Happy Birthday: Gimmie Some Sugar!
Gimme Some Sugar
Brazilian - Sugar - Brow - Wax
385 10233 Elbow Dr SW
Happy 1st Birthday Gimme Some Sugar!
After years of a nomadic lifestyle while growing her business and with over 10 years of hair removal experience, entrepreneur Maika Schulz and her beauty boutique Gimme Some Sugar has finally found its own permanent home in beautiful Calgary!
I found Gimme Some Sugar 4 years ago when I was looking for a better alternative to naturally removing unwanted hair. I wasn’t pleased with dealing with waxes, chemicals or the idea of having to spend thousands on hair treatments…so after some research on what exactly ‘sugaring’ was, I booked my first appointment with Maika the sugarista and experienced how absolutely wonderful being sugared was compared to anything else I've tried in the 'hair removing realm'!
For those who have no idea what 'Sugaring' is or looks like:
"The sugar (for sugaring) is a paste made of sugar, water and lemon juice. We wear gloves to protect ourselves and our clients and smooth the ball of sugar onto your skin. The sugar seeps into the follicle and lubricates the hair into coming out! There is no breakage, no tearing of the skin (because it doesn’t stick to live skin cells) but does help you slough off all the dead skin! It’s like a double treatment where you get both exfoliation and hair removal. " - (Maika)
The boss lady behind it all. A bit of why and when she began her sugaring journey:
"I was working at Westjet (in Winnipeg) at the time. I was a client of a wax technician there and a friend had suggested that I try the sugaring and simply fell in love. Soon after, I had transferred here (to Calgary) with Westjet. Transferring here, I was going through a divorce and wanted a fresh start. I started sugaring from home, very part-time. Myself, my sister and a few friends made up the clientele. Then it got busier so I slowly began working less Westjet hours and putting in more sugaring hours until I got busy enough that I could quit Westjet all together. I worked out of my home for 5 years. June (of 2016) will mark 11 years that I’ve been sugaring now.
I have 8 people on staff. All of my staff members are actually long time clients. It has never been about the money for me. I believe in “Build it, and they will come” I don’t want anyone here who doesn’t love what they do. "
Pictured above is one of the rooms where all the magic happens. By magic I mean services such as: Sugaring (For ladies & bros aka the Brozillian!), waxing, microblading and lashes!
DID YOU KNOW?!:
"Sugaring is very temperature sensitive. Each room has its own fan or A/C unit. It really is a science. Our sugar actually comes from a business out of Winnipeg, where I am from. It was a small mom and pop business that just grew and I really wanted to support that." (Maika)
There are a multitude of products that Maika so proudly displays in her shop. Everything that we've picked up and sniffed had beautiful packaging, perfectly catering to the branding of Gimme Some Sugar. For your chance to explore their products and provided services check out their : Anniversary Special Promotions below!
" 🎉🎊 We want to celebrate with YOU and to thank you we have some amazing promotions all day today 💋
1.We will be gifting a bath bomb to the first 17 people that have a service booked and completed with us❣
2.Candy Bar and Champagne🍾🍬
3. Plume $20 off + Gift with purchase 👛
4. GIFT CARD Promotion (hint its time sensitive)
*spoiler!! flash sale 12-2pm & 6-8pm online and in store):
$10 extra on every $50 spent to a max of $200. Minimum of $50. Only to be used on future services.💋"
Now you’ve heard about people who are so passionate about what they do, that you simply cannot help but be inspired by them. Maika is one of these people. She believes so fiercely in empowerment and the simplicity of making someone feel good about themselves. For bubbly Maika; this is power. That is how she defines success.
"This business chose me and I have so much gratitude for it because I could have been in a different place. It chose me because it believed that I could build it. I truly love what I do. Everything is handpicked with love; from the staff to the décor. If I could pass along any sort of wisdom to an aspiring entrepreneur, it would be this:
Pick one, maybe 2 things and make sure that you do them really, really well. If you don’t love what you do, then do something else."
Happy Birthday Gimme Some Sugar, may your team & you have many more fabulous years of celebrating to check off!
Nikita Romane(@Nikitaromane & Esther Lam (@Lov3stia)