So for the past week, I’ve been meaning to get my face threaded (if you don’t know what that is–just keep reading!), and I finally got around to it yesterday. I found the lovely woman who did the job through Yelp!, based on the fact that there were few in the area, and she had an insane amount of positive reviews (like 170+). Essentially, threading is a hair removal technique. Threading uses a cotton thread, tied in a loop, held between your two hands, and then twisted. If you search for “threading” on YouTube, you’re bound to see a few tutorials. Yes, you can do it at home, and while I attempted it many moons ago, it wasn’t something I could do well right away. Now that I’ve had it done “professionally,” I may try working on getting better at doing it myself.
Read about my experience and see some after photos!
I opted to get my whole face done, because while I’m not exactly a wildebeest, I’m naturally dark haired, so even subtle hairs can show up. I was pleased with the outcome, and I didn’t mind the price ($30 + $5 tip) — of course, lower is always better 😉 I expect it’ll take four weeks or so before I would need another full-face session, but we’ll see if I can stretch it out more. I had eyebrows done along with my face, and I love how they turned out! They look so well-groomed and polished without me having to do anything. So fantastic. I can come back whenever I need to have those done (and of course, faster and will cost less than the full face). I am pretty good at maintaining a shape once I have it, so you can bet I’ll continue to tweeze until I need some shaping/trimming done.
Threading doesn’t involve much pain, and for the most part, I had zero to little pain. The only part that really hurt was the sideburns, so it may be worth waxing those if only because the pain is just one quick zip rather than row by row. I don’t know if it’s because my sideburns had grown out a bit, so the roots were deeper/stronger, but yeah, those caused a few tears to slip out! My sideburns never seem to be able to grow out long enough to tuck behind my ears, so then I trim or shave them, but then they grow back so fast (just never long enough).
I highly recommend treading, because it’s quick (twenty minutes for the entire face), easy, and doesn’t involve much pain.
Threaded AND filled in.