Let’s be honest with each other. There is nothing enjoyable about removing hair from our bodies. No matter how painless some people claim it is, it still hurts. In general, I think most women deserve a Wonder Woman award just for the amazing things they do in their daily lives. Have a successful job? Check! Raise a family? Check! Juggle schedules, cook, clean and maintain close friendships? Quadruple check! I also think that women deserve a beauty grooming award for the time, money and most of all, pain that they endure for some beauty treatments.
I’ll admit, I had heard of threading from a number of friends prior to my adventure into a salon to actually get it done. I was scared, hesitant and curious all at once. For those of you who don’t know what threading is, it’s a popular method of hair removal that has been used in Middle Eastern cultures for quite some time, but has made its way into North America in the last several years.
The actual procedure involves a long piece of cotton thread that twists around the hair at the follicle (or root) and swiftly removes it. This method of removal can create precise lines along the eyebrows, or even the beard line for a man. It is sanitary and much quicker than tweezing, but admittedly, just as painful. Not only is it quick, but it is relatively inexpensive too. With most places charging as little as $5 per treatment, you can’t go wrong.
For my first visit, I decided to go big or go home. I was going to get my eyebrows, as well as my upper lip, threaded. I headed into Suman’s Beauty & Bride, feeling nervous, but confident that I could endure whatever I was about to face. With a quick zipping sound and only short spurts of pain, my eyebrows were done in what seemed like just a few seconds. I’ll admit that I needed to pause for a moment during the upper lip hair removal because the pain was quite intense, but all in all, the threading of both areas was over in less than 8 minutes.
My eyebrows have great shape and my skin where the hair was removed is extremely soft and smooth. Depending on your hair growth, you could easily go several weeks without needing another treatment, and when you do, you will probably experience less pain each time. Because of the speed of a threading treatment, walk-ins are often welcome at locations that provide threading services, but call ahead before you go to make sure.
There are so many great locations for threading in the Fraser Valley. We have a few suggestions for you:
Suman’s Beauty & Bride
1-2757 Bourquin Cres W, Abbotsford
In Hands Hair & Beauty Studio
D-5775 176 St, Surrey