Hey guys! I just got my eyebrows done this week, so it inspired me to write this blog post. I have been getting my eyebrows threaded since I was thirteen, and I always get so many questions in real life about it that I thought I would share my experiences with you guys!
I have never waxed my eyebrows before, only threaded. At my hairdresser there was a lady apart of the salon staff who threaded eyebrows. I saw her for awhile and then switched around to a few different places before settling at my current salon. At my current salon they mainly do threading and waving of eyebrows, sideburns and face (like upper lip and beard). For just eyebrows they charge me $6, and I always give a tip as well. If a place is charging you more than $10 I would say that’s too much unless you’re at a really high-end salon.
As I mentioned before, I have never waxed my eyebrows before so I can’t compare how painful it is in comparison to waxing. It is painful – they are pressing a thread hard enough of your face to cut it. I prefer getting my eyebrows threading over plucking them myself for two reasons. First, I am such a baby about self-inflicted pain. It is easier for me to seat through someone else doing my eyebrows then me doing it myself. Second, the ladies are way better than I am at shaping my brows. Sometimes I do find that they make them a little thinner than I prefer, but it’s easy to fill them in if that happens. I will also mention to the ladies that I prefer them thicker as well. I have also been going to the same salon for almost two years now, I have favourite ladies who I prefer to do my brows because I like they way they shape them.
I usually get my brows done about once a month. I will pluck any stray eyebrow hairs but for the most part I can wait three to four weeks to get it done. I took some before and after pictures of you guys. The before photo is actually two months of growth. The weather has been so bad lately that I hadn’t had a chance to get them done until now.
As you can see with the after photos, there is some redness. I am usually not this red, but because I had left my brows grow out so much the lady had to do a lot of work. Also the line under my left eyebrow is actually a scar. Getting my brows threaded makes the scar really pronounced. The scar has also created a small bald spot within my brows, but I just fill them in with a pencil.
Finally, I like to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to fill in my brows. I like filling in my brows because of the sparse spots I have. Now that I have dyed my hair darker I definitely like to go in a little more to match my hair. I currently use the shade Dark Brown if you are curious.
And that is my experience with threading my eyebrows! Let me know if you have any questions down below, I’d be glad to answer them!