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Best Eyebrow Shaping Miami 2008 - The Brow Shoppe

The Brow Shoppe

1700 SW Third Ave.

Miami, FL 33129

305-666-7770

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Sit down a minute, girlfriend. We gotta tell you something, and it ain't gonna be pretty. It's about your eyebrows. Honey, your shit is all jacked up! Look at the one on the left; you've plucked it all to hell. Looks like Whoopi Goldberg on one side. And the right one, mmm mmm mmm. That chick at the tacky wax place got you good. She gave you that Vanilla Ice stripe. All right, stop and listen — we're gonna get you to The Brow Shoppe, stat! The name says it all. Fifteen minutes with store owner Laura starts at $40! Tania costs $35, and she is too fly with her leopard-print tweezers. Yeah, it's more expensive than eight bucks in the storage room in the back of the mall nail salon, but they are worth it. Trust. They will thread, tweeze, and shape your eyebrows back into arches. And for the overplucked side, they have Renewabrow and Revitalash for sale — along with enough brow powder to tide you over between visits. And if you feel adventuresome, they can give your stick-straight lashes a perm. Okay, okay — baby steps. Let's make you an online appointment right quick; they're efficient like that. We'll have you looking fierce in no time!
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nikki
nikki

I really like Laura and love the way she shapes my brows. I have extremely unruly brows and no matter where I go, no one can shape them as amazing as Laura can. I have been to threading shops and wax spas and there is no comparison. The trend is to fabricate an arch and thin them out, even when I deliberately tell people that I want to get them thicker. Laura stayed true to my natural arch according to my bone structure, it took a long time but we finally got them back to where they need to be. The reason why she tends to run late is because she takes her time with each client. You can see it when she works on you, you think she's finished but then she'll tweeze here or trim there, she is a complete perfectionist. As far as being rude to her staff... I've never seen it. Her and Taina look like they get along great but I'm only there for short periods of time. The bottom line is, if you can pay $40 to get your brows did with Laura, do it she's great!

Crystal
Crystal

personally i wouldn't pay anybody $40 dollars but in this case...

i'd smack the taste out of her mouth & call her out for what she really is. who ever really believes in this chicks "talent" must have low self esteem or just isn't affected by the recession lol PATHETIC

Ashley
Ashley

I went to Laura and let her do my eyebrows. I don't know whether to feel cheated or to conclude that all the posts that rave on her work are fake. Not only was she extremely rude to a paying customer, she acted like an immature child with her staff in front of clients and she made it feel really awkward when she vented to me about how pissed off she was when someone from the pharmacy called her on her phone (right in the middle of doing my brows...yes she was talking and doing my brows) and told her she would not be able to pick up the prescription she gave them because she had changed the date herself to get more pills. She was arguing on the phone right then and there, hung up and called the lady on the phone a bitch- in front of me (very unprofessional) and started talking to me about it like I was her best friend who should be on her side about trying to use an old prescription note to get more drugs.

She really didn't shape my brows or leave them with thickness like I asked. Bottom line, she has no regard for her clients and has a nasty temper that carries on to her business. It was a horrible experience and I would never pay $40 just to have her screw me up again.

Miami Chica
Miami Chica

I thought I was the only one that felt this way! Tania is so rude - she NEVER greets or smiles or says hello as clients enter. She never makes eye contact and when she does, it's to give you a dirty look - I don't understand why this employee is still working for Laura. Yes, Laura is a bit off and can be a bit rude and stuck up but they still do a decent job on the brows. I only keep going there b/c I don't know where else to go to have my brows shaped - I wish I could find another place b/c I hate giving them my money. AND yes, you walk in and you are ignored, no one greets you and you are made to feel like you are bothering them.....it goes to prove that people can be this way and still have a successful business....it's amazing.....

Not a Satisfied customer!
Not a Satisfied customer!

Do not go to this woman! She is not worth the money she charges and treats you like crap when she finally does see you!. I was a walk in and I regret every setting foot in that place. It was not run like a comfortable atmosphere, and Laura the Owner is the worst business owner I have ever seen! She is disorganized, rude to her clients and very selfish! She did not give me the service of my life. I would never go back to her and Im going to make sure no one else goes to her that is my friend. I would never want one of my friends to endure what I did. And this is not about competition. You cannot compete with someone as unprofessional and rude like that. There is not competition!

