Friday, September 21

Beauty is a Pain

I went and got my eyebrows threaded the other day, for the first time in my natural born life. My roommate said it didn't hurt, that it tickled. Lies! It hurt like a bitch. It's like pulling out your own pubes by clumps! I had no idea what I was in for. Sob.

Threading, according to my trusty Google:

Threading is a proven age-old form of facial hair removal practiced in India, China and Middle East. The procedure uses a 100% cotton thread which is twisted and pulled along the skin surface of unwanted hair, lifting hair directly from the follicle. As the facial hair is removed, only a slight pinch is felt.

A slight pinch? Slight?!?! The lady to my right getting her hair re-bonded was laughing. Laughing. That salon was a torture chamber for all of fifteen minutes. Look at the redness afterwards. I had to take a picture, it was excruciating.

I think she did a pretty good job but I'm not sure I want to do this again. It beats plucking because it's all over after a few, but God, the pain. Why do women do this to themselves. I will never understand why we're supposed to be the hairless, perfectly coiffed and scented ones... all we did was offer Adam that darned apple. This punishment, and having to give birth as well? Unfair.