3 Day Spring Free Shipping Event

Posted by Admin on 3/18/2019

Our Spring 3-Day Free Shipping Event. March 25th-27th 


We always encourage you to order your sugaring products before the the hot summer temperatures. Stock up for your busy season and beat the heat! 

As a thank you each day we will be including a free surprise gift with every order! 


Cyber Monday 2018

Posted by Admin on 11/16/2018 to Business
Ship on us! 


Stock up and save on shipping! Receive free shipping all day on your  Orders for Cyber Monday 2018. No minimum!

ASCP Readers Choice Awards for Skin Deep Magazine

Posted by admin on 8/29/2018 to General
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!


SweetExfoliator Bamboo Micro Polish

Posted by Admin on 6/6/2017 to General
The newest addition to the SweetExfoliator System family is Bamboo Micro Polish! 

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.  


Tamanu Repair Balm is here!

Posted by Tamara Anderson on 8/12/2016
Tamanu Repair Balm is here!
New in our Retail section is Beauty Archaeology's Tamanu Repair Balm

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.

Hungarian Mud... a Boost of Wellness

Posted by admin on 2/1/2016
Give your Sugaring and Facial Treatments a Boost of Wellness


Hungarian Mineral Mud 32oz Professional Size


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 a 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 skins 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 a 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 clients skin type. The mud is in a dry powder form so it is so easy to customize with your skin care line, toners, hydrosols and serums.  


Bamboo Facial Pads

Posted by Admin on 8/14/2015

Coming Soon! Bamboo Facial Pads

Beautiful*Soft*Disposable*Bio-Degradable*Eco-Friendly


Ingredient Highlight -Aspen Bark Extract

Posted by Tamara on 1/23/2015 to Ingredients
Ingredient Highlight -Aspen Bark Extract

Why we chose Aspen Bark Extract for our SweetExoliator™ System! 

Benefits of Aspen Bark

  • has medicinal purposes 
  • Naturally derived botanical extract
  • The bark is rich in salicylates, a natural beta hydroxy acid
  • antibacterial
  • analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • calming and healing
  • softens and smooth's the skin
  • low irritation
  • water Soluble, no need for alcohol 
  • a natural preservative 
  • does not harm the tree when extracted

Using the natural BHA Aspen Bark Extract, combined with the AHA's in both the SweetExoliator™  Toner Pads & Serum we are experiencing great results. 


SweetExfoliator ™System

Posted by Tamara on 1/2/2015

SweetExfoliatorSystem - 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!


SweetExfoliator™ Serum

Organically Preserved

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.


 

New Retail Product Line Up

Posted by Tamara on 12/18/2014

We love the look of our new retail label.  We have added a few new products too!

  • 4oz Hungarian Mineral Mud
  • 8oz BodySoothe™ Lotion
  • SweetExfoliator™ Toner Pads with Aspen Bark Extract   92% Organic Ingredients.
  • SweetExfoliator™ Serum  Organically Preserved
  • 1 oz Healing Oil

PDX Sugarista turns a missing eyebrow into a royal career

Posted by Casondra Brewster/ Creative Word Lab on 11/23/2014 to Educator Profiles
PDX Sugarista turns a missing eyebrow into a royal career

Stephanie King, Esthetician, Sugaring Educator

Owner, The Sugarista  Portland, Oregon

Co-Owner Sugar Cube Training


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, too.

 

“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 the basics.

 

“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.”

 

First Real Vacation

Posted by Tamara on 11/11/2014 to General
First Real Vacation

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?

New Benchmark: USDA Certified Organic

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 10/16/2014 to Organic & Fair Trade
New Benchmark:  USDA Certified Organic

You were here with us when we got the fair-trade stamp of approval. Now, celebrate with us as our new Sugaring Paste is now USDA Certified Organic.

We couldn’t be more pleased and proud of our efforts. Still created by the oversight of its founder, Tamara, we follow strict health standards in the production of our sugar and high-quality back-bar treatment products.

The reaction to our PerfectlySmooth Paste has been so positive and exceptional, we’re so happy to see so many leaping on the trust we’ve built with our signature products to try our new line. Our PerfectlySmooth Paste has the same consistent quality as our Signature Paste, but made with organic, fair trade, and Non GMO ingredients. Same quality, better for our planet and its people.

You may still purchase our Signature Pastes.  We understand as beauty professionals, when you find a product and love it, you want to keep using it. Therefore, we’re continuing our Signature line for those who prefer it.

The choice is yours, PerfectlySmooth Line or Signature Line.  You’ll continue to receive top-notch customer service, education, and professional products made by those who value your trust and business.

Stay tuned! We’re not done bringing you more to help your body sugaring business grow.

