Shaping up with the boss of brows

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brows are back...

Well they never went away unless plucking went very wrong but the way we frame our face can look very different to how we think it does.

If something is short and fat, it will look short and fat – if you want something to look longer, make it thinner.

This is the advice from the no nonsense ‘brow expert’ Shavata Singh who, in a personal appearance at her studio in Harvey Nichols, is changing the look on people’s faces quite literally and using not much more than a piece of cotton.

For more than 30 years she has been shaping the perfect brow, long before brow bars became the bees knees.

She started out as a beauty therapist in Mayfair in London and her complimentary brow treatments caught the eye, so to speak, of a former editor of Vogue magazine.

Soon after she had a list of celebrity clients that included Adele, Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson and Elle Macpherson.

But what were they flocking for? Back then Shavata was using an old Indian technique where cotton thread was used to remove hair from the roots.

It was a rare practice at the time but has gained in popularity in the industry and is known as threading.

Word soon got round among the London fashion and beauty world and in 2010 she was offered her own concession in Harrods before going on to launch The Brow Studio which has 20 concessions across the UK including the one in Leeds.

Rather than churn out the same treatment to everyone (these range from tinting to lash lifts and extensions and nails as well),she maintains that not everyone should have the same shape one size suits all brow treatment as no-one has the same face or same two eyebrows for that matter.

She adds: “We don’t just do brows, we do an experience. It is about pampering.”