How Do I Choose the Best Eyebrow Studio?

Lainie Petersen

When choosing an eyebrow studio, it is important to determine whether the business and its workers have the appropriate licensing to groom eyebrows. You should also review the credentials of its staff, particularly any staff member who will be working on your eyebrows. Ask about services other than eyebrow shaping. For the sake of convenience, you may wish to patronize a studio that offers additional personal appearance services. Another thing to consider is affordability and whether the studio is open during hours that are convenient to you. Finally, find out about the studio’s philosophy on caring for eyebrows and whether it offers more than one type of depilatory service to its customers.

Eyebrow plucking is one service offered by an eyebrow studio.
Eyebrow plucking is one service offered by an eyebrow studio.

In many countries, hair removal is a licensed trade. Before working with an eyebrow studio, find out whether the studio itself holds the necessary licenses and permits to operate as well whether its staff is appropriately licensed. You may also want to contact your local health department to find out if there have been any complaints made about the hygiene standards of the business. In the United States, someone must typically hold an aesthetician or cosmetologist license before being allowed to professionally groom eyebrows or remove body hair.

Some grooming studios only offer eyebrow threading services.
Some grooming studios only offer eyebrow threading services.

Contact the eyebrow studio or visit its website to develop an understanding of the business and how it operates. Look for pictures of the work of its employees. If you like the work of a particular employee, ask the studio if you can book an appointment with him or her. A good eyebrow studio will require its employees to consult with you about any hair removal methods used, as some, such as waxing, can damage sensitive skin or skin that has recently undergone treatment with lasers or certain medications. In such cases, an eyebrow studio employee should be able to thread or manually pluck your brows instead of using wax.

In many cases, an eyebrow studio may offer other services, such as hair removal for other parts of the face or body, facials, or makeup application. Some studios are also a part of a full-service salon or spa. If you have a full schedule, going to one location for all of your beauty needs may prove to be a sensible choice.

Ask an eyebrow studio about costs. Some studios may charge less for a brow clean-up than for a full brow arching, so if you are just concerned about a few stray hairs, you may be able to get a better deal at a business that offers several levels of service. Other studios may include additional services in discounted packages. If these other services are of interest to you, choosing a business with packages can save you a significant amount of money.

An eyebrow studio may also offer cosmetic services.
An eyebrow studio may also offer cosmetic services.

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