Ohio Sugarist Raises the Barre

Posted by Author Casondra Brewster on 10/11/2014 to Educator Profiles
Ohio Sugarist Raises the Barre

Kayla Johnson, Owner

Skin Care by Kayla Marie at Z Salon and Spa

Skin Care Rep for A Natural Difference

Body Sugaring Educator, Beauty Blogger &  Dancer




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 awhile.

 

“That was me,” she said. “Leg propped up on my bathroom counter thinking, ‘I’m never going to get this’!”

 

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 never know.”

 

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.”

 

Her personal 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 said.

 

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.”

 

 

Sugar converts unite!

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 10/5/2014
Sugar converts unite!

"We’re getting the message, but we’re not sure how to share it.

Here’s an example of what we are hearing from estheticians and the people calling in.

“My esthetician waxes, I wish she would learn to sugar”

“Why have I never heard about sugaring before?”

“I was certified in sugaring, but I never practiced and I gave up”

“I can’t find anyone who sugars in my area”

“I have a client moving to _____and there is no one who sugars there, what is she going to do?”

Repeatedly here at Tamara’s Sugar™ we hear from not only our fellow professional sugarists who rely on our products, but also their clients who have converted from wax-based hair removal to sugaring, that they wished they’d been exposed to it sooner.

However, what we also know is that too many professionals give up sugaring, because unlike waxing, it takes a special patience and perseverance to become skilled at this centuries old hair-removal technique. It takes practice, lots and lots of practice. But, we’ve not heard of a client that was dissatisfied…

Okay, maybe those who went to someone who tried to do it professionally before they were ready. We all make mistakes. But, that’s why we urge everyone to keep practicing, to take refresher classes, advanced classes, even one on one coaching to be determined to master body sugaring.

We know that practicing one or two times, or even immediately after taking a hands-on class once does not a pro make, but by the time you have 6 months to a year under your belt, if you’re tenacious and don’t give up – you’ll be part of the sugaring world – and spreading the message that there is something better than wax out there.

So, dear fellow sugarists and those who are our sweet customers, how do we spread the word?

Our idea is to tell at least one person a day about the benefits of sugaring – both as someone who gets sugared or someone who provides sugaring. Use your person-to-person network, use social media, bring it up at a cocktail party. We love it. We know you love it. Let those who don’t know begin to love it.

Who did you tell about sugaring today?



Knowledge Not Shared is Knowledge Wasted

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 9/25/2014

It’s back to school time, the primary school children, as well as college kids are all back in the classroom. Education is a way to move forward as an individual, but also as a society.

In our careers we need to do the same. That’s why we’re so focused on education and that our educators have experience. We want you to know that it is going to take more than a few days to feel confident.  It may take several months before you feel like a "expert", but you will, and we are here to help you get there.  Practice and experience is everything in our business. That’s why we require that our educators have been professionally sugaring for a year before they are considered for our education training program. We want the best and the brightest out there to teach our new sugaring professionals! Just like in any education program, it’s the masters that teach the students. We have the same philosophy!

Even so, everyone has to start somewhere. That’s why here at Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring, we personally, as well as our educators, go into the beauty schools and cosmetology programs to begin to spread the sweet news of sugaring hair removal. We welcome people converting from the world of wax over to the better process of body sugaring. Your first class should not be your only class, your first sugaring experience, not your only one. We encourage everyone to take classes until they feel confident and practice, practice, practice. Get your friends, family, neighbors, or any other willing volunteer to help you become the best sugarist around. In no time, you’ll be eligible for our educator program, too.

There are a new crop of   “advanced” classes coming  up to include a Swift Sugaring method called "Get Candied™-Speed Sugaring", taught by Viola Ramphaul in Issaquah, WA. All of our educators offer advanced Brazilian Classes and many offer advanced Male Sugaring/ManScaping classes as well as One on One Coaching and Marketing your Sugaring Business.  We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for your career, for your business to keep learning. You don’t grow unless you go out of your comfort zone. So, explore, learn, and grow by continuing your sugaring education.

Check out our “Find A Class” page here to see where classes are in your area.  We have posted our educators contact information for each state and a link to their website. We encourage all of them to post their class information as well as upcoming class dates. 

Keep learning; keep growing! We’re rooting for your success!



Using Organic Fair Trade Sugar is Striving To Be Better!

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 9/22/2014 to Organic & Fair Trade
Using Organic Fair Trade Sugar is Striving To Be Better!

Photo Credit: James Rodriguez for Fair Trade USA

Monica Valle, Fair Trade Sugar Farmer - Peru

Monica Valle, 35, harvests sugar cane. Monica, a mother of two, is a sugar cane and coffee grower affiliated to CEPICAFE since 2002. She states: "Life has improved for everyone since we became organized. Our products have more markets, we have stable prices, and this all means progress for our families." CEPICAFE: Jilili, Ayabaca, Piura, Peru. March 7, 2013.

