Some people obsess over their hair. Some people obsess over their nails. But I shamelessly admit that I obsess over my eyebrows. I guess that explains why I’ve tried every form of eyebrow maintenance.
Let’s start with the most common method of grooming your eyebrows, waxing. Yes, it is incredibly easy to find a salon that does eyebrow waxing. It is quick and not that painful. But, do you really want to leave the salon with bright red stripes on your forehead? I don’t think so. Not to mention, I find waxing to be the least precise way of cleaning up my eyebrows.
Now to tweezing: I must first point out the advantages of tweezing, especially to a college student. Sometimes it’s hard to find time to run downtown to get an eyebrow wax. Tweezing offers a simple solution. Just pluck the hairs that are bothering you, and you’re good to go. When it comes to having a beauty technician tweeze my eyebrows though, this is not my favorite technique. While I admit that tweezing results in well-groomed eyebrows, it takes the longest. Is it worth it to be wincing in pain while somebody plucks each hair out of your eyebrows? Not for me.
And yes, although cliché, I saved the best for last. Threading offers the perfect balance of pace, pain, and precision. As for speed, threading is just as quick, if not quicker, than waxing. In regards to pain, it hurts, but it’s worth sucking it up. And, the results are my favorite. I leave the salon with perfect eyebrows and no red marks. If you want to try threading in Philadelphia, Thread Beauty Bar in Rittenhouse Square is a great place to go.
By Jackie Chayet