Threading uses knotted thread to swiftly grab and pull hair by the root from the eyebrows, upper lip, chin and sideburns. Unlike waxing, threading can isolate and extract individual hairs.
You may feel a pinching or light scraping sensation. Most customers agree that it’s no more uncomfortable than tweezing or waxing.
The upper lip takes just a few minutes, and a simple eyebrow threading takes 5-10 minutes. A full-face threading session lasts for 20-30 minutes.
All areas of the face—eyebrows, lip, chin, sideburns—can be threaded, as well as the back of the hands, fingers, top of the feet and toes.
Threading is more precise because individual hairs, even fine hair, can be targeted and removed. Threading can be done as soon as hair grows just above the skin, whereas waxing requires the hair be at least 1/4” long. Unlike waxing, threading doesn’t pull at the skin during the hair removal process which can cause irritation.
Depending on your hair type and area of the face that was threaded, full regrowth can be anywhere from two to eight weeks.
No. After repeated threading, the hair actually tends to weaken and grow back finer.
The thread must be pulled taut in order to accurately and precisely remove each hair, however, the thread that touches the aesthetician’s mouth never touches your face. Each piece of thread comes from a clean spool and aestheticians use several fresh pieces during the session.
Yes. Depending on your sensitivity level, you may experience redness or minor bumps at the site that should subside in 10-15 minutes. In rare cases, the area may remain red for an hour or two. We recommend declining the lotion or aloe gel aestheticians usually apply after a session and refrain from using other facial products until the area feels less sensitive.
Yes! Before you begin, let your aesthetician know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them. Before leaving the chair, check your brows to be sure you’re happy with the results. You aesthetician will be happy to make any adjustments you’d like.
Absolutely, but we’ll need to create a thinner brow to achieve the arch. If you want thicker eyebrows shaped to your natural contours, we don’t recommend the arched look.
Although hair can be threaded as soon as it grows just above the surface of the skin, we recommend waiting for about two weeks if you want a new or different shape to your brows. In the meantime, don’t tweeze your brows, even for a touch up.
Check with your doctor to inquire how long you should wait to resume threading.
At least 1/4” long or until it lays flat against your skin.
No. If your hair needs to be trimmed, your aesthetician will do it during the session.
We provide disposable panties to wear during your session to prevent wax from getting on your underwear. If you’re having your underarms waxed, you can request a cape to cover yourself so you can remove your bra.
We don’t recommend any type of bikini waxing while you have your period for both sanitary and comfort reasons (the skin is more sensitive during menstruation).
The area may be sore, but if it’s comfortable for you then go for it! To reduce your chance of infection for a day or two after waxing, consider washing the area after sex.
Consult your doctor first.
To keep your schedule as stress-free as possible, and to let sensitivity subside, we recommend coming in at least 48 hours before the event.
Wait at least two weeks for your hair to grow back before getting waxed. Once your hair is at least 1/4” long, or it lays flat against your skin, you’re ready for your first wax!
At THREAD we never double dip. Fresh honey wax that is gentle on sensitive skin is poured into individual, disposable cups at the beginning of each session and thrown out at the end.
THREAD offers zinc oxide wax that is made for extra-sensitive or acne-prone skin. Zinc wax is also good for fair complexions and clients with fine to medium hair. You can request zinc wax during any service for a 10-percent upcharge.
Depending on how long it takes for your hair to grow to at least 1/4” long, or until it lays flat against your skin. The average is three to five weeks.
Yes. All of our equipment–scissors, tweezers and brushes–are disinfected in Barbicide after every use.
Don’t shave for at least two weeks; the hair needs to lay flat against your skin. Shower, but don’t use lotion on the area and wear loose clothing — tight jeans can be uncomfortable after a wax. Arrive a few minutes early so you can relax before the session begins. Budget your time-–a wax can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on which service you choose.
We only use non-latex gloves at THREAD.
Don’t use products such as lotion (or worse, alcohol) on the area for at least 48 hours. After that you can use Tend Skin to prevent ingrown hairs and rosewater or organic aloe to reduce irritation.
Ideally, you should get these services on different days. If that isn’t possible, wait to be threaded until after the facial.
At THREAD we use Special Occasion Lashes that are designed to last for a few days to a week. It is not recommended to keep them on any longer than two weeks. Don’t use mascara or harsh cleansers because they will shorten the lifespan of your eyelash extensions.
Pick up an adhesive remover at your local drugstore. They are usually located near the fake eyelashes.
If you choose extended-wear lashes, we’ll remove your lashes for free.