Threading is an ancient method of hair removal which originated in Arabia and South Asia. Called  khite in Arabic and  fatlah in Egyptian,  it has been a less common method in the West for removing hair, but is gaining in popularity as more people are introduced to it. This non-invasive hair removal technique is used primarily for eyebrow shaping and can also be used on other areas of the face e.g. in removing unwanted hair from the upper lip.  Threading hair is so familiar to women  in the  Middle East and India that it can be compared to girls learning to braid each other's hair as children.  

Threading is a very delicate procedure, making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin. During this method a piece of 100% cotton thread is used, which is twisted and pulled along the area of unwanted hair.  The twisting action of the thread traps the hair and lifts it directly out of the follicle. The pain during Threading is no worse than that during tweezing or waxing. A small pinch is felt with the removal of hair, which many clients find minimal due to the large coverage area treated at one time.

With Threading there are no unpleasant side effects of irritation and rashes caused by the "stripping off" of the top layer of dead skin, which accompanies waxing. Waxing pulls the skin and over time causes the skin to loosen and develop premature wrinkles. The benefits of Threading are that it
is more effective and less painful than tweezing, hair re-growth becomes finer and sparser after regular treatments, and the top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized in the process.