‘Eyebrows are the awnings above the windows to your soul’ - Mark Twain
…and he practically championed the brow game so he’d know.
Gone are the days of the skinny 1920s crescent brows, made so popular by Clara Bow, now the gentlefolk are embracing their facial hair and harnessing the power of shaggy brows.
Prominent and well-groomed brows have become the hallmark of the esteemed and influential. Take the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Cara Delevingne, Brooke Shields, and Natalia Vodianova for example. Do you think it’s a coincidence that all these ladies possess the power, excellence, and widespread adoration befitting a royal baby?
Brow taming has now become a time-honoured primping ritual to rival leg shaving, with every big event preceded by a thorough wax, including birthdays, weddings, formals, and open-caskets.
(Though the scientific evidence keeps ‘going missing’, it is widely speculated that Napoleon would have won the Battle of Waterloo had he brought tweezers.)
Here is our comprehensive guide to Brisbane’s best brow sculptors, so you don’t end up like Joey Tribbiani. Brow down, ladies:
The Brow Bar
Bulimba | Newstead | Paddington
Taking Australia’s brow game by storm, The Brow Bar is expanding across the country so rapidly that the sight of 8 women, toes-up on day beds, having the living mercy plucked out of their brows, is probably already familiar to you. Whipping faces into form with their trademarked ‘Brow Whispering’ service, the girls at The Brow Bar are all about designing a brow shape to suit every unique aspect of your face, complexion and personality.
White Gold Boutique
Resident brow queen, Brittaney Murray, has pure magic in her hands sculpting some of Brisbane’s finest brows out of White Gold Boutique. With some simple shaping and shading Murray can enhance your entire look with that youthful freshness most people only attain after a week in the Bahamas, minus the jet lag. And because White Gold is also one of Brisbane's best hair salons, you can book back to back hair/brow appointments in the one place. That's the kind of efficient primping we like!
Major players of the big brow game, the delightful girls at Brow-Zing are known for their hard work keeping Brisbane’s brows as thick and luscious as possible. But not content with simply dominating brows, Brow-Zing now offer eyelash extensions to make you extra hairy in all the right places.
Blow Salon is known for their many disciplines, commanding the full range of hair and beauty services. While you’re having your hair whipped up into a dead stylish wave, or your nails buffed to a glorious shine, don’t forget that the kids at Blow Salon are also master brow tenders. Whether you opt for tinting, tidying or a full re-shape, you can be guaranteed full brow power by the time they’re through.
Besides the numerous treatments and therapies on offer, In Therapy are also wax-wielding brow wizards in the Brisbane beauty scene. Completely dedicated to scoping out unwanted hair and tearing it off with hot wax, the crew at In Therapy can show you a thing or two about brow power. Next time you’re brows are in need of some sculpture, mosey into their capable hands.
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