Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thread Away

Today the weather was vacillating between downpour and sunshine so I decided to play it safe and do what every good hairy Mother does with her daughter- go to the local thread bar.

I am obsessed with the perfect arch. I was that girl in high school with the bizarrely over-plucked brows that looked like a pair of sperm squatting on my forehead. After some life experience I took a good look at myself in the mirror and realized that I needed serious professional help. Since then I have been on a constant quest to tame and style my brows. I have had them professionally plucked, waxed, trimmed and recently discovered the world of threading.

Threading is an ancient method of hair removal thought to have originated in Turkey. Threading involves rolling twisted cotton threads over untidy hairlines and plucking out the unwanted hair. Lucky for me there is a fantastic threading bar minutes away from my home.

Lily has probably inherited some of my hairier genes especially since she looks like my midget twin these days. I figured I might as well get her acclimated to the world of hair removal during her formative years. Don't worry I didn't let any of the threads touch her sweet little face. What kind of parent do you think I am? She has to be at least 3 before that happens.


Crystal said...

I am in love with threading, I have tried it for the past few months and it is WAY better than anything I have ever tried. I have always been aware of my eye brows since wearing glasses all the time, so I finally feel like I have found the magic trick to looking like I have my brows under control. OH and who can beat the price. Such a good deal.
PS: So envious you live in Cali...incase i haven't ever told you haha.

Family of Five said...

LOL Sarah!!
Show us the threaded brows!

The G Fam said...

Crystal- Is your threading place way cheaper? It is way too inflated in the area where we live- costs basically the same as waxing.

Les- There is no way I will post my eyebrows for all to see! That would make me feel naked and exposed! haha.

Crystal said...

I paid $9 something for my first and now all the rest are 7$ something. Way cheaper as I was paying almost 20$ for waxing and never liked how they looked.

What part of San Fran are you guys in?

The G Fam said...

Wow, that is a good deal. Threading here costs $16. But I might look around and see if there is a better deal somewhere else. We are living in the east bay- takes us about 35 min to drive into SF without traffic.