I hate my eyebrows. They are a horrible shape, are blonde, and just don't look like all the celebrities' do. My sister started plucking them for me when I was about sixteen or seventeen, but I could never keep it up myself and she'd always dispair when she had to start from scratch every time. When she moved out, I either had to face having unruly brows, or do something about it. I decided to try waxing.
I don't mind getting my eyebrows waxed, sure it stings and makes my eyes water like crazy woah, but it looks ok and lasts ok.
But when threading became more widely available, I decided to give it a try. It's basically a Middle Eastern technique where the technician uses strands of thread twisted together to pull out the hairs as they catch between the threads.
Here's a video of when I first got it done (Scott thought it was hysterical and videod it without me knowing!):
I've had it done a few times now, mostly at Superdrug, and here's my summary:
- It's over really quick, takes ten minutes tops
- It's cheap! £5 at Superdrug, about £10 in a salon
- It leaves a lovely shape
- It lasts about a month
- Not gonna lie; it hurts!
- In Superdrug it's always busy and people are always staring
- You have to help out, pulling the skin this way and that
But overall I feel the benefits of threading win, so here's some photographic evidence. Please bare in mind I have no make up on cause my eyes always water so there was no point!!
WARNING! Hideous photo alert!! These are my eyebrows before threading:
Very furry and ugh. You can see I'm a bit pants at the whole tweezing/tidying thing. Can you believe I went out like this??
I met my friend Heather just before I went in for the threading, and she agreed to take some photos of me during the treatment (thanks! ^_^). Unfortunately Heather is not much of a photographer and all the photos were veeery unflattering. Here's one tho:
Check out the double chin lol!!
This is where I was having to hold the skin taut to make sure the shape stays neat and tidy.
And here's the results!
What do you think?? When I got home I added a bit of make up so you could see what it looks like normally:
I know my eyebrows seem slightly different shapes, the girl that did my eyebrows today was a new start, but tbh they don't look uneven in real life so I'm happy with them!
What do you think, have you tried threading before? Are you thinking of trying it? Let me know!
~ Lauren ♥