To Thread or Not To Thread…

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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
Ring: 604.850.1376

In Hands Hair & Beauty Studio
D-5775 176 St, Surrey
Ring: 604.576.4421

Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.

5 Responses to “To Thread or Not To Thread…”

  1. Susan says:

    Great article, love your sense of humor and light hearted approach to your new adventures! If you know of any places in Langley that do threading, I would appreciate hearing about them :)

  2. admin says:

    There is a great place, but I can’t remember the name. It’s on Willowbrook Drive, in the same complex as the Berezan liquor store, Pasta Polo, etc. $6!

  3. Erin says:

    Royal Cuts In chilliwack does it. That’s where I go. I haven’t gotten waxed in almost 8 years after discovering threading. Waaay better and quicker. Pluss no pulling on your skin so no need to worry abot sagy eye brow/ eye lid skin lol

    45515 Bernard Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1H9
    (604) 793-9465

  4. Meagan says:

    is there a minimum length of hair required for it to work???

  5. Consuelo says:

    Beautifully Holistic also does threading! We offer drop in threading on Thursdays from 11 am to 5 pm – or Tuesday – Saturday by appointment.

    #204 – 7134 Vedder Road in Sardis – 604-846-8880 –

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