Threading is simple
Eyebrow threading is basically exactly what it sounds like: A trained threading specialist twists a thin thread (similar in appearance to dental floss) and rolls it quickly over your brows to pluck the hair from the follicle, explains Sabah Feroz, a brow expert at Saks Fifth Avenue’s brow bar, blinkbrowbar. It’s less messy and faster than waxing, she adds. Find out the grooming secrets to getting perfect eyebrows.
Threading is good for sensitive skin
Everybody’s tolerance for pain will differ, but if you have sensitive skin or hate waxing because of how painful it is, eyebrow threading might be the best hair-removal method for you. Unlike waxing, it doesn’t remove any skin (making it a safe alternative to waxing for people who are on Accutane or other medications that contain Retin-A), nor does threading contain any chemicals, such as depilatory cream, which makes it one of the least invasive hair-removal methods on the market, according to Feroz. “Some people find it a bit uncomfortable, but generally speaking, there shouldn’t be any pain,” she says. (Related: Don’t miss these natural recipes for amazing skin from a plastic surgeon.)