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By Rhea Cartwright
n April 12th beauty is back and to say we're excited would be an understatement. As salon reopening draws imminently closer, we rounded up a conclusive list of the best beauty professionals to book in London.
If eyes are supposedly the window to one's soul, it was only fitting we began with the best places in London for lash and brow treatments, covering everything from semi-permanent microblading to more temporary fixes such as eyelash tinting. Life may slowly be returning to some semblance of reality but with mask-wearing not off the agenda just yet, our eyes will still be doing most of the talking.
As we collectively gear up to re-enter society, put your best foot (or lash) forward by booking one of our hand-picked and highly-trusted beauty professionals below.
BEST EYEBROW MICROBLADING IN LONDON
Best for Sparse Brows - Rachel Pitman
Whether from overplucking, anxiety-induced trichotillomania or a health condition, sparse brows don’t always return. Creating natural-looking eyebrows directly onto the skin rather than interspersed with hair is a challenge but one that Rachel overcomes with ease with her featherlight strokes. Based in Soho, the fine artist-turned-microblading specialist now also offers online consultations which includes an incredibly detailed digital mock-up of your brows that is guided by your natural hair growth - gamechanging!
Best for Natural Depth Microblading - Jeta Brows
Having assisted esteemed makeup artist, Val Garland and with her own work featured in Elle China, Jeta Kullashi has an inherent and almost instinctive understanding of the most flattering eyebrow shape for your face and eye shape. Her delicate handiwork gives an incredibly polished, fuller brow finish which will have people thinking you were blessed with perfect eyebrows.
Best for Combination Microblading - Lianne Brows
With microblading, your skin type is equally as important as your brows themselves when determining pigment retention and length of results. Beautystack Pro Lianne Le Roux uses a hybrid technique of microblading and powder brow shading which is ideal for those with oilier skin as results often fade much faster.
BEST BROW BARS & LASH PERMING IN LONDON
Founded by eyebrow guru Chanice Sienna, Bambrows has an almost cult-like following. Famous for shaping and scuplting any eyebrow that comes their way, Chanice and her small team will lovingly wax, tweeze and tint to perfection. Located in the heart of Broadway Market in a muted-pink studio, the intimate space is full of so much warm energy that you probably won't want to leave. Book a Saturday slot, get your brows done and then grab a coffee and cake for an afternoon stroll.
Counting Maya Jama and Sabrina Dhowre Elba as clients, Sophia will get your eyebrows in tip-top condition whatever your starting point. Based in West London, book the "Say It With Your Eyes" treatment which includes a natural lash lift with an eyebrow shape and tint for an immediate glow-up.
One of the fastest growing treatments, a lash lift with Emmy will have people seriously questioning whether your eyelashes are real. Perfect for those that want a doe-eyed effect without the hassle of mascara or lash extentions, each treatment with Emmy is bespoke as she creates the perfect curl depending on your lash length and eye shape. Her lash lift also includes tinting which makes a huge difference to the overall result.
BEST EYELASH EXTENTIONS IN LONDON
Best for Natural-Looking Lash Extensions - Girl Next Door
"Natural lashes are my sweet spot," says Jas, owner of Girl Next Door, and we'd wholeheartedly agree. Wispy yet weightless, Jas uses a range of lengths, curls and thicknesses with each set customised to achieve the look you desire. We love that she also offers a half set of lashes which is an ideal treatment for the most effortless look. Working from Butchers Salon in Hoxton, grab an appointment ASAP.
Best in Central London - Prima Lashes
With locations in Belgravia and Mayfair, the team at Prima Lashes each have a minimum of 6 years experience. Offering 3 different lash extension techniques - Classic, Hybrid Lashes and Russian Volume - they've built a reputation for a quality finish and great service in easy to reach areas of London.
Best for Full-On Glamour Lashes - Mesmereyes
Sometimes you just want all-out glamour but achieving maximum volume and impact isn't easy. We've all seen eyelash extentions that look too heavy, causing the eye to end up looking smaller, droopy and downturned but experienced lash technician and owner of Mesmereyes, Jennifer Boctor, is your secret weapon. Specialising in volume lashes, Jennifer's signature look is dramatic and daring but her bespoke application will flatter all eye shapes.
Beauty is very nearly back - these are the best brow and lash experts to book now.
By Rhea Cartwright
Campaigners are calling on the Government to back a scheme to save Britain’s independent businesses. ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ could give independent retailers a boost. Here, we hear from four beauty retail entrepreneurs on why it’s needed.