Chasing the perfect brow? Here’s the best (and least expensive) place to have your eyebrows threaded locally.
CHEAP & FANTASTIC | Eyebrows can be tweezed, waxed or threaded. Of these three techniques, I prefer threading, and not just because I pay $5 to have them done this way. Threading is quicker than tweezing (typically taking fewer than 10 minutes), less painful overall than waxing and, to my mind, results in a crisper, more finished look than either of the other methods.
How Eyebrow Threading Works
For those who haven’t tried threading, the preferred method of removing unwanted body hair in the Middle East, India and Asia, the technique involves two strands of 100 percent cotton thread that are twisted and rolled quickly along the surface of the skin, pulling out whole rows of hair at the follicle. Where I have it done, the technicians follow up with tweezers and scissors to fine-tune the finished lines.
While some threading technicians do not speak fluent English, they all speak fluent eyebrow, so don’t worry about winding up with overly arched or razor-thin brows unless this is the look you want. If you can’t stop obsessing about how your threaded brows will turn out, bring along a photo of your favourite celebrity’s eyebrows (I’ve done this and it makes a difference) for your tech to check before she starts working the strings.
The place where I have my eyebrows threaded, as do my daughter and all of her friends, isn’t Holt Renfrew-Benefit Brow Bar stylish by a long shot. But I have had my eyebrows done in both places, and while I like the Brow Bar and some of their products, I can honestly say that my $5 thread job is equally—if not more—fabulous, especially considering the price.—C. Rule
Make an appointment (or drop in) for threading at New Vision Hair Design, 6683 Fraser Street, Vancouver, 604-327-4786.