Where to get the perfect brow in Hong Kong. Eyebrows are one of the most important – and difficult – beauty elements to get right. They define and shape your face, and are the first thing many of those ‘in the know’ spot, so it’s critical to get them just right. Judging from the catwalk looks for fall, strong brows are making a comeback if the Derek Lam, Althuzarra, Thakoon, Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane shows are anything to go by.
Whether you’re inspired by the strong defined arches of ’50s screen sirens Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford and Ava Gardner, the big bushy brows of ’80s sex symbol Brooke Shields, or the modern natural look of current IT-model Arizona Muse, help is on hand in this fab city.
Even if you’ve been plucking yourprevious hairs off for some time now, fret not as there’s always time to change and there are plenty of ways to get the perfect brows.
Here are Butterboom’s top recommendations for getting the professional look:
Benefit offers brow shaping and waxing services at all their make-up counters and stores, promising to give the perfect arches in one quick personalised consultation – with a free make-up touch-up thrown in for good measure. Drop-in appointments are often available, or maintain the look at home by grabbing one of their super convenient Brows-A-Go-Go kits too!
How much? HK$150; Brows-A-Go-Go HK$370
Where? Lane Crawford, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3638
Clocking in at just 10 minutes, Fast Beauty’s threading, tweezing or tinting services will leave you with beautiful brows in the nick of time – meaning you can also enjoy their super-swift massages, facials and other multi-treatments at double-quick speed! If you can spare 40 minutes, their High Definition Brow procedure has seven high-precision steps that transform even the most over-plucked arches into the perfect Hollywood look!
How much? Brow Thread/Tweeze/Tint HK$110; HD Brow HK$380
Where? 83A Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2517 0939
Making the trip to Kowloon totally worthwhile thanks to its luxurious ambience and quirky treatments, Bliss Spa is the closest we’ve come to a painless wax. Gorgeous brows come courtesy of their signature Poetic Strip-less Wax, a low heat treatment that ‘shrink-wraps’ hair without sticking to your skin – making for a quick, easy and as-comfy-as-possible hair removal, suitable even for those with sensitive skin. And we must say, the yummy brownie buffet definitely acts as a sweetener too!
How much? HK$170
Where? 72/F W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tel: 3717 2797
Althuzarra, Derek Lam, LAMB – harpersbazaar.com