As a woman growing up in America, Los Angeles in particular, you’re faced with the problem of unwanted hair. There are many ways to deal with its removal: waxing, shaving, Nair, Epilady.

Now there’s a new treatment in town called Advanced Body Sugaring, and Brentwood’s Studio Alexandria LA is the first training and treatment center in North America dedicated to this ancient form of hair removal dating back to 1900 BC.

One visit with Lina “Sugar Queen” Kennedy, or one of her salon’s technicians, and you’ll be hooked. First, the process is less painful than waxing, and the sugar paste is cooler looking, too. It’s warm (never hot) and resembles honey, without the über stickiness.

The ball of paste is flattened on your skin and then flicked off, and unlike the fabric strips used when waxing, the sugar paste ball can be used over again. The sugar paste is so natural you can even eat it!

The Advanced Body Sugaring technique extracts hair in its natural direction of growth, and if you go often, it will do so when the hair is still in the early growth stage. This eliminates breakage, irritation and ingrown hairs. Re-growth is slower, finer, softer and lighter in color and leads to diminished hair growth.

Sugaring also exfoliates dry skin cells and conditions your skin.

Not only do the products feel good, they smell great too. Alexandria Professional Brand of hair removal products are eco friendly, paraben free, urea free and petrochemical free.

One of my favorite products is Phenomen-all. The formula replenishes moisture, calms irritation and softens skin cells to help relieve ingrown hair problems.

Surprise a lady in your life with this uniquely L.A. gift.

Studio Alexandria LA is located at 11740 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 105, Brentwood. For more information, call (310) 492-5070 or visit and