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Eyebrow threading is a popular brow shaping technique. It originated in India and is widely practiced in the Middle East. The services had been offered to Middle Eastern clients decades before European and American women became interested and the popularity of eyebrow threading flourished. Though the hair removal technique is not just for the eyebrows it may be quite painful

Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. The double stranded thread is then used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline. Since the technique removes hair by the follicle, it is a reasonably long lasting hair removal method. It’s normal for clients to wait three to four weeks for their next visit. The method is reasonably priced because it’s quick and does not require costly chemical ingredients.

Eyebrow threading is the preferred technique for several reasons. Unlike tweezing, threading removes one clean line of hair at one time, making it much quicker and easier to shape the brow. It also will not harm the skin like wax and some hair removal creams. If the method is done correctly you should not experience any redness or irritation for more than a few minutes after the threading session.

It is very important to find an aesthetician who is experienced at eyebrow threading. If your aesthetician is inexperienced the result may be uneven brows, hair breakage, ingrown hairs and or unnecessary pain. Most urban areas have a variety of spas offering eyebrow threading and there are many online resources that offer reviews of service.


  • Extremely sanitary- only the thread touches the skin and it’s disposed after each use

  • No chemicals are used

  • Results can become permanent-overtime, frequent threading can cause the hair follicle to become damaged and stop hair growth


  • If done incorrectly, the hairs can break

  • An experienced aesthetician can be hard to find

  • Hair growth between sessions is necessary

  • Discomfort-however, it’s very similar to tweezing but much faster


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