Does your skin have a sweet tooth? Welcome to Portland’s choice sugaring studio, where skin meets sugar and leaves a little bit sweeter.

At Opaline Skin Studio, we believe beautiful, natural glowing skin is the only cosmetic you need. We offer all-natural sugar hair removal, skin renewing facials,  lash services, and sugaring classes.

Call today 503-318-0728

1720 NW Lovejoy

Portland, OR 97209

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About us

At Opaline, we believe in the power of beautiful skin. We strive to empower with education and inspire with all-natural ingredients. 
Let’s just say, we’re a little obsessed with skincare, and it shows.

Our holistic, organic approach is centered around your individual skincare needs. And because your skin deserves the absolute best, we craft powerful products with 100% pure ingredients. We offer luxurious facials, sugaring hair removal, enhancing eye brow & lash tinting, and gorgeous lash extensions.


What is sugaring?
Sugaring is an all-natural form of hair removal. Using organic sugar at body temperature, it is delicate on all skin types. We pull the sugar in the same direction as hair growth which removes the entire hair bull resulting in permanent hair loss over time.

Waxing vs. Sugaring?
Sugaring lasts longer, is better for sensitive skin, and is more effective over time than waxing. Where waxing uses synthetic ingredients, sugaring is all-natural. Wax attaches to the skin, and therefore can burn or pull off the top layer along with the hair. When waxing, hair is pulled in the opposite direction which can result in ingrown hairs. Sugaring on the other hand, is pulled in the natural direction of hair growth taking only dead skin and the entire hair bulb with each pull.

Waxing also uses wooden sticks or paper to remove wax from skin which can leave uncomfortable residue and creates waste. Sugaring uses only all-natural sugar which is better for the skin and the environment. We believe in working with our bodies, not against them.

How long does my hair have to be?
Unlike waxing, sugaring can grab onto shorter hair growth at ¼ inch.

How do I prepare for my sugaring appointment?
Exfoliate the intended area the night before your appointment.

How often should I be sugaring?
If you are new to sugaring, your first three appointments should be timed four weeks apart. This allows the hair to get on the same growth cycle so that hair is pulled from the first cycle every time for longer-lasting results.

After the initial three appointments, hair growth can vary between 3-5 weeks. We offer maintenance pricing for clients returning within this time frame.

What kind of sugar do you use?
We use sugar made of organic sugar, organic citric acid, and water.

How much does sugaring hurt?
We’re not going to sugarcoat this; the first time can be painful. However, with continued sugaring you’ll have less hair growth which means less pain! Continue sugaring at regular intervals for the best results and most comfortable experience.

How long will my appointment be?
It depends on the area. Brazilians are 30-45 minutes and full-legs are 45 minutes.

Do you accept male guests?
We welcome male clients for most areas. Male brazilian clients are only accepted with Laura upon referral.

Are there any do’s or don’t after sugaring?
Be gentle with yourself. Avoid steam or hot showers for the first 24 hours. Within 48 hours after your appointment use our Rose after spray to calm and sooth the skin. Following the initial 48 hours, you can lightly exfoliate and apply our Bye Bye Bump spray to prevent ingrown hairs.

What products do you use for facials?
We use only 100% organic products selected specifically for your skin. Our product lines include Bon Bon Beauty Skincare, Bio elements, and Kimberly Sayer.

What steps are involved during facials?
Starting with a thorough consultation, we identify your skin concerns and goals. We begin the facial with calming relaxation rituals. Once you are completely relaxed, we perform a superficial cleanse followed by a deep cleanse. Once the skin is entirely cleansed, we analyze the skin and create a personalized treatment plan.

Next, we apply an exfoliating mask and perform a soothing hand and arm massage followed by a facial massage. We then apply the treatment mask and go into a scalp massage. We finish the facial by locking in the treatments with skin enhancing serums and moisturizers.

How do I decide which facial to get?
The skin concern you would like to focus on will determine the facial you select. If you are unsure which facial is best for your skin, choose the New Client facial to get started.

What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24-hour notice for cancellation by phone or email. If the appointment is cancelled within less than 24 hours, 60% of the service amount will be charged to the card on file.

Sugaring  Certification


Want to switch over to the sweeter side of hair removal?  You’ve come to the right place!!! Opaline Skin  Studio offers sugaring certification courses for all estheticians, cosmetologists and beauty school students.

Our local trainer here is Laura Tigert.  Laura has been sugaring for over 7 years and has been teaching the ancient form of hair removal for over 5 years so she knows how to get out of sticky situations.  Laura trains with Sweet and True Sugaring Co. and has been with the company for 2 years.

Not in the NW?  Laura travels to you!!! Email today for more information. 


Why is Sugaring a good business decision?

