There are a ton of different procedures and treatments involved in facial and hair care. One of them is a procedure known as eyebrow threading that can help to make the area around the eyebrows smoother than ever.
If you are already interested or working within the hair and skincare business, then it can make all the sense in the world to learn how to open an eyebrow threading business. Here are a few matters of importance before you consider moving down that path.
What is Eyebrow Threading?
For those unfamiliar, eyebrow threading works to remove eyebrow hair through the user of a thin piece of thread. The process is simple, but it takes some time and practice to learn and perfect to get those controlled results.
The thread is generally made from cotton of some form, but it can be quite strong because of how thin it is. The goal is to refine the hairs around the eyebrow in a way that something like waxing could not achieve.
Eyebrow Threading Certification
It is important to note that not every state requires licensing for eyebrow threading. If you are planning on opening a business that will offer this service, make sure that you check with your state cosmetology board to find out what, if any, regulations may apply in your area.
There are some states that have prohibitions on certain techniques that are used in eyebrow threading. California, for instance, won’t allow techs to hold the cotton in their teeth because it can be deemed unsanitary.
Should there be licensing as an esthetician required, it helps to join the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA). This is the biggest organization when it comes to certifying estheticians within the United States.
The costs for these training certifications run around $600 or so. They can be paid for up front or in installments, which allows students to complete their training at home while using study materials that have been delivered by NCEA.
Eyebrow Threading Training
An essential part of learning how to open an eyebrow threading business is to partake in some eyebrow thread training. There are a few different options out there to choose from, and they can be quite different depending on whether you do an online or in-person training course.
For online courses, the cost can start at around $140, with the in-person training courses being more expensive. Of course, there is nothing quite like getting that hands-on experience that allows you to get a feel for what you are doing.
The bad thing about online courses is that you have to find someone who will be your test subject. It can be difficult to persuade people to be your guinea pig, especially when it comes to how their eyebrows look. Since you need to practice and ultimately build your portfolio, that can wind up being a major hassle.
There are a number of things that you will need to learn about. Things like techniques (with demonstrations), shaping techniques, explaining the benefits to clients, stocking the proper supplies, learning how to fill eyebrows in using cosmetic products, and how to promote your business and skills online.
What to Look for in a Training Course?
Since there are more than a few courses out there to choose from, you may be wondering whether you are getting the right lessons. Threading is meant to be an eco-friendly way of treating the issue of long or unruly eyebrows.
It doesn’t use any abrasive chemicals or hot waxes, only a piece of twisted cotton thread. The thread gets rolled over the hairline, taking away hair at the base of the skin. It can even be used to remove an entire row of hair in a single stroke.
Of course, there are certain things that you should be looking for when it comes to local and online training courses. For starters, you want to learn the history of eyebrow threading. This is a technique that goes back hundreds if not thousands of years, and you should know the history.
There are then the advantages of using the technique (see the above point about not having to use wax or other chemicals). Students will also learn the best shapes in terms of eyebrows for both men and women, especially based on facial features.
The training will also teach students different skills, including interacting with clients, as well as different tips for what kind of thread would be best suited for the eyebrow. If you can, opt for a training course that is in-person. There is nothing like getting hands-on experience that you simply can’t achieve in an online course.
There are more detailed skills that will be learned as well. Things like holding and controlling the thread using a variety of different methods so that you can find one that works for you. And depending on which course you choose, there are even some advanced threading techniques that can not only make you better at it but also more efficient.
The simple fact of the matter is that there are a ton of different courses out there, most of which focus on the basics. But if you want to expand your knowledge and get the most out of your experience, there are courses that fit the bill.
Eyebrow threading is a skill that takes time, patience, and repetition. But with steady hands and the right experience, it can be one of the most refined techniques you will find to keep eyebrows looking their best.
The path to offering eyebrow threading is different depending on the state. If you are thinking about offering it at your business, do your homework and know what is required before offering it up as a service.