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Sugarflick – a personal journey

published on April 14th 2022

How did Sugarflick start?

Sugarflick began in 2005 when I trained in the ancient art of sugaring in Leeds with Nagwa Stanforth. I had been sugared in Southampton when I was in my late 20’s, it was a thing done by folk in their spare room, but no salons offered it back then. I was privileged to be given work experience in London, immediately after I was trained.

Having worked in various jobs over the years in Southampton, London, and Paris, I found myself at a crossroads. Sick of pest control, tired of insurance, bored of inputting data, worn out with criminal justice, and fed up with office politics, a career change was on the horizon, and having discovered the wonderful world of hair removal in London I began a new career.

After a lot of research, I found there was still no such place able to do a decent female Brazilian in Southampton, at least nothing close to my experiences in London, also, no place seemed to welcome men. Having been spoilt living in the big city I felt my hometown needed a sugaring place too so with bags all packed I moved back to Southampton to have a bash at starting something in my hometown.

18 years on, I still run Sugarflick from a large Victorian building in Southampton’s Bedford Place.

Simon from Urban Wellbeing

Simon Murphy of Urban Wellbeing, Soho, London, thought up the name Sugarflick. Both Simon and Sean Miller, gave me valuable work experience in Soho in 2005. Simon sadly passed away in July 2016 and I am forever grateful for his positive attitude and support, we miss him dearly.

A huge thank you, respect, and appreciation go to Prisca Schmarsow of Eyedea Studio, my web designer and believer.

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