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Top Spots For Eyebrow Threading In Philadelphia

April 16, 2013 7:00 AM

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If, like most kids, you grew up watching “Sesame Street,” you surely remember Bert, who was known for singing about pigeons and his friendship with “roommate” Ernie. But he was, perhaps, best known for his incredibly thick and pronounced unibrow.

Let’s face it, the guy could have used a good threader.

Threading is a hair removal technique that’s been around for ages, yet is still somewhat new to this area. It will get you the same results as waxing or plucking, but with much less pain. It works like this: cotton thread is twisted and rolled over your stray hairs to gently lift and remove them. (It sounds worse than it is!) Folks with sensitive facial skin tend to prefer threading to plucking or waxing. So if you happen to resemble Bert these days — what with a caterpillar living above your eye sockets — then head to one of these fine Philly-based eyebrow experts for a threading experience that will make you forget all about waxing.

Anju Threads
1126 Walnut St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-1801
www.njuthreads.com

Anju Threads is perhaps the most popular place in town for threading services because, as the name suggests, it’s the shop’s expertise. Aestheticians sit with you and take the time to learn about your needs, then provide personalized recommendations for you based on your hair and skin type, as well as offer suggestions on shaping. The staff is certified, friendly and very professional. They also use only the highest quality, 100-percent cotton thread – straight from India – that ensures a gentle threading experience. You will begin your encounter with baby powder and finish it with lovely products from Aveda. Anju Threads is a little pricier than some other threading salons, but it’s worth it. Walk-ins are absolutely welcomed, but appointments are highly recommended.

Related: Top Waxing Salons In Philly

Shanti Medical Spa at The Institute of Optimal Health
59 W. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 642-2644
132 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-0634
www.optimalhealthtoday.com

With two locations – one in Center City and another in Ardmore – Shanti Medical Spa at the Institute of Optimal Health provides all kinds of beauty and skin services, from line fillers to acne treatments and more. But it’s threading that has become one of the most popular services at this day spa. While Shanti delights in finding the most effective skin care for your skin type, it is equally capable of creating the most precise design for your brows to complement the shape of your face. In addition to brows, the clinicians here perform threading services for the upper lip, sideburns, chin, neck or the entire face. Threading appointments are recommended, but Shanti will take walk-ins up to 30 minutes before closing time. You will need to call for pricing.

Padma’s Beauty Salon
215 S. Burntmill Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 216-1133
www.padmasbeauty.com

Padma’s Beauty Salon calls itself “the place to explore and bring out the beautiful side of you.” Located just across the bridge from Philly in Voorhees, NJ, it’s more than a beauty salon. It’s a place to enjoy full relaxation and rejuvenation. Locals and tourists alike visit Padma for head-to-toe beauty solutions. The qualified and experienced staff of beauticians is friendly and hospitable, and has the added benefit of being multilingual. The place is modern and well equipped with the latest in beauty technology and the staff is highly trained and fully up to date with all of the latest cosmetic industry trends, most particularly eyebrow threading.

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Pamela Dollak is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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