Give your arches the royal treatment with six of the places to get bold brows
Words Joy Montgomery
With perfect brows becoming the essential canvas for every woman’s (and many men’s) personal grooming ritual – we’re looking at you Cara Delevingne – brow bars have sprung up across the capital, offering clients an extensive range of eyebrow shaping and tinting.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice, allow us to guide you through six of the best beauty destinations to get the bold brow look this January…
BLINK BROW BAR
Blink Brow Bar was founded by Vanita Parti in 2004 and was one of the first pioneers of the walk-in brow bar, bringing the ancient Indian technique of threading to the UK. With their own line of expert brow products, Blink now has over 25 walk-in venues in the UK, and another opening in SAKS New York, and has been praised for its fuss-free precision and consideration of current beauty trends.
LASH PERFECT LASH BAR
Don’t be misled by the name, because Lash Perfect Lash Bar offers an expert eyebrow shaping service. Based in the heart of London’s West End, the Lash Bar offers everything from eyebrow extensions to fill out sparse brows, to Hi Brow, a complete salon service which will shape, colour and style your eyebrows using a combination of waxing, threading, plucking and tinting.
SHAVATA BROW STUDIO
This award-winning brow studio was founded by Shavata Singh, the ex-beauty therapist with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. With a star-studded client list, including Victoria Beckham, Adele and Elle Macpherson, Shavata uses a combination of threading and waxing to create the ultimate ‘arch’ to frame your face. With their “eyebrows are sisters, not twins” mantra, Shavata prides itself for its natural, bespoke approach to brow treatments.
STRIP WAX BAR
With salons in Notting Hill, Chelsea, Soho and One New Change, Strip Wax Bar is one of London’s most popular waxing destinations. Offering a plethora of hair-removal services and treatments, this wax bar stands out for its luxurious and comfortable salon environment, with each room possessing its own unique theme. Their Wow Brow treatment uses advanced techniques and premium ingredient wax and protective oils to ensure a flawless treatment with minimum redness and no hair breakage.
Marked in every Beauty Editor’s little black book, Vaishaly Patel’s stylish clinic has recently gained publicity for its award-winning signature facial. However, it is Vaishaly’s threading expertise that has garnered her an impressive long-standing reputation within the industry. Personally handpicking and training her aestheticians, Vaishaly’s hands-on approach ensures that her sharp, naturally polished hallmark retains its prestige. The clinic now also offers a walk-in service, so you can get the Vaishaly treatment without the wait.
WAX IN THE CITY
Wax in the City was conceived in 2004 as Germany’s first waxing-only salon by Christine Margreiter and Sibylle Stolberg. Determined to revolutionise the taboo around waxing, these two women sought to create a comfortable, cool and urban ambience for time poor city-dwellers. Now with salons all over Europe, including one on Chelsea’s King’s Road, this quirky, colourful beauty destination offers their own aftercare products to ensure your skin stays silky smooth for longer.