OK, TMI alert. I’m gonna share something with you that perhaps you just don’t need to know.
My locks are more limp than lustrous. I don’t really need to pluck my eyebrows. I got the few hairs under my armpits zapped a few years ago (it’s a part of the job, man) and that’s pretty much taken care of that area. And I haven’t shaved my legs in more than a decade.
Now, I’m not some bohemian wild child. I’m just not a hairy person. Ask my brothers — they don’t have hair on their legs, either.
Of course, as a beauty editor, that doesn’t stop me from trying every new product on the market. The newest high tech ingredients, the latest salon treatment, the trendiest colors — I’ll try them all, being the human guinea pig that I am. If there’s something cutting edge on the market, I’m game.
What I won’t try (and perhaps this is tied in to the whole hairless thing) is anything involving waxing. And, until now, threading.
I had heard of threading years ago. Yes, it’s an ancient practice of hair removal used safely for centuries in Asia. Yes, it’s better than plucking, shaving and tweezing. And yes, it results in lighter and sparser regrowth. But I didn’t get it. It kind of freaked me out. It didn’t help when I saw esthetician Anita Sun’s new at-home threader, the Threader Lux by Karmissie.
I mean, look at that thing. You have to admit — it’s a bit intimidating. My first thought: beauty may be pain, but does it have to look like a torture device?
That is, until I tried it.