Saturday, July 25, 2009

Eyebrow Threading

I read about eyebrow threading on another mommy blog (thanks Renee R. of and one of my relatives tried it. Since I love to be up on new techniques; I decided to try it for myself.

If you are not familiar with threading here is some info on the technique:

Eyebrow threading is a depilation technique which originated in India, although it is also widely practiced in the Middle East. Salons in Western nations offered the service to Middle Eastern clients for decades before European and American women became interested and the popularity of eyebrow threading skyrocketed. The hair removal technique is not just for the eyebrows: threading can be used to remove other facial and body hair as well.

The technique is sometimes listed on salon menus as khite or fatlah, which are both Arabic words for threading. Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. This double stranded thread is used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline. Eyebrow threading is the technique preferred by Indian movie stars, who are often distinguished by their crisp brow lines.

In Philly when I look for products/services, I sometimes use the Best of Philly recipients awarded by Philadelphia magazine. One of the Best of Philly 2008 awards was awarded to Thread Beauty Bar at 1903 Chestnut Street for eyebrow threading. You can check out the site :

I went for my eyebrow appointment today and I was finished within 15 minutes(love a quick process!) My aesthetician was Saboone(not sure on the spelling of her name). There is a little discomfort as the thread is being pulled along your brows as the brows are shaped. If I compare to waxing; once the strip is pulled the discomfort lasts a few minutes and then it subsides. I think it was an awesome job and I would definitely try it again. It usually lasts from 3-4weeks. In addition to threading, Thread offers waxing service in which they use soy wax versus the traditional wax. I asked the difference and was told the soy wax does not adhere to the skin; maybe less discomfort? This is my next service: I will blog back......

1 comment:

Yakini said...

You know, i'd always wondered what eyebrow threading was. Thanx for this explanation! :-)

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