Last night I passed this sign on my way to dinner, and it stopped me in my tracks. What is “eyebrow threading,” I wondered, and how does it produce the promised “unique shape”? Perhaps, I thought, it involves something like threading a needle.
Alas, the storefront of the business provided no ready answers. It featured a video of an eye being subjected to a complicated eyebrow-related procedure involving what looked like a rubber band. It also appeared to be a painful operation for the disembodied eye, frankly. I hurried on, disturbed by the Daliesque quality of the video, which looked like an outtake from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Why would anyone go through a potentially painful procedure to achieve a unique eyebrow shape? If the eyebrow had become unacceptably unruly, why not simply trim it? Beats me, but then I’m a guy who can’t keep straight the difference between eyeliner and mascara. The realities of eyebrow threading will just have to remain one of the many curious mysteries of the fairer sex.