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Category: Stop Waxing. Start Sugaring.

Prepare For Summer, Now!

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Why wait until it’s the perfect summer day to get your skin looking flawless? Instead of worrying about removing unwanted hair, you could be hanging out poolside or at the beach with your squad! Since sugaring helps to permanently reduce hair growth over time, you can start sugaring now and get ahead of the summer rush. Trust us – there’s nothing better than being bikini or sundress ready before you have to be!

Perfectly Smooth From Head To Toe

Think we only care about bikinis? Not a chance! Sugar paste hair removal is safe and natural, never painful or harsh, and leave skin and soft to the touch like never before. We offer sugaring services for any place on your body that you want to get rid of unwanted hair. Our brow service will keep you looking fierce, while our full and half arms/legs service can help keep your skin smooth without having to deal with pesky ingrown hairs or cuts from shaving (ouch!).

We also offer spray tans, which go great with sugar smooth skin! Our custom airbrush spray tans are the perfect way to avoid the tanner (or the harsh sun) and still get the deep bronzed or sun-kissed skin that you’ll love to show off.

Savvy Girl Overview

With a Savvy Girl membership, you’ll start seeing the results before summer starts and be able to enjoy them all the way until fall. Our Savvy Girl membership is the quickest and most effective way to permanently reduce hair growth with sugaring! The best part? After time you actually require fewer treatments. Which means you can sugar less and enjoy the benefits of having smooth skin more. Not only do our Savvy Girls get unlimited LA Bikini services (our version of a Brazillian, we recommend two per month), after six months you’re out of a contact and become a lifetime member!

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Ready to get your skin perfectly smooth for summer? Visit one of our studios and start sugaring now! We’ll help you get beach ready in no time.

We Want to Meet Your Squad! Refer Your Friends to Try the New Smooth

L.A. Bikini Memberships

Are you always looking fierce and getting compliments on how flawless your skin looks? Whether it’s by the pool, in your favorite LBD, or you’re dressed to kill in your favorite pair of shorts, you know that having smooth skin is just a way of life.

Why not let your squad in on the secret?

Refer your friends to L.A. Bikini during the month of March (2017) and if they sign up for either one of our membership options — you can reap the benefits! For every member you refer you’ll receive a free skin care kit! Our travel kit helps your skin stay healthy after sugaring with products that help to exfoliate, detoxify and soften your already smooth skin. The new I Love My Skin kit helps to cleanse, tone and hydrate your skin. Either way your skin will benefit from some extra love post-sugaring!

If They Ask, “What’s Sugaring?”

Need help explaining sugaring to your friends? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our sugaring 101!  Sugaring is the all-natural and less painful hair removal alternative to waxing. Instead of dealing with burns, damaged cells and irritation — the sugaring hair removal process is less harsh than waxing and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to go.

At L.A. Bikini, sugar paste is removed in the natural direction of hair growth (this helps to not cause unnecessary pain and discomfort). By applying the sugar paste with the grain of hair growth, sugaring removes hair less painfully and actually helps to permanently reduce hair growth! How sweet is that?

Savvy Girls Wanted

Ready to get your sugar on? We offer two membership options for those who want to enjoy perfectly smooth skin by sugar. The L.A Bikini membership is the perfect way to experience the benefits of hair removal by sugaring. Our L.A. Bikini members get one LA Bikini sugar service per month, along with discounts on other services (including spray tans!). This is the perfect membership to start your sugaring obsession. Once you get a taste of the new smooth, you’ll want to go all-in with our full-service Savvy Girl membership.

Our Savvy Girl membership is the quickest and most effective way to permanently reduce hair growth by sugaring. Over time you’ll experience smooth skin like never before, and notice that you’ll require less frequent treatments. Savvy Girls also can stay smooth with unlimited L.A. Bikini services! Once your six-month membership is over, you are considered a lifetime member!

Know someone who is ready to try to new smooth? Have them come into one of our studio locations to try sugar!

*Referral offer valid for new guests referred by current members. Offer valid in the month of March 2017 only.

