We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
We’ve been lusting after Camilla Belle’s eye-catching brows for years. (Photo: Getty Images)
Besides brilliant braids, the hottest trend on the West Coast these days is a bold brow. From Camilla Belle’s flawless arches on the red carpet (pictured) to Demi Lovato’s ever-evolving shape on X-Factor, Hollywood has totally gone Brooke Shields—and I like it.
If you find yourself in L.A., here’s a roundup of the best brow bars for every budget.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
438 North Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; (310) 273-3155
Naturally, we’ll start with the crème de la crème. This is the place to go if you want star-style brows like some of Anastasia Soare’s most famous clients, including Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, and Penelope Cruz. A standard eyebrow shaping visit will set you back $45, or $50 if you want to meet with their top stylist Jasmine.
Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts
8428 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, CA 90069; (323) 655-7546
Another celeb-happy spot, Kate Somerville is always booked to the brim during awards season. Ask for Stevi Christine a.k.a. the “eyebrow fairy” when you make an appointment. Tweezing and waxing services start at $42.
7374 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; (323)-272-4484
If you’re on a budget and need some serious eyebrow therapy, beeline to this beauty haven. Eyebrow threading is just $15 a pop and the results are as top-notch as any high-end salon. Be sure to secure a seat with Shokou Shahidi, who is my personal brow guru.
WOW Beauty Center
10811 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; (310) 559-1900
WOW is a cult-favorite around town. Top models frequent this spot for impeccable threading and waxing at a ridiculously affordable price. For $9, you can walk out of with the wow-brows you were always meant to have. Meet with Indira and you’ll be hooked.
For more brilliant Los Angeles-based beauty advice, here’s even more from Natalie Alcala.