Business

Beauty treatment proves a sweet success at day spa

Debra Wren offers sugaring, a new way to wax, at Country Day Spa on Smelter Rd.
Debra Wren offers sugaring, a new way to wax, at Country Day Spa on Smelter Rd. Georja Ryan

THERE aren't too many beauty regimes that are just as amazing to eat as the results they produce, but sugaring has ticked both boxes and more.

Now if you're one to wince at the thought of hot wax ripping hair from your body, then perhaps this new style of hair-removal is more your flavour.

As its name suggests, sugaring is made completely of toffee.

The only known place in Warwick to offer sugaring is Debra Wren's Country Day Spa on Smelter Rd.

Mrs Wren said, as a regular 'sugarer' herself, she could speak from experience when saying it had its fair share of benefits.

"Wax is old-fashioned," she said.

"With sugaring, not as much heat is required and it leads to permanency quicker."

So how does smothering your legs in sticky toffee actually work?

"With waxing, you put the wax on with the grain, and pull it back against the grain," Mrs Wren said.

"But with sugaring you put it on against the grain, and pull it off with the grain which minimises breakage."

She said after using regular wax, some skin types could break out in red spots and little pimples, but because the sugaring is at a much cooler temperature, the skin doesn't react.

"The only reaction you'll get from sugaring, and it doesn't happen all of the time, is that you may want to scratch afterwards," Mrs Wren said.

"That's only because it's bringing more blood vessels to the surface and tingles a bit."

She said if you're in for a more relaxing way to wax, sugaring was just the thing.

"With sugaring, it's all about the preparation," she said.

"So first you cleanse the skin so there are no oils on the body. Then you use a tonic so the hairs stand up and so the toffee can grab even the shortest hairs.

"Then you put talcum powder on the skin so that there is no pulling of the skin.

"So really, you get more of a massage with sugaring."

Mrs Wren said if sugaring was used fortnightly, it would reduce hairs to nothing in eight months.

Sugaring is 20% dearer than normal waxing, but client Kylie Campbell said it was totally worth it.

"It's nowhere near as painful and I will definitely continue using it," Mrs Campbell said.

Sugaring can be used all over the body, and also works as an exfoliant.

Mrs Wren has also started using Waterlily products, which she said were one of the best out there.

If you'd like to book in at Country Day Spa, phone 0427 523 873.

Topics:  better business, day spa, sugar, waxing




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Warwick wakes to the big freeze

These gorgeous photos were snapped by Terry West in Warwick in 2012.

Temperatures plummeted in Warwick last night

UPDATE: Seeing snow about being in 'right spot, right time'

Snow falling earlier tonight in Dalveen. photo courtesy of Jo Harmer via Higgins Storm Chasing Facebook page

Reports coming from across Granite Belt

How Darling Downs woman's insurance scam was exposed

Woman claims $7750 insurance claim for 'stolen' vehicle

Latest deals and offers

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%