If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the eyebrows are certainly the key to a well-balanced facial structure. Every beauty aficionado knows that you need to start from the top of the face with a good shaped brow depending on whether you have a heart, round or oblong shaped circumference. Here is a handy guide to some of our top recommendations around LA to obtain the perfect arch.
With locations in Beverly Hills and Brentwood, some say this luxurious one-stop shop for everything eyebrows is the best in the business – clients include Madonna, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez to name a few. Appointments include a simple shape or shade, but you will want to buy one of the coveted kits that include an instructional video, stencils for keeping the perfect brow framing at home, powder, pencils, tweezers, holding gel and even a highlighting stick to use under and atop your brow bone to bring out the best shape.
Who isn’t a sucker for the cute retro packaging of this make-up brand? With a handful of beauty boutiques around town offering in-house services, one of the latest additions is the expansion of the store on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Now you have double the space to shop for products and enjoy a professional brow tint or arch shaping. If you don’t like harsh pull of a waxing, the trained aestheticians also use a gentle threading technique. Don’t leave without one of their mini eyebrow mascara wands or the ‘brows a go-go’ for filling in the color gaps and adding an extra depth and pop to your look.
Along the lines of a genius, an ancient masterful threading technique where every little hair is perfectly plucked, ‘thread’ on Melrose is a hip beauty bar specializing in just that very technique which has been used for centuries in Asia and the Middle East. Hair is removed using cotton threads to twist and prune individual strands of hair, providing a natural way to sculpt and shape the perfect eyebrows plus the lasting benefits have been reported to last longer and be safer than waxing.
Award-winning celebrity make-up artist, Kelley Baker, has just opened a second location in Beverly Hills at the Lasky Clinic as a sister shop to her well known Abbot Kinney, Venice flagship. Her high quality cosmetics include brow powder, angle and smudge brushes, tweezers, brow gel, lip gloss, and highlighter pencil. Clients of the chic line include Julia Roberts and Michael Douglas.