What is threading all about?

Western society often looks to the East for their health and beauty secrets — massages, yoga and aromatherapy are just a few practices that have successfully crossed hemispheres. One of the latest imports to the West is threading, a hair removal method that is catching the attention of many people, including celebrities. Threading is starting to become a popular alternative to plucking and waxing for the eyebrows, although we’re way behind Indian cultures where it has long been an ancient practice. People who have had threading said that the effects can last longer than waxing. Threading is a temporary hair removal technique used mostly on eyebrows, as well as the upper and lower lips, forehead, cheeks, and chin. The name is derived from the cotton threads that are twisted to pull the hair from the root. It is also known as “tying” or “khite” in Arabic.

How does it work?

The method involves using a fine cotton-like thread which is tightened around each hair and then gently pulled, allowing each hair to be removed from the root. This eventually causes hair re-growth to weaken in time and without damaging the follicles. Trained threading practitioners can perform the procedure at an extremely rapid rate, and for many people, threading is less painful than waxing or plucking But still it’s a matter of trying it out and seeing how you get on. Get your eyebrows threaded instead of waxed for a host of reasons including:

  • It’s much cheaper.
  • It’s less painful.
  • It’s quicker.
  • It’s simpler.
  • It’s more precise.

The procedure is used mainly on the Eyebrows, Facial sides, Forehead and upper lip. Threading is faster than tweezing. The average eyebrow procedure takes about 3 to 5 minutes, while tweezing takes about 20 minutes. Cost is relatively cheap: it starts at £2 we suggest trying a professional threading at Xpressions.


Treatment Prices
Eye Brow Shape £2
Chin £2
Sides £4
Cheeks £3
Upper Lip £2
Neck £3
Fore Head £3
Full Face ( Inc eyebrow ) £12
Full Face and Neck £15



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