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I’ve had it done, and I really liked having it done. The only thing that ever stopped me from doing it regularly is my own laziness – when it comes to making appointments (whether it’s for hair, medical, dental, etc.), I’m really, really bad. I’m not sure if there’s anyone in my local area that does it well, though, since I moved from where I had it done before.

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thts the only way i have ever done my eyebrows since i was 12/13ish! (early 20s now) also im east indian so we never pluck n def don’t wax (unheard of) after i moved here to the states initially it was hard finding a place but a lot of indian women do it at their homes for like $5 ish…if u know any indian women/girls friends def ask where they get it done or if u have the extra $$ malls usually have kiosks where they do it n u dont need an appointment…!

I’ve actually done it to myself, it’s not that difficult. I’m too impatient for anything but wax strips, nowadays.

I personally like my brows a little thicker than many do, so I’m kind of afraid to ever let someone else mess with them!

Yes I have. I really liked it. I do my own brows now, but if I decided to get them professionally done again, I would go with threading.

When I lived in the UK I did, because I had dark hair and eyebrows. Now I’ve gone back to my natural colour of mid tone ash blonde, my eyebrows need less attention and precision as before so I do them myself. There are loads of places around here though so I could get them done easily enough!

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I have and I love it! No other hair removal method leaves my eyebrows as polished and beautiful as threading does. I’m a bit lazy about making appointments though, so I pluck them between each threading session.

i used to get my eyebrows threaded all the time and people used to compliment me on my eyebrows haha. haven’t been since i moved to australia; for some reason it’s much harder to find one and when you do its alot more expensive than in nz (where i’m from). my eyebrows have since grown into unruly misshapen lines haha. i miss my old eyebrows

threaded eyebrows do not hurt as much as threaded upper lip! and less painful imo than waxing (and much cleaner lines and no residue apart from a loose hair here and there)

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I had threading done for a few months about two years ago. I like the nice clean line you get with threading, but I found it SO painful! My eyes watered like crazy every time and I found it irritated my skin just as much as waxing, if not more.

Aaah, it hurts SO bad. Not just the eyebrows, I usually do the whole face. The thing is that I’m not sensitive and I rarely react to pain but jeeeeez, I’m having a hard time every time. It’s not unbearable at all, I really recommend it but I can’t lie and tell you that I don’t feel a thing at all.

I’ve only ever threaded my eyebrows, its dirt cheap, and I get it done about once in 15 days. I’m Indian, so you find salons that thread your eyebrows and upper lip area almost at every street corner.

I love getting my eyebrows threaded, it has all the benefits of both Waxing (getting all the little hairs) and tweesing (precision). I’m lucky that there is a walking place that I love so I just go when it is convenient for me rather than having to book in advance 🙂

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Its really fast and is a bit ouchy, especially if you go right around your monthly cycle (avoid if you can!).. but i find that it doesn’t pull or burn my skin like waxing.. and the shape is so much nicer. I’m pretty fair (Mac NW20) and when i got waxed i was bright red and swollen for quite awhile.. I can tell you that my experience with threading is this, the first time, its an unknown discomfort.. the more you do it, the less it hurts..

I agree with Lauryn it’s more discomfort than pain. Waxing is more harsh and def leaves your skin sensitive (and the skin is so thin there), and plucking is too slow. It’s more like fast plucking but you don’t really have time to feel every one. If you get an experienced person, they’ll do it fast which helps with the pain/discomfort. I would also avoid going around that time, go the week after.

Yes! I get my eyebrows threaded fairly regularly – and it’s only $8 at places around NYC. I actually just did it yesterday! I was initially worried it wouldn’t be precise, but it’s fantastic, and you can’t beat the price.

Threading is all they do here in India. The concept of waxing your brows doesn’t exist. Most people don’t tweeze either, they just get them threaded because it’s as cheap as 20 rupees which is like 30 cents.

Haha Christine, I’m the opposite of you with appointments. I book mine months in advance (or a year for my doctor). I haven’t tried threading yet, but I am starting to consider it. I have had two bad brow waxings in my life. One was about 10 years ago and the other was a few months ago (I was never more grateful that RapidBrow exists).

I ONLY have my eyebrows threaded. I touch up any strays that may grow in, but I get the longest lasting results from threading. And I like the results better than any other method.

Yes, and to me it hurts 10x more than plucking or waxing, so I don’t do it anymore. Plus the person doing it has to have a lot of experience with the technique or the results can be sketchy. The one time a non-Indian woman did mine, she ruined my brows by taking off too much.

It’s the only thing I do and have ever done. If you get someone good, she’ll be quick and that will lessen the discomfort. For those who’ve never done it, it takes more time than waxing but it’s a tad gentler on the skin. It’s basically plucking but faster. I have very sensitive skin so I am red for a bit afterwards but it goes away within 30mins. It’s very cheap in NYC, you can find people who’ll do it for $5-$7. In DC area where I live now, it’s $11+.

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