i thought i'd tried it all - waxing (ow plus ingrown owies later on), laser removal (holy mother of god OW ow make it stop ow), even the at-home stuff (ow plus sticky and messy and not really that effective). but my friend introduced me to and recommended 'sugaring' for hair removal, so i gave it a shot at The Sweet Spot in Fremont.
i'm beyond impressed. first of all, it barely hurt and it was a quick process. second, the red bumps lasted for about 1/2 hour then they were gone. third, my skin is smoooooooooothe smoothe smoothe. what else...the cost! very reasonable. totally sanitary since they use the same piece of sugar for the entire treatment on you, then they discard it. street parking within 1/2 block. nice people. cute doggies. tea, water and a nice staff.
no drawbacks, no negatives, no issues. i'll give it 4 stars because my new personal rule is that i won't give 5 starts until i visit a place more than once.