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 stars 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 bars, so you don’t end up like Joey Tribbiani. Brow down, people (you too, boys).
Browco Brow & Lash Bar
Fresh new brow and lash bar Browco is the latest beauty service occupant at Westfield Chermside. Already one of Sydney's favourite brow shapers, the luxe bar has finally hit Brisbane, with an utterly gorgeous beauty bar landing on the ground floor of Westfield. Not only can you get your brows shaped, tinted and waxed into perfection, Browco's highly trained staff can sort you out with some fluttery new lash extensions too.
Haven Skin & Body
Whether you've got a special event coming up or you're just in need of a few hours of serious pampering, The Haven Skin And Body Shop has you covered. Morningside's brow shaping and tinting specialists, they'll sculpt, style and wax your unruly brows, and also offer henna brows if you want to give them some added oomph. And since you're there, you may as well add on one of Haven's blissful facials as well.
The Brow Bar
Bulimba, Newstead, Paddington, Graceville, Coorparoo and Springwood
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.
Brooklyn Beauty Bar
Fortitude Valley and Brisbane CBD
Get your brows on point with a champagne in hand at Brooklyn Beauty Bar on James Street or in the city. With fifteen years of experience under owner Brooke Jesburg's belt, the expert technicians here will thread or wax your brows to perfection, and you can add a mani, tan or a facial into the mix and walk out with your head held high.
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.
Brows By Julia
Julia has been a brow sculpting specialist for six years, and reiterates the importance of eyebrows in an overall look. She spends half an hour on each client and says that she plucks hair by hair, taking the time to mull over which hairs should say and which will get the cut. Book in early, as Brows By Julia often has a waiting list of up to 5 weeks for her brow-taming talents.
The Brow and Skin Studio
Turn those overgrown brows upside down with a full brow makeover at The Brow and Skin Studio, which includes shaping, colour, and lash tinting. If you’re after a change of colour in your brows, the Ashgrove salon offers a unique lightening treatment or will custom blend a colour to suit you.
Want more of the best brow salons in Brisbane? Search 'waxing' in our Directory!
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