Our Sweet Story

Our fearless leader and her journey to make an impact with sugar.

Expertise, Professionalism and Kindness

Sweet 185 has been Charleston, South Carolina’s premier all-natural sugaring studio and day spa since 2007. At it’s helm is owner, Christina Mikolajcik-Edles. With over 25 years of experience as a licensed esthetician, Master Sugarist and entrepreneur, Christina’s expertise is vast. She has researched, developed and refined proprietary practices and tools to establish new studios and franchises. Her complete sugaring training curriculum is tested, proven and superior to other programs on the market. With 22 years as a business owner, operator and manager under her belt, Christina’s clients swear by her technique and her students thrive with her experienced hand to guide them.

Christina’s philosophy is rooted in kindness. Kindness to our bodies, to each other and to the environment. Through sugaring, she has found a way to provide individuals with a less painful hair removal experience. In training, she is able to help her esthetic colleagues find lucrative career growth. By soldering this art form of hair removal into modern culture, she is removing wax and harsh chemicals from the market.

By bringing her Sweet 185 Sugaring Training Method™ online, Christina is able to share her vision with a broader and more beautiful garden of esthetic professionals worldwide and educate them through her superior technique. She welcomes students who share in her vision of kindness.

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Working alongside Christina at Sweet 185 for over six years has been an immensely enriching experience that has significantly shaped my career. My time working with her not only enhanced my skill set but also taught me invaluable lessons about professionalism and time management. Christina’s mentorship and guidance were pivotal in elevating my career. The luxury setting at Sweet 185 provided a unique platform for growth, and Christina’s expertise in spa services and treatments was truly inspiring. Beyond honing my technical skills, I had the privilege of contributing to the design of spa treatments, allowing me to explore my creativity and innovation. However, the most crucial lesson I gleaned from Christina was the significance of adhering to a strict timeframe and punctuality. This has been instrumental in fostering a respectful environment for both clients and colleagues. The discipline I cultivated in this regard has translated into improved efficiency and a heightened level of professionalism in my work. The skills and insights I acquired during my tenure at Sweet 185, under Christina’s guidance, proved to be the foundation for my subsequent career growth. Not only did I witness an improvement in my skill set, but also a noticeable increase in my income. I credit Christina and the environment at Sweet 185 for empowering me to excel in my profession, and I am immensely grateful for the impact she has had on my journey. Given the growth I experienced during my time on her team, I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone to train under her. Feel free to use this online with my initials attached!

Wayne Hampleton, former Sweet 185 team member

I have been a client of Christina’s at Sweet 185 for many years, and I am a huge fan! The moment I walk through the door, I am greeted with warm smiles and genuine enthusiasm. Christina and her staff possess a rare blend of professionalism and friendliness that instantly put me at ease. It’s refreshing to encounter a team that treats you like a cherished friend rather than just another appointment. Christina always takes the time to listen to any concerns, ensuring that the service is tailored to my needs. She is highly skilled and very knowledgeable. She took the time to educate me about the sugaring process, and the care she takes creates an environment where you can trust that you’re in capable hands. Whether it’s your first time sugaring or your hundredth, she treats each session with the same meticulous attention to detail. The studio’s dedication to cleanliness is commendable. The treatment rooms are immaculate, exuding a sense of serenity and relaxation. You can rest assured knowing that the highest standards of hygiene are maintained, making your experience not only enjoyable but also safe. Sweet185 is a sugaring studio that goes above and beyond to create an environment where you feel genuinely cared for and rejuvenated. I highly recommend it!

 Brannen G., Client

Working with Christina was paramount to my success as a sugarist. Her training was thorough, in-depth, and full of every bit of information I needed to excel. Her patience throughout my learning process created a safe space for me to ask as many questions as I needed, and her honesty made me trust her. Christina’s sugaring training was one of the most valuable certifications I’ve ever taken in my career as an esthetician. Not only did I learn about proper technique and efficiency while providing a sugaring service, I also learned how to be hospitable to my clientele which has translated into many other aspects of my life. The amount of generosity Christina has when it comes to sharing her knowledge and wisdom as a sugarist makes her certification unlike any other. She leaves no stone unturned. I say with confidence that there is no other sugaring training out there that is more valuable than Christina’s training.

Addie Jo B., former Sweet 185 team member


Join Our Team of Sugarists in Charleston, SC

Our flagship studio and organic spa is always seeking talented Sugarists. Graduates of Sweet 185’s Online Sugar Certification course are invited to apply to join our team.