What To Expect With Your First Eyebrow Threading Session

Are you tired of paying so much attention to your eyebrows? The shape and overall look of your brows have a huge impact on your appearance, so keeping them "on fleek" is crucial if you want a cohesive look. 

If you're tired of constant plucking, you don't like or are sensitive to waxing, you've already made the hair-removal cream mistake, and you don't want to draw them on, why not try eyebrow threading? 

While the exact origin of brow threading isn't completely clear, people in ancient China and India used it to keep their eyebrows looking neat and tidy. Because it's such a successful process, modern spas still offer it to beauty-lovers everywhere.

If you're ready to sign up for your first eyebrow threading session, we're here to talk about what you can expect. Read on to learn more. 

Before the Eyebrow Threading Session

While you don't actually have to prepare for anything before your eyebrows get threaded, it's a good idea to do a few things to make the process easier and less painful. 

First, you're going to have to plan ahead. While this can be a struggle, resist the urge to touch, pluck, shave, wax, or otherwise alter your eyebrows. You want them to be in their most natural condition when you go to get them threaded, and that means that they need to grow out.

Don't worry, after your session you'll be happy that you did this.

The night before your session, make sure that you take your skincare up to your brows. Give them a light exfoliation to get rid of any dead skin and dryness. 

When you go to the spa or salon, go without any makeup on (or light makeup). You and your technician may be touching your face, and it's not unlikely that your eyes will water. Avoid drippy eyeliner by leaving it at home. 

Finally, if you have sensitive skin, don't worry!  We have cooling gel to apply post-brow threading to soothe tender skin.  

You'll Talk With Your Technician First

When you arrive at the beauty bar, you'll get a chance to talk to the person who is going to thread your eyebrows. They want to make sure you get the best eyebrow shaping experience, so they'll ask what you want.

If you have something specific in mind, consider bringing in photos of eyebrows that you like on models or celebrities. Not everyone looks good with all eyebrow types, but this gives your technician something to start with.

If you're unsure, ask them to do what they think will look best or use minimal guiding terms. If you don't want them too thin or too thick, say so. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want.

The Process Is Quick

The threading itself is quick and easy, usually only 10 minutes. 

Your technician will lay you back in a chair so that they have good access to your face. They may ask you to hold the skin around your eyebrows taut so they'll have an easier time grasping each tiny hair.

They'll use a thread to carefully pull your eyebrow hairs out of your skin, a few at a time. They will go over each area until they're satisfied with the overall shape of your brow. 

This isn't painful per se, but if it's your first time, it may be uncomfortable enough that you need to ask for a short break between brows. Don't be afraid to speak up. 

After several sessions, many people no longer feel the pain. It's still less painful than waxing and less permanent than microblading. 

The entire process is over in several minutes. The results are immediate, though you may have some redness or swelling.

Keep Aftercare In Mind

Because this is a simple procedure, aftercare is minimal. You'll experience some soreness for two to four hours after your session, but after that, your brows should look normal.

During this brief period after the threading process, avoid putting any makeup powders or creams over the affected area (even though it's tempting to get rid of the redness). Avoid scented lotions or perfumes. 

For the next day, avoid swimming, spray tans, or anything that produces a lot of steam. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and dry it with a clean and soft towel. 

To alleviate some redness, you can use gentle toners, chamomile, Neosporin, and aloe vera. These things will calm your skin without clogging your pores.

While it's unlikely that you'll have any serious adverse effects, poor eyebrow threading aftercare can let bacteria into the skin and cause acne. If you have a skin condition, take extra care to protect your eyebrow area.

Come Back Soon

While eyebrow threading is effective, you'll still need to have frequent upkeep sessions to keep your brows looking perfect. You won't have to do it as often as you'd have to pluck your brows.

Plan on coming back every six weeks or so. Keep in mind that you can ask for different eyebrow styles every time you return, so if you find yourself wanting a change, talk to your technician!

Is It Time to Get Those Brows Threaded? 

Eyebrow threading is quick and easy, so why not give it a try next time you want perfect brows? There's a reason that this ancient technique has stood the test of time. It has great results without the time commitment or struggle of some other hair-removal methods.  

It's affordable, easy, and you can use the threading method for other facial hair while you're there. 

Are you ready for your eyebrow threading session? You can book with one of our experts today. We can't wait to give you a look that you'll love!