Eyebrow threading, waxing or plucking: which is best?

Brows have never been more important. Gone are the days of tweezing out a few stray hairs at home; there are now a wide variety of eyebrow treatments available to help you achieve preened but fuller-looking brows for ultimate #Browsonfleek. If you’re looking to book in with a brow expert but are unsure whether to get your eyebrows threaded or waxed, here is a quick guide to the eyebrow treatments on offer so you can choose the right method for you.

What is eyebrow threading?

Threading is a method of hair removal that dates back to ancient times. After cleansing the skin, your therapist will twist a piece of thread over your skin to remove hairs from the follicle. It’s a precise method, so it usually takes a little longer than waxing and, due to this, some seem to find it a touch more painful. However, it is completely tolerable.

What is eyebrow waxing?

In a waxing treatment, a thin layer of warm wax is applied to the hairs that will be removed. A piece of waxing paper is gently pressed on to allow the hairs to stick. When this is removed, the hairs are pulled from their follicles. This treatment is very quick as it allows larger areas of hair to be removed at any one time.

What is eyebrow plucking?

Probably the method most of us are familiar with, plucking is just removing hairs one by one using a pair of tweezers. Although it seems like a simple method, it should always be left to professionals who can carefully map out your ideal brow shape.

Which is right for me?

Eyes and Brows

Before any of the above methods are undertaken, your therapist should offer you a consultation to establish exactly what eyebrow look you are hoping to achieve. The look you want may automatically determine which hair removal method you go for. If it’s just a tidy up of a few stray hairs, plucking is probably your best bet. Threading or waxing for eyebrows can both be used to create or define your shape. However, threading is the more precise version of the two as it picks up all those fair, fluffy hairs for a smoother finish. Some people find their skin to be sensitive to wax, so if you struggle with sensitivity, let your therapist know, and you can opt for a threading treatment instead. No matter which treatment you choose, your results should last 4-6 weeks (depending on your natural rate of hair growth).

If you’re ready to book in for your brow appointment, you can do so online or via the USPAAH app.

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