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post #21 of 55
I wax every once in a while, like after christmas and my birthday, which is when I have money. I tried just not doing anything for a while, but I have some seriously bushy brows. It overwhelmed me and my face. I try to tweeze in between, but not too often or I get tweezer happy and lose my brows. I actually have a gift certifcate I got for christmas, so I am going to start growing them out to get them waxed. I dont do a serious wax job, they dont look super thin. Actually, they probably look more like I do nothing, because my brows are really that bushy. You can take some off and they just look normal.
post #22 of 55

I get them threaded. Waxing never worked very well and I had my skin rip a few times when the wax was pulled off. I get my eyebrows threaded every two to three weeks. It is $10-$12 depending on where I go. I will pluck a few strays as needed. My hair is white-blonde so plucking as always been very difficult as the hairs are hard to see. I may have to try the thread it yourself technique from the video - that would be so much easier. Threading works because you don't need to see the individual hairs. I do like that it only takes a few minutes and the local places are all walk-in.

post #23 of 55

I wax my own.  Before I was licensed and working in a spa, I got them waxed and usually paid around $8 for it.  I tweeze the strays in between waxings, and I probably wax every 3-4 weeks.

post #24 of 55

I tweeze them at home.  Hot compresses first, the rinse with cool water & pat on witchhazel after.  I do them myself because I'm cheap, too lazy to go out, and I'm more just taming them rather than shaping.  It's awkward because without my glasses on, I can't see myself in the mirror when I'm more than 4" away from it, though.  :P

post #25 of 55

Ok that video link is awesome - I may have to switch to threading vs. my normal tweezing!  Until 6 weeks ago I'd not done much with my brows, but decided on a whim to get them waxed when I went to a new salon - $11 and I figured I'd just maintain at home. :)

post #26 of 55
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Originally Posted by annekevdbroek View Post

My hair is white-blonde so plucking as always been very difficult as the hairs are hard to see.


This might be a dumb question, but why do you need to pluck hairs if you can't see them? redface.gif

 

ETA: I guess if there are lots of them they could create a shadow or something...?

post #27 of 55

I get an eyebrow and upper-lip wax every 4 weeks or so. $25, including tip. I go to a higher-end day spa. I used to be a massage therapist there, and I'm familiar with (and comfortable with) their sanitary practices. That's why I'll pay the higher price.

post #28 of 55

I get my eyebrows, upper lip, and chin threaded. I (should) go about every 3-4 weeks. I pay $23 plus a 2 or 3 dollar tip.Sometimes I wait too long and I start to look like a dude with a mustache and goatee...lol. I wish I wasn't so damn hairy as I hate paying that much. I can't wax. I had my face waxed in the past and had a horrible allergic reaction (swollen face, bumps, redness). It was really bad. I would love to get laser hair removal when I have the $ to do so. Does anyone know if it actually works?

post #29 of 55

I pay $5 to get mine threaded.  I used to just pluck, but I hated doing it, and this has a much better result.

post #30 of 55

I get them waxed every 4-6 weeks when I get my hair cut/colored.  My hair stylist does them.  I think it's $10.  (It's added into the cost of my hair cut/color, so I'm not exactly sure.)  In between waxing, I pluck the strays.

post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by Nan411 View Post

I get my eyebrows, upper lip, and chin threaded. I (should) go about every 3-4 weeks. I pay $23 plus a 2 or 3 dollar tip.Sometimes I wait too long and I start to look like a dude with a mustache and goatee...lol. I wish I wasn't so damn hairy as I hate paying that much. I can't wax. I had my face waxed in the past and had a horrible allergic reaction (swollen face, bumps, redness). It was really bad. I would love to get laser hair removal when I have the $ to do so. Does anyone know if it actually works?



I know that the new tech for things like soprano laser (one of the most used hair removal lasers-and the first one that does not hurt) are very good and work for a much longer time-over 5 years, instead of the older lasers that would work for only 3-5 years.

 

For hair on the face the usual recommendation is electrolysis, which is permanent and better to do precise 'sculpting' with the hairline, etc.

post #32 of 55
I tweeze about once a week. I don't feel the need to pay someone to do the same thing with a different method.
post #33 of 55

I must say a lot of things ran through my head trying to think wth was threading and none of it was right. Wow thanks for the video! that's pretty cool. Is there any benefits to doing it that way. I do pinch myself often with tweezers.

 

I've tried waxing at home which resulted in some blood and all my hair staying on my leg, same with sugaring so I don't do that. I tweez at home when I walk by the mirror and scare myself. I was always scared to go in as I didn't want that comma look :x

post #34 of 55

I get them professionally waxed a few times a year for shaping - and I just maintain with plucking in between.  I probably pay about $20 each time.  If I found a place that was $5, I would just do that and not do my own.  That is super cheap.

post #35 of 55

I get mine waxed about every month, and tweeze in between. The wax is only $7 before tip.

post #36 of 55


 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nan411 View Post

I get my eyebrows, upper lip, and chin threaded. I (should) go about every 3-4 weeks. I pay $23 plus a 2 or 3 dollar tip.Sometimes I wait too long and I start to look like a dude with a mustache and goatee...lol. I wish I wasn't so damn hairy as I hate paying that much. I can't wax. I had my face waxed in the past and had a horrible allergic reaction (swollen face, bumps, redness). It was really bad. I would love to get laser hair removal when I have the $ to do so. Does anyone know if it actually works?



I know that the new tech for things like soprano laser (one of the most used hair removal lasers-and the first one that does not hurt) are very good and work for a much longer time-over 5 years, instead of the older lasers that would work for only 3-5 years.

 

For hair on the face the usual recommendation is electrolysis, which is permanent and better to do precise 'sculpting' with the hairline, etc.


I had electrolysis on my upper-lip as a teenager. It took nearly a year of treatments and was quite painful. Definitely isn't permanent. greensad.gif Although, I would be hesitant to get laser hair-removal done on my face. It has been known to cause skin-discoloration and/or damage in some cases.

post #37 of 55

Threading, all the way. I didn't read the whole thread, by waxing has the rep of pulling your skin and making your lids droopy...my esthetician is a GENIUS!!!! It's not about plucking stray hairs, it's about eyebrow *sculpting* and making the face look completely different. I would drive 100 miles to see her....and threading is CHEAP!!! Like, $12 or something. And she's the owner of a spa :)

 

ETA every 2-3 weeks (I get lazy sometimes) Going un-sculpted to me feels like having my grey roots showing in public.

 

I don't think women here are anti-hair removal, although it does go better with the crunchy granola rep hahhaa

post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by limabean View Post


Well, they do make a shadow - and they are fairly substantial w/o shaping them somehow. Certainly, they would be much more obvious if I had darker hair. The hair color makes it so hard to pluck them though - so you can see them in the mirror but trying to get a tweezer on them is so hard.
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Originally Posted by annekevdbroek View Post

My hair is white-blonde so plucking as always been very difficult as the hairs are hard to see.


This might be a dumb question, but why do you need to pluck hairs if you can't see them? redface.gif

 

ETA: I guess if there are lots of them they could create a shadow or something...?

post #39 of 55

I pluck mine. Sometimes I screw up and pluck too much, but I'm a perfectionist.

post #40 of 55

I have mine waxed a few times a year ($8 + tip), and wax at home in between with Moom, which is my favorite home wax. I've tried tweezing before, but I just can't get over how painful it is! I'll do a few hairs here and there as needed, but prefer wax.

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