and have been
quietly developing a product line that sources lesser known ingredients from
different parts of the world,” she said. “Right now I have one product that has
been selling for a year and four more that I hope to launch by next
spring.I’m also a recovering from five-year
addiction to purchasing web domain names on GoDaddy.”
Her sense of humor and ability to talk to anyone she feels is
key to her success. The Sugarist is going strong and she believes her passion
and integrity will help propel her further. Both qualities help her spread the
word about professional sugaring.
“I wish that everyone knew how awesome sugaring is,” she said.
“But, until then, I will keep spreading the word.”
I visit family as often as I can for short 3 day weekends, even then my business phone and laptop are always close by and I find myself answering emails, voicemails from our wonderful customers. I think I worry more about them running out of sugar than maybe they do.
I can honestly say I have never taken a real vacation. You know the kind of vacation I am talking about? Walk on the beach, dig your toes in the sand, swim in the blue sea kind of vacation.
As Americans work hard. We should also play hard. That balance in my life has been missing. I love my work so much, that being away from it is hard. However, my family have all encouraged me to step away from working for a bit.
We are trying to get the word out early, far and wide, so everyone can be prepared. What that means is we are closed Thanksgiving November 27th through December 3rd. Limited Shipping for some online orders only will be available December 1st-3rd. We will not be accepting orders by phone or email or text. All orders that we receive after 2pm Wednesday November 26th will be shipped out the following week. On December 4th we will be back in full swing.
I hope you will understand my need to take a quick break and can get your orders in before we close for the holiday or happy to wait until our return. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday too! Now where did I store my suitcase?
Imagine someone with
their leg up on the sink, as if it were a ballet barre, repeatedly practicing
sugaring. Well, that wasn’t some fantasy that was Kayla Johnson’s realty for
“That was me,” she
said. “Leg propped up on my bathroom counter thinking, ‘I’m never going to get
A former ballet
dancer, Johnson wants everyone to know that sugaring takes time to learn, and
is one of the reasons she became an educator.
“Some things are unexplainable,”
she said. “I can explain things over and over again, but sometimes it doesn’t
click or work quite how it should the first time for a student; but, in time,
it just happens and they’re on their way.
She said that teaching
brings her valuable inspiration, which she hadn’t expected.
“I often go back to
work the next day (after teaching) feeling so great. It’s so much fun teaching
estheticians that are so hungry to learn something new, and see their eyes
opened to this amazing art form.”
One thing she’d like
to teach everyone is the difference between sugaring and waxing.
“It is truly
astounding!” Johnson said. “How we got away from sugaring to waxing, I will
Johnson said she
believes her business, Skin Care by Kayla Marie at Z Salon and Spa in Berea, Ohio, is more than a place where
people’s faces get massaged or learn to work with makeup.
“I’m a skin changer,
confidence booster, therapist, and often leave work after a long day feeling
satisfied, yet my body aches,” she said. “Just because I work in a spa doesn’t
mean I don’t work very hard.”
She especially loves doing brow sugaring, she said, noting that the creativity it involves brings to light one of her strongest skills.
“My clients always
say, ‘you’re the expert, so do whatever you want’!” she said. “This allows me,
if needed, to completely re-frame a face. The look of shock and happiness after
a brow sugaring is why I do my job.”
philosophy on business it to offer treatments how she would want her own
treatments done, she said.
“I do this while staying true to my love of
natural and organic products, and a holistic approach to skincare,” Johnson
With that in mind it
was a instinctive that she would partner with Tamara’s Sugar. She said that she
first found Tamara’s company more than three years ago when she was searching
for a company to train her in sugaring.
“At the time, I didn’t
really know all what sugaring was, or had ever seen a treatment before,” Johnson
said. “After getting such a quick, kind, and informative response from Tamara,
I knew hers was the company for me.”
Even at six months pregnant, Rashelle Barney is constantly working to handle the overflow of sugaring clients at her spa Blush Olympia in Olympia, Wash. She has seen substantial growth of her clientele since starting to sugar.
Rashelle Barney Licensed Esthetician Instructor, Body Sugaring Educator
Owners of Blush Olympia Stacy Alexander (Left), Andrea House (Center), Rashelle Barney (Right)
Even at six months pregnant, Rashelle Barney is constantly
working to handle the overflow of sugaring clients at her spa Blush
Olympia in Olympia, Wash. She has seen substantial growth of her
clientele since starting to sugar.
“It’s hard turning clients away, it makes me feel horrible,” she
said. Therefore she’s training more people to be sugaring experts like herself.
Barney first heard about sugaring hair removal in 2008 – three
years after becoming an esthetician.
“I was shocked that simply sugar, lemon, and water could remove
hair without the harsh side effects of waxing!” she said.
Becoming a skilled professional in it was a different story, however,
she’ll tell you.
“My first memory of sugaring was: ‘oh my gosh, this is hard! I’m
never going to be able to do this’. I had been waxing for years before
switching to sugaring, so it was quite a difficult transition. I made myself
stick with it, despite the challenges. Eventually it just clicked.”
Barney said it surprised her that her students grasped the
technique so quickly.
“Wow, she’s doing so much better than I did my first time,” is
something Barney thinks while teaching students, she said.
“It’s exciting to see them succeed and be able to share how
wonderful sugaring is.”
She plans on continuing sharing sugaring with clients and other
professionals – even after the baby comes. "I wear an apron at work and haven’t quite 'popped' yet so a lot of my clients still don’t know that my husband and I are expecting a baby girl soon!"
