History of Body Sugaring

The earliest references to hair removal came from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece in about 1900 B.C.  During the Turkish Empire, the harem was an important part of court life and the removal of body hair was considered an art.

There are stories of ancient kings asking that women be brought to them clean and smooth. Egyptian hieroglyphics describe how harem women serving the Pharaoh were expected to remove their body hair. It is said that Cleopatra herself was sugared!

It was found that this ancient art of hair removal could provide more permanent, satisfactory results with benefits that would far exceed more commonly used methods. Women in Egypt call this type of hair removal "halawa." Body sugaring is a tradition that was handed down through generations of women and is still widely used to day in Middle Eastern countries.

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