What’s that saying about the eyes being the windows to the soul? Well if that’s true, we say you’d be a fool not to play up your peepers courtesy of a visit to Melbourne’s best brow and lash studios.
I mean, sure, there are beauty salons in Melbourne who are revered for their eyebrow shaping, however they might not offer lash extensions. And then there are the amazing eyelash studios who we’d travel through a hurricane for, but their brow sculpting might not be as up-to-scratch. Sheesh, Listers, what’s a gal to do?
This is where our lash AND brow roundup comes in; five of the best beauty salons in Melbourne offering both stellar eyebrow shaping and eyelash extensions that are so good, you’ll wonder why you didn’t book in sooner.
Keen to know who made the cut? You know what to do…
Lash & Brow Boudoir
Stepping into Lash & Brow Boudoir in Richmond is like stepping into the girliest of spaces; think retro mirrors, crystal chandeliers and beautiful candles burning. But I digress—it’s the brilliant eyelash extensions and eyebrow threading at Lash & Brow Boudoir that has us hooked. The team here are complete and utter experts with years of experience among them, so if you’re looking for some of the best eyelash extensions in Melbourne, then you’ve come to the right place! From classic natural to full and fluttery, there’s no lash look that the Lash & Brow Boudoir team can’t create. And if you’ve had a horror experience at a previous salon? Don’t worry, there’s an Eyelash Rescue package on offer to help nurse your lashes back to health.
As for brows, Lash & Brow Boudoir totally nail eyebrow threading, with clients crossing town for the face-changing service (seriously, good brows will totally transform your mug!). The aforementioned candles, as well as Gorgeous Cosmetics and J Bronze tanning products, are also on sale, making Lash & Brow Boudoir the ultimate girly one-stop-shop.
TUL Reader Offer: To celebrate Mothers Day, Lash & Brow Boudoir are offering TUL readers an exclusive offer where Mum can have her lashes done for free when you book a Classic Natural Lash Extension Set. Simply mention The Urban List when booking, bring Mum (or a friend if you wish) in at the same time and her extensions will be on the house. Offer valid until 9th May 2015.
Elwood and Mt Eliza
Emma Vosti, the dame behind Miss Eyelash in Elwood and Mt Eliza, is considered by many to be the queen of eyelash extensions in Melbourne, and after one visit, you’ll see why! Working out of two luxurious spaces, the Miss Eyelash team are behind some of the flirtiest eyelash extensions in Melbourne. The key to Emma’s success? Why, it’s all about the exclusively designed formula, which allows Miss Eyelash to create a consistent and extremely naturally, yet totally babelicious look.
Also offered is Golden Ratio Brows, the specialist eyebrow division of Miss Eyelash, which is quickly gaining a cult following around town. Golden Ratio Brows can transform even the patchiest, most uneven of brows into precise, well-defined arches that frame the face to perfection. Miss Eyelash also stocks a brilliant range of eyebrow products so that you can maintain the look when you get home. If you’re looking for the best brows in Melbourne, then Golden Ratio Brows at Miss Eyelash is definitely worth visiting!
The Brow Bar
Founded by Australia’s Brow Whisperer, Chernae Silk, The Brow Bar in South Yarra is many a girl’s go-to for amazing lash extensions and eyebrow shaping in Melbourne. At The Brow Bar, the team of ‘Arch Angels’ are dedicated to, no make that obsessed with, creating WOW brows for each and every client, focusing on arch, colour and consistency to ensure the perfect end result. We’re talking a serious brow consultation here, Listers—firstly, the Arch Angels will wax, tweeze and align the brows, before adding custom blended brow colour and a dab of eye makeup to ensure your eyes really sparkle.
If you’re looking for that extra touch, The Brow Bar is also home to The Lash Bar Lounge where you can have tinting, perming or extensions done. We’re big fans of the All Night Long Lashes for a special night out, as well as the eyelash perming for when we want a curl that’ll last the distance.
Just brows at The Brow Bar? Nuh-uh, Listers, it’s the total package!
Amy Jean Eye Couture
After gaining a cult following interstate, celebrity eyebrow artist Amy Jean set up the Melbourne outpost of Amy Jean Eye Couture last year—and boy, oh boy, we are thanking our lucky stars! The luxurious salon on Collins Street is THE destination for brows in Melbourne’s CBD, whereby many an ahhhhmazing transformation has occurred. Venture into the salon for a brow sculpt and tint, Brow Lift, or even the Feather Touch Brow Tattoo service— a semi-permanent technique that mimics the natural hair growth—and walk out with brows that’ll have people stopping you in the street.
Amy Jean Eye Couture will transform your lashes too, with both eyelash extension and Lash Lift services on offer. Extension-wise, Amy totally nails the glamorous red-carpet look—after all, she’s looked after plenty of celebrities over the years—however if you want something more natural, Amy Jean Eye Couture can do that too. And if you really want to open up your eyes and look all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Try the Lash Lift for maximum impact.
Simply Brows & Lashes
Last but not least in our roundup of best brows and lash extensions in Melbourne are the aptly named Simply Brows & Lashes. Here they do two things (no prizes for guessing) and they do them spectacularly well—eyebrows and eyelashes. With eyebrows, rather than apply hot wax to the delicate area, Simply Brows & Lashes prefer to thread the brows, resulting in a precise, defined and long lasting result. You can also have your eyebrows tinted at Simply Brows & Lashes, in case you need that something extra.
When it comes to lashes, the options are endless—take your pick from either classic (perfect if you’re after something low-key), Mink Silk (oh so glamorous!) or XD Russian Volume (a must if it’s luxe, flirty lashes you want). Either way, if you consider yourself a lash fanatic, then a visit to Simply Brows & Lashes is a non-negotiable!
Image Credit: Zoey Grossman via Cult of Style