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If you’re building a business as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or wax professional, chances are you LOVE helping people feel beautiful in their own skin. But at the same time, you find yourself lying awake at night worrying where your next client will come from, wondering if you’ll be able to make rent this month, and wishing building a business didn’t feel so gosh-darn hard.Lucky for you, you’re in the right place.Your host and body sugaring expert Shannon O’Brien has taken her own skincare business from zero to multiple six figures simply by adding sugar to her treatment menu, and has helped over 3000 students learn to do the same.As a licensed esthetician, award-winning spa owner, national speaker, and spa consultant, Shannon is here to simplify the process and connect you with the right resources and education to build a profitable, self-sustaining skincare business so you can provide better services for your clients, make more money in your business, and enjoy greater balance between your work and home life.Join us each week and get your hands on the cutting-edge education you need to turn your skincare business into a smooth operation in no time!

The Sugar Show Shannon "The SugarMama"

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

If you’re building a business as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or wax professional, chances are you LOVE helping people feel beautiful in their own skin. But at the same time, you find yourself lying awake at night worrying where your next client will come from, wondering if you’ll be able to make rent this month, and wishing building a business didn’t feel so gosh-darn hard.Lucky for you, you’re in the right place.Your host and body sugaring expert Shannon O’Brien has taken her own skincare business from zero to multiple six figures simply by adding sugar to her treatment menu, and has helped over 3000 students learn to do the same.As a licensed esthetician, award-winning spa owner, national speaker, and spa consultant, Shannon is here to simplify the process and connect you with the right resources and education to build a profitable, self-sustaining skincare business so you can provide better services for your clients, make more money in your business, and enjoy greater balance between your work and home life.Join us each week and get your hands on the cutting-edge education you need to turn your skincare business into a smooth operation in no time!

    What You Might be Doing to Kill Your Sugaring Business

    What You Might be Doing to Kill Your Sugaring Business

    Ever wonder how to ensure every client steps into your sugar salon and leaves feeling like they've just had a VIP treatment? That's exactly what we're unpacking on the latest installment of The Sugar Show. I take you through the transformational power of self-evaluation for your salon's aesthetic, the magic that happens when clients are swept off their feet by your high-quality environment, and the non-negotiable of spotless cleanliness – your business's reputation depends on it. With these insider tips, learn how to craft an irresistible brand image that clients can't wait to tell their friends about.

    Navigating the world of social media while keeping your sanity intact is no easy feat, but I've got your back with some real talk on nurturing your professional confidence amidst the chaos of comparison syndrome. This episode isn't just about keeping up appearances online; it's about embracing the essence of what makes you unique and the self-care practices that ensure you're always ready to deliver your best work. From the importance of hydration to the necessity of nourishing meals and the power of taking a breather, we cover the essentials that will keep you at the top of your game.

    To cap it off, we delve into the fine details that make a sugar session truly exceptional. I discuss how to keep your focus laser-sharp on clients' needs, avoiding the trap of personal distractions, and the art of educating them about their skin. Spoiler alert: skipping steps is a big no-no if you're aiming for rave reviews and repeat business. Plus, I share vital insights on the need for continual learning in hair removal techniques and the business acumen required to safeguard your financial future. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the sugaring scene, this episode is brimming with strategies to keep your skills sharp and your clientele coming back for more.
    If you’ve connected with or been inspired by this episode in any way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway - I’d love to hear how you embrace Sugaring For All!! And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @Love2Sugar.

    If you are interested in learning more about Radeq Lab's Premium Prebiotic Sugar Line of products, you can find them at www.radeqlab.us.

    Cheers to your Sweet Success!

    • 42 min
    From Expert Sugarist to Sought-After Educator: Unwrapping the Secrets of a Successful Sugaring Business

    From Expert Sugarist to Sought-After Educator: Unwrapping the Secrets of a Successful Sugaring Business

    Get ready to transform your sugaring skills into a booming business! Season five sizzles as Shannon the SugarMama chats with the impressive Tajina Rock, a SugarPro who's elevated her game from expert practitioner to a sought-after educator. We're peeling back the layers of the sugaring world, from the sweet success stories at Bare Bodies Sugaring Academy to the skin health revelations with Radeq from Radeq Lab. This episode is a treasure trove of knowledge that will leave you sticky with wisdom and strategies to enhance your practice.

