Threading : Hello I'm Clo
Hello! I'm Clo,
Eyebrows are either a beauty breakthrough or a beauty bain. Love them or
hate them, we all have them. No matter what we've been dealt we're
never happy are we? Too thick ,too thin, we're desperate to change their
appearance, often all in the name of beauty.
After having my fair share of threading I thought I'd give you all the
low- down of what to expect if you're considering threading and haven't
had it done before and give you a taste of my experiences and my advice!
Waxing used to be my go to for brow maintenance but with the current
arch brow trend I simply couldn't achieve balanced, arch brows with
My first experience of threading was earlier this year. I helped out a
beauty student at college by lending her my brows so she could pass her
treading brows assignment. She was learning so I didn't expect too much,
overall she did a decent job, even if one brow was slightly more arched
than the other, I filled then in and it was fine.
Since my first threading experience I've been all over the place trying
people and places out and I'm yet to find one I'm fully content with.
Each time I've tried a place out I'm overall happy with the shape
however there isn't anything making me want to come back for more and
making me a loyal customer.
I went into Benito Brow Bar in Debenhams where I paid £13 for a 5 min
tread. The woman didn't even say hello! She told me to sit, then took my
money and that was that. End. Goodbye. I'd spent £13, yes, I had neat
brows but I didn't have that beauty experience that I was looking for.
The brow bar in Superdrug was priced at £6 which is a great price, I
even got NUS discount as well but that was where the good stuff stopped.
The woman who threaded my brows was frankly rude. She didn't speak and
would have let me walk off with eyebrow hairs all over my face if I
hadn't asked for a tissue, which at that she sighed about. Do some
people not know the fundamental basics of customer service ?
Overall I've found brow threaders to be not the most personable of
people. Many beauticians and hair dressers like to have a gossip and a
chat, not brow ladies. They have a silent, harsh demeanor about them. I
am yet to meet someone who doesn't fit into my brow lady stereotype. A
smile would work wonders. There is nothing more concerning than looking
up to see an angry woman going at your brows. How relaxing, NOT!
I've paid between £2:50 and £13 it's all dependent of where you are. You
wouldn't pay £13 to have then done in someone's bathroom and neither
would you expect to pay £2.50 in a clean, branded department store. Weight up the situation and decide how much you're willing to pay.
With brow bars are popping up left right and centre and it's often very
difficult to choose where to go. I've seen scratty brow shops in
basements under newsagents (Birmingham, true store.) and I've seen shops dedicated to
brows and brows only. It's important to go somewhere you feel safe and
you feel you'll get good return on your money.
With all this in mind I also think about safety - are they insured? do
they possess all the qualifications /training in order to carry out the treatment?
For me I tend to go to places that have a great reputation, that have
perhaps been recommended to me by a friend. Alternatively I go somewhere
such as a department store, Benefit stores, Benito brow or brow shops
as if something was to go wrong (touch wood) there would be people,
CCTV and members of staff that could help. I know all this is perhaps a
little heavy but it's worth thinking about. Better safe than sorry.
Threading does hurt. I'm not going to beat about the bush or fluff
around. Threading pulls the hair from the root and that's why it hurts!
It's more painful than waxing.
I find my brows start growing back around a week and a half after
threading and I go to have them threaded around once a month.
Don't go into the salon chair thinking that the brow woman is going to
turn you from George of the jungle into Cinderella as it's not
realistic. Brows can change your face dramatically but don't expect her
to be able to create a shape that your natural brows won't allow because
of the direction of the hair growth.
- Don't wear heavy eye make up / any at all if you can help it.
- Prepare to cry. Not like a baby but a dribble here and there is usual.
- Don't draw in brows/ wear make up in the affected area for 24 hours
after treatment or until redness subsides.
- Don't have threading done or any hair removal for that matter during
your period as it makes it more painful!
Let me know what your brow experiences have been like, what do you do to
What do you fill them in with?
Lots of love,
Clo : -))
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