Six of the best: Alternatives to shaving

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Six of the best: Alternatives to shaving

THREADING

How does it work?
Threading is one of the oldest techniques of hair removal. Originating in Turkey, it’s now available worldwide by skilled practitioners. To do this, the practitioner holds one end of a cotton thread between her teeth and the other in her left hand to create a loop. The loop then traps the unwanted hair so that it can be easily plucked from the skin.

Advantages
Sit back and relax, this technique is done by professionals. Quick, inexpensive and relatively pain-free, threading put your skin under less stress compared to other hair removal treatments.

Prices vary across the UK. Expect to pay between £5 to £17.