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A reader writes in to explain the fastest, cheapest, easiest way to maintain perfect eyebrows (and a baby-like upper lip.) Skip the wax, she says, and go to Unique Threading:

I am a huge, huge supporter of threading versus waxing—eyebrows and (yes, I'll admit it) the upper lip. Women are not meant to have facial hair! Threading is fantastic compared to waxing because it's more precise, less painful and there is barely any risk of having your skin torn off, which has happened about every single time after a wax job. The best of all, it's so incredibly cheap.
I've always had a great experience at Unique Threading. The eyebrow threading is $6 and the upper lip is only $4 (compared with double that for waxing at salons). Unique is great because there are multiple locations in the city for convenience and all the technicians are great. You can really just go to anyone. No appointment necessary, just walk in and the threading only takes five minutes max. There is also Perfect Shape, which more locations in Manhattan, but the price is about $2 more per service compared to Unique and the work is pretty comparable.
Yelp users seem to agree—they give it 4.5 out of five stars.
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Unique Threading

727 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY