There are many ways to style eyebrows, but threading is a very popular method.
This article will be discussing everything you need to know about the pros and cons of eyebrow threading and some tips for beginners!
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- Pros Of Eyebrow Threading
- The Cons Of Brow Threading
- Tips If You’re A Newbie To Eyebrow Threading
Pros Of Eyebrow Threading
There are an array of benefits of eyebrow threading. The areas of skin surrounding the eye are extremely delicate and sensitive, so threading is considered one of the safest forms of hair removal, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, laser, and plucking with tweezers.
It is also the method that allows for the most control and precision when it comes to removing the hair and shaping it. Technicians have a lot more control when it comes to removing hair this way, which allows for more precision when it comes to creating a certain shape.
Adding to this, threading is 100 percent natural, as there are no chemicals or harmful equipment being used. Several dermatologists have expressed how much safer threading is as opposed to other methods, especially as waxing can leave burns, especially in those who already have sensitive skin.
Following on from this, waxing can often lead to breakouts, which is something that does not happen when it comes to threading. Threading also does not cause ingrown hairs, as plucking with tweezers can.
As eyebrow threading removes several hairs from the root at once, results are known for lasting longer than other methods of hair removal. You can expect to not have to return to the salon for a good 5 weeks after each threading appointment.
The Cons Of Brow Threading
Despite the many benefits, there are a few drawbacks you need to consider before deciding to have your eyebrows threaded.
You’ll need to be aware of the price. While some appointments can cost as little as $5, some may reach up to $30 and more. Therefore, if you’re having them done every 5 weeks, the price can add up.
As your hair has been removed directly from the root, you can expect to feel some irritation around the area afterward, which can lead to some puffiness, redness, and breakouts.
The threading process will also be painful. Any means of hair removal, especially those that involve epilation have some pain involved.
Another important factor to consider is the technician you choose. Although the process is simple, it takes a lot of practice to get right, so if you decide to choose someone who isn’t as experienced, a simple mistake could lead to some seriously unwanted gaps in your brows!
Tips If You’re A Newbie To Eyebrow Threading
If you’ve considered all of the above and have decided you’d like to try eyebrow threading, then below are a few extra tips to remember to get the most out of your threading appointment.
Don’t Schedule Eyebrow Threading Before A Big Event
You may have a fancy event coming up, and you’ve noticed your eyebrows need some tidying up. While it may be tempting to schedule your eyebrow appointment right before, so they’re looking lovely and fresh, if it is your first time having them threaded, this may not be the best move.
You should either leave a few days in between the appointment and the event, or simply use your regular go-to method.
This is because your skin may react a certain way to this method, and you may end up with redness or puffiness around your brows after your appointment. This will go away, but it may take a day or two to completely settle down.
Therefore, if you’d like to look your best in all the upcoming photos at this event, schedule your threading appointment at least 2 days before your big event.
Go With A Bare Face To Your Brow Threading Appointment
At your appointment, the technician will remove any makeup you have on anyway, so it is always best to go there with a completely bare face.
You are also likely to shed a few tears during the appointment (it’s a reflex, not real tears!), so any makeup leftover will end up being ruined anyway.
Take Some Aloe Vera For After Your Appointment
There’s no better feeling than spreading some cool aloe vera on your brows after a threading appointment.
The salon you’ve visited may offer you some, but take your own just in case. This will help soothe any irritation you’ll be feeling after your eyebrows have been threaded.
Do Your Research On Several Brow Threading Artists
Choosing the cheapest salon may benefit your pocket, but you may not have great results as the technicians may not be as experienced.
It is crucial to do your own research on different salons and read plenty of reviews. Threading can go terribly wrong if it is not done by someone qualified and experienced, so you need to be sure that you’re visiting a reputable salon.
Don’t Be Scared To Ask Questions To Your Brow Artist
If it’s your first time having your eyebrows threaded and visiting that particular salon, don’t be afraid to ask the technician about their experience and qualifications.
This may make you feel better and reassure you that they are highly qualified to be doing this. You can also ask them how the process works, and ask for a small demonstration on some short hairs on your hand, etc.
Doing this may make you feel more relaxed about the process and more confident in their ability.
Kaija has been in the beauty industry for over ten years, with certification in Microblading. She has also been certified to do permanent makeup and brow lamination for five years.
She recently ventured out and got certified in lash extensions, lifts, and tints. Kaija strives to make her clients feel beautiful and enjoys sharing her beauty tips and tricks with those wanting to learn the ins and outs of the ever-changing beauty industry.