Losing the thread ...

After a joyfully hectic Twitter conversation about possible locations in SE London where one could procure eyebrow-threading, BC thought that we might as well attempt to compile a comprehensive list. If your favourite threader isn't on here, do post about them in the comments ...


First off, Ladywell salon Geddes does threading. £11 for brows, at the time of writing.

Secondly, there is a threading stall in Lewisham Shopping Centre (outside Boots), mentioned on Twitter by @BrockleyKnits. @gilatab has used them and says they are 'fine, just not very private!'. @edibledormouse also uses them regularly, she says: 'It's fine. Don't expect conversation!'.

@SallyKate68 mentioned 'Happy Nails' opposite the Barge on Brockley Road, which apparently does threading (though there is no information on show to suggest this - you might have to ask specially). She says they are 'cheap but seemed OK'.

@TyrwhittAli has heard that the hairdressers next door to Fishy Business on Harefield Road do threading for £6; her contact recommended them.


There are also some not-quite-local options which might nontheless be convenient for readers:

Twitter user @chickle says that there is a lady in the big Superdrug on the Strand, by Charing Cross Station, who is good and cheap.

The department stores in Bromley do threading, according to Twitter user @getthriftycouk.

@Yvonne_Witter recommends Sumita Singh at Affable Therapy in Croydon.

@Fabhat and @Ayres_the_Baker (or rather, his wife and daughter) both recommend Blink at Fenwicks, in central London.

I personally (BrockleyKate typing) use Shavata at House of Fraser on Oxford St; @Molewife uses their counterpart at House of Fraser by Bank tube station.


Do any BC readers have experience of using any of these threaders? Who would you recommend?

32 comments:

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Any chance of a bikini waxing review? A few of our members are having trouble cutting their own 'landing strip' and would like a professional to do the job if possible.

fong said...

Results from Shivata are brilliant, but I always get the feeling I'm not famous or important enough to be seen by the lady who does Elle MacPhearson's brows.

You can also get your eye =rbows threaded at Krishna's on Lewisham Way, they do eyelash extentions too, which were very nice. Seen a sign in the cobblers on Deptford High Street that says they thread eyebrows too, but have never tried it myself. Not sure I ever will.

Some Estee Lauder counters wax eyebrows for £15, which is redeemable against a purchase. The ladies at Selfridges do a very good job, but you need to book months in advance

Please give it a rest said...

14.02 - come on, that's not even a joke, it's just including some 'naughty' sort of words in a couple of sentences.

This blog would be much better without your constant cringe-worthy additions.

Brockley Kate said...

Fong - cheers for the tip re: Krishna, that sounds convenient.

Ramble said...

I don't remember her name but the girl at Xpressions in Ladywell is great, I think it's £5. She also very good at brazilian waxing and uses the lycon hot wax which is less painful and doesn't damage the skin.

020 8314 1729

Anonymous said...

BDS is so 2010.

Anonymous said...

Generous. BDS is so 1970s I'd say.

Anonymous said...

1970's = full bushy 'below beard' i'd say, brazil known only for nuts then

Anonymous said...

my sister goes to the place in crofton park opposite shapla for threading. Sorry name escapes me

Anonymous said...

There's a salon in Crofton Park - nr Jam Circus that does it

Jennifer said...

The place near Jam Circus is called Venus Beauty. Not had threading there but Sally does do a good pedicure that seems to last for ages.

occasional anon said...

T'ien, the beauty salon at Lewisham College is great for all sorts of beauty treatments. Eyebrow threading £4. Full Dermalogical facial £17. The girls are competent, fully supervised but take their time. Late nights (until 8.00 pm) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday term times only.

Otherwise the Sri Lankan beauty salon on the corner of George Lane in Lewisham does excellent threading for £3 brows or £10 full face (!). Not really a salon environment but quick and efficient.

Not been happy with the threads I've had at Lewisham Shopping Centre, they were rushed and lines not as "clean" as the two above.

