Put down the tweezers and drop that wax like a hot potato. It's time to take your brow care up a notch with the thrill of threading. Never heard of the centuries-old technique? You're not alone, but once you try the tried-and-true hair removal method, you'll never go back to your old way of grooming. As a life-long plucker, learning about the perks of threading was eye-opening. And not only due to my less-bushy brows.
When you get your brows threaded, "A threading artist goes through your hair row by row, giving eyebrows a clean and defined shape. Threading only removes hair, not skin, and because it is so exact, it can remove hairs that are finer than those that can be removed by waxing or plucking." "Most people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe."
Once the brows are carefully refined, you're left with a precise, clean brow shape that lasts long yet is quick in process. Note: Threading usually lasts about 2-3 weeks. If you live in the NYC area, there are plenty of threading salons that are local favorites. Here are 10 that will lift your spirits as they lift your arches! Get ready for brows that wow! And don't forget, threading works for nearly any area where you've got unwanted hair – brows are just the beginning.
For an unbelievable $8 (for both brows), you can get brows that are "on fleek" the next time you're in the midtown Manhattan area. The staff at Himalayan Salon is well-trained and knows how to give their customers brows that shape their face and sense of style. Along with threading, this salon offers lash treatments, facials, waxing, and henna tattooing. Check out their Yelp page for customer reviews.
Address: 75 W. 47th St. 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 840-0084
Meena Threading and Beauty Salon
Also for only $8, you can get your brows threaded to a tee at Meena Threading and Beauty Salon on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side. Their expert threaders are equipped with the finest tools and products to make your experience a pleasure. This salon can also provide services in waxing, facials, eyelash extensions, eyebrow tinting, henna tattooing, and microdermabrasion. See their Yelp review page for more info.
Address: 164 E 56th St., New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 486-7273
East Villagers can find a hot threading spot in their cool area within Professional Threading Studio. Offering the ultimate in beauty care, this threading studio also provides waxing services, facials, henna tattoos, and tinting. Just $7 will leave you with beautiful brows. Professional Threading Studio also has a second location at 546 Columbus Ave. Follow their Facebook page for more insight into the salon's services.
Address: 11 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 510-7928
Before you take in the magical sights of NYC's fabulous Times Square, pop in to Elegant Eyebrows Threading & Salon. You'll be sure to love it, and when you visit for the 6th time, your brow threading is free! Not only does this pro salon offer threading, but they have an extensive facial menu along with henna, tinting, waxing, and makeup application. Just $7 and you're on your way to bangin' brows. Check out the salon's latest Facebook feed.
Address: 612 8th Ave. at 39th St. Ste. 202, New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 354-7786
Wink Brow Bar accommodates customers in 3 locations throughout NYC. Wink uses their signature organic-thread treatment for natural shaping to suit any set of brows. Wink charges by time rather than service with prices starting at $12. Wink also offers waxing, tinting, brow extensions, sugaring, microblading, facials, and lash services. Refer to their Instagram page for some pics from the salon.
Cost: Starting at $12
Address: 3 Locations – 7 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014 ; 406 6th Ave. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10011; 109 Smith St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (212) 600-1857; (646) 329- 5676; (929) 295-0633
Shobha aspires to be "the global destination for hair removal." Threading is one of their salon services starting at $22 for a standard threading session. Get a 3- or 6-pack of services at a shot and see the price per visit drop. Along with threading, Shobha offers hair removal in the methods of laser, waxing, and sugaring, as well as men's services and bridal packages. Follow the company on Instagram.
Cost: Starting at $22
Address: 5 Columbus Circle Ste. 1800, New York, NY 10019 (See additional locations)
Phone: (877) 831-2947
Perfect Shape Threading Salon in NYC's spectacular Rockefeller Plaza is the destination for perfectly shaped brows. The beauticians at Perfect Shape dab their cotton wool thread in rose water as an astringent as well as a cooling emollient for pain-free hair removal. This salon also offers waxing, henna, and facials.
Cost: Contact for pricing: [email protected].
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10018 (See additional locations)
Phone: (212) 262-2939
Low-cost threading that's done fast and professionally is what you'll find at Shinny Threading Salon on 1st Ave. Just $6 for beauty can't be beat. Walk-ins are welcome, so stop by anytime. Along with threading, Shinny offers services in massage, waxing, facials, tinting, henna, and eyelash extensions. Follow Shinny on Facebook for pics and posts.
Address: 1149 1st Ave., New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 308-7595
Get great brows at Great Thread. The Broadway-located salon and spa is inexpensive – just $7 for a brow threading – yet super-professional and popular. While threading is their main service, Great Thread also provides waxing and sugaring, facials, tinting, lash extensions, and henna work. See their Facebook page for bold brow inspiration.
Address: 2621 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 222-9322
Head all the way up to St. Nicholas Ave. for an excellent set of brows at Excel Brows Threading Salon. Eyebrow threading is a reasonable $6, and the salon also offers waxing, facials, tinting, henna, and bleaching. Only the finest products are used at Excel and the results are proof of perfection. See customer reviews on Yelp.
Address: 1553 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10033
Phone: (917) 521-2769