Say Goodbye to Waxing and Hello to Sugaring

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Did you make a new year’s resolution to improve yourself? Taking care of yourself goes beyond healthy eating and staying active. You can also add healthy, beautiful skin to your list by starting a beauty routine that not only will help remove unwanted hair, but will make your skin healthy and soft to the touch — a combo that is tough to resist!

Smooth skin shouldn’t just be a summertime priority… instead, it should be at the top of your to-do list at the beginning of the year! If you start caring for your skin now, you can be ahead of the rest by already having the smooth skin you’re looking for way before bikini season! How? By saying goodbye to tired and painful hair removal methods (like waxing) and trying something a little bit sweeter — sugaring, the alternative to waxing that you’ve been looking for!

A Little Sugar Doesn’t Hurt

There are a lot of different ways to remove unwanted hair. However, many of these ways are painful, messy and temporary. Getting smooth, flawless skin doesn’t have to be a painful process. Remove the ouch from your beauty routine by saying goodbye to painful hair removal options like waxing.

Wax is an adhesive, so it actually adheres to your skin. When you remove the hair, you will feel a lot of pain and the process can actually damage, burn or scar your skin due to the hot wax. At L.A. Bikini, we have found a better way to smooth skin that not only removes unwanted hair, but leaves your skin feeling healthy and beautiful long after treatment.

Instead of dealing with hot wax, the sugaring process requires no heat and is performed at body temperature so it will not burn or damage delicate skin. When the sugar paste is removed, it gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving behind skin that’s beautiful and smooth instead of irritated and inflamed.

A Permanent Way To Hair Reduction

Unlike other hair removal methods that only work as a temporary fix, sugaring can help to  permanently reduce hair growth. Over time, you’ll not only get smooth skin like you’ve never had before, but you’ll notice that you’ll require fewer treatments to remove hair and keep it gone!  

The fastest way to silky smooth skin and to permanently reduce hair growth is through our Savvy Girl Membership.

Wake Up The Beauty In Your Skin

Sugaring leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to go! Adding some sugar to your beauty routine can help your skin to feel smooth like never before. Sugaring gives you a head start on gorgeous skin, and you can make those results even better by detoxifying, softening and exfoliating at home with our Full Circle Skin Conditioning program.

Start Your Journey To Smooth Today!

Why wait till summer to have smooth beautiful skin when you can keep your skin looking fabulous all year round? Start sugaring in the winter and you’ll be ahead of the curve before summer even starts!

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Fall Football Means Fall Fashion

Fall is here, and that means two things: fashion and football! Whether you’re a couch-and-pizza type of fan or a season ticket holder, you can be the trendiest chick at the tailgate! Follow these simple tips to being the most fashionable fan this fall football season.

#1: Team colors are a touchdown.

Sugaring Hair RemovalSupporting your team is the name of the game, so show off those team colors. Find new ways to implement the colors into your wardrobe, and keep it interesting. Solid dresses, colorful pants, jackets, and vests are a good place to start.

If you are a bit more conservative or would like to keep it subtle and classy, try neutral outfits with a pop of color. Scarves, hats, and shoes that team colors are a great way to support your team within your personal style.

You don’t have to be at the game to look gameday ready. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, your attire will not go unnoticed. At the bars or at the game, you don’t have to be decked out in bright yellow and green from head to toe.

Keep your eye out for garments that include your specific team color combo. For example, if you’re an Alabama fan, a houndstooth dress with red trimming would be a perfect find!

#2: Keep comfortable.

Whether you’re heading to a bar, a tailgating party, or the game itself, you will most likely be on your feet all day. Heels may be a penalty. Opt for something more comfortable like a cute pair of booties or sandals.

In the South especially, cowboy boots are a good go-to. A dress with cowboy boots and accessories in your team colors is a sure-fire score.

Depending on where you live, weather is likely to be a bit chilly in the fall. However, humidity and wind are location dependent. Try jeans with long sleeves and a vest during the winter. Shift dresses with scarves are a great way to look stylish, stay comfortable, and still show off those smooth legs on those warmer days.

