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When the HerCanberra team heard the news that the ‘Brow Queen’ was coming to Canberra, we were stumped.
‘Hasn’t she always been here?’ we said to each other, each thinking of the different Brow Queens we see.
Turns out the Brow Queen in question is brow artist to the stars, Sharon Lee, who is coming to Canberra for a small number of exclusive appointments in a diplomatic suite at the Hyatt. Call us women of simple pleasures, but here at HerCanberra we reckon that some of the best Brow Queens in the country are to be found in this very city, all year round.
We decided it was time for a sequel to our previous best brow shapers article (follow the link to get the goss), to make sure to women (and men) of Canberra who like their brows ‘on point’ are well aware of all Brow Queens of Canberra.
“BrowLab are really nailing the ‘big and full’ brow trend that’s so popular at the moment,” says HerCanberra Editorial Coordinator Beatrice Smith. “One look at their Instagram and it’s obvious why they’re so popular – BrowLab’s fun atmosphere makes getting your brows shaped feel like an event, not a routine maintenance, and they’re always quick enough to fit into your lunch break. Their new location in Braddon is effortlessly cool and [co-owners] Sianne and Tegan are two of the nicest girls you’ll ever meet, as well as being absolute artists at brows.”
Brow Lab | Unit 5, 26 Elouera St Braddon | 02 6230 4143 | $40 for a Tint and Tidy (wax/tweeze)
HerCanberra’s Event Coordinator, Belinda Neame, says that Gold Creek’s Blush Boutique has been her go-to beauty place for years. “As soon as you walk in the door you feel a sense of luxury and warmth. The staff are professional, super friendly and always make you feel welcome. Guaranteed, you will be on a first name basis after your first visit! The services are comprehensive and personalised and I always come away feeling like I had just spent time nurturing myself.”
Blush Boutique | 5 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls | 6242 7225 | www.theblushboutique.com.au | $45 for lash and brow tint and wax
Concept may be the new kid on the block, having only opened in May, but they’re bringing their A-game with a swag of hard-to-find beauty products for sale and killer brow artists. Embracing trends like contouring and full brows (and holding celebrity tutorial sessions accordingly) Concept are fast making a name for themselves as a boutique service provider in the Inner South. Services include “bridal makeup, makeup lessons, masterclasses, brow shaping and brow feathering”.
Concept | 5A/2 Trevillian Quay Kingston Foreshore | (02) 6239 5963 | www.facebook.com/conceptmakeupandbrows
HerCanberra Founder Amanda Whitley gets her brows shaped (and reconstructed!) at Ali Price Make Up in Deakin. Ali is one of the only brow artists in Canberra to be trained in the art of 3D Brow Building, which is a completely non-invasive process similar to eyelash extensions – surely a point of interest for those who feel they don’t have enough ‘up top’ or want to fill out their existing shape. Ali offers a comprehensive range of services and her clients range from television presenters to brides-to-be and everyone in between.
As for the results on the 3D Brow Building, Amanda says “The result is a great set of brows that do not need brow stencils, powder, gels or pencils. They just sit there and look beautiful.”
Ali Price Make Up and Brow Services | Suite 18, Level One, Deakin Court, 27 Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin (above Double Shot) | 0414 747 346 | www.alipricemakeup.com.au | $70 for the Ultimate Brow Package (Expert eyebrow design, brow tint).
“I get my eyebrows waxed at Brazilian Butterfly in the city,”says HerCanberra’s Senior Journalist Laura Peppas, “they are always extremely efficient – I can be in and out within a few minutes! I used to get really red after waxing, but the calming lotion they use seems to make my skin go back to normal really quickly.” Brazilian Butterfly also have the advantages of an inner-city location and late opening hours, as well as offering both waxing and threading which is sometimes difficult to find in Canberra.
Brazilian Butterfly | Garema Place, Civic | 02 6247 6000 | www.brazilianbutterfly.com | $36 for eyebrow sculpture and tint (waxing or threading).