Sugaring is becoming the number one form of hair removal here in the NW and is in demand!  By educating your clients about the benefits of sugaring services, your client retention and satisfaction are sure to increase.  

Sugaring is cost effective for you as practitioner.  With the cost of sticks, wax, paper and gloves needed for a Brazilian it can cost up to $8 per service.  A full Brazilian service can be performed with a single ball of sugar and only cost $1-$1.50 per sugaring Brazilian.  Sweet savings right? 

Let us not forget about the benefits of sugaring for your clients!

  • Sugaring is 100% all natural, organic and biodegradable

  • Sugar is body temperature so you will never run the risk of burning yourself or a client again.  Because sugar is body temperature it is great for people with sensitive skin!

  • Sugar only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, this means it’s not lifting anything live and you can go over the same spot until you get that hair! 

Why Train with us at Opaline Skin Studio and Sweet and True Sugaring Co.?

As one of the longest practicing sugarists and trainers in Portland, Laura knows what it takes to train you in mastering the technique of sugaring quickly and efficiently so you are confident to begin taking sugaring clients right away!  Plus, training and helping other professionals build their skill set and businesses is Laura’s passion!

Once you have completed one of our classes, you are invited to ‘drop in’ to any of the courses listed below for up to one year to refresh your technique and eliminate  any sticky situations you are finding yourself in, at no extra cost.

You will also have full access to our video library to watch our Master Sugarist Myra at work! (Find Myra’s Bio in our Beauty Blog).  You will have access to our closed Facebook of Ellite Sugarists.  Best of all you will have access to Laura for any questions, concerns or need of encouragement anytime.

Getting Sugar Certified!

Foundation Certification

This hands-on course will teach you the skills you will need to grow a successful sugaring practice. Our foundational certification is a one day class that will focus on learning to sugar arms, under arms, legs, face and bikini. 

We will start the day with theory and product knowledge, then spend most of our time perfecting your sugaring skill set. You will learn spreading, molding, flicking, and the finger twirl technique. By the end of the day, you will have the foundation needed to sugar full body and facial areas safely and efficiently. As a bonus, we'll demonstrate a Brazilian sugaring service. 

In addition to hands on instruction, you will receive an exclusive membership to Sweet and True Sugaring Co. Sugaring Success Program.

This course also includes the following benefits: 

  • Complimentary Class Drop-Ins

  • Online Sugaring Tutorials

  • Customer Appreciation Events

  • 24/7 Support

Advanced class

This hands-on course will teach you the skills you need to safely and efficiently perform Brazilian sugaring. Students must have mastered foundational sugaring techniques before enrolling in this course. 

We will start the day reviewing basic sugaring techniques and address any issues you have encountered after the Foundational Certification.

Laura will demonstrate a Brazilian sugaring service and each student will perform 1-2 Brazilians. 

In addition to hands on instruction, you will receive exclusive access to Sweet and True Sugaring Co

This course also includes the following benefits:

  • Complimentary Class Drop-Ins 

  • Online Brazilian training tutorials as you work towards sugar Brazilian mastery

  • Membership to Sweet and True Sugaring Co.  Sugaring Success Program while you PRACTICE!

  • 24/7 Support


Upcoming class dates:


September 8, 2019

October 6, 2019

November 17, 2019


September 9, 2019

October 7, 2019

November 18, 2019


Prior Student Reviews 

I was trained by and welcomed into the studio by Laura. Training with her really helped me build confidence in myself, the technique, and the service, so I have been rockin’ it ever since! That’s saying a lot because when I came to Laura with no experience in sugar she had to really show me the ropes!
She was very knowledgeable not only in the service, but the actual sugar itself. She taught me her techniques and guided me through the process from start to finish making sure I was really catching on.
She tailored to my learning style and made it comfortable to ask any of my questions. Even when I got frustrated, (it can be a sticky mess!) She reassured me and patiently pushed me forward.
Now I see how important it is/was to have someone who has experienced it all herself and is detail oriented to help you through the learning process. Her personality and tips/tricks, can makes it super fun as well. Every little step counts and even as she instructs you, she really cheers you on!
I’ve been sugaring for 2.5 years now; I still learn from her to this day and years later, and I still notice my improvements. It’s truly a rewarding service to offer. She’s inspiring, and a great instructor to learn from.

- K.M.
I had the pleasure of training with Laura during the spring of 2018. When you are working towards a new skill set it is important to have a trainer who makes you feel comfortable and supported in the learning environment. Laura is extremely knowledgeable at what she does, which makes the learning process fun, informative and successful. She does a magnificent job of flexing her teaching style to the type of learner you are. I had an extremely positive experience training with Laura; I highly recommend her for your Sugaring class. I look forward to further my education further with her!

- J.L.