I have come across to posts in the last few days about Eyebrow Threading. I thought I would add my thoughts!
Threading is a way of hair removal that uses two bits of thread wound tightly together. As this is run over the skin it clamps hairs (even short ones) and pulls them out. It can achieve great results in terms of shape for eyebrows.
I went to Blink! http://www.blinkbrowbar.com/ in Selfridges in Oxford Street London a few months back. I had some time to kill and went in to go and enquire about what it was/how it worked and then maybe try to fit an treatment in before my train.
I have to say that while the treatment was ok, I wasnt overly impressed with the service.
The assistants took a while to notice me standing there, and did fairly little to explain what it was. I watched a few others have their treatment and spied a card on the counter (which I had to ask to see). This explained a bit more about the proceedure. I decided to try it out and enquired if they had any space. The assistant took ages to see if they could fit me in- but i was in luck. I was asked if i had had an appoinment with them before (no) and then booked in. So off I went to kill some time in selfridges before my treatment. Oh the hardship!
When I came back I had to fill in a card. I was not asked about any allergies but i think this was covered in the card. My therapist said very little throughout the whole experience. I'm not sure if she spoke little english or was just shy, but I found this quite unnerving. My eyebrows are special and I'd like to know that anyone semi-permanently changing me can understand my wishes!!
Throughout the treatment I felt very hot and sick (I should have eaten directly before hand, but I guess the adrenaline/fear affected me)! It hurt like having hot needles poked in my eyebrows- then my eyes started leaking. The therapist did show me a mirror a few times and I pointed where I wanted more off- I did ask for advice with shape but I got the feeling she wasnt allowed to advice me. The nice bit was the forehead massage afterwards!
I went to pay and was not told by the receptionist about aftercare- I thought that would be a standard proceedure. Later I found out that they should have given me a loyalty card that gets stamped for treats. I guess that went out the window!
My eyebrows were a bit red but overall they looked tidy and well shaped. I felt a bit out of place in my travel clothes with most of the other ladies being power dressed in suits and red soled shoes, taking business phonecalls and saying 'yah' a lot. I was in my jeans- but I still wanted to feel pampered!
I liked the treatment-all the tiny hairs were gone, and the shape was fantastic. It lasted for ages. It was a bit painful but I guess that would get better with more sessions. I think I just wanted a bit more friendly smiley service- maybe they all hate their jobs or London or just had an off day?! I just felt a bit like I was intruding and not wanted/fitting in. I dont know.. it just was a bit odd.
I have since heard that threading can make you hairs grow back at right angles to the skin- has anyone else found that?
Mine have been ok so far- not something i would rule out doing again but not something that I have been doing every month since.
Has anyone else had theirs done? Where do you go and how do you rate it?
Oh and it cost £17...