Here at Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring, we’ve been doing lots of research and development. You’ll be seeing a few more new products coming from us soon.

We’re so thrilled to announce that our new organic fair-trade sugar paste line has the stamp of approval from Fair Trade USA. We’re extremely conscious that everything we do has a direct impact somewhere – not just on our clients. We’re constantly trying to make sure that what we do is sustainable and good for the planet and its people. In fact, we create near zero waste in our production of our sugar paste.

Therefore, it was natural then for us to pursue a line of sugar that was the best possible – which meant organic and fair trade.

What does fair trade mean? It means just what the label suggests – it’s fair.  Certified fair trade on the logo means that people working those resources are justly compensated. The Fair Trade USA organization makes sure that, in our product’s case, the sugar farmers in developing countries businesses are sustainable and are positively influencing their communities. As an added bonus, the incredible aspect of Fair Trades is that funds are specifically designated for social, economic and environmental development projects which are determined by each community. Around the world, sugar cane farmers are some of the most impoverished in the world as a result of fluctuating prices and difficulty accessing markets. Fair Trade connects farmers directly to buyers, thereby improving the lives of the sugar growers, their families, and communities, as well as their products.

How sweet is that?

We started working on the formula for a paste made from Organic Sugar a year ago.  We wanted it to be the best quality – what you’ve come to expect from Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring, including choices.  It took us a little bit longer than expected.  However, it was very worth it. It’s incredible to know that our products are helping farmers in Paraguay sustainably farm and positively impact their communities.


PerfectlySmooth Paste™ 

Our Organic Fair Trade sugaring line is called PerfectlySmooth,  packaged in our signature 35-ounce tub. comes in Ultra Smooth (soft) , Smooth (med soft) and Strong (firm). However, the tub is transparent so you can see the beautiful rich caramel color of the organic sugar.

Our PerfectlySmooth Paste™ has the ability to absorb moisture and hold up in warmer conditions without becoming too soft.  The reason for this is, organic sugar is unrefined and a much larger grain/molecule.  The earthiness and texture of the sugar creates a resilient paste.  Acacia gum that you often see in softer pastes like our Signature "Soft" and "Medium Soft" is not needed in our PerfectlySmooth Paste™

This paste is beautiful to work with; making it such a win-win because it’s made from the fairest and best products our world has to offer.  We’re so proud to be able to offer this to our clients and know that people are taking care of themselves with our product while making the world

We have a winner!

Posted by Tamara on 9/5/2014

Our Winning Photo

Our winning photo from our "Made in America" Instagram Photo Contest!  Lorraine says the real winner is her husband who has served 4 deployments.  We salute him and thank him for his service! 

Made In America Photo Contest

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 8/15/2014 to General
Made In America Photo Contest

Made In America Photo Contest

Images. Photos. Pictures. Portraits.

These visual gems help us relate to our world in such an intimate way. At Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring™, we love seeing the photographs that people post on social media. We delight in the ease with which we all can share via Instagram, too.

We also adore anything and everything Made In USA. We’re very proud of the fact that we can say that our Body Sugar is Made In USA. In fact, most of our product line is Made In USA, manufactured on site in the Cascade Foothills of Washington State. Why is that important to us? Because just like shopping local is good for your local economy and stimulates its community, Made In USA stimulates a healthy national economy and strengthens our communities at large. It also fosters better safety regulations and more focus on environmental stewardship than many other places in the world. Last, but not least it provides more jobs.

Lastly, we love to share our love of professional body sugaring and all the positive things that comes from feeling beautiful in a healthy way.

Given all these things, we decided to run a special Made In USA photo contest for the next couple of weeks leading up and ending on Labor Day – our nation’s holiday to honor the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States of America.

We want you to post any or all of your favorite Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring™ products in your most “American” scene. Give us your version of Americana alongside America’s Sweetest Choice in Body Sugar. When you’ve got the photo you want to enter, post it on your favorite social platform, tag “tamarassugar” and then include the hashtag:  #TPBSMadeInUSA

After Labor Day we’ll decide our three favorite entries. The winning entries – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, will receive ္free Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring™ products. First prize will win a full case of sugar; second place will receive a half-case of sugar, and third place will receive two products of their choice from our line. All Free! Just for posting a photo of Tamara’s Sugar™ products in your favorite Americana, Made In USA, red, white, and blue scene!

So get snapping! Post or any or all social media platforms . Tag “tamarassugar.” Use the hashtag #TPBSMadeInUSA We’re hoping to see lots and lots of photos on our feed from all over the states!

Capital Area Sugarist, growing clientelle, surprise hidden by apron

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 8/12/2014 to Educator Profiles

Meet Rashelle


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

Co-Owner of Blush Olympia, Olympia, WA

 



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.”

 

It clicked enough that in due course she connected with Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring™ a became a sugaring educator.

 

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.

