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Thicker, feathery eyebrows may be back in style, on the runways and on exquisite faces everywhere (thanks, Cara Delevingne). But even this brow du jour requires a graceful arch and strategic elimination of those rogue little hairs. Whether you're wrestling a unibrow (Frida was the only one who could pull that off) or simply want a more defined shape, this delicate work is best left to the experts. Voilà: SF's 10 best spots to get plucked to perfection (salons are mapped from north to south.).

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1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Bar (Nordstrom San Francisco Centre)

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865 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 243-8500
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Here at the Westfield Mall outpost for celebrity brand Anastasia, the geniuses behind the Brow Wiz pencil and other brow-grooming essentials can transform your straggly brows into seductively sloped works of art. Brow master Tiffany Clifford has garnered a reputation for her friendly consultations, thorough shaping, and straightforward lessons on maintaining your new look at home. Brow shaping is $30.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Boutique & Brow Bar

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2219 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 567-1173
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More than 10 million brows have already been shaped within the walls of Benefit’s charming pink-and-white retail shops. Like its sister locations, the busy Chestnut Street boutique employs a three-step, custom brow-mapping technique to add depth and dimension to your eyes. Brow tweeze is $23; brow wax is $21; threading is $24; brow tint is $19.

3. Eye Candy Lash and Brow Bar

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1506 Vallejo St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 756-1177
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Owner Tracy Chavez and her team have earned a reputation for determining your most flattering, eye-framing shape and filling in sparse brows using their revolutionary, semi-permanent Brow Embroidery technique. Consultation and brow design is $65; maintenance is $35.

4. Love Your Face

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1075 Pacific Ave Apt A
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 529-2368
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Eyebrow waxing, shaping and tinting are on the menu at this cozy little shop near Chinatown. Anastasia Holbrook will study you carefully to determine your most flattering, face-enhancing eyebrow shape, and then tint them, if necessary, to make your eyes the star of the show. Eyebrow shaping is $25 to $45; eyebrow tint is $18.

5. Eyebrows Anonymous

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1472 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 674-7724
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Christina Orman-Benitez believes eyebrows are the focal point of one’s face, and her skill at grooming even the unruliest pairs has earned her a loyal following in Nob Hill and beyond. Eyebrow Shaping: $25 to $40; eyebrow tint is $18.

6. Blink Eyebrows and Cosmetics

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166 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 399-0789
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Serving both men and women seeking well-defined arches, this Union Square shop specializes exclusively in eyebrow design and makeup application. Here, Anna Lee and her team of specialists will tweeze, wax or thread your brows into tip-top shape, then show you how to prolong your new look after you leave the salon. Brow design from $45; maintenance from $40; brow tint from $35 to $40.

7. Lucid Beauty

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427 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9591
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Owner Cheryl Lucid started her Hayes Valley salon to share her personalized, natural skincare solutions and the latest hair-removal techniques. Her cozy brow bar offers a variety of services, from threading and waxing, to tweezing and tinting. Brow wax is $25; threading is $28; eyebrow tint is $20.

8. CODE Salon

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370 4th St.
(second floor)San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 624-8340
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Customers rave about the chic, loft-like space and convenient downtown location of this full-service SoMa salon. But they also gush over the precision eyebrow waxing and sculpting offered at CODE’s popular brow bar, where a full shaping costs $45 and a brow tint will set you back $25.

9. Pretty Parlor

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483 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 556-2883
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In addition to offering skincare, makeup and waxing services, this, well, pretty little parlor is known for wrestling even the unruliest eyebrows back into shape. Owner Sarah LaShelle and her “ladies” will thread, wax, pluck and generally do whatever it takes to create the arches of your dreams. Brow wax and/or tweeze is $20; thread is $22.

10. theBalm

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762 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 817-1800
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If elegant arches and clean lines are what you’re after, look no further than the Mission flagship of this environmentally conscious beauty brand. After a custom shaping by one of theBalm’s tweezer-wielding brow mavens, just try to leave without buying something from the company’s makeup and skincare line, which features toxin-free ingredients and adorable vintage packaging. Brow wax is $18.

