Face-framing and feature-enhancing, a pair of well-groomed eyebrows can really go a long way. But with many tough obstacles to avoid (over-plucking especially), the road to well-groomed brows isn’t an easy one to navigate. As such, we recommend you put down the tweezers and put your brows in the hands of a professional. We’ve scoured the beauty bars and spas of Auckland in search of the specialists that really go the extra mile — these six are the best in the business.
East Day Spa
For those looking for a distinctly luxurious affair, we recommend booking in an appointment with a specialist at East Day Spa, STAT. Not only has its staff garnered wide acclaim for their ability to create flawlessly defined brows, but their soft, gentle approach makes every visit here feel like a tranquil spa escape — even if it does involve getting hairs ruthlessly plucked from your face. NB: The henna brows here are a real crowd favourite.
Not merely masters of the lash, (although they are bloody fantastic in this domain of beauty) those at Lash Noir are also adept at crafting the ultimate arch. The beauty maestros here are at your disposal no matter what the request, be that shaping, tattooing, tinting or simple touch-ups, and the variety of eyebrow products available ensure that you can extend the treatment long after you’ve left the City Works Depot premises.
A makeup artist, hairstylist and brow expert rolled into one, Tyler Drader is a beauty guru that’s really mastered her field. Her arch-defining skills are supreme, but it’s her uber-friendly approach and willingness to share her wealth of brow knowledge that really makes her treatments an unparalleled affair. Be sure to book well in advance, this brow genius comes with a long waitlist.
With their deft handiwork and exquisite range of products, the beauty therapists at Forme spa do an exceptional job every time. And while the brow gurus here offer shaping and tinting, their skills actually extend much further, and so, to truly take full advantage of their talents, we suggest you indulge in one of their packages (like the Waking Woman: Brazilian, Brow Shape & Lash Tint).
Far more than just a locals spot, Society, located in Grey Lynn, lures in brow-conscious aesthetes from all corners of Auckland. The professionals here are incredibly accomplished at all aspects of the process, but we have it on good authority that they’re particularly skilled at tinting.
The Beauty Chambers
It’s housed in a small spot in Ellerslie, but this beauty haven has a presence that belies its size. Ran by two effervescent young sisters, Courteney and Candy, what really makes treatments at The Beauty Chambers is the fun and friendly ambience — a visit here feels more like dropping in on an old friend than it does ticking off a life admin task. If you’re in need of some direction, the girls are especially proficient at feather-touch brows.