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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I Love Eyebrow Threading!


My eyebrows are probably one of the things I fuss the most about. I have unruly eyebrows that are actually very curly so it’s not just a matter of getting them shaped and clean…it’s also about taming the hairs with trimming.

I started waxing some years ago and while it provided some relief, I still had to deal with my curly hairs and a lot of missed strays—even after the woman doing the waxing did some extra tweezing.

About a year or two ago I wrote an article about the art of eyebrow threading, which is an ancient practice that’s been done by Middle Eastern women for centuries. This practice was becoming very popular here in the U.S. but at the time I hadn’t thought about trying it.

After managing to find a beautician who waxed my eyebrows perfectly, I thought I was in the clear. Well, she moved away and again I was left without many options until one of her old coworkers referred me to a salon down the street that did eyebrow threading. I figured I knew about it so why not?

Ever since my first threading I have never gone back to waxing! I swear by threading. For you ladies who want clean brows that are easy to maintain afterwards and look better in your photos, I definitely recommend giving it a try. I used to feel bad for the makeup artists who did what they could to make my unruly brows appear perfect, but it usually took some extra time.

Now all I have to do is make an appointment at the salon and in less than 10 minutes I’m done! I don’t know how the prices vary depending on where you live but I’m fortunate enough to only have to pay $8. You heard me, $8! Check out this video that I found on YouTube that explains the process so you can see for yourself how it works:



If you are accustomed to waxing, then threading won’t be so bad. A tad uncomfortable, yes, but not too painful, depending on your tolerance. They use a pure cotton thread, which lines up the hairs and with a flick of the wrist they are able to pull out a whole row of hairs all at once. This makes for perfect shaping and removal of every single stray hair.

The first time I did it I was nervous but the lady started doing it while talking to me and I didn’t even realize it was happening until she was done…haha. If you’re a newcomer to hair removal, threading may be more painful to you so I’d recommend waxing first and see how you take to it.

Quick tip for first-time threaders: wear a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty, don’t wear any makeup and don’t do your hair fancy. The amount of hairs that get removed all at once can be pretty plentiful and it will get all over your face and clothes. They use a brush to take most of it off but you’ll probably want to wash your face or take a shower afterwards to get rid of them.

So ladies, if you want beautiful brows in time for your next photoshoot without the hassle, give threading a try.

3 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

looks painful
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Anonymous said...

Hello,
This comment has little to do with the post but I figured I should ask the question on here since it is eyebrow related. I was wondering how big of a deal are eyebrows truly in the modeling industry. I'm a 15 year old aspiring model (I posted another comment on the VS model one not too long ago). I was born with naturally thick eyebrows. I feel like they make me more high fashion but I am debating whether or not I should get them threaded or waxed so they will be like everyone else's. Are eyebrows a big deal? Are certain types of eyebrows preferred in different areas of modeling? Will my eyebrows hurt or help my chances? At the moment I am not allowed to change them but I wanted to know for future reference. Thanks so much & I love your blog!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #546," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!