    Ever wonder how a sugaring business flourishes? We're revealing the inside scoop on nurturing your craft and expanding your horizons. Take a seat at our roundtable discussion with Tajina and Radeq, where they spill the beans on quality training, advanced skin care techniques, and the remarkable difference a product like Premium Prebiotic Sugar products can make. They share their first-hand experiences, giving you the edge you need to sweeten your services and keep clients coming back for more.

    At the heart of our sugaring saga is the transformative power of education and mentorship. The beauty industry may be rooted in tradition, but it's the unquenchable thirst for knowledge that propels professionals forward. This episode is not just a guide; it's a commitment to continual growth, showcasing breakthrough moments and the essential role of strong business savvy. Join us as we sugarcoat your path to success, one educational flick at a time!
    If you’ve connected with or been inspired by this episode in any way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway - I’d love to hear how you embrace Sugaring For All!! And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @Love2Sugar.

    If you are interested in learning more about Radeq Lab's Premium Prebiotic Sugar Line of products, you can find them at www.radeqlab.us.

    Cheers to your Sweet Success!

    • 26 min
    The Sweet Science of Sugaring and the Microbiome

    The Sweet Science of Sugaring and the Microbiome

    Embark on a sweet expedition with your Sugar Mama, Shannon O'Brien, as she shares her transformative story from sugaring novice to entrepreneur extraordinaire. Tune in and unearth the power of the skin microbiome, and how it's revolutionized by Radeq Lab's groundbreaking sugar-paste concoctions. This isn't just about hair removal; it's a garden of delight for your skin, where every treatment feeds and fortifies your natural flora. With the help of the innovative minds at Radeq Pielczyk, we're setting a new standard in skincare that seamlessly blends with our sugaring techniques, ensuring clients leave not just hairless but with a radiant, thriving complexion.

    Prepare for an educational treat as Shannon provides a wealth of knowledge on nurturing your skin's ecosystem, backed by the science of prebiotics and postbiotics. You'll find that the analogies of carrots and onions are not just for cooking—they're key to understanding your skin's needs during and after a sugaring session. Stick with us for a holistic approach to beauty and business, where you're empowered to enhance your sugaring skills and grow a flourishing enterprise. Join Shannon on this episode of the Sugar Show, and let your skincare practice blossom into something as sweet as the sugar we swear by.
    If you’ve connected with or been inspired by this episode in any way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway - I’d love to hear how you embrace Sugaring For All!! And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @Love2Sugar.

    If you are interested in learning more about Radeq Lab's Premium Prebiotic Sugar Line of products, you can find them at www.radeqlab.us.

    Cheers to your Sweet Success!

    • 18 min
    Transforming Hair Removal with Nature's Own Prebiotics

    Transforming Hair Removal with Nature's Own Prebiotics

    Discover the transformative power of prebiotics in your beauty regimen as Radeq from Radeq Labs and I, Shannon, unveil the secrets of sugaring and skin care that will redefine your approach to hair removal. My own educational evolution, fueled by an unquenchable curiosity for the science behind cosmetology, has led to this moment where traditional ingredients take a backseat to innovative skin-nurturing solutions. Embark on a journey that began in the simplicity of a home kitchen and has now expanded to the impressive scale of a fully operational factory, where quality and innovation reign supreme.

    Sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's a commitment. It's woven into the fabric of the beauty industry transformation we're discussing today. Dive into the fragrant world of rose water production, where eco-conscious methods like solar and wind energy are not only possible but celebrated. But the real star of the show? The skin's microbiome. Once an overlooked player, we now recognize its critical role in our overall health. Radeq's  insights into this delicate ecosystem and how it interacts with hair removal practices are nothing short of revolutionary.

