The Art of Threading

The Indian Art of threading dates back centuries and was widely practiced in the Middle East and South Asia. It’s now a fully-fledged technique used all over the world and in my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than a pair of perfectly shaped brows.

 

Eyebrows frame the face and if you get the shape is wrong, it can look very obvious. Drawing them on can completely alter the natural shape and for this reason it really should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

 

I’m very big on shaping my brows and particularly prefer to thread because of the almost symmetrical shape it achieves. If you are new to threading I would suggest checking in to a local ‘Superdrug’. They have cottoned on to the fact that threading is obviously big business. It costs around £5 but I find that the girls are well trained and know what they are doing.

 

A few tips:

 

1. Wait around 2-3 weeks to ensure that you brow hair has fully grown before getting it threaded.

 

2. Don’t go thin: Make sure that the beautician knows that you want to keep your brows as natural looking as possible. Thick brows are so in and thanks to Cara Delevigne, they will continue to be so.

 

3. Make sure any stray hairs are plucked out with a very good tweezer – I have gone through my fair share of tweezers but managed to hunt down a fantastic one which I would recommend to any girl. It’s called the TZ-6101 Suvorna Ador Hair Removing Tweezers, they cost £9.99 and can be purchased from Amazon here.

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4. They also have a lovely floral pattern all over them thus harder to lose!I have seen a few larger department stores also offering a threading service. Honestly,

 

5. I would never pay more than £5. Don’t be fooled in to thinking that they will be great because they are in a posh salon. I have my eyebrows done from a local beautician – great results every time.

 

6. If you find someone good take down their name and details and make sure you go back to them. Everyone has a different ‘way’ of threading. Some beauticians remove more hair and so forth – just make sure you’re very clear about the shape and how much of an arch you want in your brow.

 

7. When you are having your brows threading, make sure you hold the skin above and below your eye tight. You can walk away with some nasty cuts that seem to form a day after threading.

 

8. After threading you may be offered some cooling gel. I always dab some cold water on cotton wool over the area. It’s soothing, has no chemicals and does the job.Only pluck hairs once you have threaded if you really need to. Wait around 2-3 weeks to have them threaded again. 

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