Hair removal methods are a ‘dime a dozen’. You've probably tried many and have your preferred method on lock-down with a.) your favorite technician, or b.) yourself, a diy grooming master! Either or, we can all agree that not every method is a ‘one-size-fits-all’. But one thing is for sure... Threading is ‘the underdog’ of hair removal methods.
To be honest, this shocks me. Let me tell you why. I discovered Threading at 26 and I am forever a convert! When I was a teen, I started noticing dark peach fuzz on my face. I wanted the halo of dark hair gone! I started experimenting with razors, hair removal creams, facial hair bleach and ‘wax-at-home’ kits. Razors made me feel like a man. Hair removal creams burned my skin, resulting in severe redness and lesions on my face. Bleach creams looked great the first day or so, but the hair was still there, just blonde. Wax always ripped my skin off. I had a major dilemma... hair or irritation? I swallowed my pride and stuck to shaving or bleach creams, the only two methods my skin could tolerate... but they were still not ideal for me.
My first encounter with Threading was on the job at a beauty salon. Being a newly Licensed Esthetician at Senna Cosmetics Makeup and Brow Studio, I had to learn all the services they offered. Besides eyebrows and makeup, they also offered Threading. One of my peers was an expert at Threading and she trained me. I learned the technique very quickly. One slow day at work, a bright natural light pierced through the store windows, highlighting my dark facial hair. Mortified and with too much time on my hands, I started Threading away with the diy technique I was taught by my co-worker. It hurt like hell, but I wanted the hair gone! To my amazement, I got the result I finally wanted... a hair free face with no irritation. I was stoked! Since then, Threading has been my only method of hair removal. It has never let me down and this is why I vouch for it wholeheartedly, as a person who Threads herself and as an Artist who performs this service on her clients. I love Threading and am so thankful I was taught this amazing art of hair removal!
Even though I'm licensed to wax, I stay away from it at all costs. it's messy and aggressive on the skin. To be quite frank, I've never mastered the technique, nor felt comfortable with the rip effect. My experience with wax was mainly negative and it doesn't give me the super clean effect Threading does. Plus its safe for all skin types, even those who are retinoid users, or anyone with sensitive, compromised skin. This is why I, a woman with facial hair insecurities who works in the beauty industry, cares so much about doing quality work. I love bringing confidence back to those who sit in my chair!
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