Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tried and Tested- Threading at Ayur Veda!

Hi Guys!

So leading up to Malta Fashion week, we were given a complementary threading session by Ayur Veda. If you recall, Denise has been threading before and I have been wanting to thread my brows ever since! Check out Denise's post on Threading a few years ago: 

We had the opportunity to ask the lovely Dorianne a few questions about the history of Threading and some useful information about doing Threading.

Dorianne Catania
How long has threading been done and how did it originate?

Threading has been around for centuries. The threading technique originated in ancient Middle Eastern and Far East countries. In ancient Persia, threading the face was a rite of passage for girls reaching adulthood that signified becoming a woman. Today, it has become a popular method of eyebrow shaping and facial hair removal.

What are the Pros and Cons of Threading?

When done correctly, nothing will touch the skin during threading except the thread, which is thrown away after use; so the procedure is highly sanitary.
People who have trouble getting their brows properly shaped often find that the concise hair removal achieved with threading is the only method that can get their brows right, whereas waxing, and tweezing fail.
Threading involves no chemicals on the skin.  There are some instances where alternate hair removal methods waxing and sugaring conflict with medicines a person is taking.
Threading is a much quicker method than other types of hair removal; for instance, threading eyebrows can take as little as 2 minutes.
Finally, threading can eventually produce permanent results.  Since the hair follicles tend to become damaged by threading, the hair stops growing.

If the person performing the threading isn't experienced at the procedure, the hair can be broken instead of being removed at the hair follicle.  This means that re-growth occurs much more quickly.
It can be challenging to find a person who is experienced at threading.  It’s an art that’s passed down through generations and isn't typically taught in just a few classes.
For threading to work, the hair to be removed must be at least 1/16th of an inch

Are there any contraindications?

Rash, sunburn, dermatitis or inflamed skin.
Active cold sores.
Open skin lesions.
A recent skin treatment such as a microdermabrasion or chemical peel.
Active acne lesions.

Can anyone have it done?
Yes, men and women...our youngest client is 7 years old.

Check out my results from Threading! 

Before (Top), After (Bottom)
Since I didn't take a before picture, I used a picture from around a week before going for Threading! I was absolutely impressed by the results! As you can see from the first picture, I never really had defined brows. Also, in around 5 minutes I was all done and ready to go! I loved the fact that it takes less time than having your brows done with tweezers (I have stopped using wax a long time ago) and they look much much better!

Dorianne also offered to tint my brows, something I have done on my mum quite a number of times! As you can see from my above pictures, I have quite a few gaps and since I have now gone quite dark (hair wise) my brows were quite dull! Check out my brows after tinting!

After Tinting
I highly recommend visiting Ayur Veda, not only is Dorianne extremely helpful and very knowledgeable but the results are absolutely amazing! Today, I am visiting Ayur Veda again to try out threading on my upper lip!

Apart from Threading, Ayur Veda offers a number of Organic face and body treatments and a number of organic products including face and body care, make up, gluten/ diary/ wheat free food products.

Visit Ayur Veda's facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ayur-Veda/138593300929?fref=ts or contact them via phone on the below numbers:

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Martina & Denise

*Disclaimer*- I was given this service for free, however, I am in no way affiliated with the company and was not paid to write this review. The above review is of my true and honest opinion.