Sugaring is the New Waxing

A new hair-removal process is oh so sweet

Sugaring is similar to waxing in that an aesthetician applies a gooey layer to your skin and then quickly pulls hair out from the follicles. But instead of a wax-laden cotton strip, the removal agent is a room-temperature ball of sugar, water and lemon. You can sugar anywhere on your body--legs, face and intimate areas. Here, three L.A. spots we can personally recommend.

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High Brow

The no-wax, celebrity eyebrow secret

At a recent party in Venice, we couldn’t stop staring at the blonde with the standout eyebrows. Turns out, it was Kristie Streicher, the makeup artist behind Julia Roberts’s and Rachel Weisz’s caterpillar brows.

And now you don’t need an Oscar to get her “feathered brow” treatment.

Settle into Streicher’s chair at Warren-Tricomi and relax as she applies a vegetable dye that enriches hair color and slightly stains skin. Next comes the skin-softening Aforé Oil to prep for easy plucking. Finally, this maquillage Michelangelo sculpts hairs into an arch, tweezing every other inner hair and outer straggler.

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Lea Journo The Salon

It’s not easy to rise to the top in L.A.’s competitive beauty industry but Lea Journo made it look effortless. The youngest of ten children, Lea Journo had early opinions about image. At 13, she began working at a local hair salon sweeping and cleaning and by her early 20s, she had five Paris salons and was working with fashion designers, teaching at L’Oreal and traveling the world. 

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