When to thread
Threading’s been big in Asia for aeons, but we’re only just wising up to it in the West now. An ancient art that offers precise, long-lasting results, threading’s the depilatory method of choice for plenty of A-List brows. But how does it work? ‘In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, twisted and then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short rows of hair. Threading provides more precise control in shaping and is gentler on the skin,’ explained Nicoleta. You might find threading a little more painful for this reason – removing multiple hairs at once will always be more painful than doing them individually, but the results are worth it. It’s popular for brows, but also for the upper lip and other areas of the face, thanks to the precision it allows, as well as the post-treatment lack of redness. ‘Threading is not a good method for removing hair on arms or legs, as the hair in those regions is typically quite coarse and there is too much to remove,’ added Nicoleta.
Plus, the results last up to four weeks, as the hair is removed right at the root. If you’re looking for a whole face de-fuzzed or some seriously sophisticated brows, threading could be right for you.