Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Five on Fifth with Dhaga Salon

We had been meaning to drop by Dhaga Salon (294 Fifth Avenue, near 2nd Street) ever since we first noticed the words "Eyebrow Threading" on the window. What in the world, we asked ourselves, is eyebrow threading?

Yesterday, we decided to investigate. Dhaga is a small, full service salon that specializes in hair, skin, waxing and even henna. It provides many of the services you will find in an expensive Manhattan salon but at a fraction of the cost. Even better, the staff gives each customer one-on-one service and attention, which is much appreciated in this day and age.

So, what is Threading? Well, we discovered that it is a form of hair removal that utilizes “100 percent cotton thread” (the name “dhaga” means thread). Basically, the thread is twisted and then used to catch and remove hair, a process that is thought to be more precise than plucking or waxing.

So, the question is, does it really work? We put one of our own in the chair to find out. Below is a photo of his eyebrows before (wow, what a mess):

And, here is a photo of his eyebrows after:

Big difference, right? Our guinea pig did complain that the process hurt a bit, but he's really not used to grooming himself. Overall, though, he seems quite pleased with the results and embarrassed about his "before" photo.

Dhaga Salon has just posted their Five on Fifth special:

$5 off of a wax or hair service

Drop by for the deal, stay for the threading!

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