In ancient Persia, threading was more than a beauty ritual—it was a rite of passage. Beautifiers would thread a bride’s entire face before she walked down the aisle, and give girls similar treatments to signal their transitions to womanhood. Today, Fabulous Eyebrow Threading’s staff members enlist the historically significant practice to accentuate the faces of their clients. They snag and remove entire lines of eyebrow or lip hair with one swift tug, making threading more precise but less painful than tweezing or poking each hair until it is so annoyed that it uproots itself and leaves. They can also use soft wax on faces and bodies if patrons prefer it, and can embellish or refresh newly groomed visages with lash extensions and facials.
Collette Champaigne made her foray into the beauty industry by studying at Charles of Italy Beauty College. After graduation, she focused her skills on eyelash extensions by entering a one-on-one training program with Luscious Lashes. This experience led her to earn a second certification from Xtreme Lashes. Today, she draws on more than seven years of experience as she embellishes eyelids with synthetic and mink lash extensions. She applies each strand individually to natural lashes with a medical-grade glue.
When Tatiana Brown was 14 years old, she turned her room into a part-time salon. Now that she's the adult expert behind U R Beauty, she no longer has to ask for her parents' permission to create flattering hairdos. Tatiana draws on eight years of professional cosmetology experience to spruce up hair with extensions and straighten curls with keratin smoothing treatments. She also teaches her clients how to keep their tresses strong and healthy by eating right and taking nutritional supplements.