Are there differences between waxing and sugaring?

Are there differences between waxing and sugaring?

Waxing and sugaring are both effective methods of hair removal, however there are some key differences.  The main difference between the two are the application and removal of each substance. 

Sugaring: the sugar is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth and then removed in the same direction of hair growth.

Waxing: the wax is applied in the same direction of hair growth and removed in the opposite direction. 




Sugar, lemon, water

Beeswax, resin, oils and other additives 


Applied against hair growth and removed with hair growth

Applied with hair growth and removed against hair growth

Pain level

Minimal to moderate 

Moderate to severe 

Potential side effects

Minimal bumps, irritation, ingrown hairs

Some irritation, bumps, redness, swelling, ingrown hairs

Duration of results

3-4 weeks

3-4 weeks

Skin type

All skin types 

All skin types

Hair type 

All hair types

All hair types

Hair length



At Cher-Mere we offer waxing services for the face and full body.  

What are the different types of wax?

Our Cher-Mere estheticians use hard wax and soft wax. “Hard waxes, which are applied to the skin and removed after cooling, are usually made from a mixture of beeswax, resin and oils. Soft wax, which requires cloth or strips to remove, is made with rosin, oils, and other additives.”  

What are the benefits?

Waxing and sugaring are effective forms of hair removal for smooth hairless skin.  Both are great forms of exfoliation, removing dead skin while smoothing skin in the process. Due to the nature of waxing and sugaring the root of the hair is pulled.  This technique allows the hair to regrow thinner and softer.  Overall waxing and sugaring is the preferred method of hair removal.


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