7 Common Misconceptions About The Art of Threading

In all the years, I have threaded and at events I speak at. I am constantly asked certain questions about the Art of Threading (r).

1) Does It Hurt?  Well, No and yes. It hurts if you have high sensitivity to pain, but if you have done waxing, then you would not consider threading painful. Since threading only targets the individual hairs, skin irritation is kept to a minimum. This is unlike waxing, which often causes unnecessary stretching and removal of the skin’s delicate top layers.  even the first session, it will feel like small tugs on the brows, but nothing uncomfortable.

2) Can you really fix my brows?  Threading is very precise and allows specialists to have greater control than waxing — resulting in a better brow shape for you!

3) Is Threading Natural?: Threading is 100% natural, there are no artificial waxes, chemicals, or invasive techniques used.

4) Do I have to grow out my brows in order to get threaded? Even those short stubbly hairs can be removed so you can avoid that yucky growing-out period that everyone hates.

5) Will threading make me break out? The majority of people that break out from waxing tend to not break out from threading. Also, threading is completely safe and dermatologist-recommended for individuals who are currently using medications like Accutane and Retin-A.

6) Will threading cause wrinkles? Waxing can tug, pull, stretch, and even remove the delicate skin on your face, eventually facilitating in the development of wrinkles. The good news is that threading does none of this.

7) How Long Does it take?  The average eyebrow procedure takes about 5 to 10 minutes, while tweezing takes about 20 minutes.

A Celebration

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Khalil Gibran. I love this quote from my favorite poet. This  past Friday, I celebrated my birthday with some close friends and family, and it struck me that I am truly blessed to have the people that I do in my life. Each and every person there had made from sort of impact in life, whether in their generosity of spirit or willingness to laugh at themselves.  No one there took them so seriously that they could not enjoy a night of rollicking Antakshari, a song game where 2 teams compete to sing a new song from the last letter from a previous song.

We all sang (probably badly) with abandonment and great intentions, and filled the room with beautiful sounds of happiness and good old fashioned fun.  If a stranger had walked in, he would have thought it was a teenagers party.  But you know what, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  It was the perfect gathering because it had almost everyone that I could wish for here, and we did more than just celebrate another birthday. We celebrated life, each other, but best of all, we celebrated in gratitude. We gave, and for that I will be eternally grateful.

Yes, that word again, or as my brother likes to tease me: my mantra.  I wish you a great week ahead.

Maya #TBT


IMG_5870Dear Maya, it has been less than 12 hours since I left you at college, and my heart is heavy. I keep seeing this image of you on stage, and I know that one day that nothing will stop you from being on top of the world. It was hard to let you go. I admit that we probably made most of our mistakes with you (and your brother and sister benefitted :) ), but we also made sure that every chance we got to remind you to follow your dreams. You are a beautiful child inside and out. I just found this picture of you with your cousin when you were 11 years old, and it struck me that you always been a smiler. You are brave, considerate, open hearted, but most of all, you are passionate (I will take credit for that).

You have a generous heart, and are quick to be there for others.  It may sound strange to you, but I sometimes take inspiration from you while at work.  It is your beautiful voice that gets me up out of bed. The times that I don’t feel like waking up, I have the amazing songs you have created over the years.  As you recently told someone, it is not goodbye, it is hello. I wish you all the success in the world.