While more convenient and cheaper, shaving doesn’t give me the results I want. Hair grows back after a day (or maybe even less), with seemingly thicker follicles (the internet says its a myth, so I added seemingly) that make me itch.
So I make it a point to go to a sugar-waxing salon once a month to clear the hair on my underarms, legs, and bikini area. At least with waxing, my hair doesn’t grow as fast as with shaving, and it grows like a normal strand of hair, if you know what I mean. It’s a bit pricey though. While I agree that this conforms to society’s standards, on the brighter side of it, I feel fresher and less sweaty when I do.
My pain tolerance is high, by the way.
My love for pastel brought me to Hey, Sugar, a sugar-waxing salon in Robinsons Galleria. The interiors were lovely with its pastel-painted walls and cute ornaments that added to the Barbie vibe.
You have to take the bathrooms outside, in case you’re conscious when having a Brazilian.
They were friendly and professional. The receptionist even made way so I could take pictures of their place. However, their service could still be improved. Customers should be asked if they were first timers and should be oriented well.
They stick wax paper on parts where they applied hot wax, and then they remove your unwanted hair. Threading is done afterward. My usual package (underarm, Brazilian, half leg) was done for one hour and thirty minutes.
I advise that you set an appointment first, just to be sure that you’ll have the slot and not mess up your schedule.
I rate Hey, Sugar a 7.5/10. I loved the ambiance and the aesthetics. Their hair-removal process was different from what I was used to but was still able to properly accomplish the job. Their services was fine but could be improved. However, my usual package costs Php 1,280.00, which is bit more expensive than other waxing salons.
Opens at 10:00 a.m., closes at 9:00 p.m. (weekdays) 10:00 p.m. (weekends)
Third floor, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City
For appointments, stores, packages, and more information, check their website and their social media websites.