Thursday, 18 December 2014

Eyebrows: Threading, Waxing Or Plucking?

Is eyebrow threading, waxing or plucking better?

In the past few years the emphasis on eyebrows has grown dramatically. The rise of eyebrow treatments, styles and products from tattooed brows to HD brows has made them one of the most important features of beauty to date. But, let us not forget the foundation of eyebrow styling which is hair removal and shaping. When I think of eyebrow shaping, three main methods spring to my mind; threading, waxing and plucking. I'm a seasoned customer of all three of these methods and I wanted to share my comparison of all three for those wondering which is the best for shaping and creating your dream brows.


Best for: Longer regrowth time
Worst for: Pain

My personal favourite of all of these methods. Despite the fact it's the most painful of the bunch, beauty is pain and this is is definitely the best all round performer. Although a little bit of plucking is usually needed to tidy up, threading is for the most part very accurate and probably the best method to achieve your desired shape as it pulls out the hairs almost individually. The regrowth time of threading is definitely the best of all three which is why it is probably my favourite of all three as it's the most effective in my opinion. 


Best for: Time consumption
Worst for: Precision

I love the feeling of warm wax on me and find this actually not painful at all, so this is a great method for anyone that wants to steer clear of any pain. Waxing is definitely the quickest method of all three, I can sit down and get my brows waxed in probably less that two minutes, not only that but you'll notice a considerable difference in how long it takes your stray hairs to grow back in comparison to plucking but it's not quite as superior in comparison to threading. My only gripe with waxing is that precision isn't always quite as perfect as it could be, but it's nothing that a little go at with the tweezers can't fix.


Best for: Precision
Worst for: Time consumption

Plucking is definitely a very close second for pain but it is probably made worse by the fact it can be very time consuming. If you have the patience to pluck your eyebrows to perfection this can be a great method to do at home but remember do not over pluck, your brows may never recover! Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins so don't go mad with the plucking trying to make them completely symmetrical. A lot of salons will only use plucking to tidy up as it's a great way to be precise and give the finishing touches to perfect eyebrows. 

I hope this has been helpful and if you've any more questions about any of these methods feel free to tweet or email me!



  1. I prefer threading too. I'm trying to regrow my brows after a disaster over a year ago, and threading is certainly best for that as an 'expert' is now in charge of the hairs.
    Ting |

  2. Ooh great summary, I often never know which one to go for. I recently got HD Brows done and had all 3!

    Sophie x

  3. I still need to try threading - I always chicken out though but my friend gets hers threaded and they always look amazing. Great post! :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  4. I usually wax or pluck my eyebrows! But I definitely have to try threading them! Sounds a great method! :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

  5. I'm too much of a control freak to do anything but pluck my eyebrows haha, but I know so many people who swear by threading that I might have to try it :) Lovely post! xx


  6. I've never had my eyebrows waxed, but I didn't find threading bad at all, pain wise! I now have hope! 😂 Plus, I use that ELF eyebrow kit in the photo! Seriously, how did we even live life before the eyebrow craze?!

    Jade |

  7. I actually don't find threading painful - it just irritates my eyes with all the little hairs! Waxing is a lot tidier for if I'm going quickly over lunch or something. Plucking I only do to tidy up in between. I think I'm used to the pain now! xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

  8. Great post! I absolutely love threading, and I have to say I am quite obsessed. I feel so untidy when my brow hairs grow out, so this is a must for me. Even better, I found a place that does it for $6, and they do a great job!

    Emily //

  9. My eyes are really sensitive, especially the lids so when I use to get them waxed they would get burned. I would have burns on my eye lids for 3 weeks and by then I would have to get them waxed again. Threading is the best option because it doesn't involve heat. It does hurt a lot especially for me but I love the result of threading. Great post! I have one very similar.

  10. I'm a beauty therapist and have been trained in Waxing and Plucking and I can say i prefer plucking to waxing as even though it is a slower process, it's more precise and I think that's important when making sure you get the shape that you want. I've had my brows plucked, waxed and threaded and out of all of them I prefer to have them threaded if I'm going to pay for someone to do it for me, I have a low threshold of pain so it hurt me but the end result was brilliant and then when I'm at home, I'll just pluck to clear things up.

    A lovely post, one I think everyone can relate to and have an opinion about which is good.


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