Beautify your Brows
Brows are to a face what a bra is to your bod — they provide a foundation for your overall look. Eyebrows provide shape, structure, and just make your face look better when done right. That last part, however, is crucial: when done right. Overplucking, underplucking, plucking in the wrong areas, using the wrong tools or colors to fill them in…the list of possible mishaps is unnerving!
Pluck them too thin and you can appear older and a little trashy, à la Pam Anderson circa 1999 (sorry Pam)! In this case, thinner is definitely not better. Yet you don’t want to go all MIA on them either. Ignoring them altogether would be a tragedy worse than those Brad Pitt Chanel commercials.
Olga Zepeda, the brow master of Vanitymark Brow Bar, said the biggest mistake women make when shaping their own brows is “extending the arch too far toward the inner eye. This gives that ‘rainbow’ or ‘tadpole’ effect.” She recommends leaving your brows to a pro and “letting them grow in for a full month so you (and your brow-ista) can assess your natural shape to get a firm idea of what you are working with.”
So, fabulous ladies of LA — we have compiled a list of the best brow bars this city has to offer. Now go out there and put your best face forward!
1007 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
This ultra-girly, brand-new boutique is a one-stop pampering shop straight from Canada! Gentle and fast, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a post-brow-shaping mani-pedi or just browse through their fab jewelry collection for some super cute, totally affordable bling-tastic looks.
Vanitymark Brow Bar
8218 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood
Brow master Olga Zepeda was trained by Vanitymark creator and celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman himself. They swear that the right brow can “take years off your look.”
Shapes Brow Bar
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City and other locations
Reema Khan, the mastermind behind this salon, specializes in the ancient technique of threading for brows. There are over 65 Shapes Brow Bar locations.
7924 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
With fabulous modern décor and expert technicians, it is no wonder this salon has received press from the likes of Vanity Fair and Lucky. Wax also offers a full list of services ranging from full waxing to luxurious facials.
Benefit Brow Bars
Locations on W. 3rd St. and Downtown
Benefit boasts that their brow wax is “fast, fabulous and instantly flattering…showing off your eyes and flaunting your best features!” With two locations, there is no excuse to neglect your brows.
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team
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