Beautiful Eyebrows Cosmetic Procedures

Eyebrow Threading Vs Waxing: Pros and Cons

There are many methods for removing the unwanted hair on your eyebrows and giving them the sculpted and brushed appearance of a more sophisticated and sleek look. Some of these methods require tedious steps and a lot of time, while others can cause burns, irritation and blotchy spots creating an unpleasant outcome in the end.

Lately the two most popular procedures seem to be threading and waxing. While each has its own merits, they also have their cons as well. In this post we will discuss the pros and cons of each so you can decide which one would be best for your own situation.

Eyebrow Threading


-can provide the best shape for your eyebrows and can offer clean lines surrounding your brows

-quicker and easier method with less muss, fuss and a more natural approach

-hardly any contact with your skin so the irritation only lasts a few minutes

-it is more affordable than waxing even if done in a salon by a professional


-is more often done by a professional to get it right

-can be tricky to learn and master when trying to do it yourself and takes a lot of practice to get the right shape

Eyebrow Waxing


-works quite well for those who do not have sensitive skin

-you can find many shapes for your eyebrows if you do not want to just do the natural ordinary arched look(ie you can choose to go with round, arched, flat, curved or angular)


-waxing pulls the skin when the hair is removed and easily causes irritation and causes sensitive skin to go pink and red

-waxing is more painful than eyebrow threading due to warm waxes being applied to the area and then peeled off when removing the hair. It has been known to burn and scorch the skin on many people. Many people are also concerned about the molten wax in such a close proximity to their eyes as they can often be affected in some way.

-the resins and ingredients found in wax is also concern for some people who have allergies and can cause serious reactions or rashes. Redness and pigmentation is also common from traumatized layers of skin. If used too often, the skin around your eyes can become loosened and create wrinkles that are unsightly.

-not as effective for eyebrow shaping as threading can be due to the fact that moulds are used to shape instead of working from your natural brow line.

-waxing doesn’t extract from the follicle and hair can start to grow back in within a few days and can be an even darker color than you started with

-waxing is more expensive costing on average $12 for a single application as opposed to $7 for threading

Ultimately it is your choice for the decision you make and what will work for you. Everyone is different. What works for some may not work for others, that is why there are many methods of doing things for most anything you need to do in life. Just be sure to ask questions, get some help from a professional when needed and be prepared for any side effects or unwanted outcomes.