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I'm looking for a place to try eyebrow threading for the first
time. Waxing and tweezing are not for me (I have a week of
irritated skin). The archives are quite outdated (2.5 years
old) and was hoping for some advice on a good place and
threader for a newbie. Thanks in advance.
There are two places that I have passed but have never been to. I am
them though... They are both on University Ave in Berkeley. One is closer
to the top
between Martin Luther King and Grant (I think-or the block above that) and
other is way down on University, I think, below San Pablo on the north
side of the
Try Alresa at Cloud Nine Salon on Claremont in Oakland. She is
wonderful! I go to her for all of my waxing/threading needs.
I have been getting my brows threaded for several years and I can
tell you it's absolutely the greatest. Threading has been around
for over 1,000 years and some of the world's most beautiful women
in India and the Middle East(including Bollywood stars) swear by it.
I adore threading and I'm convinced it gives the most beautiful
brows at a fraction of the cost of waxing. It does hurt -- so
take an aspirin 30 minutes beforehand -- but it is very fast and
really makes you look like a Bollywood movie star.
Also, since the twisted thread is drawn across the skin, it only
pulls out one row of hairs at a time, making an ugly mistake less
likely (waxing pulls out a whole clump of hair at one time, and
if they make a mistake you're screwed).
It's cheap, too -- most places charge $7 or $8. You will be in
and out in 10 minutes.
I go to two places -- in Fremont, Beauty Plus, in the same plaza
as Naz8 Cinemas, does amazing work for just $7. It's on Paseo
Padre at Mowry, 510-505-9161. This is my favorite threading place
and it is completely worth the drive to Fremont!
In Berkeley, I recommend Riya Beauty Parlour on Durant at
Telegraph. They too charge $7 last time I checked. 510-540-6325.
There is a second Riya salon, on University Ave., but that one is
poorly run and I have had bad experiences there so I do NOT
recommend that location.
Email me if you want any more info on threading. It's really
great and once you try it you'll never want to do anything else
on your brows.
Trying to find good place in Oakland, preferably, that does
waxing and threading both. I just had the best one done in LA for
a wedding and would love to continue this closer to home here.
PLease let me know if you have a good rec for one here in the
east bay (weekend hours are good too).
The closest good place to Oakland is Riya's, an Indian place on
Durant at Telegraph.
However my favorite place to go is all the way in Fremont -- more
info is on my Yelp posting about it here:
Does anyone know of an inexpensive place to get eyebrows
threaded? Preferably in the East Bay/Berkeley area.
Riya Beauty Parlour does eyebrow threading. They do a great
job and their price list is on their website too ($8 for
I go to Riya Beauty in Berkeley. The address is 2433 Durant
Unit C. It's a tiny place; they also do manicures and
pedicures. You don't need an appointment, but here is their
number if you want more info: (510) 540-6325. I've been getting
my brows threaded there about a year and they do a good job. I
get compliments on them all the time!
I'm glad you asked about threading, because lots of folks have
never heard of it and it truly produces the most graceful and
beautiful brow line at around $7 per session (a FRACTION of what
you'd pay at a ritzy ''eyebrow sculpting'' session at a salon).
I get my brows threaded at two places in the East Bay -- in
downtown Berkeley, there is Riya's at 2433 Durant, 510-540-6325
(though I don't recommend Riya's second location on University
Ave.); and in Fremont, a salon in the same Gateway Plaza as Naz8
Cinemas on Paseo Padre Parkway.
You can also try the yellow pages listings on Sulekha.com for
Indian beauty salons.
Once you try threading you will never go back!
The only place I've found that does eyebrow threading in sf bay
area is cinta salon in san francisco. I'll be curious to see
the other responses. I'd love to find something in
berkeley/oakland or lamorinda
I love going to Threads in Dublin in the Holiday Inn Express on
Dublin Blvd by Hopyard.
They have done wnders for my eyebrows and facial hair
It costs 10 for brows and facial hair.
Here's their website http://www.threadsbeautybar.com/
In terms of eyebrow grooming, I've tried all the methods out
there --- waxing, plucking and threading (the East Indian method
using a ''magic'' thread). For me, there is no comparison --
threading is by far the best. Unfortunately, since I've moved
here from Chicago, I have not found anyone in the Bay Area that
does eyebrow threading. Does anyone know of someone in the East
Bay that does eyebrow threading that you can recommend? Thanks
I go to Riya Beauty Parlour (510/540-6325, 2433 Durant Ave., Berkeley) They are
located in the little alley near Yogurt Park.
I go to a fantastic place for eyebrow threading.
It's Riya Salon, in Berkeley. It's in the ''alley'' between
Bancroft and Durant, half a block below Telegraph. About 3
doors from Yogourt Park. All the women working there do
threading, but Chandran is the best(I think I've mis-spelled
her name. It means ''gold'')
I have been using Nina in Berkeley for four years for threading,
and she's the best person I've found (and I've tried many,
believe me). She works in different places (usually at a salon
at University and Shattuck), so best way to find her is at 510-
410-1020. She works limited hours and can be difficult to get
I have had my eyebrows threaded at a little shop on the edge of
campus. I don't remember the name but it is in the breezeway
that runs between Yogurt Park on Durant and Neds Bookstore on
Bancroft. There are only 2 salon type businesses in that
breezeway so you should be able to find it easily.
Yes! Threading is wonderful for removing facial hair and does
not agitate the skin. I have a great person in Berkeley. Her
name is Nina and her number is 510-410-1020.
Hi. I just happened to discover threading when I walked in for
a waxing- now converting to threading too. It is in El Sobrante-
Little Mermaid Salon, the owner does threading as well as many
other services and she was quite good and reasonably priced.
The only drawback was sitting back in a salon chair because she
does not have a separate table to lie on and it's not private
in case that matters. I'll post again if I find the #.
Try Riya Beauty Salon in the alley way between Bancroft and
Durant in downtown Berkeley. It is the same alley way that
Yogurt Park is in, just west of Telegraph. Eyebrow threading
costs $8, I believe. I usually walk-in without an appointment
and never have to wait too long. They validate for the parking
garage (the one with the big orange beams across the building)
across the street.
I have had 3 different people there thread my eyebrows. I think
the owner of the salon is the best, but the other two women are
fine. Hurts MUCH less than waxing, as you know, but the results
aren't always as precise. They also have other salon services
such as facials, manicures, pedicures and henna.
I can't remember the name of the place, but there's a little
salon at the corner of Claremont and Hudson that does threading.
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