Threading is entirely natural, involves the use of no chemicals, does not damage the skin and removes even the finest of hairs. Many people now prefer it to waxing for the delicate facial area but of course this is down to personal preference.
In some countries, threading is used to remove hair from large body parts, e.g. legs. This is a painfully slow process, however, in more ways than one, so at nkd we reserve threading for brows and other facial areas only.
Threading is ideal for creating or maintaining a perfect eyebrow shape, or for tidying up or removing other unwanted facial hair. Like waxing, after threading the hairs should grow back finer, softer and smoother afterwards.
Please do tell us if you are using Roaccutane (a medication usually used to treat extreme forms of acne) or if you know that you have particularly sensitive skin. In such instances, we may advise that only small areas of the face are threaded to start off with, to check that there will be no adverse reaction.
If you’re unsure you should talk to one of our team at the point of booking. Most of our therapists are trained in both waxing and threading and the treatments take the same amount of time, so you can usually book an appointment and decide on the day in conjunction with your therapist. Not all of our therapists can thread though, so if you definitely want a thread, as opposed to a wax, that’s what you need to book in for!
Like all nkd treatments, however, because we’re experts and extremely specialised in what we do, we can confidently say that the waxes and threads we carry out will hurt less than the same treatments at generalist beauty salons, which do not typically employ experts.
Clients are very welcome to sit in our waiting room and read a magazine until the redness disappears. We do also sell some great handbag size products which you can buy for use after every treatment to mask the redness (see the next question).
If you book in for a full HD Brow appointment, as opposed to a simple wax, thread, or tint, we will apply make-up to the area at the end of the treatment which will hide any redness around your brows.
These mini 35ml tubes will easily fit into your pocket or your handbag and will last all year, so for just £3.00 are a wise investment!
We also sell a range of High Definition (HD Brow) make-up products which can also be used immediately after treatment and which will mask the redness. Speak to your therapist about these if you’re interested.
Try and avoid putting anything else on your face in that time as well. The exception to this is specialist soothing gels — for example with cooling or antiseptic properties such as aloe vera or witchhazel — which again have been formulated especially for this purpose.
If you return for a brow thread within 3 weeks of your previous brow thread, you’ll pay a reduced price. For all other appointments, we offer a 10% maintenance discount if you return within 6 weeks for the same kind of treatments.
A standard brow waxing or threading appointment is 10 minutes long and there’s only so much we can achieve in this time. For a far more comprehensive brow reshape and colour, HD Brows is a more appropriate appointment which can definitely make your brows look thicker, mostly through the clever use of make-up.
If you’re willing to put in some time and investment, most brows can be encouraged to grow back thicker over time. In this instance we would work with you on a regrowth plan. We sell a product called RevitaBrow which we would strongly recommend to any clients wanting to encourage brow regrowth. RevitaBrow is a highly-effective advanced eyebrow conditioner which has the dual effect of making your brow hair longer, thicker and fuller while also conditioning the hair to make the brows look much healthier. Please ask us in the salon for more details.
Tinting is especially effective for people with Caucasian hair. If you have Asian or African hair, it may already be very dark in which case you may not see the benefits of a tinting treatment. If you’re unsure, please visit our salon where we can assess your individual brows and make a personal recommendation for you.
Tinting can dramatically enhance your brow shape. It’s a little-known fact that eyelashes and eyebrows deteriorate as we age, starting from our mid to late 20s. Just like our skin and hair, eyelashes and eyebrows get thinner, sparser and more brittle as the years pass by, and the colour fades out of them. For this reason, regular eyebrow tinting appointments are a must-have beauty treatment for all savvy women, not least because it’s one of the quickest and cheapest beauty treatments to have these days, but also one that can make the most dramatic difference to your face!
If you’ve never had an eyebrow tint, we’d urge you to try one, even if you don’t think you need or would benefit from one! You’ll probably be thrilled with the results! Meanwhile, for a more comprehensive eyebrow tinting and recolouring service, you should consider trying HD Brows.
We can always add more tint but we can’t remove it. For this reason, we will always err on the side of caution, which means that we may apply and remove the tint several times before we reach the desired shade. Every time we remove it, we will ask you if it’s dark enough. If not, we’ll simply reapply it until it is dark enough, even if we have to reapply 10 times!
That said, we’d always recommend that you have your brow tint at least one shade darker than you would ideally like it. Otherwise, you may find that the tint fades very quickly. The darker you go, the longer the results will last for.
To get the longest-lasting results we recommend that you go a shade or two darker with your brow tint than you would ideally like. Otherwise, you may found that the tint fades more quickly than you would like.
The process will take no more than a few minutes. The therapist carrying out the patch test will explain to you the signs of reaction you should be looking out for, e.g. any mild itching or swelling in the area. You must inform us in the case of these symptoms, in which case we would cancel the appointment at no charge to you. Otherwise we will proceed with the treatment as planned.
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, with details of which treatment you’d like and when, and we’ll reply ASAP.
You can book an appointment online here, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for with online booking, then we’d recommend that you give us a ring.
Or of course, you can pop by our lovely salon and book in person!
Once you’ve been for your first treatment, we recommend that you book your next appointment before you leave the salon, so you can be sure of securing your next slot at your preferred day and time.
Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
We also request a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to change an appointment time.
Depending on the time of arrival, late arrivals may be offered a reduced treatment or turned away altogether, but you would still be charged in full for the original appointment booked.
Please remember that brow waxing, threading and tinting treatments are very short, at typically ten minutes’ long. Even if you’re “only running 5 minutes’ late” this is 50% of your appointment time lost, hence why we may be unable to carry out your treatment.
For subsequent appointments as a repeat client, we politely request that you arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time to ensure a prompt start.
If you want a short appointment – such as an eyebrow wax or thread – then we’ll often be able to fit you in if you pop by. We do sometimes have other, longer slots, available at short notice on certain days, so it’s always worth giving us a quick call to check.
But generally speaking, if you want a longer appointment, if you’re at all restricted in the time you can come for your wax (e.g. if you want to come between 5 and 8pm in the evening, or on a busy day such as a Friday), or you want to see a specific therapist, then advance notice is most definitely recommended!
Please make sure you tell us if you are pregnant, even in the early stages, as it’s important that we keep your medical notes up to date on our consultation cards so that we can always treat you in the safest and most-effective manner.
There’s a reason that we don’t offer other beauty treatments such as massage, nails and facials at nkd and that’s because we recognise that we can’t possibly be experts in everything. So we’d rather offer a very specific range of treatments (waxing, lashes and brows) and be very, very good at those treatments, rather than offer a wider range of options but not be specialists in any of them.
We have extremely high professional standards at nkd and place a huge amount of emphasis on internal staff training to ensure that no therapist ever slips into bad habits behind the privacy of her treatment room doors.
We send out a post-treatment survey to every client after every visit, which is tantamount to continuously mystery shopping ourselves. We read each and every response we receive and we take action where necessary. To date we’re thrilled to have received some 5,000 survey responses, the vast majority of which are overwhelmingly positive.
That’s why we’re confident that once you’ve got nkd, you’ll never do it anywhere else!
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