The Perfect Eyebrows: Threading Vs. Waxing

It goes without saying that brows are one of the biggest things happening in beauty right now. Nobody embodies the trend quite like Cara Delevingne, who’s credited to a decrease in tweezer sales. How’s that for brow inspiration?  Nonetheless, even the most beautiful of brows need occasional maintenance. And when it comes to choosing a service technique—threading or waxing—things can get a little bit tricky. That's why I’ve compiled a rundown of each service so you can find out which will deliver the right results for you. (Or which you can bear to tolerate.) The thing about threading is that it allows for a detailed definition of the brow shape, according to Tiffany Reicosky of New York beauty destination, Browhaus. If you’ve ever gotten your brows threaded you know that it works with individual hairs, creating a more natural finish. Personally, I swear by threading. It’s less aggressive on my skin, and I feel as though it gives a cleaner look and feel for my shape and the texture of my brow hair. It’s always given me a cleaner look and feel than waxing, and changing the look of my brows every so often has been done so by this meticulous craft because it pays close attention to every hair, no matter how tiny. That being said, threading is an especially good option when you’re looking to amp up your shape with an arch, or let your brows grow wild for a period of time with little-to-no upkeep.

All right, so what’s the deal with waxing? First things first, the time between regrowth is longer. This is always a convenient factor in deciding which service is right for you because it means waxing can save you both time and money. Waxing also allows for the returning hairs to be softer and thinner, so for those with thick, coarse brows, waxing should be your go-to. It allows for your hair to return better than before and significantly easier to tame. It’s also a great option as far as shaping goes as the regrowth is easy to work with and allowing you to change your look as you please. As a threading aficionado, I was turned away from waxing because of the thick, red halo that would appear around the treated area post service, but everyone’s skin reacts differently, so you don’t know until you give it a whirl. Hair removal and brow-shaping are two slippery slopes if you don’t weigh your options correctly. It’s important to factor in everything about your brows and what you’re looking to walk away with for you to pin-point whether you’re a threading or waxing gal. Brows are the “it girl” of beauty right now, so take your time and consider all of the details and choose carefully.