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Tweeze, Wax, Thread, Tint: Where to Get Your Brows in Shape for Spring

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Reshaping your brows can be totally face-transforming, but there's a fine line between tweezing a few stray hairs and accidentally plucking your way to perma-surprise. That's where the professionals come in. Whether you're after Cara Delevingne fulness, movie star arches, or just want to dye your brows to match your new hair color, we've rounded up the best eyebrow-centric salons in New York City.

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1. Sania's Brow Bar

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48 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 247-1129
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New York City’s self-proclaimed “eyebrow expert” Sania Vucetaj has been shaping brows for 20 years—first at Bergdorf Goodman, and now at her own Flatiron salon, which opened in 2004. Sania, whose eyebrow philosophy is the bolder the better, is known for her quick and painless tweezing technique (she believes waxing and threading don’t allow for the same precision), as well as her celebrity fanbase (Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker are both clients). A session with Sania costs $75 for women and $65 for men. [Photo]

2. Boom Boom Brow Bar

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35 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-2666
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This West Village spot opened during the height of the recession—and owner Malynda Vigliotti has kept her prices affordable ever since. A tweezing session will run you $29, tinting is $23, and brow waxing (with Boom Boom’s signature purple wax) is $25. The salon also sells its own line of brow powders, gels, and highlighters for amping up those newly-defined arches. [Photo]

3. Wink Brow Bar

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7 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 600-1857
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While this West Village go-to specializes in threading ($19), there’s a full menu offering everything from tints ($21) to a $52 “Embrowerment” package (brow shaping, brow growth serum application, and an instant eyelift treatment). There’s even a “Man Bar” where, for $19, dudes can keep their stray hairs in check. [Photo: Driely S.]

4. Thread Salon

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32 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-4700
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Mini-chain Thread Salon is the ultimate budget brow spot. Here, aestheticians will thread your eyebrows in less than ten minutes for $8—and they’ll follow up the treatment with a cooling aloe gel massage. [Photo]

5. Benefit Cosmetics & Brow Bar

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454 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 769-1111
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Leave it to a retro-minded beauty brand like Benefit to give customers perfect Old Hollywood arches. Stop by the chandelier-filled second floor of Benefit’s Soho shop for an eyebrow brow tint ($20) or wax ($23). Pro tip: you get a free brow-shaping session on your birthday. [Photo]

6. Bliss Spa

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568 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(877) 862-5477
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If quick and (relatively) painless brow shaping is what you’re after, Bliss is your spot. The salon’s exclusive stripless Poetic Wax minimizes the ouch factor by wrapping around eyebrow hairs, rather than sticking to the skin. One session will run you $35. [Photo]

7. Browhaus

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56 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-1124
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The sister salon to Strip: Ministry of Waxing, Browhaus specializes in threading ($27) and a service called Brow Resurrection ($725 to $925), where an “arch-itect” fills in sparse brows with semi-permanent vegetable dye. [Photo]

8. Shen Beauty

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315 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 576-2679
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Cobble Hill’s organic beauty standby Shen recently added a brow bar, where a wax or tweeze runs $32, a tint is $24, and a wax-tint combo is $52. Expect brow looks that are as low-key-gorgeous as their makeup offerings. [Photo]

9. Rouge New York

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130 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 388-1717
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Rouge’s 8am-to-8-pm hours make it possible to squeeze in a brown touchup before that important meeting or big date. Expect to pay $10 for a light tweeze, $20 for reshaping, and $25 for a tint. [Photo]

1. Sania's Brow Bar

48 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
New York City’s self-proclaimed “eyebrow expert” Sania Vucetaj has been shaping brows for 20 years—first at Bergdorf Goodman, and now at her own Flatiron salon, which opened in 2004. Sania, whose eyebrow philosophy is the bolder the better, is known for her quick and painless tweezing technique (she believes waxing and threading don’t allow for the same precision), as well as her celebrity fanbase (Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker are both clients). A session with Sania costs $75 for women and $65 for men. [Photo]
48 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

2. Boom Boom Brow Bar

35 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
This West Village spot opened during the height of the recession—and owner Malynda Vigliotti has kept her prices affordable ever since. A tweezing session will run you $29, tinting is $23, and brow waxing (with Boom Boom’s signature purple wax) is $25. The salon also sells its own line of brow powders, gels, and highlighters for amping up those newly-defined arches. [Photo]
35 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011

3. Wink Brow Bar

7 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014
While this West Village go-to specializes in threading ($19), there’s a full menu offering everything from tints ($21) to a $52 “Embrowerment” package (brow shaping, brow growth serum application, and an instant eyelift treatment). There’s even a “Man Bar” where, for $19, dudes can keep their stray hairs in check. [Photo: Driely S.]
7 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014

4. Thread Salon

32 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Mini-chain Thread Salon is the ultimate budget brow spot. Here, aestheticians will thread your eyebrows in less than ten minutes for $8—and they’ll follow up the treatment with a cooling aloe gel massage. [Photo]
32 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. Benefit Cosmetics & Brow Bar

454 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Leave it to a retro-minded beauty brand like Benefit to give customers perfect Old Hollywood arches. Stop by the chandelier-filled second floor of Benefit’s Soho shop for an eyebrow brow tint ($20) or wax ($23). Pro tip: you get a free brow-shaping session on your birthday. [Photo]
454 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012

6. Bliss Spa

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
If quick and (relatively) painless brow shaping is what you’re after, Bliss is your spot. The salon’s exclusive stripless Poetic Wax minimizes the ouch factor by wrapping around eyebrow hairs, rather than sticking to the skin. One session will run you $35. [Photo]
568 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

7. Browhaus

56 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
The sister salon to Strip: Ministry of Waxing, Browhaus specializes in threading ($27) and a service called Brow Resurrection ($725 to $925), where an “arch-itect” fills in sparse brows with semi-permanent vegetable dye. [Photo]
56 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

8. Shen Beauty

315 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Cobble Hill’s organic beauty standby Shen recently added a brow bar, where a wax or tweeze runs $32, a tint is $24, and a wax-tint combo is $52. Expect brow looks that are as low-key-gorgeous as their makeup offerings. [Photo]
315 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

9. Rouge New York

130 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
Rouge’s 8am-to-8-pm hours make it possible to squeeze in a brown touchup before that important meeting or big date. Expect to pay $10 for a light tweeze, $20 for reshaping, and $25 for a tint. [Photo]
130 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012