With her deft handiwork, gorgeous natural product range and chic Fitrovia beauty salon, Vaishaly Patel is the queen bee of brows. It'll set you back a hefty £70 for a consultation and threading appointment with the lady herself or you could go to one of her assistants for £35. Also go here for Soprano Hair Removal and IPL treatments to treat pigmentation, acne scarring and wrinkles.
This popular brow chain with a standalone branch in Canary Wharf and concessions in Topshop and department stores throughout London (including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges) offers quick, fuss-free brow threading, tweezing and waxing by well-trained staff. From £17 for eyebrow shaping.
Get unruly brows tamed at this central London brow bar. Offering everything from threading (from £15) to tweezing and regrowth programmes, this is the place to go if your brows are in serious need of some TLC. They also offer HD Brows (£40), which is a bespoke brow service which may involve all of the above with an aim to achieveing Hollywood-esque brows. Lash tints and perms also available.
Buzzy Benefit cosmetic stores feature a brow bar where a super-quick brow wax is from just £11.50 and brow tinting from £10. While you are at it, why not get a full set of false eyelashes? A new two-floored Benefit boutique is opening up at the end of May, complete with champagne bar. Watch this space.
This lovely little salon, recently relocated down the road to number 6 Streatham High Street, is run by the lovely and fragrant Mariama Diallo-Soauré. As well as a range of great beauty treatments including pedicures and facials, you can get your brows waxed to perfection from just £9.50.
An Asian salon, much-loved by the Time Out shopping team for its cheap and effective brow threading service, costing from just £6 for brows and £2.50 for an upper lip. The little nail bar sorts out your nails with little ceremony and only moderate cost attached (£15 gets you a good manicure). The salon also offers waxing, massage, hair cuts and henna treatments. Just don’t expect service with a smile.
With nearly 20 years experience, Shavata is one of London's most established brow experts. She has recently opened her brow studio within Harrods' capacious beauty department. Here you can book in for a brow session with the lady herself for £35 or one of her trusted assistants for £25. As well as full facial waxing, you can also get brow and lash tints and lash perms.
Huckle The Barber
Seasoned hair dude Chris Ward opened his first Huckle barber shop on Old Street in 2012, and this second outpost has been seeing to Bloomsbury’s beards and barnets since 2015. The clean and simple aesthetic carries through to the service. No fussy grooming, vaguely invasive massage or ear-flaming tricks here – ‘our gimmick is: no gimmicks,’ my barber Marshal said. Which sounded slick, but turned out to be bang on. Once settled in a big, comfy barber’s chair, hair-washed and hot-towelled, I got the best cut I’ve had in ages. Marshal took a few minutes to work out what was going on upstairs before getting stuck in, recommended a few products but never went the full sales pitch, and provided great chat without the awkward. The soundtrack was on point (there’s a ‘Band of the Month’ blackboard – this month: Future Islands) and the coffee was very decent. For after-work appointments they’ve also got craft ale on tap and a selection of whiskies. At £45 for a wash and trim and £22 for a clipper cut, this isn’t a budget option. But if that’s in your price range and you're after a top cut without the fake-Edwardian faff, Huckle’s the business.
Venue says: “No gimmicks, independent male grooming of the highest quality with no pretence. Two shops to choose from: Shoreditch and Holborn.”