Monday, March 16, 2009

A Simple Gal's Dream Come True

When they gave out eyebrows in heaven, I apparently only stood in line once. How else do you explain the single, uninterrupted fringed mass that stretches across my face?

Seriously, I've been dividing this bad boy into two for as long as I can remember. Back in the day, my sister, Amber, and I used to wax each other's eyebrows. (But the story of her waxing my eyelashes will have to wait for another day...)

In recent years, I've let some professionals have a go and then tried to "keep the lines" they've set up with some daily plucking at home.

A few years ago, I saw a segment on Indian threading on the local news. Immediately, I became fascinated and vowed to try this method of hair removal one day.

Last year, when I went to NYC with Amber and Quita we walked by a shop with a big "Threading Here" sign, but I had just gotten my eyebrows waxed so the timing wasn't right.

Well, a couple of weeks ago, I was in the mall with my dear friend, Tracy, and our girls, and what did we stumble upon? A kind, older Indian woman with a spool of thread just waiting to be put to work! "OOOOh! I've always wanted to get my eyebrow(s) threaded!" I squealed.

Tracy thought I was a little nuts, but she agreed to wrangle the girls while I enjoyed my long-awaited experience. She even snapped a few photos so I'd have a memento of the day (something other than perfectly-groomed eyebrows, that is).


Here's the low-down: I quite enjoyed it. I loved the feel of the thread rolling across my skin; it almost felt like a little massage. It totally takes away from the fact that the hair is getting pulled out of your skin by the root. I loved that this woman was using a technique that people in her culture have been doing for thousands of years. I mean, how cool is that?


I know, I know. I'm entirely too giddy about a method of hair removal, but what can I say? It's something I've been wanting to try for years and I finally got the chance! I'm not really one to dream big, so this was perfect dream come true for me.

20 comments:

SydneyMin said...

Wow, Mendy! I'm impressed by your bravery... Now, any ideas on how to get that lady to meet my hairy hubby? he he :) I assume you were happy with the results, not just the experience. It looks pretty cool!

Cara said...

Hey Mendy...can you post a picture of the results? Also, how long does it take?

Sechrist Family said...

That's cool, I have never even heard of "threading" before. So nice of Tracy to help you out so you could fulfill your dreams.

Joni said...

I can completely appreciate your joy. I would love to see an "after" picture!

Mendy said...

When I was writing this post, I realized that we totally should have taken an after picture. But we didn't and I don't know why. Sorry!

The Loveridge Family said...

A few months ago I mentioned this "threading" idea to a group of ladies who never heard about it...they all thought I was crazy...a spool of thread, a lady, her teeth or something....i don't get it. But, it sure looks cool...that's awesome that you got it done...congrats!!!

Mary said...

I am all too envious. How long will it last.

Sommer said...

I've heard of that and always wondered about it, I'm glad that you liked it, I'll have to try it too sometime!

Cami said...

Nice! I want to try it now.

Diamond said...

I learned of threading when we passed a booth in the mall. After looking it up online, I decided it was pretty cool. Now to go back to the mall I saw it at.

Jann said...

How great. I am glad your dreams came true.

Tracy said...

We'll have to go again and get a before and after shot! So glad I was able to capture the moment for you!

Rachel said...

Wow! I struggle with my brows...asian brow hair just doesn't want to go where it's supposed to! I will have to check into this threading....

whitney allison said...

Totally cool, look at what a trend setter you are. I'm sure your brows looked fab...

As a witness to the Amber waxing your eyelashes incident I must say that horror will be forever burned in my memory. thompik

whitney allison said...

thompik was the secret code I was supposed to enter into the word verification box but apparently tacked it onto the end of my comment. My brain is a little absent these days.

Deb said...

it does look relaxing. i can't believe that's really the case, though....

Jenni said...

Oh Mendy, your opening line cracked me up!! I must have stood in line only once too! The threading sounded so cool - I want to have that done!

Cyndi said...

Hey, in the new O magazine (with Michelle Obama on the cover with Oprah) there's an ad for a spring-type thing you can do this at home for yourself...thought you might be interested! :)

Colette said...

I feel your dream. Someone should have threaded me in my sleep years ago and the world would have been a better place. But lucky for me, I stumbled into lasers and am happily addicted to a painful little eyebrow clean up couple times a year.

Diamond said...

Almost 2 years after your post, and I still think of this. I did get my brows threaded last year and LOVED it. I have since learned how to do it for myself and love it even more. It's now much cheaper and I don't have to figure out how to get to the mall by myself.

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