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Best of New York Beauty 2004

Best Eyebrow Shaping

  • Robin Narvaez At Borja Color Studio

    118 East 57th Street, 212-308-3232

    Professional pluckers emphasize the importance of eyebrows in framing the face. So why do they insist on making them so small? Yes, stray hairs and unibrows should be eliminated, but the keys to a great eyebrow are a gorgeous shape and a natural size. Robin Narvaez at Borja Color Studio stays close to natural lines and never waxes or trims ($45 for the first visit; $40 for each follow-up). She’s tweezed Jane Fonda and Holly Hunter, but reserves most of her time and concern for her “girls,” many of whom are waxing victims and perpetual overpluckers she puts “on probation,” making them wait for damaged areas to grow back before she takes more hairs away.

    2007 Update: Robin Narvaez is now working at Salon Eliút Rivera (762 Madison Ave., 5th Floor, near. 65th St.; 212-472-3440).

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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