#3: Be classy and sassy.

No one ever said you can’t look cute as a sports fan. You want to stay away from unflattering jerseys, but who’s to say you can’t rock a skirt and high-fashion sandals with your designer shades and a classy, elegant top?

Dressing up for football events is particularly popular in the South. Even if your team isn’t killing it on the field, you’ll be killing it in the stands and at the tailgate in outfits designed for the runway. Don’t be afraid to dress it up a bit for those sultry Southern nights.

Book Online Today and Get Your Perfect Tan

Enjoy the last of this beautiful weather, and score big with a spray tan from L.A. Bikini. Get the personalized treatment you deserve with a custom spray tan today. Book online at L.A. Bikini and find out what all the buzz is about!

Becky’s Home Waxing Story: How Not To Spend a Friday Night

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Let’s just get right to it: It all began with the idea that I needed to do a little grooming in preparation for bathing suit season. Of course, the first step is removing all the unwanted hair that comes with being a female in this day and age, where even the most conservative of bathing suits shows an excessive amount of skin near our nether region.

I had been in beauty school and had waxed a number of peoples’ faces. I reflected on how I had waxed undesired hair from their upper lips, chins and eyebrows. Heck, I had even waxed my own eyebrows! I could definitely do this, right? (Wrong!)

Sure, when it comes to waxing the pain is just tolerable enough to endure in comparison to the time and pain that came with having to pluck 3x as often. And let’s face it, down there I am not plucking anything!

If the waxing pain was bearable enough on the face, why NOT give my bikini line the kind of attention and care it deserved? I could surely swallow a few minutes of discomfort to enjoy up to a month of hair-free bikini bliss…right?!

I went to the grocery store and picked up a home waxing kit with blind enthusiasm. At home, I unboxed the product and took a look at myself in the mirror. Still feeling a bit neurotic I started giving myself a pep talk: I am fierce. I am strong! I am BRAVE!  I AM WOMAN! Let’s just say, the pep talk was more than convincing.

I heated up that wax and slapped in on my bikini line without skipping a beat. I wasn’t sure how long the false bravado would withstand, so I went ahead and put the wax on both sides of my bikini line at once. What a very, very bad idea!

With my prior knowledge of waxing, I was very aware of how important is was to hold the skin taut while ripping off the muslin. Sitting on the corner of my bathtub, half undressed, with wax in my most private of areas, I began to experiment with all sorts of awkward positions to try and make my skin as firm as possible.

No position felt perfect, so I settled on the best option: sitting on the tub, one hand on the other side for balance, and one foot propped way up on the sink.

Leaning forward to grab the muslin, I feel my skin loosen a bit, but I know this is as good as it gets, and I go for it. The exact moment of removal is a blur, but I’m sure it came with nothing less than a high pitched scream, some tears, and perhaps a few profanities.

Coming to, I look down to see my inner most thigh completely unrecognizable: red, swollen and bloody (yes, freaking blood!). Realizing I still had one more strip to go was one of the most harrowing moments of my life. I had no choice but to continue on with the torture and it was a real life nightmare.

Ladies (and men!) take it from me, waxing is NEVER worth it. Three hours, a few Advil, and a glass of wine wasn’t enough to help me recover from the horror I had faced. Let’s just say I resolved to not only never try home waxing again, but also to stay far away from waxing that part of my body, period!

Fortunately, a friend of mine introduced me to sugaring hair removal and my life (well, my bikini hair removal aspect of my life at least) has never been the same!

My recommendation? Stay away from wax! Instead, give sugaring a shot. Sugaring is truly the better option when it comes to long lasting hair removal and far less pain!

Have You Read Mary’s Waxing Horror Story Yet?

Waxing BirminghamIf you haven’t read Mary’s story yet, you have to check it out. It’s incredible funny and something we can all relate to when it comes to home waxing.

Click here to read “Mary’s Story: My Worst Waxing Fiasco”