What is “Eyebrow Threading”?
Eyebrow threading is an ancient hair-removal technique, practiced for centuries among women of Asia and the Middle East. It is a safe and effective alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin.
Threading is the least invasive method of facial hair removal and the threading technique creates a graceful brow with clean, well-defined edges that frame the eye.
How does threading work?
A threading technician takes a thin cotton thread and twists it into a double strand, which is swept along the skin. This movement removes the unwanted hairs which are secured in the thread and lifted from the follicle effortlessly.
Is threading painful?
Threading causes less discomfort than brow waxing, because threading targets individual hairs and keeps skin irritation to a minimum. Threading does not rely upon excessive pulling on delicate skin around the eyes. Those who are sensitive to waxing or depilatory products are not exposed to chemical irritants.
How long does threading take?
Generally, a simple eyebrow threading will take just 5-7 minutes. The upper lip will take about 3 minutes, and a full face thread may take as long as 15-20 minutes.
What areas of the body can be threaded?
• Eyebrows • Sideburns • Lip • Chin • Neck
Is threading better than waxing?
Threading is a far superior method of hair removal in comparison to tweezing, sugaring or waxing. This method of hair removal involves less discomfort and eliminates the chance of your coming in contact with wax that is too hot for tender facial skin.
Hair is removed from the root so there is a slower “grow-back”, which extends the time between salon visits, saving time and money and daily maintenance in front of the mirror.
What’s the main benefit of threading vs. other hair removal method?
The primary benefit of threading is the process of shaping the eyebrow. It is not just shaped from underneath, but also from the top. One of the principal drawbacks of tweezing, especially when done at home, is that it’s easy to remove the wrong hairs, creating sparse patches in the shape of the brow. Thicker hairs on the bottom line of the brow support the entire brow, so if you accidently remove the wrong hairs, the entire shape of the brow can collapse. The end result is…. trying to mask your error with brow fillers until the hairs grow back. Threading eliminates this common mistake made from self-tweezing.
Benefits of Threading:
• Waxing may tug on, pull, stretch, and can peel off a layer of skin. This often harsh treatment may accelerate the development of wrinkles. Threading of brows does not result in that end. Once complete… You will look smooth and hair-free.
• Threading is less messy and time consuming than waxing.
• 100% natural; no artificial waxes, no chemicals, and non-invasive
• Hair grows back more slowly.
• Skin generally will not get red and irritated.
• Threading targets individual hairs.
• Hair that grows just above the skin to get threaded.
• As time progresses, hair becomes more sparse and less dense.
• Threading picks up even the finest hairs from the surface of the skin.
• Suitable for skin that may be too sensitive for waxing or laser hair removal.
• Breakouts from waxing tend not to occur from threading.
• Threading is an Inexpensive alternative to waxing or laser hair removal.
How long does threading last?
Depending on your hair type and area of the face, 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” long before it can be removed again.
If I get my full face threaded, will the hair grow back darker?
Because hairs are being removed from the root they actually tend to grow back finer over time and not darker.
Why does the threading technician put the thread in her mouth?
The thread must be pulled tightly in order to be precisely remove each hair. The thread that touches the technician’s mouth never comes in contact with your face.
Is it okay to get threaded if you have sensitive skin?
Threading is dermatologist recommended especially for those individuals with skin that may use retin-A or accutane. Threading actually affects the skin less than other hair removal methods. It is normal to experience a little pinkness at the removal site, but it generally will subside in 10-15 minutes. In some rare cases, the area may remain red for 30 minutes to an hour. The majority of people who suffer breakouts from waxing or harsh depilatory creams will find an extreme benefit once they switch to threading.
If your skin is hyper-sensitive, we recommend not using the lotion or aloe gel that your threading expert may apply, instead rub an ice cube on the threaded area for 10 minutes and pat dry. Refrain from using any facial products for a few hours or until the threaded area is less sensitive.
Can I specify how I want my brows shaped?
