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Threading Prep & Aftercare: Your Eyebrow Guide

Updated: 5 days ago

Threading Prep & Aftercare: Your Eyebrow Guide

Tired of the endless battle with your brows? We've all been there, wrestling with stubborn hairs and less-than-perfect results from waxing or tweezing. But what if there was another way? Enter eyebrow threading, an age-old hair removal technique that's gaining popularity for its precision and long-lasting results.

This guide dives deep into the world of eyebrow threading, unpacking the "why" and "how" behind this unique method. We'll explore what sets threading apart from other hair removal options, and equip you with everything you need to know about prepping for and caring for your brows after a threading session. Get ready to unlock the secrets to achieving flawless, envy-inducing brows!

Thinking about getting eyebrow threading near you? It's a fantastic option for perfectly shaped arches.


Achieving flawless brows demands more than a passing glance in the mirror – it's a ritual, an art form, and a commitment to perfection. But before you embark on this quest, mastering the art of threading prep and aftercare is essential. Here's how to lay the groundwork for brow brilliance:

Let Your Brows Grow In:

The brow artist needs something to work with, so you should give your eyebrows time to grow before your threading session. This means that you shouldn’t pluck the hairs in the two or three weeks leading up to your appointment. This is especially important if it’s your first session or if you’re trying to train your brows into a specific shape.

Know Your Ideal Shape:

It's important to have a good idea of your ideal brow shape before your threading appointment. This will help the brow artist understand your desired outcome and achieve the best results. If you're unsure what shape would flatter your face most, check out our guide on how to find your perfect brow shape.

Exfoliate Gently:

To make the threading process easier, it’s a good idea to exfoliate the skin around the brow area the day before your appointment. This will clear away any dead skin cells, open up any ingrown hairs, and make the skin smooth for the artist to work on. It’s also a good idea to avoid any treatments that stimulate the skin and bring more blood to the surface just before threading. You don’t want to make the skin more sensitive.

Skip the Makeup:

If you’ve prepped your skin nicely the day before your session, don’t clog it up again with makeup before your appointment. It’s best to avoid wearing any makeup on your eyebrows and eyelids whatsoever. You should also avoid wearing mascara if possible.

Wash Your Face and Hands:

With threading, you’re opening up your skin and exposing it to the elements with each hair that’s pulled out from the follicle. This is putting you at risk for breakouts and even infections. Not only should the brow artist's hands and the thread they’re using be clean, but you should also ensure that you wash your face and hands thoroughly, too.

Schedule Wisely:

Threading can leave you with red, slightly swollen skin so you’ll need to ensure that you book your appointment at a sensible time. Avoid booking on the same day as a big event or special occasion. Rather, opt for an appointment a few days in advance. If you’re booking during the week, you can always book at the end of the workday, rather than having to face the day after a threading session and no makeup.


Threading eyebrows is a precise technique that removes hair from the root, leaving your skin smooth for weeks, unlike waxing's one-size-fits-all approach. Threading offers unparalleled control and customization for a look tailored to you. Here's what to expect during your threading journey:

Facial Threading: A Holistic Approach to Hair Removal

While eyebrow threading is a popular choice for achieving perfectly shaped arches, Full Face Threading goes beyond the brows. It offers a holistic approach to hair removal, tackling unwanted peach fuzz on various areas of your face, including the upper lip, chin, sides, and even the forehead. This meticulous technique removes hair from the root, leaving your skin smooth for weeks, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin that reacts poorly to waxing.

Eyebrow Threading: Precision Shaping for Flawless Arches

woman holding eyebrow before eyebrow threading
Eyebrow Threading at Lavoom Salon

For those seeking perfectly defined brows, eyebrow threading is an excellent option. This ancient hair removal technique uses cotton thread to achieve meticulous shaping and sculpting, ensuring clean lines and personalized arches tailored to your unique facial features.

Learn more in our Eyebrow Threading 101 blog for a deeper dive into the process itself and how it can elevate your look.

Eyebrow threading service typically takes 30 minutes, while full-face threading, including the upper lip, sides, chin, and forehead, can take up to 45 minutes.

