How Much Does Eyebrow Threading Cost?

By Elizabeth Freeman , last updated June 29, 2011

The cost of eyebrow threading is similar to the cost of getting your eyebrows waxed or having the hair removed in other ways by a professional. Some places are very inexpensive, while others can be quite pricey. You can try to save money by threading your eyebrows at home, but you may not get the same results that you'd get having a professional do it.

Eyebrow Threading Explained

Threading is a process of running cotton threads over the skin. The threads trap hairs and pull them out. The process is quicker than plucking and gets smaller hairs. The hair only has to be 1/16 of an inch long to be removed. Usually, the hair is gone for up to six weeks after a threading treatment. The process does hurt, as the hair is being torn from the skin. Unlike waxing, though, threading only removes hair, and is safe for people taking medication for their skin. The procedure is generally a lot more sanitary than waxing.

Cost at a Salon

The price of eyebrow threading varies from salon to salon. A salon in Northern Virginia charges $15 to thread your eyebrows while the Aveda salon in Georgetown charges $25 to thread eyebrows. That salon also charges $25 for an eyebrow wax but $35 for plucking.

Availability

Threading isn't as common as waxing, so you may have difficulty finding a salon or spa in your area that offers the service. When choosing a salon, look for a technician who has a lot of experience with threading. Poorly trained or inexperienced threading technicians may not pull up all the hair, leaving stubble behind.

Home Options

You can purchase an at-home threading tool to attempt to thread your eyebrows yourself. These tools are generally very expensive to start, costing upwards of $100, but can save you money over multiple salon visits, especially if you find that you're skilled with the tool.

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