Threading FAQs

What is threading?
Threading is a hair removal technique that has been practiced for centuries. Facial hair is removed swiftly yet meticulously from the most delicate areas of the face by knotting off thread and creating a trap that forces out hair by the root. It is the best alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin. Unlike waxing, threading does not remove a layer of skin, which can leave the skin on your face susceptible to sun damage. By far the least invasive method of facial hair removal, threading can target individual hairs to get the precise shape and smooth finish you want

Is threading painful?
Threading typically is not painful, though it is relative. To most people it is much less painful than using tweezers or waxing.

How long does it last?
The time between each threading is between 2-3 weeks. It mostly depends on how often you get your eyebrows threaded because the more often they are threaded, the longer it starts to last.

What are the benefits threading over waxing?
  • Threading does not peel off a layer of skin
  • Hair does not grow back as fast
  • The skin doesn’t usually get red and irritated
  • Threading can target individual hairs
  • Hair only needs to grow just above the skin to get threaded
  • Over time, hair becomes finer and more sparse
  • Threading will pick up the finest hairs from the surface of the skin

  • Is threading used only for eyebrows?
    Threading is used specially on the face. Many women not only get their eyebrows threaded, but also get their upper lip, chin or sides threaded as well. Upper lip threading contains all the benefits of getting your eyebrows threaded and is becoming more popular.

    How long does threading take?
    A simple eyebrow threading can take just 5-10 minutes. The upper lip takes about 5 minutes; a full face thread takes about 20-30 minutes.

    If I get my full face threaded, will the hair grow back darker?
    No. Since hairs are being removed from the root they actually tend to grow back finer over time.

    Why does the esthetician put the thread in her mouth?
    The thread must be pulled taut in order to accurately and precisely remove each hair. However, the thread that touches the esthetician’s mouth never touches your face.

    Is it okay to get threaded if you have sensitive skin?
    Yes. However, depending on your sensitivity level, you may experience redness or minor bumps at site, but it should subside in 10-15 minutes. In rare cases, the area may remain red for an hour or two. If you tend to break out after treatment, we recommend not using the lotion or aloe gel that your esthetician usually applies. Refrain from using face products for a few hours until the area is less sensitive. If you develop a rash that does not subside, call your dermatologist.

    Can I specify how I want my brows shaped?
    Yes! Before you begin, let your esthetician know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them.

    My brows don’t have a natural arch, is it possible to get them shaped that way?
    Absolutely, but be aware that to create an arched look, our estheticians will need to remove more hair which creates a thinner brow. If you want a thicker brow shaped to your natural contours, we don’t recommend the arched look.

    I over tweezed. How long should I wait before my next threading appointment?
    Although hair can be removed once it’s grown above the surface of the skin, we recommend waiting for about two weeks to give your eyebrows a chance to grow back in so your esthetician can give you the shape you want. You can come in anytime for a "clean up."

    What should I do to prepare for threading?
    Let your hair grow just above the skin and you’re ready. If you want a new or different shape to your brows, let them grow a bit but do not tweeze them so your esthetician can see their natural shape before suggesting the best shape for your face.