A Look Inside Glam Body Sugaring Boutique in Jersey City

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There is an endless debate by many on what hair removal method is best. There is good ole’ waxing, threading, laser hair removal, and now body sugaring, which has been around for centuries but has become increasingly popular over the years. Body sugaring is said to have many benefits compared to waxing. Monica Moyet, founder of Glam Body Sugaring Boutique, Jersey City’s new sugaring and skincare studio, explains the benefits of sugaring and gives Hoboken Girl a tour of her new space near Jersey City’s downtown and Paulus Hook neighborhoods. 

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The Background

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Monica Moyet was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, and always had an obsession with skincare and beauty. “It all started with my own issues,” Monica explains. “I went on a skincare journey myself and I want to go on a journey with others.” Monica followed her dreams and became an Esthetician in 2010. She went on to become a licensed waxer as well as a licensed laser hair removal technician prior to learning about and studying body sugaring.

Monica felt there wasn’t a universal way of removing hair. Laser results varied based on a client’s skin or hair color, and waxing often caused rashes, ingrown hairs, burns, and bumps. Monica found that body sugaring was the answer to everyone’s hair removal problems. It is a less painful, more affordable, and more glamorous option for hair removal.

After years of practicing and perfecting her skill, Monica decided to open her own sugaring boutique in Queens first, then finally Jersey City. “It was always a dream of mine to open where I’m from,” Monica explains. Glam Body Sugaring Boutique in Jersey City officially opened on June 26th of 2020. 

What Is Body Sugaring?

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Body Sugaring has been around for centuries. It is an ancient Egyptian hair removal treatment that uses a combination of sugar, lemon, and water to remove hair without pulling at the skin. Compared to other hair removal techniques, it is cleaner, safer, gentler, and more unique.

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The sugar formula is body temperature so it will never burn the skin, and the technicians at Glam Body Sugaring Boutique work in the direction of the hair so there will be no ingrown hair. Sugaring paste is 100% natural with absolutely no chemicals or resins. “I tell my clients I offer a five-minute Brazilian so it is super quick and as painless as possible. There is also no lingering pain with sugaring as there is with waxing so you don’t feel like you have to waddle out the door,” Monica explains.

The Studio

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When customers walk into the studio, they are immediately transported to a glamorous, pink oasis. “This is the pink store, and my Queens store is the purple store,” Monica explains. The pink tables, couches, walls, and decor radiate happiness. A pink neon “Stay Glam” sign welcomes each client as they wait in the lobby.

The client’s temperatures are taken, and hands are sanitized prior to entering the studio for extra Covid precaution. Each room in the studio is designed for a specific purpose. There is the v-steam room, the sugaring room, the skincare room, and the beauty room, and yes, each room is pink with gold accents. 

The Products and Services 

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Glam Body Sugaring Boutique’s most popular service is, of course, body sugaring, and specifically the Brazilian. Monica started her boutique only offering body sugaring but has since expanded into other areas of aesthetics such as lashes, facials, and skincare. Some of her other services include a vaginal steam, vajacial {vaginal facial}, intimate brightening, facials, dermaplaning, cosmetic tattooing {brows}, and a keratin lash lift. 

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Classic bikini sugaring starts at $40. The newbie Brazilian is $90. Glam Body Sugaring Boutique also offers package deals such as buy 3 get one free Brazilians totaling $219.50. A Glam vajacial starts at $100, intimate brightening starts at $50, and the signature Glam facial starts at $150. A full list of services can be viewed on the website here.

Glam Body Sugaring Boutique also carries a variety of products as well. All products are vegan and organic. Glam Skin is Monica’s own line of oil-based skin care products. Some of these include v-steam blends and goat milk baths. Monica is currently waiting on more products from her line that are delayed due to Covid. 

The Info

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Glam Body Sugaring Boutique is located at 287 Grand Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City. Monica’s other location is in Glendale Queens. The Jersey City studio is open five days a week, from Saturday to Tuesday. Be sure to follow @glambody_jerseycity on Instagram for the latest deals and updates. 

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Alexis moved to Hoboken after she graduated college in 2015 and fell in love with the area right away. She currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend, Ewan, and works in New York City as a fashion buyer by day and an aspiring entrepreneur by night. In her spare time, when she is not exploring the new, trendy spots around town, you will find her working out at one of her favorite local classes, singing along to the soundtrack of Wicked, or creating macrame wall art and home decor that she sells on Etsy.