Threading Hair Removal

Because having perfect eyebrows instantly defines your eyes and can dramatically enhance your facial features.

Celebrities and models have lifted their eyebrow game, and now suddenly all the focus has shifted to precision arches. Well-groomed and shaped eyebrows can frame the face and completely change the looks of an individual. The first step to well-groomed eyebrows is getting them shaped.

Threading is a hair removal technique which involves a piece of thread, made of 100% cotton, being used to lift unwanted hair straight from the root.

The ancient technique has been used in India and the Middle East for thousands of years and has recently gained popularity in Western culture, particularly in the US and UK. Threading has provided many people with a proven alternative to waxing and plucking. It is particularly useful in shaping and contouring eyebrows to give you that perfect arch.

At House of Beauty, our brow artists are extremely precise and our Clients leave with perfect eyebrows every time!

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Benefits

What is so great about threading? Read this list of benefits and you will be compelled to give it a try.

We specialize in eyebrow design and take special care in creating arches that are just right for you.  We see threading as an art and not just a process of quickly removing facial hair, therefore we take time with each Client in order to give you the best service and results that cater to your needs. Here are some of the benefits of threading.

1. No Chemicals

Unlike other hair removal procedures, threading does not use any chemicals. The only thing that is used is a soft cotton thread. There are no artificial products or ingredients that can touch your skin and cause irritation. Someone who has sensitive skin that is prone to redness or itchiness would benefit greatly from an all-natural technique like threading.

2. Accuracy

Perhaps the biggest benefit that threading has over other techniques is the ability to shape eyebrows with stunning precision. Individual hairs can be targeted, but multiple hairs can still be removed at the same time. It is like having the accuracy of tweezing and combining it with waxing’s ability to remove an abundance of hairs simultaneously. Threading can remove one clean line of hair at once, allowing the threading artist to perfectly shape the eyebrows. Unlike waxing, a threading artist has a perfect view of what he or she is doing at all times. Since there are no other materials besides the thread, there is nothing to obstruct their vision.

3. Less Pain

It is generally agreed that threading is not as painful as waxing and other hair removal procedures. This may be due to the fact that the thread itself does not directly pull on the skin during hair removal. The skin beneath and around the eyebrow is thin and can be sensitive, which is why techniques that pull directly on this skin typically cause more pain.

4. Save Time

Tweezing your eyebrow hair by hair can take an eternity. Fortunately, threading solves this problem by removing multiple hairs at once. The threading artist simply weaves the thread through all of the hairs that need to be removed then gives the thread a tug. This quick process can be repeated until the desired eyebrow shape is attained. Eyebrow threading can take anywhere from 5 – 15 minutes to complete.

5. Safety

According to WebMD, threading is a safer alternative to waxing for someone who is using topical retinoids or acne medications. Those drugs can thin the skin, making the skin even more vulnerable to getting pulled off or damaged during a waxing session.

Threading is also safer because it does not use chemicals that can lead to skin irritation and will not lead to painful unwanted skin removal.

6. Long Lasting

How long does threading last? The answer depends on each individual and how fast their hair grows. For most people, the results last from anywhere between 2 – 5 weeks. Another thing to take into account is that threading weakens hair follicles, causing growth to be less dense over time. So the more you get your eyebrows threaded, the finer the hair will grow in and the less often you will have to thread.

7. Affordability

Due to the fact that threading uses no chemicals and is a quick procedure to perform, it is the cheapest form of hair removal.

History

Two Minute History of Threading

Whilst there is no precise date marking the start of threading, it is believed that this practice is up to 6,000 years old. Originating from eastern cultures in India and Iran, threading was a way for women to remove unwanted hair and create immaculate eyebrow shapes. It is also thought that Chinese women preferred threading to any other form of hair removal.

The art of threading has been part of age-old traditions and rites of passage. For example, in Persia, it was thought that eyebrow threading marked a woman’s path into adulthood. A young woman had her eyebrows threaded just before she got married to signify her new wifely status. In other parts of eastern culture, it is said that the shaped-brow marked a sign of female virility.

Threading was thought to be an affordable luxury and practitioners used cotton thread, looped and twisted, to create the perfect brow shape. But despite the ease and availability of cotton thread, don’t be fooled into thinking anyone can thread your eyebrows. It takes both training and skill to create a precise arch or beautiful curve.

Although many beauty trends come and go, eyebrow threading is here to stay.

