Sunday, January 21, 2007

The price I pay

Like many women, I go get my eyebrows threaded every two or three weeks. The salon that I go to is in the Little India part of Houston. The salon is called Aisha's and they do a great job. If you are not familiar with threading, it is a common hair removal technique that is used in Asia and the Middle East. The thread is twisted and the threader, shall we call her, rolls it over the offending hairy area of the threadee. It's not particularly painful and the hair removal happens pretty quickly. I haven't had any experience with waxing my eyebrows, so I can't give you any comparison. It feels like a bunch of hairs are being ripped out by the root at once, which is exactly what is happening, of course.

I really don't have any problem or pain with my eyebrows being threaded; it's the other parts of my face that kill me. I blame my hairiness on my Indian heritage. When it's time to get it done, I make the appointment for my eyebrows and upper lip. Upper lip, of course, refers to my the mustache. Ack! Once I'm there, the lady usually asks if I want to also do here or there (refering to another offending hairy area(s) of my face). I usually do the here but not the there.

Well, today I did the there.

Sweet mother of pearl.

It's not cool when the threader lady's thread is just snapping and she is grunting and sighing. It's just not cool.

OK. Breathe in. Breathe out.

I'm not that hairy. The there that I speak of were the sides of my face, which being part Indian, you know, are lovely and a little hairier than most. They don't bother me, I have had them done in the past, but it hurts, and I'm a wuss; so I haven't had them done in a while. Well today, I decided that I was going to suck it up and do it.

That shit hurt.

And it was kind of shocking when she was done because they were all bright and completely hairless. So now, new for '07, I'm going to commit to doing it on a regular basis so that it won't be so painful and shocking whenever I get it done. I gave the lady who did my threading a fat tip for her troubles. Actually, I think I gave her the fat tip to buy her silence.


Blogger Sophia, The Diva Kitty said...

DKM refers to this process as having her face ripped off - damn Spanish blood!

6:42 PM  
Blogger singaporegrrl said...

No kidding! Thank you for sharing in my pain. :)

9:08 PM  
Blogger mini said...

hey hey long time no see

i've been having threading woes lately. the first lady i went to was excellent but unreliable (sometimes she doesn't show up!?!). the second lady was good but she gave me crooked eyebrows once and I got pissed. then i went to the 3rd lady who isn't as good but convenient. sigh....

10:02 PM  
Blogger Zeus said...

Good God. I thought my pet's was bad, but that sounds horrifying. I think she would have been crying.

No, I know she would have been crying.

The things women do to keep beautiful...

10:30 PM  

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