Eyebrow threading (also known as epilation) is a new craze that is taking beauty salons and shopping malls across the country by storm.
I like (need might be the more optimal word here) to get my eyebrows threaded at least twice a month. The lovely lady at the shop I visit speaks no English and we usually enjoy a nice and silent, albeit eye-wateringly painful, 7 minutes together as she tackles my unruly brows, using this traditional hair removal technique.
This process originated in Asia and is a quick and simple craft that precisely removes unwanted and stray facial hairs. It is all the rage with celebs such as Coleen Rooney, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Aniston. Even Kate Middleton swears by it!
So How Does It Work?
Using a thin strand of twisted cotton, you roll the thread over the unwanted hairs and the small gaps within the twists of thread remove the hairs at follicle level in a fast but gentle way. The thread is twisted and doubled up into a loop that is then tightened around the hairs to remove them.This technique has been proved more preferable than opting to pluck or get your eyebrows waxed as it is far less painful. Although practice is definitely necessary to mastering this art, when performed by a trained professional an immaculate finish to your eyebrows can be attained. Eyebrow threading is highly recommended for successfully shaping your eyebrows or rescuing them after any disaster with the tweezers, wax strips or even the razor!
The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Try Eyebrow Threading
- It is cost efficient and not as painful in comparison to waxing.
- It is an ethical, natural and product free treatment with no potential side effects.
- It is a very precise practice, so you should definitely get the outcome you want.
If like me, your face generally looks and feels better with skilfully shaped eyebrows then treat yourself to a session. But always let the technician know what sort of shape you would like and ask them to dab soothing gel on your brows afterwards to reduce redness. Make sure you choose a salon that has a good reputation. I made the mistake once of using one of those pop-up eyebrow threading stations in Superdrug and I still regret it.
You could always learn to do it yourself! In any case, eyebrow threading is a low-key, reasonably priced beauty treatment that should NOT go amiss on anybody's grooming schedule. Will you try it?