1. What is threading?
Threading removes hair swiftly yet meticulously from the most delicate areas of the face by knotting thread to grab and pull hair out by the root. Unlike waxing, threading can isolate and extract individual hairs.
2. What does threading feel like?
Threading feels similar to tweezing or waxing. You may feel a pinching or light scraping sensation. Most customers agree that it’s no more uncomfortable than other hair removal methods and leaves your face looking and feeling clean.
3. How long does threading take?
A simple eyebrow threading can take just 5-10 minutes. The upper lip takes about 5 minutes, and a full face thread takes about 20-30 minutes.
4. What areas of the body can be threaded?
All areas of the face—eyebrows, lip, chin, sideburns—can be threaded, as well as the fingers or hands and toes or feet.
5. What are the benefits of threading vs. waxing?
Threading can target individual hairs, even fine hair, for a precise, sharp look. Threading can be done as soon hair grows just above the skin, whereas waxing requires the hair be at least 1/4” long before it can be removed again. Unlike waxing, threading doesn’t peel off a layer of skin during the hair removal process. Learn more about our threading services.
6. How long does threading last?
Depending on your hair type and area of the face, full regrowth can be anywhere from two to eight weeks.
7. If I get my full face threaded, will the hair grow back thicker?
No. After repeated threading, the hair tends to weaken and grow back finer.
8. Why does the esthetician put part of the thread in her mouth?
The thread must be pulled taut in order to accurately and precisely remove each hair. However, the thread that touches the esthetician’s mouth never touches your face. Each piece of thread comes from a clean spool and estheticians use several fresh pieces during the session.
9. Is it okay to get threaded if you have sensitive skin?
Yes. However, depending on your sensitivity level, you may experience redness or minor bumps at the site, but it should subside in 10-15 minutes. In rare cases, the area may remain red for an hour or two. We recommend not using the lotion or aloe gel that your esthetician usually applies after treatment. Refrain from using face products for a few hours after threading until the area feels less sensitive.
10. Can I specify how I want my brows shaped?
Yes! Before you begin, let your esthetician know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them. Before leaving the chair, take your time to check your brows to be sure you are happy with the results. You esthetician will be happy to make any adjustments you’d like.
11. My brows don’t have a natural arch, is it possible to get them shaped that way?
Absolutely, but be aware that to create an arched look, we need to remove more hair, which creates a thinner brow. If you want a thicker brow shaped to your natural contours, we don’t recommend the arched look.
12. I over tweezed. How long should I wait before my next threading appointment?
Although hair can be threaded as soon as it grows just above the surface of the skin, we recommend waiting for about two weeks if you want a new or different shape to your brows. In the meantime, do not tweeze your brows, even for a touch up.
13. Is it safe to get threaded after cosmetic surgery?
Check with your doctor about the specific healing time for your procedure and inquire how long you should wait to resume threading.
What is Threading?
Threading is a method of hair removal originating in Asia.In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with a cosmetic application (particularly for removing/shaping eyebrows).
In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair.
Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is gentler on the skin. It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimised if it is done correctly.
There are a few different techniques for threading. These include the hand method, mouth method and neck. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages; however, the mouth holding method is the fastest and most precise.
Threading allows for a more defined and precise shape and can create better definition for eyebrows. It is also used as a method of removing unwanted hair on the entire face and upper lip area. Threading is not a good method for removing hair on arms or legs, as the hair in those regions is typically quite coarse and there is too much to remove.