Pain-wise, threading is comparable to tweezing. Perhaps the most unique part about the process is the way the thread feels on your skin.
We highly recommend our senior (level 2) specialists, they are highly skilled & can offer the best results. Please note, their rates vary from the standard Shobha specialist rate.
Everyone has a different level of skin sensitivity. If you find that you do have very sensitive skin, you will probably experience some redness after threading, but it usually subsides within an hour, unlike wax which can take days (since it literally removes your upper layers of delicate skin)! You may apply hydrocortisone cream &/or use ice after the treatment to help reduce redness. We apply Shobha® Rosewater Calming Gel after all threading treatments, which tightens the pores & naturally reduces irritation.
No, since threading removes the hair from the root, your hair will grow back the same or less over time as the hair follicles weaken.
We recommend waiting 3-4 weeks after your “Pluck fest” to come in for an appointment. However if you find yourself reaching for the tweezers, please come in sooner! The beauty of threading is that even the shorter hairs can be removed while a shobha specialist can start training your shape.
Please note: if you removed too many hairs, remember that not all stubbly hairs are bad – have patience & let those shorter hairs grow to their full potential before you decide the keepers from the strays.
Since threading removes each hair from the root, it lasts just as long as waxing. Of course, re-growth depends on how fast your hair grows, but generally our threading clients come, on average, every 2-5 weeks. Another great advantage to threading is that the treatment can target even “Peach-fuzz” & other short hairs (aka stubble) that wax would not be able to get; so if you have a special event & just want a clean-up it is possible with threading!
Threading is by far the gentlest form of hair removal & dates back centuries with its origins in Arabia & South Asia. The simple process involves a piece of thread that is twisted & pulled along areas of unwanted hair acting like a mini-lasso, lifting the hair follicle directly from the root without the use of any chemicals or unnecessary tugging on delicate skin! We believe so strongly in this method that it is the only hair removal option we offer for the delicate area around the eyes.
Similar to the levels of hair stylists, our specialist levels are based on experience & expertise. While all of our level 1 specialists meet our service standards, our level 2 specialists have gone through additional training for brow design. Our level 2 specialists are also part of our quality assurance team, in which they provide training & mentoring for level 1 specialists.
Currently, we are not hosting public Shobha® Pro Trainings. We do accept requests, which are then evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For inquiries, please contact us!
Since everyone is different, we recommend checking with your physician first, but yes, threading is safe to get after 3-4 weeks after the surgery, typically when your skin becomes less sensitive & has had time to heal.
We recommend coming in for threading 2-3 days before a special event but don’t fret, it is safe to wear makeup after threading & any redness usually subsides within an hour, so even the day of is ok for last-minute beauty calls!
In general, we recommend that you thread 24 hours before or after a facial to avoid any reaction. If you must thread on the same day, we recommend threading after your facial. However, if you have sensitive skin, please wait at least 24 hours when possible.