Threading FAQs: Does it Hurt? Is it Bad for Your Skin?

Like any beauty treatment, threading might cause some minor side effects. While generally painless, you might experience:


Redness is a normal skin reaction to hair removal itself, and it is a temporary side effect that typically fades within a few hours if not minutes.


This is caused by the sensation of the thread removing hair and can be experienced in the form of watery eyes or a sneeze. This sensitivity is also temporary and naturally fades by the time the threading service is over.

Does Eyebrow Threading Hurt?

While some may feel slight discomfort during eyebrow threading, it's often described as a quick sting or pinch, similar to tweezing. Some areas, like the upper lip or between brows, might be more sensitive. However, most appreciate the precise results threading offers.


The journey to flawless brows doesn't end with threading – proper aftercare is essential for maintaining your newfound perfection. Here's how to pamper your brows and promote healing:

Soothe Your Skin:

After threading, it's crucial to use gentle skincare products. Despite threading being less harsh than waxing or tweezing, the process involves pulling hair from the roots, leading to inflamed skin. Avoid overly rich or perfumed products that could potentially clog open follicles. Instead, consider soothing your skin with aloe vera gel if it feels sore or dry.

Skip Makeup for 24 Hours:

Makeup has the potential to clog pores and worsen skin reactions, so it's advisable to abstain from using it post-threading. Even though the skin around your eyebrows might be slightly red and swollen, applying makeup can exacerbate these symptoms.

Avoid Touching:

Your hands come into contact with countless germs throughout the day. Touching your brows excessively after threading increases the risk of transferring bacteria and causing infection.

Hold Off on Heat and Sun:

Heat exposure can dilate your pores and irritate your skin further. Avoid hot showers, saunas, and strenuous exercise that can lead to sweating for at least 24 hours after threading. Similarly, sunlight exposure can be harsh on freshly threaded skin. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30+ daily to protect your brows and prevent sun damage.


Healthy, hydrated skin heals faster. Use a fragrance-free moisturizer to keep the area around your brows hydrated and promote the healing process.

Hold Off on Exfoliating:

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, but it can also be abrasive on freshly threaded skin. Wait at least 24 hours before exfoliating the brow area again to avoid unnecessary irritation.

Sunscreen is Essential:

Sun exposure can damage your skin and fade the colour of your brow hairs. Make sunscreen with SPF 30+ a daily habit, especially after eyebrow threading, to protect your brows and maintain their vibrant colour.


Threading may cause slight redness and skin irritation. Here's how to pamper your brows and promote healing:

Soothe & Reduce Redness:

  • Apply ice or a cold compress immediately after threading to minimize puffiness and redness.

  • Spritz your face with rose water throughout the day for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Apply aloe vera gel, a common aftercare product used by professionals, to soothe and reduce inflammation.

Moisturize and Protect:

  • Use a fragrance-free and alcohol-free moisturizer daily or nightly to keep your brow area hydrated and promote healing.

  • Avoid exfoliating for at least 24 hours to prevent irritation.

  • Minimize sun exposure and wear sunscreen with SPF 30+ daily to protect your brows from sun damage and further irritation.

Extra Tip: Consider using tea tree oil (diluted with a carrier oil) for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, a patch test is recommended before applying it directly to your brows.


Unlock your perfect brows with Lavoom Salon, Calgary's eyebrow threading experts. With decades of experience and a dedication to beauty, our brow artists will sculpt your brows to perfection. Book your appointment today and experience the difference – because flawless brows are always on-trend.

eyebrow threading Calgary at Lavoom Salon

  • Experienced Brow Artists: Our team of skilled artists will meticulously thread your brows to achieve your desired shape, perfectly framing your face.

  • Convenient Locations: Visit one of our two Calgary locations for a relaxing and professional threading experience.

  • More Than Just Brows: We offer a variety of eyebrow grooming services, including full face threading, lip/chin/sideburn threading, and men's threading. We also offer eyebrow waxing for those who prefer that method.

  • Commitment to Beauty: We believe your brows deserve the best possible care.

Ready for Your Perfect Brows?

Book your appointment online today at your nearest Lavoom Salon Brow Bar and achieve the brows of your dreams!


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