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is local portland girl with a true love for hair removal and making peeps feel sassy, svelte, sexy and smooth! i was raised in southeast portland, attended school in both arizona + here in town while slinging drinks in the evening. had a lot of fun and met some of my dearest friends during those years. i found my calling in early 2004 when I attended a naturopathic school for esthetics + shortly thereafter opened up a small skin care studio in northeast ptown – which rocked! i then was invited to go back and teach at my naturopathic college. during my 4 1/2 years teaching i grew immensely as a person, learned more than i could have imagined about my path in the holistic esthetics world and experienced another "light bulb" moment in my life... this, my friends, was sugaring! all the benefits of waxing with none of the drawbacks. once I decided to become a full blown sugarista and to create a welcoming+warm+safe+fun space for all to come to receive this all-natural, non toxic, sweet way to become hairless – it was all over. and sugar me was born.
 t.m.i... i married my best friend + partner in crime. my family is my life and i cherish them deeply. my friends = gold. i enjoy being a stylish hippie dippie local + love to talk to strangers on a daily basis • i love laughing until my belly hurts • watching people in their own element • dancing like a complete maniac • finding every use i can for braggs apple cider vinegar • being a good listener and of course... spreading the sweet, sweet gospel of sugaring. 
a little about me ... i was born and raised in northeast portland. i attended and graduated from grant high school with no definite plans for the future. not quite sure where i belonged i bounced around northeast and southeast portland over the years while working as a receptionist. i knew the life of pushing paper, answering phones and filing was not my calling... what i didn't know is that i had been practicing my passion all along. hair removal. over the years i had been waxing not only myself, but my sisters, cousins and close friends as well. why had i not been doing this professionally? with a little encouragement from my dear sister i enrolled in a naturopathic school for esthetics. it is there where, not only did i meet the most awesome person on earth KATE, but was introduced to sugaring and my life was reborn. i am now a proud sugarista at sugar me, who will never go back to wax!
t.m.i.... i am deeply rooted to portland by my amazing family and friends although love to travel and explore new places.... i desperately want to be bilingual. people watching is one of my favorite hobbies as well as attending shows with amazing live music i can dance to... i am a free spirit and sometimes my outfits are over the top... most importantly i have a life long goal of removing hair all over the world by making Sugar Me international.
i am … a corn fed midwestern girl that decided to wander west. after growing up in a far western suburb of Chicago and attending college in a near northern suburb of the city, i headed west to see where the world decided to take me. it took me, my friends, to Reno, Nevada. i loved my time there for a number of wonderful, educational and entertaining reasons. including my introduction to sugaring and a true love of esthetics... deciding it was time to continue on in my journey, i moved on to Portland... a city i'd had a fascination with as far back as high school. why, you ask? i do not know. it just sounded *cool. and Portland, you did not disappoint. shortly after arriving, i attended a holistic school for esthetics where i was blessed with not only a stellar education, but met a number of amazing women, including my dear friend Kate. i am honored to share space with these fabulous ladies while spreading the sweet sweet song of sugar.
t.m.i... i love all things crafty and diy... I am a hoarder... of projects.. i have a fabulous cat named sonny who is an awesome spooner... i love wigs + ugly shoes... not necessarily at the same time.. i love to eat... my job is super.
I was born in Visalia, CA, but moved to Oregon shortly after. Though I have had a long time obsession with beauty, I followed another passion of mine, and spent years in the food and beverage industry after graduating from PSU. I recently decided that it was time for a new challenge, and after attending school for aesthetics, I got hooked on hair removal which lead me to sugaring! I'm excited to help you with all your sugaring needs because that's what I love to do!
t.m.i... I also enjoy traveling the world, playing with my dog, and taking trips out to wine country. On my days off you can find me at home reading a book curled up with my man Jamal and dog Sallie.
my story, in brief…i grew up just north of seattle on the sound. after a four year college stint in wisconsin where i studied environmental studies, ate a life’s worth of dairy, and experienced “true winters,” i happily returned to my temperate home, the northwest. i utilized my degree while working at a transportation alternative non-profit for three years here in portland, but realized that sitting at a desk was not for me. my dream of being an esthetician dates back to my young years. at 21 i discovered sugaring and how amazing it is. at 25 i decided it was time to make a change and become a sugarista! i left my desk job, attended the aveda institute of portland, got my license, and happily began slinging sugar at sugar me. i now can’t imagine waking up in the morning to doing anything else!
t.m.i… i believe that almost any food can be made into pie form... i love to make meals for friends and enjoy them over a bottle of wine… i was born in new zealand and have a dream of moving back there someday and opening up my own sugaring salon on the beach... i am a recent convert to tomatoes, and can’t imagine my life now without them... i love to hike, and camp, and be outdoors...
I am a Portland native; I grew up in southeast. I have always loved skin care and beauty, and knew that I wanted to go to school for esthetics. I attended school in 2013, and was a waxer, but I fell in love with sugaring when I met Kate, the most awesome gal ever! Now that I am sugaring at sugar me, I absolutely love it and would never wax again!
tmi… I love… my mini dachshund, Lily… watching dateline. checking out breweries in town, and spending time with friends and family!
A little bit about me… I am a Portland girl. Born and raised. My dad’s parents were farmers out in Troutdale and my mom’s father built his house in LaPine with his own two hands. They instilled the value of hard work in me and taught me to do what you LOVE so that you never have to work a day in your life. I have so many passions… from cooking for friends & family… to building an abundant garden… to teaching others how to provide healthy affordable + quick meals… and now Sugaring. I have such a passion for hair removal! Some don’t quite understand it, but they definitely appreciate it. It’s been a big change from the 18 years that I spent in grocery retail and I am so happy that I took this leap of faith… never to look back!
t.m.i… I love all things Asian-inspired and I love tattoos. My favorite pastime is kicking back with a great bottle of wine (Rosé is my favorite), playing Cards Against Humanity & laughing the night away with loved ones.
I was born in California and moved to Portland with my mom and sisters when I was very young. I grew up dancing my way through life (literally) and dreamed of a future as a professional ballerina. After high school I spent several years dabbling in college classes while working in the service industry and living off tips… in order to support my love of all things BEAUTY! I finally realized my true passion had been staring me in the face all along, so I enrolled in school for esthetics. After a brief stint waxing, I discovered sugaring and my world has been sweeter ever since. : )
t.m.i… As much as I love fashion, fake lashes, and getting dolled up, I’m a true Northwest girl at heart with a love of the outdoors! I’m perfectly content being barefoot and running around with my fur babies in the grass, sand or mud. It’s good for the soul!!!