Body Hair Q & A Archives

Hand-paste Sugaring method ~ my preferred

So often, when clients come to try Sugaring for the very first time, they are amazed by the process! I use a method known as ‘hand-paste’ Sugar hair removal. Briefly, the other widely used method is call ‘strip Sugaring’ which uses long strips of cotton, in a process very similar to waxing. The Sugar is thinly applied, like wax, then the strip laid on top and patted down. Carefully now… the strip is pulled off and hair (most of it) is removed! voila!

I have long preferred the ‘hand-paste’ method. I find it gives me more individual control for pretty much each hair, certainly every small section. I can tailor the removal in a more gentle way, using only my gloved hand. It seems to be one of the reasons so many of my clients prefer this method, as you can work in smaller patches, yet keep going – no need to stop and re-apply the sugar and cotton. I like to keep a steady, quick pace and I do go over the same areas a few times to be sure all the body hair is removed.

Fair warning! I do let my clients in on a secret – they will feel the removal more the first couple of times I go over the body area – but within a few minutes, I can proceed with much greater levels of comfort when I am ‘cleaning up’ the leftovers, rather than just removing the bulk of hair.

Also, as I go, I apply immediate pressure with my non-working hand to the person’s just treated body area and effectively confuse the nerve synapses. This is a very effective method for ending, or certainly minimizing, the discomfort.

Please take a moment to view this demonstration of the methods of Sugaring which are available for you.



Body Sugaring Price List

Price List for Amici Sugar Hair Removal   (see *)

Eyebrows: 10 – 12                                              Stomach: 10 & up

Upper lip: 10                                                      Back/ Shoulders: 40 & up

Chin: 8                                                            Bikini/Brazilian: 22 & up

Neck or Cheeks: 15                                            Underarm: 15

Full face: 25 – 35                                              Arm:half – 30,  full – 35


Lower leg: 35 & up                                            Lower leg & Bikini/ Brazilian: 50 & up

Upper leg: 42 & up                                           Upper leg & Bikini/ Brazilian : 50 & up


           Full leg & Bikini/ Brazilian:  65 & up

Remember, Sugar is easier on you than Waxing! 🙂

* Every effort is made to stay current, however prices may be subject to change without notice ~ All taxes included


History of Body Sugaring

history of body sugar hair removal hamiltonOne of the questions I get asked frequently are around the origins of  Body sugar hair removal.  Who started sugaring and when?  We do have an idea of the answers to these questions,  the genesis is to be found in ancient times past.

Sugaring is a very old, longstanding  middle eastern art of hair removal. Sugar hair removal has been practiced in parts North and East Africa for thousands of years, actually – even Cleopatra is purported to have used this method. Women of those times did not have the modern day inventions of showers, soap as we have today and deodorants to keep themselves fresh and clean. They found it much easier to keep up with good personal hygiene if they removed their body hair, such as underarm, leg &  bikini hairs.  Of course, this left them feeling smooth, clean and much more confident about themselves, more attractive.  As a result of this it is now customary that when a middle eastern girl reaches around the age of 14 and up and, depending upon her particular culture, is beginning to be considered to be approaching the age for marriage readiness,  she is then sugared all over. Oftentimes the only hair she will have left on her body is the hair on her head, eyebrows and eyelashes!  It is enormously cultural for a middle eastern woman, from centuries ago and into today, that she is regularly sugared until after a period of time the hair growth diminishes.

Then sugar hair removal will happen, but less frequently. Any time is a good time for body sugaring, we specialize in all body areas for women and chest and back areas for men.  We are well experienced, Amici has been in business in Hamilton for 17 years. Check out our sugaring price list!