Saloni Threading Spa
had my eyebrows waxed before. I
usually like the end result - you know, after the swelling and the redness
goes away, Iím usually happy with my finished look.
Then I started to hear about threading.
I didnít even understand the concept.
Do they tie tiny knots around each little hair?
It just didnít make sense. So
when I had the opportunity to visit Saloni Threading which
specializes in eyebrow threading and body
waxing, I was a willing and excited participant!
Located at 853 Broadway, just half a block south of Union Square
and six stories above the
hustle and bustle of the crowd below is a small, cozy space with soothing
music and delightful smells called Saloni.
will emerge from its doors hairless and well-educated! This is
new salon; that being said, donít expect
Saloni's expert staff to be new.
They are all seasoned veterans in threading, waxing and even henna
tattooing. Most have been working in the threading/waxing field for
anywhere from 8 to 15 years. The
ladies are real pros (in Saloni's case "pro" should stand for
professor, not just professional).
started with...what else? My eyebrows.
Saloni has the perfect chairs that recline back just enough for you to fall asleep
in, but donít you dare!
You would miss all the good stuff.
Not only does the staff at Saloni want to give your eyebrows shape
but they want to give your eyebrows the right shape for your face and your
features. They want to educate
you on your eyebrows and how to maintain them.
We discussed my eyebrows for a full five minutes before
even one hair was removed. I
learned that one of my brows is a little thicker than the other, and so it appears
darker. I also learned that
rather than remove the Ďpeaksí in my brows, it may be better to shape
around them. After coming to a
mutual decision about how we were going to proceed, the threading began.
I soon realized what all the threading fuss was
about. A thread is used to lasso the
hair and remove it. It is still pulling hairs from your skin, so it will still hurt at
that moment, but the great thing is that it doesnít really lastóthe
pain, I mean. In the past when Iíve gotten my eyebrows
waxed, Iíve been swollen and red for several hours. This
was not the case at Saloni. Threading doesnít pull on
the skinójust on the hairs themselves.
Did you know that waxing can add
wrinkles to your face because of
the pulling on your skin?? Again,
not so with threading. It was
quick, fairly painless and much more thorough and precise than any other
eyebrow treatment Iíve ever had. I
was very comfortable and pleased with the entire threading process.
brows we moved into a private, beautifully colored room to wax my
underarms and legs. I laid on a
comfortable bed, drank some tea and had a lovely conversation with my esthetician.
She has been in the field for nearly 9 years.
She told me of Saloni's policy of never double dipping in the wax.
This means that every time they go to reapply more wax they use a
brand new stick. The wax was the perfect temperature and actually very soothing.
My esthetician was quick and gentle so that the pain of the pulling was
minimal. After the waxing,
she went back and threaded out any remaining straggler hairs. Aromatherapy lotion and cold towels on my skin
then soothed away any tingling or tension. Finally,
she applied baby powder to smooth my skin and allow my follicles to relax.
I left the room feeling smooth and soft, and even pretty darn
Amazingly, just 25 minutes after my eyebrow
threading - they were
already back to normal (and looking phenomenal!!)
finished my Saloni experience with an amazing Henna Tattoo.
I was pleased to find out that they
explain the process and history of henna just as thoroughly as they
explained the threading. My esthetician
applied the whole
tattoo freehand and it was absolutely beautiful.
A fun summer treat to go with all my smooth, silky skin!!!
all, this was a truly unique experience.
They were warm, friendly, professional and educated, and gave me
the best services I couldíve asked for!!
Beauty Editor - www.spa-nyc.com
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