Where to Give Your Eyebrows a Complete Makeover
Since your brows are such a crucial part of your personal identity, keeping them groomed and well-defined is par for the course—and it’s best to leave them to the pros. Messing up your eyebrows by over-tweaking is a dismal experience to live through, as they take ages to grow back.
Whether you fancy Cara Delevigne’s bushy frowners or Emma Watson’s perfect arches, you’ll be in great hands with these Hong Kong-based beauty gurus, who tackle waxing, tinting and everything in between. Scroll down to discover a list of the best brow services that our city has to offer.
Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong
Bliss is a beauty brand known for its firming and hair removal expertise, and its eponymous spa is unsurprisingly skilled at transforming brows. Its Poetic Strip-less Wax gives you polished brows with not even an ounce of pain or discomfort. The low-heat wax engulfs hair strands without adhering to the skin, resulting in a quick and easy strip off process. The spa also offers the “He-Wax” a range of hair removal services designed for men. Don’t miss out on the brownie buffet, the decadent edible options available at the spa.
This San Francisco-based cosmetics brand has been providing brow shaping services since the mid-1970s. The package begins with a brow mapping consultation, where the aesthetician deliberates on a shape and arch best suitable for your features.
An in-house formulated pearl wax is used to strip excess hair, leaving you with smoother, fairer skin than regular wax. Going the extra mile with tinting is highly recommended, as the staff concocts a unique colour saturation complementing your skin tone. The dye is set to last for approximately two weeks. Back us up on this: nothing is more of a godsend than waking up with camera-ready brows.
Benefit BrowBar, multiple locations; benefitcosmetics.com.hk
Glow Spa & Salon
Nestled in the heart of Central, Glow Spa & Salon has long been a firm favourite among the beauty crowd for all their top-to-toe beauty needs—and their brows are no exception. Spanning over 4,400 square feet, the boutique boasts a team of experienced staff from across the globe, offering guests a range of brow shaping services such as tinting, waxing, microblading and many more to suit your personal needs. A little pampering never hurts, so why not treat yourself to a body treatment, a manicure or even a fresh haircut after having your brows polished? Featuring a luxurious and serene setting, this place will be your next favourite beauty hangout spot.
Glow Spa & Salon, 8/F Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2525 5198; glowspa.hk
Founded by make-up artiste Carey Cheung, Careyou Beauty specialises in semi-permanent treatments such as microblading and powder shading for eyebrows. If putting on eyeliner is an essential part of your daily make-up routine than Careyou Beauty also offers a semi-permanent solution for eyeliner—thus allowing you to save some valuable time in the morning. Oh, and did we mention that the boutique is also famous for its keratin perm treatment that will instantly give your eyelashes a natural curl?
Careyou Beauty, multiple locations; careyoubeauty.com
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If a salon can build an entire business on just providing one service, chances are it has pretty much perfected the craft. The standard Brow Construction package at Browhaus incorporates both old and new eyebrow shaping methods: first comes threading—an ancient hair removal technique that takes out rows of hair strands at a time. Modern-day tweezing then takes care of the fine hairs that escaped the threads. The salon also specialises in eyelash tinting and extensions.
Browhaus, 10/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; 2845 0886; browhaus.com.hk
The Brow Atelier at Shu Uemura
Brow shaping at Shu Uemura is not about hair removal, but rather, finding a shape and approach that suits you. Using techniques rooted in the brand’s native Japan, the makeup artists begin the makeover by assessing your bone structure and preferences. They carefully trim the excess hair with a brush and grooming scissors, leaving customers with a 3-dimensional shape. The staffers then create picture-perfect brows by filling them in with the brand’s hard brow pencil—a cult favourite shaved into the shape of a samurai sword.
Brow Atelier at Shu Uemura, multiple locations; shu-uemura.com.hk
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This article was originally published on 4 March, 2016 and was updated on 14 September, 2020.