I am obsessed with thick eyebrows. There, I said it. It's probably because my own eyebrows are thin and sparse thanks to genetics and past over-tweezing nightmares. For years, I've faked it quite successfully with pencil and mascara fillers on my brows to give them a more full appearance.
Despite my sparse brows, they still need a little shaping from time to time. I've had my eyebrows waxed in the past only to be left with small bumps, redness and thinner, not shapelier brows. So when I heard about threading, an ancient Eastern technique for hair removal, I knew I had to give it a try. Threading fans say it’s a more precise way to give your brows a great shape and keeps irritation at bay versus waxing. A single thread is used to grab and pull out several hairs at once and can be used to remove unwanted facial and body hair.
I decided to stop by Everest EyebrowThreading Salon in North Dallas. No appointment needed, I strolled into what looked like a vintage cosmetology building, complete with small rooms that housed individual businesses. I was greeted by a nice young woman with an Eastern accent who sat me on a reclining chair and wasted no time in getting started.
As with most hair removal techniques, I expected to experience some pain but surprisingly, it was very minimal. As she grazed the individual thread across my brows, I could feel a small tinge of pain but it subsided quickly. And in just a couple minutes, she was done. The result: my eyebrows had a clean, gorgeous shape without a sparse, more thin look. The woman even recommended I apply castor oil routinely to my eyebrows to encourage growth and achieve a thicker brow. The price for threading my eyebrows was only 8 bucks! Now, that's the cheapest beauty treatment I've had in a very long time. Needless to say, I will definitely be back when I need a brow makeover, and hopefully with even thicker eyebrows next time.