Face Threading Beautician - Chen Kai-Lien | Livelihood and Rooted Heart, Connected by a Cotton Thread
Written by You Nian-Siou; Photo credit: Hsieh Siao-Ming
Outside the Catholic Church in Shilin District, Taipei City, vendors sit under their umbrellas one by one. Here they sell no products, but the service of face threading. The woman passing by knows her way well, taking her seat under the umbrella. Chen Kai-Lien, the face threading beautician, swiftly pats baby powder on the woman's face and picks up a piece of magenta cotton thread, bites one end in her mouth and holds the other end in her hand, fully focused on threading away the tiny hairs on the woman's face.