The eyes are said to be the windows to one’s soul. Nowadays, when the only facial features that aren’t plastered with a face mask are our eyes, an attention-grabbing well-manicured brow is a great feature that enhances to no end the allure of the face. However, maintaining a routinely-shaped, trimmed and filled set of brows is no easy task, especially amid the ongoing debate on which one of plucking, waxing and threading is the best choice.
Not limited to just the brows, these techniques each have their upside and downside to grooming facial hair.
Plucking is the most cost-efficient approach to shaping the brows as it only requires a pair of tweezers. A skilled hand with a pair of good tweezers can accurately shape the brows, cleaning up trickier areas.
The fact that the effects of plucking lasts for only two weeks suggest that the re-growth of hair will have to be maintained more often. Unfortunately, plucking too often can cause follicle damage and hair to grow more sparse and thinner. The process also takes time and can hurt if not done by skilled professional.
Waxing is the quickest hair removal method with the most lasting results among the three options. The method removes facial hair from its roots, resulting in smooth hairless skin for three to four weeks. Hair also grows softer because of this.
Although waxing offers spectacular results, it also presents the most risks. A slight mistake can ruin the shape of the brow which can be horrific. It is notoriously known to cause irritation to sensitive skin and trigger allergic reactions.
Threading is, as it sounds, the use of a piece of cotton or polyester thread, doubled and twisted to roll over areas of the face where hair removal is desired. Its area coverage is flexible and is less irritating than waxing. This method is good for sensitive skin, and can be fast and accurate.
Despite its ease, not trusting a pro can produce undesirable results. Work of a non pro can lead to undesirable results. Similar to plucking, the method removes hair from the hair follicle which can result in damaged follicle.
Ultimately the best hair removal method with the best results need to depend on a highly-skilled esthetician and aftercare process.
Here are a few spas with professional hair removal services:
Services: Threading & Tweezing (Female & Male)
Praised for its highly skilled technicians, top-quality customer service and quality control that ensure comfort and outstanding results. This Central-located brow salon also specializes in lash extensions.
Bliss (W Hotel)
Services: Treading, Waxing and many more
Cost: $220 – $799
Located on the 72nd floor of the luxurious W Hong Kong, Bliss® offers a wide range of services that treat different areas of the face, nail and body. With harbour view treatment rooms and a rich variety of facilities to indulge in, such as the vitality pool, brows are only one of the many pampering services guests will enjoy.
Services: Waxing and Tweezing
Cost: $130 – $410
(Prices might vary depending on location)
Noted for its its growing reputation for providing outstanding brow wax and shaping services, Benefits will transform and highlight customers’ best features. Ladies can also virtually try on different brow shapes and styles with their App, before visiting any of their 18 shops across the city.
Services: Waxing and Threading (Female & Male)
Cost: $110 – $540
A pioneer in Brazilian waxing in Hong Kong, Nude Beautique is reputed as the best waxing service provider in town. Its services span from aesthetic treatments to advanced beauty services such as their non-invasive HIFU facial lift.