April 2nd, 2012
Any old stranger can take on our talons, but when it comes to eyebrows, we have to pluck up the courage to try someone new.
It’s no surprise that brow snobs trust Amrit Gill at Camden Spa with their arches. Gill is a true brow-master. In 12-minutes, she’ll take your brows from caterpillar to butterfly with zero pain in between.
Talk about metamorphosis. —Athena Tsavliris
Camden Spa, 201, Eight Camden St., Toronto, 416-203-8858, www.camdenspa.com
October 3rd, 2011
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld often says that the best advice she has received from her mother is not to pluck her eyebrows. Sure, if you’ve got brows like Carine, why mess with nature?
The rest of us rely on the pros, and the ladies at Mync are aces when it comes to perfecting arches. Once determining the right shape for your face, they will wax, tweeze and thread ($30) you to ultimate brows.
Wanna lash fix too? Options range from thick and natural ($145) to fully loaded lids ($255). Either way, your peepers will pop. —Athena Tsavliris
Mync, 104 Yorkville Ave. 2nd Floor, Toronto, 647-351-8888, www.myncbeauty.com
January 24th, 2011
We’ve been faithful to the same threader for almost a decade (she took our eyebrows from tadpoles to full, arched beauties), but time-pressed city girls always need a back-up plan.
Yvette at Jeanet Spa is equally accomplished and has years of eyebrow shaping experience behind her. She herself has thick, dramatic brows (à la Elizabeth Taylor) and encourages clients to opt for the fuller brow, or at least the shape that is most natural to them.
For now, we’ll flit between the two. Just don’t tell either one.
Jeanet Spa, 140 Yorkville Ave.,Toronto, 416-921-2996, www.jeanetspa.com
November 12th, 2007
Arc de Triomphe, Monumento a la Revolución, Puerta de Alcalá – a great arch makes a city. It also makes a face.
For the best brows in town we recommend Gilla Fallah.
Working out of a teeny basement in Yorkville, this Iranian beauty threads and plucks to perfection. She’s quick, precise and has an eye for what suits.
Spread the word—just don’t tell your archrival.
Gilla Fallah, 84a Scollard St., Toronto, 416-927-0007. $20 for an eyebrow shape and $30 for a tint and shape.