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Wax or thread? What’s a girl to do?

Beauty trends have certainly come a long way in the last couple of decades. Gone are the days of single option salon services especially in the area of hair removal, namely brow hair removal.

Waxing and threading are both much quicker methods than tweezing slightly less painful.  I have tried both options and I prefer threading, why?  Frankly, threading seems to be more precise than waxing, costs less money and my skin isn’t left with bright pink hot spots but just like I get from waxing.  I just tweeze errant hairs between appointments and I’m all set.

Waxing used to be the premier way of keeping our brows maintained but with the newest trend of threading on the rise your options have expanded.  We all know what waxing entails. An esthetician slathers warm wax across the desired area, places a muslin strip over it and then yanks it off with precise attack.

Waxing is not nearly as high maintenance, this exotic new form of hair removal is in fact an ancient technique originating out of Southeast Asia.  Here, an esthetician uses two strands of cotton thread and fashions them into a criss cross position and quickly moves them around individual hairs pulling them out.

“Why should I thread instead?” You might ask, well threading is an excellent alternative for  those of you  who are allergic to wax and or whose skin is just too delicate to handle the heat  of the wax.

This method is usually used only on the brow and the upper lip, you would still need to use wax on large areas of the body.

Of course waxing is her to stay. But threading is just as effective a hair removal not to mention  a gentler one.   Difference people experience various levels of discomfort level with both waxing and threading

If you’re like me, a former tweeze-aholic who has built up an admirable tolerance for pain then you feel next to nothing. When I visit my quaint threading salon, I lay back comfortably while checking my email via phone.  My threader works vigorously to clean up my brows and never feel any discomfort whatsoever.

In your pursuit of the perfect arch , try something new.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing