If we've learned anything from Instagram beauty videos, it's that your eyebrows can make or break your whole look — and they take on even more importance in the time leading up to your big day. You don't want to deal with a brow disaster right before your rehearsal dinner, and unless your name is Mona Lisa, you can't get away with shaving them off. Here's a roundup of some of the best salons in northern New Jersey that will make sure your arches are looking to-die-for before you walk down the aisle.
The hair removal giant, which has 750 locations throughout the U.S., has a number of storefronts in New Jersey. European Wax Center, which uses a hard, stripless wax during their sessions, has an almost scientific approach to eyebrow shaping. Using an exacting process each time, their employees, which are all licensed estheticians, take their time to ensure that your eyebrows line up exactly where they're supposed to while focusing on just you in a private room. All the company's centers, which have a mainly white palate with red accents, are spa-like enough that you feel like you're having a luxurious experience, even if you're just running in for a quick clean-up.
As the name suggests, The Pretty Kitty is best known for waxing some, ahem, more sensitive areas but the company also provides eyebrow shaping services. The wax used is specially formulated for sensitive skin, so no need to wear major sunglasses to hide redness when you leave the salon. Best of all, the uber-girly vibe and a welcoming staff that has seen it all make their customers feel comfortable to ask any questions you may have about waxing. (Or make any confessions — they can't fix your uneven brows if you don't tell them about how you used Nair to get rid of your unibrow in middle school!)
Unsurprisingly, eyebrows — specifically eyebrow threading — is the forte of this no-frills salon. For those ladies whose skin is too sensitive for wax, or prefer their technician to have more control, eyebrow threading is a great alternative. The salon accepts walk-ins, which is great in a pinch, but be warned that you may experience long waits during popular times such as weekends or holidays. You won't receive much pampering while you're at Super Brows, but the ladies who work there excel in rehabbing ultra-thin eyebrows, which is a godsend for anyone who has been overzealous with a tweezer.
The "beautique," owned and operated by makeup artist Melissa Debiak, gives clients some extra special one-on-one attention when it comes to eyebrow shaping. Debiak shapes brows using hand tweezing to ensure that each session is tailored to the customer, and can help correct any mistakes or asymmetry. Mirror Mirror, best known for its makeup artistry services, also provides eyebrow tinting for those ladies that feel that their brows need a bit more TLC. Read real brides' reviews here!