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eyebrow shaping - london recommendations

(11 Posts)
puddle Thu 04-Aug-05 12:37:34

I want them done properly! I have never done this before so am looking for recommendations - I work in London SW1

frogs Thu 04-Aug-05 12:40:45

Harrods. They have a mad woman called Nina in their beauty thing, which is called something like 'Urban Retreat'. Or something. It's on the 5th floor anyway. You have to book, and it's £20 or thereabouts.

puddle Thu 04-Aug-05 12:46:44

oooh harrods! How long does it take frogs? is it tweezing or threading?

TinyGang Thu 04-Aug-05 12:55:22

I'm curious to know how 'threading' works - can someone please explain?

frogs Thu 04-Aug-05 13:01:05

I hate Harrods myself, but made and exception for this. She did both tweezing and threading, and waxing as well -- clearly I was turning into Dennis Healey without realising it. Threading involves the person looping a length of cotton round the hairs and then pulling -- she held one end in her teeth, but I wasn't really in a position to observe in detail how it worked. But it did, and wasn't too agonising.

The whole thing takes about 20 mins.

chonky Thu 04-Aug-05 13:01:25

Try Shavata at MichaelJohn (if she is still there). She is fantastic, does loads of famous peeps eyebrows and is about £20.

michaeiljohn

kama Thu 04-Aug-05 13:03:49

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chonky Thu 04-Aug-05 13:06:19

She's brilliant isn't she kama? I mean, she even gave my eyebrows a hair cut with scissors (that says a lot about my eyebrows!)

puddle Thu 04-Aug-05 13:08:00

My eyebrows aren't big and bushy, more shapeless, straggly and mousy. I'm growing them in preparation amnd it's quite horrifying.

I love the fact two of you have recommended the same woman.

RachD Thu 04-Aug-05 13:28:14

I had Shavata too, a while ago, though. Brilliant

kama Thu 04-Aug-05 19:46:25

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