Sunday, December 14, 2008

What fresh hell is this?

I'll tell you one odd aspect of being a bloke. Every now and then you see some product or service being advertised and you ask yourself, what the deuce is that when it's at home? I snapped this while out walking this morning.


  1. I haven't a clue what it is but the quality and standard of the poster doesn't fill me with confidence that they wash their hands before they "thread".

  2. They do eyebrow threading at a place up the road from me too, and probably also at Guantanamo Bay.

  3. It is predominantly aimed at Asian women. Some have issues with eyebrows that meet, and other facial hair, particularly above the upper lip.
    Threading is a common practice - each (no wincing at the back) individual hair is caught in a much practised manoeuvre and, essentially, yanked out.
    In theory leaving a hair-free zone, but it needs to be repeated often, as the roots generally remain, and so re-growth is a problem.

  4. So it's plucking then Terence? Plucking fresh hell.

  5. Yes, plucking with threads of cotton around each hair and then a twist and a mighty pull.

    Makes yer eyes water.

  6. I was once threaded in Egypt, over 20 years ago, when I was in Cairo and went for a haircut. The man whipped out the dental floss, and I had to just let him get on with it whilst having no idea what was about to happen (I think he used it to remove some downy stuff from my ears - I was only twenty).