11/03/2018 10:39

Is Waxing, Tweezing or Threading Better?

Whether you wax and tweeze your own hairs at home or get them professionally threaded, proper brow upkeep has become a huge part of our beauty regimes. Our brows are one of the most important features on our face and it's important to keep them well-groomed if we want to accentuate our features. When you have great brows you can wear minimum makeup, your eye colour pops and you just feel amazing about yourself!


But what is a girl to do when she has so many styling options? Don’t panic - we’ve got you covered.


melanie marris eyebrow stylingPhoto @melaniemarriseyebrowstylist 


For shaping and sculpting: Waxing

An easy, cost effective and reliable styling technique for first timers through to dedicated waxers. Whether you’re looking to do it yourself or go to a salon, here’s what you need to know about waxing.


  • Slow regrowth of hair, generally 4-6 weeks
  • Fast treatment
  • Large amounts of hair moved in one application



  • Provokes redness in skin
  • Cause breakouts
  • Hair must be a specific length before results are maximised
  • The repeated pulling may lead to premature sagging


Pro Tip: Waxing is perfect for you if you have coarse, thick hair.


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ruby golani beauty tips eyebrow stylingPhoto Popsugar


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For an ultra natural look - Tweezing

A precise and classic hair removal technique that is perfect for small areas such as eyebrows. Read below before you commit.



  • Causes no irritation
  • Allows you to get small, short hairs with maximum control
  • Perfect DIY option



  • Slow process that usually follows waxing or threading
  • Over threading is common


Pro Tip: Take control of your own brows and don’t break the bank with a simple tweezing option.


creating a strong and polished brow harper and harley
Photo: Harper and Harley


For perfect precision: Threading

A new and popular styling method, that removes several hairs at once by wrapping two pieces of thread around hair and pulling from the root. Sounds perfect, but is it really?



  • Allows you to achieve sharp, distinct shapes
  • Chemical free process
  • Redness doesn’t last long



  • Uncomfortable and more expensive option
  • Can leave minor cuts if not done properly


Pro Tip: Threading is the perfect styling solution for you if you’ve got sensitive skin.


lauren curtis beauty trends eyebrow styling
Photo: Vogue Australia 


We’ve put all our styling techniques to the test to come up with the best option, and the truth is, every technique has its own individual perks, just like all of our MOF ladies! Find out what works best for you by trialling each method - you might love to thread, while your bestie is a die hard tweezer!


Let us know what method you love in the comments below.


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