Preparation

Top Tips to get the most our of your Appointment

Choose your threading artist carefully. Don’t be fooled that all threading artists are trained well. They may break your hair instead of removing it completely from the roots. Also, few threading artists are trained so well that they can reduce the amount of pain inflicted during the process. Make it a point to ask your friends, relatives and check online reviews before making the appointment.

Our top threading tips to make sure you are prepared for your appointment

No tweezers before threading

To get your brows shaped well, refrain from using your tweezers a couple of weeks before your appointment. Let your hair grow out. It makes it easier for the threading artists to shape the brows when in full growth.

Communicate with your threading artist

Sometimes the threading artist knows better than you. They’ve been shaping brows and have an idea what will suit a face type. Do tell them what shape you are looking for but also be open for their suggestions and opinions. They may suggest something better. Also, when you have completely grown your brows to get them shaped, don’t just ask for a clean-up. Communicate with them to find out better options for you.

No makeup

Don’t pile on the makeup before your appointment. Refrain from using any brow products as it may be a problem for the threading artist. Also if you’re the teary kind, avoid using mascara as well. If you have any prior commitment after your brow appointment, talk to your threading artist and ask her to work around the makeup. In other cases, remove your makeup well before the appointment.

Prepare for A Bit Of redness

Threading is a gentler alternative compared to waxing. However, people with sensitive skin are prone to redness and a little itchiness around the area. The area can temporarily turn red and pimples show up. An ice pack can be used to soothe the area. A little post-threading moisturizer along with a massage can reduce the redness. Using a facial spray post threading can help reduce the pain and redness as well.

Don’t go overboard

One way to disguise growth between appointments is with a concealer. A brow pencil and powder will also come in handy to highlight a crisp shape. It’ll avoid you getting threading for some time and can also leave you with nice looking brows. You can use a highlighting concealer to make the area around your eyes appear bright. Don’t go overboard with these products, though.

Experience

What to expect before and during your threading appointment, step by step

BEFORE

The Arrival

There is ample and free parking available adjacent to our salon. You do not need to worry about finding a spot and navigating multi-story car parks. When you arrive at a House of Beauty, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You’ll wait in the reception area where your therapist will come out to greet you. Then she will lead you to your styling chair. All of our friendly therapists are licensed professionals. They are also required to successfully complete our in-house training program to ensure that Clients receive the same level of excellence from every therapist.

The Treatment

Your therapist will ask you to recline in a comfortable position and to lean your head back on the headrest. There will be a large mirror in front of you, as well as a magnifying mirror for closer inspection of your brows.

4 Step Process

1. Consulting

We work with your facial structure and industry trends to customize, contour and shape your natural eyebrows. We believe that every Client’s brow should be suited to his/her face and eye shape and we will help guide you to the right look. Your brow artist will point out if there are any gaps in your brows, or if they have been over-plucked which may place a limit on achieving the desired shape.

2. Cleansing

First, we cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oils or lotions that may interfere with the thread grabbing the hair follicles.

3. Shaping

Our threading artists precisely craft brows and remove unwanted hair with little to no irritation using anti-bacterial thread. Throughout the treatment, your brow artist will stop and show you the progress to make sure you are satisfied with the arch that is taking shape.

4. Rejuvenation

We nourish, tap and massage the eye area with Aloe Vera gel to calm and soothe the skin.

How painful is Facial Threading?

Threading is not the most pleasant beauty treatment out there – expect it to be somewhat painful since every one of your unwanted hairs is going to be threaded out individually. But the pain is definitely bearable.

Many of our Clients agree that 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 on the plus side for those sensitive to waxing or depilatory products, there is no exposure to irritants.

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BEFORE AND AFTER

Threading at House of Beauty

Threading at House of Beauty in progress
Eyebrow threading at House of Beauty Camberley After

Aftercare

Aftercare Tips

Threading is considered the best alternative to waxing and tweezing for the face, and it is very gentle on your skin. Yet, those with sensitive skin may experience a little redness after treatment that should not last long. This is because the hairs from the face are removed from the follicle, leaving the pores on the skin open for at least 2 to 3 hours.

Those with extra sensitive or rosacea-prone skin should follow the tips below to avoid soreness, skin irritation or breakouts (which are very rare!) after threading:

Activities to avoid

  • Avoid touching the treated area for 2 – 4 hours.
  • No make-up or perfumed products should be applied for 2 – 4 hours.
  • Avoid steam treatment or a heat source like sunbathing / tanning beds, hot baths, or sauna for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid swimming or spray tanning 24 – 48 hours post threading.

