Ready to Finally Try Eyebrow Threading? Here's Everything You Need to Know

I have a confession to make: I’m a brow snob. Or possibly a brow scaredy cat? While I flit from one hairdresser to the next playing Russian roulette as to whether they’ll be able to nail my colour as well as their predecessor, I’m an absolute devotee to my browtician, Amelia, the same person who first threaded my brows about five years ago. This is partly because she just “gets” my brows and my natural brief (the same one I give at every appointment), and partly because she makes it a relatively pain-free experience.

It was my fear of the aforementioned that was the reason I’d declined all threading invites for years (perks of the job), but when my bestie told me I’d be fine if I just popped some Paracetamol 20 minutes beforehand, I put my brave face on and agreed to a brow shape at Blink Brow Bar in Selfridges. Pre-Amelia, I’d been an at-home plucker; post-Amelia, well, it doesn’t bear thinking about. When she left for a year, I was like a lost sheep. I tried her colleagues and even cheated on Blink with another threading establishment, but I literally jumped for joy on her return.

Well, I didn’t, but I did buy her flowers in the hope that she’d never leave again. Of course, this is an extreme reaction. Most of my peers are bemused by my brow loyalty, but when you’ve found The One, you just know. It’s also a sign of hope for anyone who’s wanted to try threading but still hasn’t. And for all those other burning questions about threading, see below.