Meet the Team: Leah Verrill

Meet the Fabulous Leah: ImageAnna: Why did you become a Sugarista?

Leah: I was doing facials and waxing, and although I enjoyed those trades, I wanted to develop a specialty skill. In addition, I did not enjoy the effects of waxing on the skin, and when I was introduced to sugaring by Danielle, I was on board very quickly.

Anna: Do you remember your dreams? If so, what was your most recent memorable dream?

Leah: My most recent memorable dream was that I had a daughter, which I do not, and I was dropping her off at my Mom’s so I could go on set to work.

Anna: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Leah: Acting, yoga, cooking, and watching baseball! Recently, the receptionist Anna and I have picked up tennis too!

Anna: What is your favorite local place to eat out?

Leah: Well I live in the Arts District in Downtown and my favorite place to eat is Zip Fusion. Reasonably priced sushi, they know my name, and have the best albacore in town! Not to mention my husband, Alan, told me he loved me for the first time there, so it has sentimental value!


Leah and Alan (In Mexico…)

Anna: What is your favorite flower?

Leah: My favorite flower is an orchid, because of their interesting aesthetic, however if I were to decorate my house with one type of flower, it would be red roses.

Anna: What is your favorite season?

Leah: Fall, but in New England Massachusetts. LA HAS NO SEASONS!

Anna: What is your favorite sugaring product and why?

Leah: Kuumba Made Calendula Coconut Oil. It has a healing and anit-inflammatory property, which is great for Brazilian aftercare. My skin tends to be on the dryer side, and this product is great for moisturizing!


Calendula Flower

Anna: What advice would you give a “newbee” sugarer?

Leah: To make sure that the hair is long enough. It seems to be a reoccurring challenge for new customers. Hair can be ¼ of an inch, or about a week and a half of growth, not two or three days!

Sugaring LA Will be Featured on Pop Sugar at the End of June!


POPSUGAR is LA’s hottest “what’s hot” ONLINE magazine. If you are someone who lives for the next celebrity breaking news, faux paux, or celebration, and love to stay up to date on trends, health tips, beauty ideas,  and more, the POPSUGAR site is your one stop shop. Think of it as the news portion of YAHOO, but without the politics, and a lot more celebrity juice! 

With that said, we are excited and honored to announce that POPSUGAR reached out to your very own Sugaring LA to feature our salon! The crew came out yesterday to our salon here in Santa Monica, CA to get some footage, and talk with Danielle about the ins and outs of the sugaring technique, which is growing faster than the hair on your (insert body part here)!!

The crew was engaging and we hope we made them feel right at home, as they were respectful and very fun to spend the afternoon with!

Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of this feature toward the end of June, and in the meantime, get acquainted with POPSUGAR below! 

Stay Sweet, 

~Sugaring LA~

Meet The Team-Jennifer P.



Jennifer P. 

Anna: Why did you become a sugarista?

Jenn: Before sugaring, I had been doing facials for 14 years. I started to want a change, and sugaring provided that opportunity, while still staying in the field. 

Anna: What is your favorite animal?

Jenn: My dog, Joe. He is a German Shepard, and ironically he is a “scaredy cat”. 


Joe P.

Anna: Where is your dream vacation destination?

Jenn: Paris, France. I am in love with that city, and I have never been. Everything is girly, and pretty in Paris, and I love girly and pretty things!

Anna: What is your favorite comfort food?

Jenn: My grandma’s fried chicken, and mashed potatoes

Anna: What do you do for fun?

Jenn: Cook and entertain! I just recently put in a homemade bar and I love to have my friends over for afternoon cocktails; my cocktail of choice being a pina colada on the rocks. 


Jenn’s home bar!

Anna: What is your favorite product sold at Sugaring LA?

Jenn: Shanti Aromatherapy Body Scrub- Lemongrass and Green Tea Scent. They are made of all natural ingredients, I love the smell, and that I can exfoliate and moisturize all with one product. 

Anna: What advice would you give a first time customer?

Jen: Throw your razor away, and stick with a routine sugaring program! It gets less painful each time, and you will not regret it the investment!

Local Business Favorite- BRONZED Airbrush Tanning


Bronzed Airbrush Tanning

We start off our first “Favorite Business of The Week” post with the very business we share a space with at our Santa Monica Location. Bronzed Airbrush Tanning, co-owned and operated by Courtney Claghorn, and Sam Offit, is one of three studios, soon to be four when they open their Manhattan Beach location.

Bronzed Airbrush Tanning is a custom airbrush tanning salon, where you will receive a tan that fits your specific needs. Whether you are looking to get a dark and rich tan, or something light and sun-kissed, the girls at Bronzed will take the time to assess what you are looking for, and make sure you are happy with the results.

With Standard, and Express to choose from, the customer is able to decide how long they would like to leave their tan on. The Express allows you to wait up to four hours, and with Standard you max out at twelve. Bronzed also provides accesseries such as shower caps, sandals, and face masks for the low cost of $1.

With tans glowing for 7-10 days without the harmful effects of the sun light, Bronzed provides a safe alternative to tanning booths and the original sunbathing in baby oil. The prices are also affordable starting at $39 and capping at $49. In addition, as a new customer, you are gifted a buy one tan get one free!

With summer, music festivals, and less clothing right around the corner, now is a perfect time to schedule your first visit to Bronzed and see for yourself, what all the hype is about!

**Packages available with discounts up to 20%

Phone: 424-259-1616



Stay tuned for next week’s local business favorite!

Stay Sweet,

~Sugaring LA~