Before you threading session begins, discuss with your threading technician how you would like your brows shaped and how thick or thin you prefer your brow to look.
My brows don’t have a natural arch, is it possible to get them shaped that way?
Sure… but be advised that to create an arched look, our threading technician may need to remove more hair that can creates a thinner brow. If you desire a thicker brow shaped to your natural contours, an arched look may not be appropriate.
I over tweezed. How long should I wait before my next threading appointment?
Hair can be removed by the threading technique once it has grown above the surface of the skin. It is recommended that you wait about two weeks to give your brows an opportunity to grow back in so our threading technician can give you the eyebrow shape you desire.
What should I do to prepare for threading?
Let your hair grow just above the skin and you’re ready. Should you desire a new or different shape to your brows, let the hair grow a bit longer than usual. Do Not tweeze your brows so that our threading technician view your brow’s natural shape before discussing the shape that best suits your facial structure.
I have acne. Is threading OK?
There should be no side effects whatsoever from threading due to acne. In fact, most people that experience breakouts after waxing find that threading does not have the same effect.
Can men be threaded too?
Absolutely… In fact, eyebrow threading for men maintains the natural look of a man’s eyebrow, without appearing overdone or even done at all. Whether you want to get rid of a uni-brow or thin out unruly bushy brows, threading provides men with a clean brow line.
What is Henna?
Henna is a paste made from crushed leaves and twigs of henna plant. The paste can also be made from dried leaves of the plant by mixing it with hot water. When this paste is applied on skin and left for few hours, it leaves orange to dark maroon stain in the skin which should fade away in 7 to 14 days.
The Henna plant is found and grown in South Asia and North Africa. It has been used since ancient time to color skin, hair, fingernails, leather, and wool. The name Henna is also used for dye or paste derived from the leaves of the plant, and for the art of temporary tattooing from the paste.
How long it takes to apply henna tattoos and body art?
It depends on the intricacy of design and the experience of the technician. A simple and small size design takes 5 to 8 minutes. Henna design on hands of a bride may take anywhere from one hour to two hours. After henna is applied, the paste dries of in 20-25 minutes and spray lemon and sugar juice to moist the paste again so that it gets good color to the skin.
How is henna applied?
Henna paste is applied in skin just like you are writing in your skin from a marker. The henna paste is like toothpaste (dark brown in color though).
How much it costs to get henna tattoo?
Henna application is work of art so there is no set price for the service. Pricing will depend upon the size and intricacy of design. Basically the amount of time required.
Our simple designs start at $10 and can go up from there depending upon complexity.
How do I care for my henna art after its application?
Henna paste is moist when applied. After the application, you will need to keep that body part away from any obstructions so that it doesn’t smear the design for about 10-20 minutes. Then, a spray mix of lemon and sugar juice will be applied to the design so that it can get better stain. Further drying time will be required. There is no extra care needed once the art has set. You can do your normal work and move the body parts as usual.
How long I have to keep the henna paste on?
Henna paste dries in 20 to 30 minutes. For best color we recommend you get henna done in the evening so that you can go to bed with paste on. This will give you the best color when you wake up in the morning. The paste flakes off slowly and will not stain bedding or clothing. In the morning you scrub off the remaining paste and take a shower.
How long the henna color stays? How to keep the henna color dark for long time?
Typically henna color fades in one to three weeks depending on your skin and how much you wash the part where henna is applied. For longevity of henna color, you may want to wash the body part where henna is applied less and use use of soap.
Is henna safe?
We use completely natural henna (henna dried leaves mixed with hot water or some natural oils) which is completely safe for all type of skins. We have applied henna designs on thousands of people of all ages and have received no complaints.
Our henna paste is made of henna leaves and some traces of eucalyptus and clove oil. If you are allergic to eucalyptus oil, we advise not to get henna.
Where can Henna be applied?
Traditionally henna is applied in hand and feet for special occasions such as a wedding. The current trend is to apply henna virtually anywhere on the body.