I've heard and read about a eyebrow shaping method called Threading for a few years now. The other day when I was walking through Grapevine Mills Mall I saw a kiosk set up with two ladies doing it. It looked like the ladies getting their eyebrows shaped were rather enjoying the experience. So when I got an email from a salon I get massages/pedicures/manicures from asking for people that would be willing to be "models" for a new lady they have on staff (read "she's never been paid to do this before ... want to be a guinea pig for a reduced rate?") I was like, Oh, sure! Sign me up. I paid $10 for the threading when generally the services runs at least $45. Sounds like a GREAT deal, eh?
I have NO IDEA why people do this time and time again. It feels like 100's of tiny razor blades slicing into your brow. If I hadn't had my finger tips up there, helping keep various areas tight, I'd have wondered if I was bleeding. Seriously. She asked me if it was better or worse than waxing (which I usually do) and I had to be honest and tell her it was worse. At least with waxing at the most there is four rips and it's over. With threading, they go over the areas time and time again, getting "the look" just right. Yeah, the arch is nice. Yeah, I like the outcome. But certainly NOT anymore than I do with a eyebrow wax. Yeow. At least the redness that always accompanies the hair getting torn from my face subsided faster than when I get it waxed off.