“One thing I wish more people knew about sugaring is how great
the results can be,” she said. “I think people just assume that hair removal
means ingrown hairs, irritation, etc. I wish more people knew that there is a
better alternative to waxing and shaving!”
Barney specializes in her Brazilian technique, which she claims
was the hardest thing for her to learn, but she said she stuck to it and became
a pro at it.
“I chose Tamara’s products,” she said, “not just because of the
convenience of her being local, but I realized her products are so much more
user friendly. The sugar paste in general is easier to work with, it doesn’t
leave the skin sticky, and I never get stuck.” She added that the support
Tamara offers – always being available for questions – just makes working with
her so very pleasant.
A pleasant work environment is a great place for a mommy-to-be. It’s
too soon to tell if the Barney’s expected child will follow in mommy’s
footsteps, but, baby Barney will definitely know that mom loves her second job
of sugaring clients.
At Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring™, we’re constantly
trying to make our products better. We’re aiming for environmental
accountability (organic, sustainable), made in America, and in general as
responsible and conscientious as possible. There will be some new products very
soon (so always come back and check this space), so stay tuned.
Today, however, we want to talk to you about a product that we
use in our processing and training and are now available for purchase.It’s GreenDex™ Biodegradeable Gloves.
They are made in the USA and they are the world’s first biodegradable nitrile
Just so you know, no one has offered us any kind of sponsorship
or monetary gain for talking or recommending this. We’re just convinced that
this is a step in the right direction for our industry. It has always been our
concern that we promote an eco friendly, natural, water-soluble service as
professional sugarists, but yet we use Nitrile gloves that get thrown in the
garbage and stay around in our landfills a very, very long time. We’ve been searching for a glove that gave us
the protection and usability that we need in my sugaring business. GreenDex
does that. For the month of August you can order GreenDex gloves off of our
site at the same price as less-earth-friendly nitrile gloves.
We’re so in love with this glove and the fact that it is
environmentally responsible and made in the USA, that if you can post a
photo via Instagram that you are using them, , and we’ll gift you something
good for you and our planet. Be sure to comment here with the link to your
instagram photo, or even better, tag me via Instagram @TamarasSugar.Let’s all get a little green-handed! Can’t
wait to see your green-hands in action!
Dear Sweet Readers: This is the next installment of a series of profile pieces of the wonderful people I’m so honored to work with every day. When you read these pieces, you’ll understand why I love my job and business so much! Enjoy! ..........Tamara
Jessica Mock got a baptism by fire – or rather sugar – when she was a freshly licensed esthetician fresh out of school. Her first experience being a body-sugar professional made her learn on her feet.
“I was briefly trained by the owner of the first salon I worked at, and when she came down with pneumonia and was out for a month, I was expected to take over her appointments,” Mock said.
She said she was extremely challenged by sugaring when she first started.
“My skin reacted so much better to it than it ever did to waxing,” she said. “So, I was determined to master it.”
Master it, she has. She’s now a sugaring educator in Savannah, Georgia, where many of her clients are in the military community.
“I am so inspired by and proud of their commitment to our country,” Mock said.
Her own commitment to teaching sugaring is also inspirational, despite a rocky start in her sugaring career. Giving her sugar education classes is the one of the best things she looks forward to each month, she said.
“I felt nervous and intimidated when I first started sugaring, navigating through issues like getting stuck by myself,” she said.
She credits this experience as why she’s able to provide a great educating experience to her own sugaring students.
“My first class was a full class, and I remember being so nervous and hoping that I’d be able to not only give my students enough guidance to make it worth their while, but that I would also love it.”
As it happens, it was a positive experience for all and Mock still keeps in touch with her students from her very first class as an educator.
“I loved seeing (sugaring) through the eyes of a beginner again,” she said. “When you’ve been sugaring for so long, you forget how confusing even just picking up the sugar and holding onto it can be. Even the simplest things are a struggle.”
She added that teaching requires you to remember those little things, and that’s how you better relate to your students.
“The most challenging part is finding a balance between demonstrating and letting the students struggle through an issue,” Mock said. “When someone is getting frustrated, my first instinct is to take over and do it for them, but I’ve learned to guide with my words instead.”
Mock first encountered Tamara’s Sugar when she left that very first salon where she got her baptism by sugar.
“I needed my own certification to continue to sugar, so I researched and completed training with Tamara’s company,” she said. “I loved my experience and the products, and I also loved the encouragement and support I received from the company.
“When I became certified,” Mock continued, “I never thought twice about a company other than Tamara's. Although we have never met me in person, her support has meant the world to me, and the products work beautifully.”
What doesn’t work beautifully, Mock jokes is trying to be a professional sugarsit on a typical Georgia July day with a broken air conditioner, a full schedule, and the naivety not to reschedule my appointments.
In addition to her sugaring specialty, Mock also is a makeup artist.
“I attended fashion school for four years before deciding that, although I love the industry, I’d rather be more behind the scenes of fashion,” she said. “My original intention was to become a make-up artist, and esthetics school was the logical choice in my area. I fell in love with hair removal by accident while attending school.”
She recently began a makeup artistry education program nearly two years ago and is combining both sugaring and a career in makeup.
“I am in love with all things beauty and fashion...dolling people up is what I do best,” Mock said.
New to our professional treatment product line is Body Tonic 8oz. To be used as a post sugaring treatment spray. A soothing tonic and antiseptic treatment of organic Aloe, Rosewater + Myrrh. Use Body Tonic as a after treatment spray to cool and soothe the skin and aide in removing any sugar residue. Mix with Hungarian Mineral Mud to create a lovely facial or body mask.