Threading: frequently asked questions
Threading has ancient origins, but it’s now becoming one of the most popular methods of hair removal in our Western world. The history of Threading was once most closely associated with marriage ceremonies but today, we celebrate the sheer luxury of defining, fine-tuning and polishing ‘our face to the world’; regardless of where we live.
Threading, tweezing, waxing… what’s the difference?
Good question! To begin with, in the hands of a professional, threading is a fast and very precise way of removing hair, particularly from the face. The principal advantage of threading is that it is so gentle on the skin. Unlike waxing, it does not involve chemicals or the stripping of the skin along with the hair and, unlike tweezing, the only thing that comes into contact with your skin is 100% cotton thread.
What areas of the body is threading suitable for?
The face is the most popular region for hair removal and this gentle practice is particularly well suited to the eyebrow area. But to answer your question, threading can be applied anywhere where there is untidy or excess hair… around the lips, chin, neck, bridge of the nose and the sides of the face – for men as well as women.
Can and do men benefit from threading?
Yes! See above ;-)
How is it performed?
This is the beauty of threading! The only equipment used in threading is a length of antibacterial 100% cotton thread. The thread is tied into a loop and then twisted numerous times. The (skilled) manipulation of these twists by professional beauticians across the surface of the face is the key feature… looped thread is rolled across the skin to capture individual strands of hair and gently lift each one from its follicle.
How long does it last for?
Because professional threading removes the entire hair, its results are particularly long lasting. You will appear ‘hair free’ for between 4 to 6 weeks.
Is threading safe?
Absolutely. Threading is one of the safest methods of hair removal because it only uses 100% cotton thread – no chemicals, no risk of adverse reaction. Threading is also very gentle, unlike tweezing or waxing for example. Threading is also a very hygienic practice… a new length of antibacterial cotton thread is used for each client, preventing the risk of any type of cross contamination.
Threading is an art form we’ve perfected
History and a long-practised technique and attention to the detail guides us. For the western world, it’s the modern, pain-free way to remove hair and shape the contours of the face. If you are yet to try threading; contact us. You are in safe hands…