What is threading?
Threading is an ancient hair-removal technique, practiced for centuries among the most beautiful women of Asia and the Middle East. It is the best alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin. Unlike waxing, threading does not remove a layer of skin, which can leave the skin on your face susceptible to sun damage. By far the least invasive method of facial hair removal, this method creates a graceful brow with clean, well-defined edges that frame the eye.
How does threading work?
A threading artist takes a thin cotton thread and twists it into a double strand, which then is swept along the skin. With rhythmic movement, the unwanted hairs are secured in the thread and lifted from the follicle with precision and finesse.
Is threading painful?
Threading causes less discomfort than brow waxing. Because it targets individual hairs, threading keeps skin irritation to a minimum. Excessive pulling on delicate skin around the eyes is eliminated, and for those sensitive to waxing or depilatory products, there is no exposure to irritants.
How long does threading take?
A simple eyebrow threading can take just 5-7 minutes. The upper lip takes about 3 minutes; a full face thread takes about 15-20 minutes. Arms and legs can take anywhere between 30-45 minutes.
How long does threading last?
Depending on your hair type, full re-growth can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. Hair will start to grow back sparse and finer after repeated threading because hair is pulled out at the root, which gets weakened through this process. You can get re-threaded as soon hair grows just above the skin, whereas with waxing the hair needs to be at least 2/8-inches long before it can be removed again.
If I get my full face threaded, will the hair grow back darker?
No. Since hairs are being removed from the root they actually tend to grow back finer over time.
Can I specify how I want my brows shaped?
Yes! Before you begin, let your threading artist know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them.
Can men be threaded too?
Yes! In fact, we encourage eyebrow threading for men because it maintains the natural look of a man’s eyebrow, without appearing overdone or even done at all. Whether you want to separate a unibrow or thin out bushy brows, threading will give you a clean brow line that’s perfect for your next date, headshot or important interview.