Why is Cara Delevingne everywhere? The 22 year old model is appearing literally everywhere from Vogue magazine covers to Fendi and Balmain advertisements just to name a few. Her thick and dark yet still neatly trimmed and neat eyebrows has singlehandedly blitz her to international fame.
Eyebrows are all the rage now, thanks to Cara and other celebrities and models who sport thick, bushy, but still well defined eyebrows. It’s not just about volume or colour though, it’s also about how neat and trimmed your eyebrows are. No one wants to have two messy hedges on top of their eyes, or even worse, one single unibrow across their forehead! Quick fix? Eyebrow threading.
Want to have those Cara brows but don’t know anything about eyebrow threading? That’s what Wellnessly’s Articles & Guide is here for! We’re here to keep you well informed and make smart beauty decisions for an even more fabulous you.
What is eyebrow threading?
History of threading
Eyebrow threading is a hair removal technique that originated in India around 6,000 years ago, and widely practised by women in the Middle East as well. Such traditional methods has been passed down generations over generations, contending as the most preferred method to keep their brows trim and presentable, by countless women around the globe. With timely proof, eyebrow threading is a process that has been refined by 6,000 years of human progression.
At most brow parlours, the brow expert would take a thin cotton string and twist it into a double strand. This double strand is the swept across the skin to pick out unwanted hairs and lift them from their follicles with precision and ease. This creates a very clean and precise hairline, giving your eyebrows a much more defined look while drawing more focus on your eyes! As the brow expert will target individual hairs, you can be sure that only the offending strands will be removed, and not in entire patches. That way, you get to keep the volume while maintaining its tidiness, taking you one step closer to the highly sought after Cara brows.
Eyebrow threading is also used to add shape and definition to the brow. This means that the brow expert is able to shape your eyebrows that will most suit your face shape. Different face shapes require different kinds of brows to bring the best out your facial features - Cara's brows are the strongest feature on her face, which is why they receive so much attention. They are dark and shapely, especially for a blonde haired girl. If our eyes are like the windows to our soul, then our eyebrows are certainly the curtains used to adorn these windows.
Getting rid of that unsightly unibrow
Eyebrow threading has been particularly popular for the elimination of unibrows. The obviousness of unibrow appearance varies, ranging from the slight fuzz in the middle of the eyebrows to a full out single line across the head. Whatever the extent of “unibrow-ness”, eyebrow threading allows you to be completely free of the shackles of unibrow! We’re talking about an effective quick fix here.
Most of us aren’t blessed with the eyebrow shape that perfectly complements our face shape or facial features, but a trip to the eyebrow parlour will easily resolve your woes. For example, by raising the arch of your brows, which can also be done via threading, can make a huge impact on changing the way you look. Don’t under estimate the power of eyebrows, Cara’s brows catapulted her to international fame, are we safe to say our eyebrows will take us to places? We think it’s safe to say, it’s definitely worth the shot (or should I say, worth the thread?)
What are the advantages of threading?
While eyebrow waxing is another alternative to threading when it comes to brow management and shaping, there are a couple of big advantages eyebrow threading has over eyebrow waxing! This writer personally highly recommends threading over waxing based on numerous separate experiences.
Waxing involves the application of warm wax to selected areas around your brow, with the use of waxing strips to remove unwanted hair around the main area. The control of wax – a
vicious viscous fluid substance – will definitely be much less than the control of strings used for threading. Specific areas, is targeted and meticulously removed with threading as opposed to removing small portions of hair at one go. The chance of threading going wrong is greatly lesser than waxing, based simply on the medium used to shape your brows. Think: the accidental waxing off of an entire half of one brow… goodness gracious. Who knows how long you’d take to recover from that!!
Eyebrow threading is also better for those with sensitive skin, because there is no application of any hot wax to your face. If you have sensitive skin, you might experience some skin irritation as a result of an allergy reaction to some preservatives present in some hot waxes. For eyebrow threading, your skin should only be slightly redden for a few minutes after the session (you are, after all, pulling out hair from your skin), after which it’ll subside and return to its normal colour.
Furthermore, an eyebrow threading session usually last no longer than 15 minutes!
How long till the next threading session?
Depending on the type of brow hair you genetically have and the speed of hair growth, full regrowth of your hair can occur anytime between 2 – 6 weeks. While some hair removal methods, like tweezing, can result in stray hair that grows back coarser, eyebrow threading results in hair that grows back slightly sparser and finer, because the root the hair is weakened through the process of threading. This also means that future threading sessions will be more painless. We shall not lie and honestly tell you that threading hurts. Anyone who have tried threading will tell you that threading for the first time is a painful experience but as the saying goes, beauty comes with a prices. Besides, it gets increasingly less painful and a lot more bearable.
Communicate with your brow expert. Describe the shape you want to her in detail, so she knows exactly how you want to look as you walk out of the salon. Even better, show her some photos of what you want, so she can advise you if it’s suitable for you or not, and maybe even suggest a better option!
Tell me, where can I get my eyebrows done?
We have sieved through reviews and hand-picked 4 best places you can go to for eyebrow threading services!
“The Brow Expert is no ordinary brow grooming base, there is an idea behind every tweeze: the desire for eloquently designed brows” – Need us say more? You’re in good hands here.
Additionally, collect 800 Wellnessly points to receive a $40 Browhaus voucher! Simply refer a friend (50 points), make a booking through Wellnessly (150 points) or write a review (10 points) to earn points.
Click here to make an appointment with Browhaus.
With 6 outlets covering Singapore, you need not worry about travelling a long distance to get your brows done. Rupini also welcomes walk in customer with no prior appointments! S$7 for an approximately 20 minute eyebrow threading sessions, what are you waiting for?
Guarantee yourself a slot by booking an appointment here.
Claimed by some reviewers as the place where you’ll get the best traditional Indian beauty treatments, for S$5 for eyebrow threading and just S$15 for a full-face threading, you’re bound to get the most value-for-money threading around!
Click to make an appointment with Kushi here.
Allure has 3 branches, at Tiong Bahru, West Mall and City Square Mall, till date and continuously offers professional services. Enjoy your eyebrow threading session in a well-decorated and soothing environment with experts taking good care of your face!
Click here to make an appointment now!
If you're going to have to have eyebrows, might as well make the best out of it. Go bold with your brows, work it just like Cara!
Don’t forget to take a picture of your new brows and share we us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging us @Wellnessly or #Wellnessly! We look forward to seeing your new miniature “crowning glory”.
Liked this articles? Subscribe to Wellnessly to receive similar weekly updates. Share some love for us on Facebook too!