There’s no doubt about it, eyebrows are having a moment. By now, we all know that your eyebrows frame your face and are largely responsible for making your peepers look bright and sparkly. Of course, we also know that you can’t let just anyone near your brows. I used to let the beauty therapist do a quick clean up every time I went for a facial but these days I’m a little more picky about who shapes my brows. I much prefer to put my brows in the hands of someone who specialises in the brow game, but finding someone who dedicates their time to the craft of eyebrow shaping can often be a tall ask. Luckily for me I recently discovered Eyecandy Brows — a dedicated eyebrow bar where your peepers are the star of the show.
Located on Kloof Street, Cape Town, Eyecandy is all about the eyes. Focusing primarily on eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions, the brow bar offers an extensive menu that includes everything from brow, chin, and lip threading to brow and lash tinting, and even eyelash extensions. Their team of experienced therapists are specially trained in the art of threading and brow shaping so the process is precise, quick, and relatively painless. Eyecandy only offers shaping by the threading method as they believe it allows for control and precision, with a cleaner, smoother finish than other methods, like waxing.
The threading experience starts with a consultation, so the brow artist knows exactly what you’re looking for. Before my treatment I explained that I was in the process of growing out my brows and filling in some gaps, so my lovely Eyecandy brow artist, Agnes made sure to only clean up stray hairs and do a light shape before tinting my brows to really make them pop. I’m always fearful that someone will overpluck my brows but Agnes made me feel really comfortable and was super happy with the results after my treatment. If you’re a newbie to threading I can’t recommend Eyecandy and Agnes enough – she is a truly talented brow shaping artist and I would put my brows in her hands any day!
Of course, sometimes you want to sort out more than just your brows so while I was there I also treated myself to a Gelish manicure at the Eyecandy nail bar. While EyeCandy’s main focus is lashes and brows, they decided to add a nail bar to the mix for added convenience for clients who wanted to kill two birds with one stone. Much like the brow shaping artists, the nail technicians at Eyecandy specialise in nail treatments only. I love this approach to dedicating time to your craft and becoming an expert in one field rather than trying to be a jack of all trades, which is often the case in the beauty salon game. And trust me, you can really tell the difference; my nail technician paid careful attention to detail and I could tell she really took pride in ensuring that her clients left happy and with beautiful, healthy looking nails.
The Eyecandy basic brow shape costs R120 and takes about 10 – 20 minutes (depending on how much of a state your brows are in). A brow and lash tint will set you back an additional R190. It might seem steep for a brow treatment but trust me, it’s well worth it to have beautifully shaped brows. The Eyecandy nail bar offers everything from basic manicures and pedicures, to Gelish and acrylic and a basic Gelish manicure will set you back R375. Regular customers can also grab a free Eyecandy loyalty card and enjoy a free brow threading treatment or mini manicure after 10 treatments.
Find Eyecandy Brows at 99C Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town. For information say Hi to Eyecandy on Facebook.