Threading eyebrows has become more fashionable in recent years, thanks to coverage in the media. As you probably know already threading has been used in Asian and Middle-Eastern countries for decades, and is also known as khite. It is performed using a length of twisted cotton to catch and pull out the hairs

Although it may seem quite simple, threading does take a certain amount of skill to ensure hairs are not snapped off.

Threading is best for those of us who have a large amount of eyebrow hair and surrounding facial hair, as tweezing simply takes too long. If you are lucky enough to have just a few stray hairs and no noticeable facial hair then you probably won’t understand what the fuss is about!

The main benefit of threading is the way it shapes the eyebrow, not just underneath but also the top. One of the major drawbacks of tweezing, especially when done at home, is that it’s easy to remove the wrong hairs which then alter the shape of the eyebrow. For example, you may remove thick hairs from underneath the brow which act as a form of ‘scaffolding’ for the entire brow. By removing those hairs the shapes collapses, and there is no option but to wait for them to grow back in!

Threading avoids this as it only removes hairs from around the eyebrows. It’s fine to go over the same area several times as only the hair is being targeted. It’s also very good for removing facial hair, especially when waxing or sugaring has proved too irritating. (Let’s not get into whether plucking facial hair is good or bad. Millions of women do it every day, and it obviously works for some but doesn’t for others.)