 

By Casondra Brewster, Creative Word Lab


Not just a green thumb, but green hands

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 8/8/2014 to General


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 glove.

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!




When Your Name is On The Line

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 8/6/2014 to General


When you go to a party or family gathering and there are new people, you often talk about what you do for a living. “So, what do you do?” you’ll be asked, or even asked yourself. I have a bit of fun with that, because I love what I do and I love telling people about this great beauty secret, as well as my own product line.

Recently, a non professional found out what I did and was intrigued. They asked if they could purchase some of my professional standard sugar. I had to decline. Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring only sells to licensed professionals who have been trained and certified in sugaring. I think this is important to protect the integrity of the service and out of respect for the licensed professional who have paid for their certification and worked hard to become experts in the sugaring service.

When you have your name on a product, you want to make sure that it is used properly and safely. Many beauty schools, in fact, sadly most, do not teach sugaring. They teach waxing. Therefore, Professional Body Sugaring is an advanced method of hair removal and it comes with a learning curve. It can take up to six months to master the technique of sugaring. Taking a hands-on class is the best way to ensure success and use the proper technique.

There are several companies out there that will sell to licensed professionals without training and that concerns me; there are some companies that will only sell to those who have proprietary certifications.  Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring will accept other company certifications, but we also offer our own certifications. My goal is that the professional using our product is certified and providing expert service to the public.

If you happen to be a client of someone using the Tamara’s Professional Body Sugaring products, you know that they have been well-trained, certified, and are of the highest standards in this advanced hair-removal technique. I put my name on that.

Let’s Get Social! Help us help you connect the dots

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 7/18/2014 to General


Keeping connected today is easy, but it’s also hard. That’s what we learned from the recent survey we did with our clients. Many of you are on social media, like we are. But we often feel like it’s a giant connect-the-dots puzzle. That is because some of you are over on Facebook; some of you are on Twitter; and even more of you are on Instagram. Not enough of you are on Google+, and even less of you are reading our blog. We’d like to connect with you where ever you happen to be; but, also let you know that there are other paths and avenues to find us, our content, and more importantly, our product specials. Everyone likes product specials, yes?

Below we’ll share where you can find us all over the World Wide Web. Click a link, please. Like us. Add us. Tweet us. Share photos with us. Let’s connect!

You can find our blog in two places, always on the shopping site at:

http://www.tamarasprofessionalbodysugaring.com/blog.html

or via blogspot here:  http://tamarassugar.blogspot.com/

You can find us on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/TamarasProfessionalBodySugaringPaste

You can find us on Twitter as @TamarasSugar, here’s our page:

https://twitter.com/TamarasSugar

We’re also getting our photo on via Instagram under the name TamarasSugar.

Pin us on Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/tammie_anderson/tamaras-sugar/

We’re using Google+ more and more, so be sure to connect with us there:

https://plus.google.com/+TamarasProfessionalBodySugaringLLCNorthBend/

You can even find us on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/tamaras-professional-body-sugaring---training-&-certification

As you can see we plop down our sweet sugar dots all over the social media map, so be sure to connect those dots wherever you can and be privy to news on training, sales, specials and all Tamara’s Sugar information!

See you around the web!


Thrown into sugar fire, Savannah educator finds passion

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 7/15/2014
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, Esthetician, Body Sugaring Educator 

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.

 

 

Making your product go further

Posted by Author, Casondra Brewster on 7/1/2014 to General
White Willow Tree 
 

We recently did a survey regarding our products, our business, our brand, and how you connect with us. It told us some very valuable things. I’ll be chatting about that in the next few blog posts most likely because it was a real education. I thank all those who participated in it – the response was phenomenal and humbling.

 

It brought to light that some of you don’t know that many of our products may be used in more than how its namesake suggests.

 

For instance, did you know that our After Sugar Lotion can be retailed as wonderful men’s after-shave balm? It’s light enough that even blemished skin will appreciate it. The After Sugar Lotion contains organic White Willow bark extract, which is a natural salicylic acid to help reduce inflammation and redness in the skin. As a bonus it provides exfoliation.  We are planning an 8-oz. retail size soon (watch here for when it is unveiled).

 

Also, our Healing Oil is extremely moisturizing and great for cracked heels and chapped lips. It is an antiseptic so may be used on cuts, scrapes, insect bites, or skin irritations; because, it contains natural anti-fungal/anti-microbial ingredients, it is wonderful for athlete’s foot, diaper rash. Everyone should have one in their medicine cabinet..  The 1-oz. retail size may be retailed to clients

 

Now is your opportunity to tell us how you make your Tamara’s Professional Sugaring products go further. Leave a comment here with your favorite use of our products outside of their main use, include a how-to if you’re combining products, and we’ll send you a complimentary free product just for sharing!

 

How’s that for making your product go further?
 
Looking forward to your comments!