A Guide To Threading Upper Lip
Threading may seem like something only to be carried out by expert beauticians but our simple tutorial shows you how to achieve professional looking results using cotton to thread away and remove unwanted facial hair.
First of all we’re going to cleanse the area, as with any threading treatment you can use a pre-wax lotion, baby wipes , makeup remover wipes, a soap and water solution would be sufficient to just remove any makeup or residue from the area. Take your cotton, you can use any type of cotton. This one is specifically designed for threading and contains an antibacterial agent but you can use any type of normal cotton that you might find in a sewing shop. Put the end of the cotton into your mouth and bite it with your teeth so it’s secure. Using the hand that you write with, twist the cotton a few times so you create a loop. This should give you a ‘T’ type shape, if you hold it open and pull your head back slightly it will close that loop, anything within the V area will be removed when you tighten the cotton. Your client must keep their skin taught at all times, if it’s loose you can cut the skin and it can become very uncomfortable. With the upper lip your client can either bite down over their upper lip or push their tongue down into the area you are threading. For the sides I prefer the client to push their tongue into the space and this keeps the skin as tight as possible. The hairs grow in a downward motion to the sides so you want to be catching them against their growth. Work in really small sections on the upper lip, as if you attempt threading large sections across the top of the lip it can be really uncomfortable. Coming round to the opposite side, you may need to change your direction slightly, as again we’re working against the hair-growth. For the middle area of the lip, if you get your client to tuck their top lip in and again remove any hairs against the direction of growth. Once completed, break your cotton and discard any that you’ve used on the client. Use a cotton pad to apply a soothing lotion. In this case I’m using an after-wax but you can use any sort of Aloe Vera gel or after sun, anything that’s designed to soothe the skin will work well in this instance.