Sugaring for hair removal use

Basic facts

An ancient method of hair removal, still in use today.

Description: A sticky paste is applied to the skin, and a strip of cloth or paper is pressed into the preparation. The strip is then quickly pulled away, taking hairs with it.


  • Can be done at home
  • Inexpensive


  • Hairs can break off at or below surface
  • Can be messy
  • Consistency is difficult to get correct


Costs:  $10-$20 for a kit

Background facts

This method has been around for thousands of years, but in modern times, waxing has become the more popular option.

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