It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Eyebrow Threading?

I'm pretty low maintenance with regards my beauty regime, but I do seriously like nicely shaped eyebrows.  When we lived in the US I used to see a great eyebrow girl who was expensive, but gave great results.  Then we moved to Germany and it's been one mini-disaster after the next, including having half of one eyebrow waxed off by accident ("Oh, sorry, we won't charge you") and numerous patchy waxings.

About five years ago I had eyebrow threading done for the first time and it's brilliant.  Of course, I can't find anyone who does it here (except for one Iraqui guy who was okay, but made them far too thin), so whenever I'm travelling in the UK and see a "Blink Brow Bar" I head straight in so that they can sort me out.

Blink Brow Bar usually set up near the cosmetic sections of big department stores like Selfridges, and they do your threading out in the open which is a bit weird, but you do get used to it.  I think they do it that way so that people can see how good the results are, and then they get more customers.

Now, for those of you that don't know what eyebrow threading is, here's a definition:-

In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair.
Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is more gentle on the skin. It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimised if it is done professionally.
Most people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe. The Arabic word for threading is 'Khite'; in Egypt it is also called 'Fatlah'.[3]

And if you want to see it done, here's a video:-

I know that in the video one of the customers says that it doesn't hurt, but that's not true.  It does hurt, but I find it doesn't hurt as much as waxing and the result is a lot better.  There's also a lot less chance of making a mistake with threading than there is with blobby hot wax being applied.

Give threading a try, I bet you'll be a convert!


  1. You should go see your cousin when you're over next then x

    1. She did a great job for me in Cagliari last year. That girl's got skills! x


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