May 22, 2019

Musings: Sugaring at Ejiro Studio

Call me weird but I love being waxed. However, the only place I’ve ever had waxed is my face (it makes your make up sit better okay). This is all probably a little TMI but writing is all about oversharing right? Back in February I went to new all natural London waxing salon, Ejiro Studio.

A short walk away from Shoreditch High Street station and right by the famous Columbia Road flower market, Ejiro Studio is a beautiful space adorned with natural light, botanicals and a contemporary feel. Ejiro specialises in an all natural technique and method which contours to the natural curves of your body.

What is Sugaring?

“Before the hair removal creams , strip wax and laser hair removal. What were people using?

Well I have an answer for you. Sugaring!

Water + Lemon + Sugar and of course the right quantities creates the amazing sugar paste for  the ancient hair removal paste.

Sugaring is one of the oldest forms of hair removal and is said to have originated from Ancient Egyptian times.  It is  an old technique set to take over the waxing industry and for those with sensitive skin the paste is so natural you could even eat it. If you want to that is.

The traditional form of sugaring uses a cold sugar ball applied directly to the body. The hair is then locked in the paste as it wraps itself round the hair follicles. With one quick flick of the wrist the hair is removed in the direction of growth creating a more comfortable experience compared to alternative  hair removal techniques.

The natural components of the paste keeps the skin smooth as a baby’s bottom, by not sticking to the live skin cells on your body it prevents irritation and itchiness typically experienced with waxing.”

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Being Sugared

Considering the only place I’d been waxed before is my face, I was eager and nervous to be waxed elsewhere. I’m a devout shaver so I really wanted to see if waxing ‘elsewhere’ was for me. And if you’re being nosey, I had my lower legs and forearms waxed. I just like being a smooth blank canvas!

At first I was a little nervous but Ejiro made me feel SO at ease. Her personality is so chilled, laid back and she was happy to answer any questions you may have about the treatment or life in general. Beauty is some kinda therapy, right? 

Sugaring was such an interesting technique and by the time I felt any pain Ejiro had moved on to the next area. Best of all, it lasted 6 weeks. I’d never had such smooth skin and the prickly feeling didn’t make an appearance after a few days like shaving would. Also, guys if you’re reading this, Ejiro offers treatments for you too.

I will be definitely going back before my Dubai trip in May.

A Little More About Ejiro

Ejiro opened this studio in January after leaving a career in pharmaceuticals. She is a proud south east Londoner and really friendly so always happy to have a good chat. Don’t be shy to reach out to her if you have any questions.

You can find her on Instagram here or find out more on the website here.

Have you ever been sugared?

Char xo

2 responses to “Musings: Sugaring at Ejiro Studio”

  1. Saabirah says:

    This has got me wanting to go even more now. I think I’ll treat myself for those smooth summer legs lol. Great post Char 🧡

  2. Lucy says:

    I haven’t! I used to get my legs and underarms waxed (for years since a teen) and eventualy it stopped hurting as much then I ‘discovered’ shaving and never looked back. I’m actually going to start shaving with a safety razor (more enviornmentally friendly) but still get my eyebrows waxed!
    This sounded very interesting and the salon looked gorgeous.

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A Little Bit About Me

Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.