(Closed) Threading

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have. I used to go threading all the time but recently switched back to waxing. I’ve had positive results with threading. My eyebrows looked nice but it started to gross me out that the thread was going through someone’s mouth. Uck.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@trying: I have my brows threaded because my skin is super sensitive so waxing makes my skin red for practically a whole day 🙁  Threading is AWESOME as long as you go to someone who knows how to do it well. It’s super fast and pain free.

@bkchi: gross! the thread part that touches your face isn’t supposed to go through their mouth…

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would highly recommend threading!  I waxed on and off for years, but always ended up with a bright red rash that lasted abou 24hrs, then a rash that lasted a few days, followed by breaking out.  Fun, huh.  I’ve determined that I am unable to pluck.  I’m too much of a wimp to inflict pain upon myself (funny, cuz I’m a RN – ha!)  I got threaded two weeks ago, and I dont’ know why I waited so long!!  It did hurt just a bit (totally tolerable) and I was red for about an hour – but it went away.  I really liked the results, too.  Nice arched eyebrows!  SCORE!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Threading is the only way to go in my opinion. They move hair in clumbs in larger areas and one by one when shaping, so they are much more exact. I always had a little unevenness when I got them waxed.  I guess I’m in the minority but I think it hurts much worse than wax (I have to go to my happy place) but the results are so good that I don’t care.  I’m not sure what kind of places you have where you live, but I suggest find an authentic Indian place. They invented threading, they have been doing it for years, and they tend to be much cheaper than those fancy salons who just started doing in because it is a trend.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love love love threading! Its the best. Its really quick and your eyebrows will look perfect and precise.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I swear by it!  I agree with @PDX Bride in Seattle, the part that touches your face never goes through their mouth.  I’ve wathced them do it. 

Post # 9
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I got mine threaded for the first time the week of my wedding!  Probably not the smartest thing to do, but it really was less red than waxing.  I thought it hurt about the same as waxing, except the pain lasted longer because threading takes longer.  It was worth though for the less redness.  And the shape was really nice and precise.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I used to get my eyebrows waxed, and then I tried threading, and I’ve never gone back. Threading is better because:

  • It’s able to grab those little little hairs, and fine hairs (*cough* upper lip *cough)
  • because the person who is doing it can see your eyebrow, they can actually shape your eyebrow as it goes
  • it does not hurt like waxing, but more like a prolonged tickling feeling 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Threading is amazing. In my experience pain was on par with waxing but there was no chance of burns or skin being removed with the wax.

I will second Des Salazar- less than 10 minutes and less than $10 and you can walk out of an authentic Indian place with perfect brows. Just throw your shades on to cover up the redness that goes away in about an hour. Finally something in NYC that is cheaper than other places!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

can you get threading done even if I pluck my brows on a regular basis and already have a shape to them?  I’m asking because I don’t really like the shape of them, but not sure if there is enough hair for them to reshape.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ Wendy- you can go and have them reshaped if you like, but my suggestion would be to let them grow in for a week or two (I know it is extremely difficult, so hide the tweezers) and let them work their magic.

Post # 14
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Newbee

Threading is great, but I would make sure you get a recommendation for someone good.  I went to the same salon twice – the first time, it was really really painful and the results were average.  The second time I went, I looked on Yelp and got recommendations for the best person.  It hurt waaaayyy less (and way less than waxing), and the results were fantastic!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

I swear by it, and get lots of compliments on my eyebrows. It’s much better for you than waxing (doesn’t tug at your skin thus loosening it over time) and it’s easier than tweezing.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I want to get my eyebrows threaded again. I have a friend/co-worker that is Indian and she did it for me once and I loved it. I am not much of a plucker because when hair does come in it takes a while. I really need to get them done again but the closest place that does then charges I think either 12 or 15 for both eyebrows when I know there are places that can do it for less than 10 but I have yet to find them.

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