We ended up at Zia Threading which is located at the ground floor of Westfield in Topanga Canyon. The place was scented with either spices or incense and it had a very Indian feel to it, in fact the women running the establishment were all Indians. It's incredibly spacious as you can see in the photo above.
I was impressed at how clean and orderly everything was. Each seat had its own matching basket filled with threading paraphernalia like cotton balls, scissors, eyebrow brushes, tissue, etc. I dared to avail of a free eyebrow threading service during an event here in Manila once and I was turned off by how unsanitary the threaders were. I won't mention which establishment sponsored it but suffice to say I don't think I'm going to avail of any of their services any time in the future.
Okay this is my right eyebrows prior to threading. As you can see there are a lot of tiny stray hairs under and around the arch. I told them I just wanted a clean-up and not a reshaping of my brows. :)
I took the above photo from Zia Threading's website to show you how threading is done. I would've preferred to demonstrate with my own eyebrows but unfortunately I couldn't take my own photo during the procedure. Basically there are two long strands of sharp thread which are criss-crossed on the hairs that are to be removed. It stings and I was actually kind of teary-eyed because of the pain. Nothing that you can't tolerate for the sake of beauty though, hehe.
This is my eyebrow after threading. It's a bit red and swollen since this photo was taken right after I got up from the treatment chair. :p
This is my eyebrow a few days after. The swelling has subsided and as you can see the areas around it are neat and hair-free. The service cost US$8.99 (around P400) and took around 15-20 minutes. Would I be willing to undergo it again? Yes I would, provided I can find a hygienic and competent establishment to do it for me here in Manila.
Zia Threading6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd,
#2050 Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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