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Frequently Asked Questions

What is eyebrow threading?

Eyebrow threading is an ancient hair-removal technique, practiced for centuries among the most beautiful women of Asia and the Middle East.  It is the best alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin.  Unlike waxing, threading does not remove a layer of skin, which can leave the skin on your face susceptible to sun damage.  By far the least invasive method of hair removal, this method creates a graceful brow with clean, well-defined edges that frame the eye.  

How does threading work?

Our brow artist takes a special cotton thread and twists it into a double strand, which is then swept along the skin.  With rhythmic- almost hypnotic- movement, the unwanted hairs are secured in the thread and lifted from the follicle with precision and finesse. 

Is threading painful?

Most of our customers agree that threading causes less discomfort than brow waxing. As it targets individual hair, threading keeps skin irritation to a minimum. Excessive pulling on delicate skin around the eyes is eliminated, and for those sensitive to waxing or depilatory products, there is no exposure to irritants.

How long does threading take?

A simple eyebrow threading can take just 10 to 15 minutes, where as a full face threading may take about 45 minutes. 

What areas of the body can be threaded?

  • Eyebrows
  • Sideburns
  • Neck
  • Upper lip
  • Chin

Are there any service limitations I should know about?

More information about limitations of certain services and treatments can be found on the policies page. 

Is threading better than waxing?

Yes, threading is known to be a superior option to tweezing, sugaring, or waxing. This eastern method of hair removal involves less discomfort and eliminates the chance of your coming in contact with wax that is too hot for tender facial skin. Hair is removed from the root so there’s less of that “grow-back factor.” This extends the time between salon visits, saving time and money.

What are the benefits of threading?

Threading’s main benefit is the manner in which the eyebrow is shaped-not just from underneath, but also from the top. One of the major drawbacks of tweezing, especially when done at home, is that it’s easy to remove the wrong hairs, creating holes or divots in the shape of the brow. Certain thicker hairs on the bottom line of the brow act as supportive “scaffolding” for the entire brow, so if you inadvertently remove the wrong hairs, the whole shape collapses. Then you are left with trying to camouflage your goof until the hairs grow back. Threading eliminates this common mishap. Some of the other benefits are :

  • Waxing can tug on, pull, stretch, and can peel off a layer of skin. Such harsh treatment can facilitate the development of wrinkles. With threading, there is none of that. You’ll simply look smooth, refreshed and hair-free.
  • Less messy and time consuming than waxing.
  • 100% natural; no artificial waxes, chemicals or invasive techniques used.
  • Hair does not grow back as fast.
  • The skin doesn’t usually get red and irritated.
  • Threading can target individual hairs.
  • Hair only needs to grow just above the skin to get threaded.
  • Over time, hair becomes finer and sparser.
  • Threading will pick up the finest hairs from the surface of the skin.
  • 100% suitable for skin that is too sensitive for waxing or laser hair removal
  • Inexpensive alternative to waxing or laser.

How long does 3D Brow Tint last?

Brow tint can last up to 6 to 8 weeks

How long does Lash Tint last?

Lash tint can last up to 6 to 8 weeks

What are the benefits of Lash Lift & Tint?

  • Waterproof
  • Smudge proof
  • Clump free
  • Safe for contact lenses
  • No need for mascara or eyelash curlers
  • Ideal for vacations, travel, sports, exercising, and outdoors
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Hypoallergenic

What should I do after my treatment?

More information about aftercare of each service can be found on the aftercare page.

 

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes” – Sophia Loren

What is Organic Skin Care?

Develop, nurture and maintain beautiful skin with Eminence Organic skincare products.  Eminence uses organically grown, hand-picked fresh ingredients to create nourishing and rejuvenating products.

We are proud to offer all of our organic facials using only the best products from the Eminence Organic skincare line.  

Did you love a certain product or moisturizer used at your last facial bar visit with us?  Now, you can order your favourite Eminence Organic products from our online shop to receive free shipping right to your doorstep!  

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

The girls at Girlfriends made me feel amazing every step of the way. After every step stopping and making sure I was happy with everything as we went along and making sure I was comfortable with everything before continuing. I have never received such a relaxing experience before! This was after a really hard week so it was a much needed experience, I could feel the tenseness leave my body with each step. I definitely recommend to anyone that just needs to feel pampered!

I always look forward to my appointments here. All of the brow artists are so kind, friendly, and they all do a great job. If you’re looking for a clean, relaxing, and friendly place to get your brows done.. Girlfriend’s is the place to go!

I got the bombay henna brow done and I highly recommend! I went from brows that people couldn’t see (I have very light brow hair) to amazing, perfect brows! The brow artist explained the entire process beforehand to ensure I knew what I was getting done. While the dye was setting in, the girl even gave me a hand massage!

I highly recommend this place! Everyone is super pleasant and efficient. I always leave there feeling like a movie star with my perfectly shaped brows.”

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