Danielle not only is a hair removal specialist but a licensed esthetician. Originally from San Diego, life took Danielle to Charleston, SC where she opened her first successful Sugaring salon. After a few successful years spent in the South, Danielle retuned home to Southern CA and opened Sugaring LA, opening our eyes to the world and benefits of sugaring!! Regardless of which location you visit, there are 3 locations here in SoCal, rest assured your sugaring will be just as flawless as mine was! With an attention to detail and level of professionalism that’s often missing in waxing salons, Danielle has personally trained and educated each member of her team aka… sugaring specialists!
I visited the Santa Monica location, situated on one of the west side’s prettiest streets, Montana Ave. The salon’s open and airy space has a relaxing energy, the slight beach breeze coming in doesn’t hurt!
Right after checking in for my appointment, Danielle stepped out of one of the treatment rooms with a client. Who fyi didn’t look in pain or even anxious to leave… The ladies were chatting about travel and life, just like girlfriends over coffee. My first thought… “I never look that happy when I walk out of a waxing appointment… maybe this really is the greatest thing to happen to women’s beauty and grooming in years…”
I’m not going to lie even after taking 2 tylenol before my appointment I was a little nervous as to what level of pain I was in for… Stubborn band-aid kind of pain or stepping on a Lego barefoot kind of pain… Honestly it was somewhere in the middle. I chatted with Danielle for a few minutes before we got started. She took the time to calm my nerves, answer any questions as well as going over just a few of sugaring’s benefits, even showing me the sugar, made from 2 ingredients sugar & water. The all natural formal helps to keep irritation & post waxing breakouts to a minimum. As Danielle got to work she was easy to talk to and brought a level of southern charm to the room that helped kept my mind off the fact she was um… Down there. As she briskly removed the first strip of sugar my tension lowered realizing what I was in for.
After a quick 8-10 minutes, a little post sugaring clean up with tweezers, I was all done and ready for bikini season!!
After chatting a bit more with Danielle about post waxing care as well as grabbing one of the salon’s Korean exfoliating gloves, the salon recommends them to help you achieve optimal results, I was ready to go!!
As directed, I used my exfoliating glove daily as well as using a gentle body scrub all over to keep dead shin at bay so as new hair came in I wouldn’t fall victim to any ingrown hairs. Thanks to Sugaring LA and Danielle’s post care guide this was the first time I didn’t have any issues with ingrown hairs or post waxing irritation. Needless to say I’m sugaring’s newest fan!!
1304 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
800 Grand Ave.
Bldg B St 8-C
Carlsbad, CA. 92008
3713 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266