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!
Check out our threading reviews below.
Eyebrows & Upper Lip £13
Eyebrows & Tinting* £17
Eyebrows, Upper Lip & Eyebrows Tinting* £23
Eyebrows – Mens £10
Upper Lip £6
Sides of Face £8
Full Face (including eyebrows) £30
All treatments marked with * require a patch test at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
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
3. Less Pain
4. Save Time
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
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.
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.
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.
What to expect before and during your threading appointment, step by step
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.
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
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.
Watch some videos of the threading technique in action
BEFORE AND AFTER
Threading at House of Beauty
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.
- 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
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
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
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.
Very welcoming. Threading was on point too. Will be going again.
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
Very pleased. Always leaves my eyebrows nice and sharp. I have had compliments. Thank you
Great value, eyebrows look amazing. Will be returning
Very lovely lady who waxed my eyebrows
Brilliant customer service, she was so helpful with giving me tips & gave me an amazing eyebrow shape! Would definitely recommend xx
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. 🙂
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.
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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