Sugaring is a method of epilation in which a sticky paste (often made from honey or sugar) is appiled to the skin. Paper or cloth is then pressed into the preparation and pulled away quickly, removing hair at the root. This method has been around for thousands of years, but in modern times, waxing has become more popular than sugaring. An ancient method.



  • Can be done at home
  • Fast
  • Inexpensive


  • Hairs can break off at or below surface
  • Can be messy
  • Consistency is difficult to get correct
  • One must be careful to avoid infecting skin

Clinical data

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$25-$75 for home use kits $5 for ingredients if making your own

Government regulation

Many states require a cosmetologist or aesthetician’s license to do hair removal like sugaring.

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