Mb said...

I feel like I'm being allowed a window in the world of women, it's a privilege.

In the interests of sexual balance can we have a post on competitive flatulence?

Brockley Nick said...

@MB - Almost every thread is about competitive flatulence in the end.

Mb said...

I have been known to let out a thirty second beauty ranging over three octaves on subject I know little about on this very blog. Beat that Lou.

Anonymous said...

I booked an eye brow thread over the phone at Geddes at Ladywell. When I arrived I was left waiting for 15 minutes before someone came to tell me the person who does it wasn't in that day, and they didn't know when they'd be back in so they wouldn't rebook. I wasn't very impressed that they hadn't called me beforehand to cancel (they had my number) let alone leaving me sitting waiting for 15 minutes! No harm done but I don't like my time being wasted so won't be back there again.

Puzzled of SE4 said...

What is eyebrow threading and why is it deemed to be necessary by whom for whom?

tyrwhitt ali said...

Oh I hadn't realised that Lewisham College did that. Might not risk it for waxing but will give them a go for a facial or pedicure!

Frida Kahlo said...

Trust me, there's a need.

Chewbacca said...

too bloody right

Brockley Kate said...

Mb - men can thread too! :-P

jemima said...

I'm lucky that (so far) all I need is a razor and a pair of tweezers to keep my follicles under control, but believe me, there is a whole world of bleaching, threading, waxing and electrolysis that this thread merely hints at....

Anonymous said...

Certain Brockley women, when they turn to the sun, have a clearly visible moustache and/or beard... for people that spend so long looking at themselves in a mirror, how do they not notice? Is to deal with a moustache to admit its existence?

Brockley Kate said...

Sigh.

DJ said...

If you ever get to meet a woman Anonymous 12.21, maybe you can ask.

Simon@Geddes said...

@Anon 21.50 - I am both surprised and concerned to hear about your experience in our salon.
When problems occur with bookings or when we receive complaints, our receptionists always log them in their end of shift report. To date there has been no mention of any problem with your booking which puzzles me. I will investigate this as we will have a record of your appointment in our computer and I will be able to contact you directly via your phone number.
I can only apologise for the problem you encountered on your last visit and hopefully I will be able to compensate you in some way for your time.
Alternatively you can contact me directly on 07772484906 or via email simon@geddeshairandbeauty.co.uk
I look to speaking with you soon.

Cuppicake said...

I saw the torch go through my town in California in 2002. Although nothing particularly exciting to see and over quickly, the atmosphere was wonderful and people were happy and excited.

That *was* California though...

Cuppicake said...

Sorry, wrong thread!

Skeenathon said...

The best threading in London is Blink! in Selfridges. Total mission over to the West End but I've tried loads of other places and nowhere is anywhere near as good or reliable.

Cimret said...

Heena beauty parlour at the plaza, 120 Oxford street does eyebrow threading, upper lip threading and underarms wax at £13. V cheap, good work, by indian girls and right in the middle of london....feel like I'm giving my secret away.

Disappointed said...

i know this is quite an old feed, but just in case...



I recently moved to Brockley and was in need of a new place to get waxes done. Venus nails being closest i went there, and was genuinely appalled.


They did the job, but the woman who was doing the waxing was rough and i ended up with bruising and (on my bikini line) had some layers of skin pulled off. I don't bruise easily and have been getting waxes for at least 10 years.
It seemed very quick sticks, and like she couldn't get it done fast enough to move onto the next customer... of which... there was none. It was a very quiet afternoon.



I would never advise this salon unless it was desperate and you only needed your legs doing.


Approach with caution. The service it terrible, and the staff are rude.

zz said...

I am totally with you, I had my waxing done before going on holiday. The person who waxed me was really incompetent and took for ever to do my legs and bikini wax and charged me very expensively. The hair grew back quickly meaning that she hasn't obviously picked them from the roots. I will never ever go there again.

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