Eyebrows & Eyelashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Studio at Sephora597 Fifth Ave., nr. 48th St.; 212-980-6534; sephora.com
With a background in both aesthetics and architecture and a clientele including Jennifer Lopez, the Romania-born waxing maven Anastasia Soares is known for perfecting the art of the Hollywood arch. Soares trains her technicians to assess each client’s bone structure to ensure symmetry. Sessions are $32.courtneyakai.com
Cosmetics vet Akai was one of the first eyelash-extension artists in New York. A full set ranges from $250 to $550 and takes two hours. The semipermanent LashDip mascara is $250 for both top and bottom lashes.
JJ Eyelashes56 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.(various locations); 212-244-2921; jjeyelashes.com
Founder May Lee personally trains the staff at her Herald Square eyelash academy, where they go on to apply insanely natural-looking lashes that last for up to six weeks at one of her three Manhattan salons. A full set starts at $150.
Maribeth Madron17 E. 71st St., nr. Madison Ave., fifth fl., at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger; 212-535-3519; maribethmadron.com
Madron has done work for runway shows (Christian Dior, Betsey Johnson) and television (The Bachelorette, The Oprah Winfrey Show). A favorite of designers Jade Jagger and Tory Burch, she focuses on creating a balanced and full shape ($85).ramy.com
Ramy, who has his own makeup line, goes for an eye-opening arch, while leaving the brow as full as possible. He uses a tweezers-only approach, taking into account each client’s bone structure, eyes, age, and hair type to create the most flattering shape ($75 to $100).
Sania's Brown Bar48 W. 20th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-247-1129; saniasbrowbar.com
A former brow specialist for Bergdorf Goodman, Sania Vucetaj skips the wax and goes straight for the tweezers ($65). Men’s brow shaping also available.myshobha.com
Shobha Tummala’s chain of laid-back threading and waxing salons caters to clients with sensitive skin. To reduce any redness, each session ends with a rosewater spritz (starting at $22).