Eyebrow threading is a semi-permanent hair removal treatment that is intended to be a less-painful substitute for waxing or plucking. Threading is more precise, pulling hairs from the follicle using a thin thread, and typically lasts longer. The Eastern-world technique has caught on in Western culture, with threading shops popping up left and right. The secret is finding a trained and reliable person to perform the threading job. Halt your ongoing search for a perfect eyebrow arch and visit one of the experts below.
Azure Dream Day Spa
2420 Wilson Blvd., Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22201
At Azure Dream Day Spa, right outside of DC, eyebrow threading services run $25-$30. Farrah is the waxing and threading specialist, with over three decades of experience. The spa is cozy and welcoming, making guests feel as if they are on a mini vacation. While prices are high, the professional treatments are well worth it.
1314 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
With two metro-accessible locations in DC, Dupont and Capitol Hill, Dupont Threading is a well-known destination for eyebrow threading. The threading is quick and efficient for a no-fuss experience. Eyebrows cost $12 and walk-ins are welcome. The technicians, and there are many available at all times, at Dupont Threading are experts and make the hair removal painless. There is a loyalty program for devoted customers – purchase 10 services and get the 11th for free.
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1010 King St., Suite #2
Alexandria, VA 22314
The idea of opening up this salon came in my mind when I first moved to live in the DC metro area from India back in 2005 and couldn’t find a place to get threaded. It is really hard to thread your own eyebrows,” said salon owner Tina Arora, who opened Eyebrows Express in September 2011. Eyebrows Express offers threading on the face and neck, with eyebrow and upper lip being the most common procedures. An average eyebrow threading is $12 and lasts three weeks. “Threading is being recommended by more and more dermatologists these days as it is the safest and most natural way of hair removal. It is very appropriate for those with sensitive skin or those suffering from problems like rosacea who can’t really risk waxing. Threading pulls the hair from the root whereas waxing pulls at your skin along with getting rid of your hair, which can eventually mess with the elasticity of the skin surface from where the hair is being pulled,” said Arora.
Ibiza Day Spa And Salon
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Ibiza Day Spa is a full-service salon specializing in waxing, threading, hair, nails, makeup and skin care. Located in Foggy Bottom, Ibiza employs two estheticians that specialize in threading; Anita and Naghmeh, who both have 15+ years of experience. Eyebrow threading is $22 and the service takes 10-15 minutes. Ibiza recommends clients come back every two weeks, but the speed of hair growth varies. “Results for threading last longer than waxing. In comparison to plucking, it is a lot less painful,” said salon manager Yvette Guerra.
1534 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
There are six Threads locations in the Washington DC area – meaning there must be one near you. Eyebrow threading is $15 and customers are guaranteed satisfaction. All salons are closed on Sunday. Yelp reviews don’t lie and each Threads location has nothing but positive notes. The employees at Threads know what they’re doing.
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