The following article was published in the largest circulated daily news paper in the RTP area: The News & Observer Raleigh – Durham - Cary, Chapel Hill
July 17, 2002
Cary -- Just before Shilpa Bhalodia works her magic, she rubs baby powder on the eyebrow of her client to dry the skin. Then, with one end of an 18-inch strand of thread in her mouth, the other wrapped around her fingers, Bhalodia hovers over her client, cutting away unwanted hair with a criss-cross motion of the thread. About five minutes later, her client smiles at her arched eyebrows. "My brows look so smooth and beautiful," Sudha Dhingra said.
Women who thread say that it has three main advantages over waxing: It's easier on the skin because it doesn't pull as much; it's more precise because each hair is pulled out individually; and you don't have to wait for the hair to grow back as long to get it done again. Most beauticians don't even like their clients to tweeze between appointments -- usually every two or three weeks -- because it can cause ingrown hairs and bumps on the skin.
Once people try threading they love it,” said Bhalodia who owns Chandni's Beauty Salon in Cary . Bhalodia uses specialized thread from India , a new piece for each client. It's not exactly painless – clients say it hurts about as much as waxing does. For occasional redness or bumps, Bhalodia recommends ice or witch hazel. “When my clients thank me, I say don't thank me, thank God,” she said.