    The finale of our session is a revelation about the future of skincare, where prebiotics and postbiotics emerge as the heroes of the beauty world. Forget harsh treatments; this new wave of products, including a groundbreaking sugaring line, is all about harmony with our body's natural defenses. Imagine a hair removal experience that's less about the pain and more about the gain—healthier skin, a balanced microbiome, and an overall better outcome. Join us for a conversation that will not only enlighten but may just change the way you care for your skin forever.
    If you’ve connected with or been inspired by this episode in any way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway - I’d love to hear how you embrace Sugaring For All!! And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @Love2Sugar.

    If you are interested in learning more about Radeq Lab's Premium Prebiotic Sugar Line of products, you can find them at www.radeqlab.us.

    Cheers to your Sweet Success!

    • 52 min
    Navigating the World of Trademarks with Elizabeth Henson

    Navigating the World of Trademarks with Elizabeth Henson

    Are you prepared to navigate the complex world of trademarks? Brace yourself for an enlightening conversation with Elizabeth Henson, Chief Marketing Officer at Indie Law.

    Liz takes us through the intricacies of trademarks, demystifying the process of choosing a strong and unique business name. Drawing on my personal journey of trademarking "The Sugar Mama," we discuss how having a strong brand identity can help you stand out in your industry.

    In today's episode, we are joined by Elizabeth Henson, Chief Marketing Officer at Indie Law, helps build brand awareness around trademarks and supports Indie Law in being the GO-TO firm for Trademarks

    We have all faced the unpleasant experience of a copycat infringing upon our brand. We're not alone in this battle, and we share our experiences, mishaps, and the processes of reclaiming our brand identity. We also delve into the possible consequences of trademark infringement. Learn from our experiences and understand how to protect your business from such unfortunate incidents.

    We round up our discussion with insights on the importance of legal protection for your business. We shed light on Indie Law's role in aiding entrepreneurs to tackle legal issues like trademark infringement and copycats. Liz also shares some insightful highlights from her podcast, "Messy Success." There's a free gift and a legal consultation call waiting for you. So tune in to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to be legally secure in your business endeavors.

    Free Gift: https://www.indielaw.com/bundle
    Go to  https://www.indielaw.com/call for a free legal consultation and let them know to mention "Shannon O'Brien" 
    If you’ve connected with or been inspired by this episode in any way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway - I’d love to hear how you embrace Sugaring For All!! And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @Love2Sugar.

    If you are interested in learning more about Radeq Lab's Premium Prebiotic Sugar Line of products, you can find them at www.radeqlab.us.

    Cheers to your Sweet Success!

    • 25 min
    Unlock Your Business Potential with Accountability and Planning in 2024

    Unlock Your Business Potential with Accountability and Planning in 2024

    Ready to turn your business dreams into reality? Buckle up as I take you on a thrilling journey from zero to multiple six figures, sharing the secrets of my success along the way. We're not just talking about the wins, but about the planning, organization, and most importantly, holding ourselves accountable for our goals. It's time to map out your path to success and I'm here to provide the roadmap, the GPS, and the necessary fuel for the journey!

    In this action-packed episode, we'll be exploring how accountability can transform your business. I'll be sharing proven strategies for planning social activities, managing inventory, and selecting the right courses to elevate your business. We'll also be discussing the Sugar Tribe Sweet Success Planner, a tried and tested tool that's helped countless entrepreneurs achieve their business dreams. So, let's gear up and get organized for a thriving 2024!
    If you’ve connected with or been inspired by this episode in any way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway - I’d love to hear how you embrace Sugaring For All!! And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @Love2Sugar.

    If you are interested in learning more about Radeq Lab's Premium Prebiotic Sugar Line of products, you can find them at www.radeqlab.us.

    Cheers to your Sweet Success!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

JodiBaird ,

The real deal!

I love this podcast and love Shannon! She always comes to the table with honesty, true personal success, and wants to see and help EVERYONE succeed!

peas.n.pod ,

Wonderful!

Love this podcast! Lots of gold nuggets of wisdom in the sugar biz. Shannon is so helpful and such a great source of knowledge

love it!!! too ,

Great for all sugaristas!

So much good information on more than just sugaring. Business ideas and help from professionals in the industry!

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