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Bar (Nordstrom San Francisco Centre)

865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Here at the Westfield Mall outpost for celebrity brand Anastasia, the geniuses behind the Brow Wiz pencil and other brow-grooming essentials can transform your straggly brows into seductively sloped works of art. Brow master Tiffany Clifford has garnered a reputation for her friendly consultations, thorough shaping, and straightforward lessons on maintaining your new look at home. Brow shaping is $30.
865 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. Benefit Cosmetics Boutique & Brow Bar

2219 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
More than 10 million brows have already been shaped within the walls of Benefit’s charming pink-and-white retail shops. Like its sister locations, the busy Chestnut Street boutique employs a three-step, custom brow-mapping technique to add depth and dimension to your eyes. Brow tweeze is $23; brow wax is $21; threading is $24; brow tint is $19.
2219 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123

3. Eye Candy Lash and Brow Bar

1506 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Owner Tracy Chavez and her team have earned a reputation for determining your most flattering, eye-framing shape and filling in sparse brows using their revolutionary, semi-permanent Brow Embroidery technique. Consultation and brow design is $65; maintenance is $35.
1506 Vallejo St
San Francisco, CA 94109

4. Love Your Face

1075 Pacific Ave Apt A, San Francisco, CA 94133
Eyebrow waxing, shaping and tinting are on the menu at this cozy little shop near Chinatown. Anastasia Holbrook will study you carefully to determine your most flattering, face-enhancing eyebrow shape, and then tint them, if necessary, to make your eyes the star of the show. Eyebrow shaping is $25 to $45; eyebrow tint is $18.
1075 Pacific Ave Apt A
San Francisco, CA 94133

5. Eyebrows Anonymous

1472 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Christina Orman-Benitez believes eyebrows are the focal point of one’s face, and her skill at grooming even the unruliest pairs has earned her a loyal following in Nob Hill and beyond. Eyebrow Shaping: $25 to $40; eyebrow tint is $18.
1472 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. Blink Eyebrows and Cosmetics

166 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Serving both men and women seeking well-defined arches, this Union Square shop specializes exclusively in eyebrow design and makeup application. Here, Anna Lee and her team of specialists will tweeze, wax or thread your brows into tip-top shape, then show you how to prolong your new look after you leave the salon. Brow design from $45; maintenance from $40; brow tint from $35 to $40.
166 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108

7. Lucid Beauty

427 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Owner Cheryl Lucid started her Hayes Valley salon to share her personalized, natural skincare solutions and the latest hair-removal techniques. Her cozy brow bar offers a variety of services, from threading and waxing, to tweezing and tinting. Brow wax is $25; threading is $28; eyebrow tint is $20.
427 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. CODE Salon

370 4th St., (second floor)San Francisco, CA 94107
Customers rave about the chic, loft-like space and convenient downtown location of this full-service SoMa salon. But they also gush over the precision eyebrow waxing and sculpting offered at CODE’s popular brow bar, where a full shaping costs $45 and a brow tint will set you back $25.
370 4th St.
(second floor)San Francisco, CA 94107

9. Pretty Parlor

483 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
In addition to offering skincare, makeup and waxing services, this, well, pretty little parlor is known for wrestling even the unruliest eyebrows back into shape. Owner Sarah LaShelle and her “ladies” will thread, wax, pluck and generally do whatever it takes to create the arches of your dreams. Brow wax and/or tweeze is $20; thread is $22.
483 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. theBalm

762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
If elegant arches and clean lines are what you’re after, look no further than the Mission flagship of this environmentally conscious beauty brand. After a custom shaping by one of theBalm’s tweezer-wielding brow mavens, just try to leave without buying something from the company’s makeup and skincare line, which features toxin-free ingredients and adorable vintage packaging. Brow wax is $18.
762 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110