If you are thinking about underarm hair removal, we have some helpful tips in this blog for you to read before booking your appointment.

Sugaring Methods

There are two kinds of sugar that are used for hair removal. There are paste and gel formulas. The paste has an extremely thick consistency. The application is done with glove-covered hands, in the opposite direction of the hair growth. One strip of cloth is then applied over the paste and extracted the same direction as the hair growth. With the hair being extracted the same way as it grows, there is less pulling on your skin. This makes the entire process less painful. The paste is applied at room temperature. The fact that it can remove hair in the same direction as it grows means that it can extract hair as short as 1/16’’ long.

Sugaring gel has the consistency of wax. It is heated up in a warmer and is applied like a wax. (see the photographs below) It is never hot, so it will not cause a burn. Rather it is used warm for the application process. It is applied in the same direction as the hair growth but then extracted in the opposite way. Sugaring can be done every 8 – 10 days as your hair does not have to be very long to extract it.

Sugar and Co at Sugar Savvy
Warm Sugaring at Sugar Savvy
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Canadian Made Products

We are proud to say that at Sugar Savvy we use products from Sugar & Co. which is Canadian made. Here is an excerpt from their website to introduce them and their story:

“Sugar & Co. was established in 2014 by an experienced esthetician, Sara Pauli. Sara’s passion for pioneering a world-class, hair removal product came from noticing inconsistencies with the body sugaring pastes currently found on the market. Destined to find a better solution, she worked vigorously with her sister, Samantha Pauli, to try and find the answer. After researching the sugar paste industry, they quickly understood all the information available did not have any credibility, and the recipes offered produced poor quality results. They sought to create professional products practitioners could work with, clients would adore and would be more environmentally sustainable.

Sara and Samantha reached out to top-tier, accredited Western University in an effort to help them research and craft the perfect paste. Working closely with Dr. Michael Kerr, a world-renowned organic synthetic chemist, and Joanne Curiel Tejeda, a project intern, they spent months experimenting with a variety of vast ingredients, temperatures and other variables that affect the Sugar. After years and extensive clinical trials, 90 and 96 were finalized – also known as Sugar & Co® Firm and Soft Sugar Paste. Sara and Samantha then began to focus their efforts on developing a training program to educate practitioners in the art of body sugaring®.

With over 10 years in the esthetics industry, the two sisters’ ultimate goal is to improve the industry by further educating practitioners, and providing professional and retail products that will make sugaring a household name.”

Body Parts

There are certain parts of the body that are more sensitive than others. The areas that are a bit more sensitive are the upper lip, chest, and bikini areas. Sugaring in these more sensitive areas is recommended over waxing for this very reason!

Preparing for Underarm Hair Removal

You need to have at least 10 to 14 days of hair growth. Practitioners suggest that the hair must be at least 1/4’’ long for underarm hair removal. Your skin must be clean and dry, and for underarm hair removal please remove any deodorants prior to this service.

What to Expect

When you arrive for your underarm hair removal appointment you will first be checked in. Once your room is cleaned and free, you will be able to go into the room and make yourself comfortable. Often times some soothing music is being played as well for you to enjoy!

You will then be joined in the room by one of the staff members (or also referred to as practitioners or technicians) who will be doing your sugaring. You will expose your underarm area in order for the paste to be applied without coming into contact with your clothing. If this is your first time having underarm hair removal done – just ask the technician to explain what she is doing, step by step. All of the staff at Sugar Savvy would be more than happy to answer your questions during an underarm hair removal procedure, so don’t be shy and ask away!

Sugaring Room at Sugar Savvy

Pre-Post Care for Underarm Hair Removal

We carry some amazing products to care for your skin before and after sugaring. Exfoliation between sugaring treatments is necessary for smooth, healthy skin. Visit our website or pop into our location in the Belmont Village to see what new products we carry. Any of our staff will be happy to answer any of the questions you have regarding underarm hair removal. We can also answer any questions you have regarding the pre and post procedure care.

Underarm Hair Removal Procedure at Sugar Savvy

Frequently Asked Questions

How often will I need to get sugaring done to maintain smooth skin?

For underarm hair removal, we recommend every 2 weeks consistently

What if I break out?

If you have any irritation of your skin, don’t hesitate to contact us. This is very rare, but if you believe that you are breaking out you can apply an ice compress.

Will there be a downtime after my treatment?

Usually, there is no downtime after underarm hair removal with sugaring.

Do I need to clean the area after I have had the sugaring completed?

Both the paste and gel are water soluble, so you can easily clean off any residue left on your skin with just water. This is one of the pros for sugaring. The fact that wax is not water soluble means it needs an oil-based remover to get rid of all traces.


Whether you have had underarm hair removal done before by waxing or sugaring, we are more than happy to work with you moving forward. Contact us at Sugar Savvy to book your appointment at your convenience. You can call us, or you can book online at http://www.SugarSavvy.ca/booking