A natural and delicate approach to removing unwanted hair
Threading is a natural, gentle method of accurately removing unwanted hair for people of all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin. It can be performed on any area of the face including the eyebrows, the upper lip, chin & side burns. Some people also like to have the hair on their hands and fingers threaded. This method of hair removal is considered to be less painful, more precise and longer lasting than waxing.
I specialize in eyebrow design and take special care in creating arches that are just right for you. I see threading as an art and not just a process of quickly removing facial hair, therefore take time with each client in order to give you the best service and results that cater to your needs.
What Is Eyebrow and Facial Threading?
Threading is an ancient technique (over 5000 years old) of removing unwanted hair. This technique uses 100% cotton thread. The cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hairs in the thread, which are then lifted quickly from the follicle. Some beauticians will apply baby powder to the eyebrows before they begin. The baby powder will absorb any oils around the hair follicles that may cause the hairs to slip from the thread as it is pulled.
This technique is more precise than waxing & tweezing and many people find that this is the best way to get a great arch to their eyebrow and a clean finished look. Because threading is so effective in removing even baby fine hair, makeup goes on much smoother as well.
What are the Benefits of Threading?
Threading is a simple, easy, gentle and most efficient means of facial hair removal. The benefits of eyebrow and facial threading service include:
- All natural- involves only the use of 100% cotton thread
- No chemicals, creams, waxes, or other toxins/allergens are used.
- Very gentle on the skin- Great alternative for those with sensitive and/or thinned skin.
- Very precise- only the hair that needs to remove are taken out to give you the best looking arches.
- Long lasting- the tiniest hair (they don’t have to be a certain length) can be removed, resulting in a very clean finished, defined arch.
- Threading doesn’t always cause breakouts.
- If skin is sensitive and becomes red, the redness lasts less than an hour.
- Makeup goes on smoother.
- Threading is generally less painful than waxing
- Threading prevents wrinkles- no constant pulling of skin.
- Prevents any accidents like burns which are more susceptible with waxing.
- Healthier for the skin- Threading does not harm the skin, it only pulls the hair delays aging process unlike the waxing.
- Great for those with sensitive or thinned skin
- Great alternative for those who use medicines like Retin-A or Accutane
Where does threading originate?
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal (over 5000 years old) which originated in Persia but is continued in India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China and many other countries. It is popular with women in the Middle East and in the Persian culture where it is called Bande Abru (“Abru” means eyebrow, and “Band” is the thread). Threading the entire face is widely spread amongst Iranians, Pakistanis and Indians, but it was originally practiced when a woman was getting married or during special occasions. In ancient Persia, threading was a sign that a girl had reached adulthood and became a woman. Since it is a natural and more precise form of hair removal, it is becoming more and more popular in the western world as an alternative to waxing and tweezing.
My Eyebrows Are Out Of Whack! What can I Do?
A bad brow job is worse than a bad hair day because the brows just can’t be covered! It is really important to choose an experienced threader who knows what they are doing and spends the time and effort on your brows. A quick brow job is not necessarily a great brow job. Also, if the wrong hair is pulled, often the hair doesn’t grow back, leaving you with thinned or uneven brows. The quality depends upon the artist’s experience and ability to recognize what looks good from person to person and to be able to shape them properly, being careful not to take too much out. There is no book or written material that can tell you the right way to shape a personâ€™s brow because every person that walks through the door has a unique look that needs a particular shape that will be just right for them
Recognizing what will look best on a person and creating a great brow shape is a work of art and needs to be done properly. I work together with the client for the first time when she arrives to understand what exactly she would like, in case if the client wants me to choose the shape I would explain her exactly why would I choose a particular shape for her. At times I need to work on it for a few treatments in order to get the desired shape. Which is what is communicated on the very first treatment. With over 9 years of my experience in threading I pride with a regular return of my clients for threading specially. Whether your brows are thinned, at different levels, arched too low or too high, have no particular shape, uneven, have too wide of a gap in between brows, etc. I can really help and guide you to create a beautiful look that is just right for you!
How long does it last?
The time depends from person to person but it is generally recommended to have the hair rethreaded every 3-4 weeks. Some people may have to come back earlier if their hair generally grows faster while others may take a few months before they need the areas rethreaded.
Does it hurt?
Most people are amazed when they get threaded for the first time, especially after being waxed previously. They find that it hurts much less than waxing and is easier to do but it has a lot to do with the skill of the artist. I am very gentle when I thread and may use finger pressure or a cold/warm compress to help relieve discomfort if needed. Also with threading its sometimes getting use to the feeling, with a few regular treatments the clients are well known what to expect.
How do I know what brow shape is right for me?
I am skilled and experienced enough for proper brow shaping and will take a look at your brows and design a shape that is right for you. I do not over-thread brows. I only take out what’s needed to give you the best shape. Your final brow shape and arch depends upon your natural brow line. It may be possible to arch further depending upon how much hair we have available to work with. Be sure to talk with me to see what would look best for you.
What kind of thread is used and how is it sanitary?
We use 100% anti-bacterial cotton thread imported from India. This is a particular thread that is especially made for threading purposes. The threading process is very sanitary because it is only the thread that touches the skin and it is thrown away after every use. I adhere to very strict sanitary practices throughout the business to prevent any type of contaminations.
Does the Hair Grow Thicker or Thinner after being threaded?
The hair normally grows the same or thinner after being threaded. Some people also find that they have lesser hair than before.
Why Is Threading Better That Tweezing or Waxing?
Threading is more efficient than tweezers because it pulls out a row of hair at a time instead of plucking them one by one. Tweezers may also not be able to take out very tiny or fine hair which threading eliminates entirely.
Waxing is another popular procedure that threading surpasses in accuracy. Waxing requires the hair to be a certain length before it can be grasped and pulled by the wax. Threading does not require any length. If it can be seen it can be taken out. A person skilled in threading can give the brows a smooth and neat look, eliminating the tiniest pieces of hair.
Threading is also very precise so when done properly, only the hair that needs to be removed is pulled. Because this is such a gentle technique, you can thread the same area multiple times whereas waxing is done only once per area to avoid any reactions.
When the eyebrows are waxed a layer of skin is pulled up with the wax. This can be painful and bad for the health of the skin around your eyes. Waxing may also break the skin since the hair is pulled against the direction of the hair growth. Threading does not disturb the skin at all and can be done just as quickly as waxing. Because the finest of the hair are taken out, threaded hair will generally take a longer time to come out again than waxed or plucked hair.
Eyebrow threading also reduces the irritation often accompanied with other procedures and prevents allergic reactions that may be caused from the ingredients in waxing. Excessive tugging and pulling by tweezers can lead to an earlier onset of wrinkles. Some people will experience some irritation and redness but these discomforts disappear quickly compared to waxing and tweezing. As the top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized, thus being gentler on the skin, threading is an alternative for those with sensitive skin or who use Retin-A, Accutane, and similar products.
For women who would like to pursue a more natural beauty regimen, hair threading is a good choice since it does not use creams, waxes, chemicals, or other harmful products.