Eyebrows & Eyelashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Studio at Sephora597 Fifth Ave., at 48th St.; 212-980-6538; sephora.com
With a background in both aesthetics and architecture and a clientele including Jennifer Lopez, the Romanian-born waxing maven Anastasia Soare is known for perfecting the art of the Hollywood arch. Soare 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 $300 to $500 and takes up to two and a half hours.
JJ Eyelashes30 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave., mezzanine (various locations); 212-517-5522; 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 four Manhattan salons. A full set starts at $200.
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 ($125).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 (from $85).
Sania's Brown Bar48 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-247-1129; saniasbrowbar.com
A former brow specialist for Bergdorf Goodman, Sania Vucetaj skips the wax and goes straight for the tweezers ($75). Men’s brow shaping also available ($65).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 compress (starting at $22).