General Care

  • Gently wash the treated area with an anti-bacterial face wash.
  • Choose a toner with witch hazel, whose catechol tannins help reduce the size of pores and push out dirt. Or choose a toner with salicylic acid, which not only breaks down the oil in the clogged hair follicle, but helps kill the bacteria.
  • You may use other helpful ingredients such as Neosporin cream, tea tree oil or anti-inflammatories such as chamomile, aloe vera and allantoin.

What to do if you experience a break out

  • Apply a hydrocortisone cream to help relieve swelling and itching.
  • Refrain from squeezing the pimples. This can lead to infection or spread the bacteria to other areas of your face.
  • Visit a board-certified dermatologist if the pimples get bigger or don’t go away. You may need a prescription-strength antibiotic or topical cream.

5 Things to Keep in Mind when Maintaining Your Eyebrows

If you’re not a celebrity (just yet), you might not be able to bankroll bi-weekly brow appointments. You’re often left with no choice but to take matters into your own hands, but unless you’re a highly trained expert, that’s where the trouble can begin.

Let’s set the record straight on the real dos and don’ts of between-appointment upkeep.

1. Give Your Brows Time to Grow Out Between Appointments

Sure, scheduling an appointment with a pro may seem like the easiest fix for scraggly brows, but unless it’s been at least a couple weeks since your last grooming session, you’re actually doing more harm than good. The hairs won’t be long enough for your brow artist to do their thing. If you’re the owner of fast-growing hair, however, there’s a little bit of wiggle room in this rule. Timing may fluctuate depending on the individual.

2. Vet Your Aesthetician

If you’re going to an eyebrow artist for the first time, make sure to vet them by reading reviews and, ideally, seeing pictures of their work. You want to feel confident with whomever you’re trusting with your precious eyebrows! Seeing a brow artist for the first time can be very intimidating. You can bring them a picture of your goals to better help craft your desired look. If you’re aiming for a new shape entirely, it’s important to make sure you don’t touch your brows for about four weeks prior.

3. Don't Over-Tweeze

If you’ve ever intended to take care of just one stray hair but minutes later, found yourself sporting an entirely new shape, you’re guilty of the No. 1 between-appointment brow blunder: over-tweezing. For brows that are always done at home, it’s typical for them to be too thin and uneven due to over-tweezing. It’s important to become aware of this habit and to stop, because before you know it, your brows will be gone. Yep, you heard right. Too much tweezing can actually do permanent damage to your eyebrow hairs. Pluck them too often, and they simply won’t grow back.

It’s totally fine to pick up your tweezers every once in a while for touch ups-as long as you’re careful. But be sure to leave the actual shape alone. The trick is, stay three to four rows of hair away from the brow itself to keep things looking natural.

4. Use Makeup to Create Your Ideal Eyebrow Shape

A little powder and pencil can go a long way during the days before an appointment. Instead of tweezing (that’s your eyebrow artist’s job, after all!), make use of products designed to enhance the shape of your brow. For a natural look, feather by using short strokes in the natural direction of your hair growth.

5. Care for Your Eyebrows as You Would for Your Hair

If you’re serious about your brows, you’ll treat them with the same TLC as you do your hair. If you’re trying to grow them out (or are just committed to keeping them extra healthy!), consider applying a topical conditioner or serum.

Threading Reviews

Cecilia N ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very welcoming. Threading was on point too. Will be going again.

Clare B ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I absolutely love visiting the salon to have eyebrow threading and hybrid lashes. My beautician does such an amazing job of them and I always feel so great afterwards. Lovely, relaxing salon with a very extensive list of amazing treatments that I am looking forward to trying! Definitely recommend if you are in need of a pamper! xx

Kim ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very pleased. Always leaves my eyebrows nice and sharp. I have had compliments. Thank you

Suzanne ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Great value, eyebrows look amazing. Will be returning

Tracey P ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very lovely lady who waxed my eyebrows

Charlotte F ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Brilliant customer service, she was so helpful with giving me tips & gave me an amazing eyebrow shape! Would definitely recommend xx

Silka P ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is not the first time I have my eyebrows done but this was my first time with Anna and she’s so professional and experienced, I really like my eyebrows. 🙂

Sally R ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My therapist was very professional in my opinion. She took the time to make sure my eyebrows were right and the size and shape suited my face. She is friendly, caring and I believe takes pride in her work.

Sara S ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My therapist is always so friendly and lovely! Her facials are amazing and I’m always so pleased with my eyebrows! 🙂

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