As the popularity of threading rises, I feel like it’s time to address some popular Threading FAQ’s. Before I begin, I want to start with Threading as a service in my business and my experience as a Certified Threading Tech.
I have been practicing the art of threading for over 2 years now. I received my certification in an accredited Esthetics Program as a Threading Tech in 2014. After practicing and familiarizing myself with the technique. I then brought it to my business in 2015. I have studied under 2 separate instructors. One of whom, had been a Threading Tech for over 12 years and had been working as a Threading Tech in Asia for 7 years prior to instructing in Canada. I have learned 2 different techniques (one I use on myself and one I practice daily on my clients). I have had some amazing advantages in my threading career from fantastic mentoring to the use of my experience as a Makeup Artist to create a balanced, structured brow. Threading has become one of my most sought after services. I spend most of my work day facial threading and creating beautiful brows.
FAQ #1: What is Brow Threading? Why does the end result look thicker?
Threading is a form of hair removal which uses a special technique where thread is twisted and angled against the skin to swiftly pick up unwanted hair. The precision is unbeatable. It’s technique creates the sharpest lines for a crisp, defined brow. It isolates hair and removes no skin making a large reduction in redness time. And it is a great option for those who are affected by skin irritation & break outs post waxing. End results tend to look thicker, due to the full service grooming. I reshape the brow to create the most voluptuous, defined shape possible. I spend time trimming the brow to make sure that even at rest, the brow hair sit in the desired shape. The drama from the crispness and renewed shape will give that look of a fuller more youthful brow. As well most of my clients opt to pair their threading with a tint. I carry a wide range of colors from light to dark including a bleaching option. Most importantly, I work with my clients over time to help create their dream brow. It takes usually a few appointments of watching hair growth, nursing areas we’d like to fill in and sharpening the areas we decide to remove. I like to think of my job as brow rehabilitation. Most often I get clients that come in with problematic brows that are in need of corrective work to escape a shape that has been plucked over the past decade or so. After a few appointments, an attainable goal (subject to the regrowth patterns), and a close eye, we are able to nurse their brows to a shape that best compliments them.
FAQ #2 Does it hurt? What does it feel like?
HA! This is the biggest one. In comparison to waxing, this is a cake walk. When I thread your brows, I place the thread so that I am pulling swiftly and at a proper angle for the most comfortable removal. Most often I hear from clients on my bed, “Oh! This is WAY better than waxing! I thought this would be super painful!” I’m not sure what it is about the word “threading” that registers in some people’s heads as “ripping your brow area to shreds.” But when done with careful technique and speed, its just simply not the case! You as a client can in fact help battle your own discomfort. During the threading appointment I ask my clients to use one hand to pull their eyelid down and the other to spread their brow upwards. What that does is spread the skin in the eye area nice and taut. This is important. The tighter the skin, the swifter the removal process AND the more comfortable you will feel. Spreading the skin is not only for comfort, but for safety. I have had clients tell me of their previous experiences, where their last threading involved no holding of the eye. Without which, the threads can actually pick up and catch loose skin, therefore cutting the client. It is without a doubt imperative to the process.
These are my TOP questions out of many that I receive on threading. If you have any more questions you’d like me to answer be sure to comment below and I will include them in my next blog post. If you’d like to come in for an appointment, I am now in my new location in Cold Lake, AB at the I Do Shop and you can book with me by texting (780)573-0407.
Don’t forget to participate in my FB Contest where you can win a gift bag of MAC Brow products (my on-the-job must have’s) as well as a LC Gift Card for a Free Brow Threading Session with me (Prize Value of $85).