Fine Lines – News & Observer

The following article was published in the largest circulated daily news paper in the RTP area: The News & Observer Raleigh – Durham – Cary Chapel Hill

Staff Writer

Cary — Just before Shilpa Bhalodia works her magic, she rubs baby powder on the eyebrow of her client to dry the skin. Then, with one end of an 18-inch strand of thread in her mouth, the other wrapped around her fingers, Bhalodia hovers over her client, cutting away unwanted hair with a criss-cross motion of the thread. About five minutes later, her client smiles at her arched eyebrows. “My brows look so smooth and beautiful,” Sudha Dhingra said.

Once people try threading they love it,” said Bhalodia who owns Chandni’s Beauty Salon in Cary . Bhalodia uses specialized thread from India , a new piece for each client. It’s not exactly painless – clients say it hurts about as much as waxing does. For occasional redness or bumps, Bhalodia recommends ice or witch hazel. “When my clients thank me, I say don’t thank me, thank God,” she said.