Save your time, and your Money! DOnt go to this place!

Not Happy
Not Happy

I agree with all of the people who think this Woman has serious issues. More people are unhappy and not willing to pay for this service. I have seen it all first hand. And have years working in the salon/ Spa industry. This woman only cares about her self. She treats her employees like garbage, and the way she is with her clients is completely unprofessional. Running late on a constant basis, is not the way to run a successful shop. It causes problems for everyone and doesn't give you a outstanding reputation. And all the long time clients can keep her as your waxing so called queen, cause I am sure they are all used to the treatment. Being late, being rude not catering to their every need. New clients on the other hand will be detoured from every stepping foot into this shop. And all because of the unprofessional ism this woman carries. In all my years of being in this business, I have to say this woman was the worst I have ever seen. whether your eyebrows come out precise as a plastic surgeon or not, No Business will EVER LAST and have good reviews be run the way it is. And again the reputation speak for itself. Don't waste your hard earned money at this place. It will all speak for itself in the end, but I wouldn't waste your time.

Anna
Anna

NOT IMPRESSED. I'm not an ex employee or competitor, just an unsatisfied customer doing their part to warn others. As all other complaints, very true! I should have listened to them, but thought I'll try and then judge....big mistake! She is rude, I was early and ignored when I walked in. She paid more attn to talking to her assistant than me. I have extremely hard brows to shape, it takes actual talent. Of course her comments to me was that is was my previous esthetician fault, even though I always looked amazing when she did them! She basically pulled me to nothing and then colored my brows in....I have thick brows, why do I need to color them in? I'm talking Brooke Shield type brows and she managed to completely screw them up. Conclusion, if you have the one type of already perfect brow she can shape, then you are probably okay. If they require actual talent...run...don't go....so not worth the $40! Oh, the whole time she talked about how good she is....listen, talk is cheap and the result proves your talent! In all my years of business, I'm in financial sales, those who talk themselves up usually are clueless and horrible as to what they do!!!

Raysa
Raysa

Tania has been shaping my eyebrows for the past year and a half and I LOVE her! Not only is she timely, meticulous, and great at what she does, but she is also the sweetest. I usually go during my lunch break and it's a great escape from my stressful day. In addition, I've had my eyelashes permed and tinted and was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend her!

jackie
jackie

Hello everyone...With all the reviews I just read can someone please tell me how much you paid for your eyebrows to be threaded? Is it really $40?

Done with Laura
Done with Laura

The Brow Natzi is what I refer to Laura "The Brow Natzi Qween" I too was suckered by the Allure write ups.I went schleping all over town chasing around from hotel rooms to salons trying to see this woman-it was rediculous. I tipped her every time never a thank you or aknowledgement. People wouldn't write the same things over and over it it wasnt true-She really has a rare talent to piss so many people off in a matter of just minutes sitting with her. I truly stopped going to her because of her attitude-it was so bad and rude. Nothing is worth being treated like crap except for then paying for it after.

Stephanie
Stephanie

AMAZING!!!!I have been going to Laura for years, base on a recommendation from a friend and can't begin to tell you how AWESOME she is. I used to drive down from Ft Lauderdale just to get my brows done. (Thank God for her Plantation hours) What a difference eyebrows make!!! I was watching a Oprah show the other day and she even said that properly shaped eyebrows give the illusion of an instant face lift. SO TRUE!!!

I refuse to do my own eyebrows or get them done anywhere else because the way Laura does it is so different then everyone else!!! ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! Most girls spend that on face lotions that don't even make such a difference.

I just wanted to let everyone on here know that she is THE BEST at what she does, if you don't believe me try her for yourself and see the difference. Just wanted to share!!!!!

NEEDS AN APPOINTMENT
NEEDS AN APPOINTMENT

What is with them??? They never answer the phone...they never return my calls. I called today and there is some obscene music playing on the answering machine???? I have been calling for days with no luck of an appointment. I guess "The Brow Queen" is to busy.

Celeste
Celeste

I read this great add in The Miami Herald about "The Brow Queen"...more like "The Queen of Crap"! She was full of dog hair and had a hole in her jeans (in the butt!) She was yelling at someone on the phone about ordering products (which her face was inches from mine) thus, screaming in my face while trying to hold the phone and do my brows. After hanging up the phone she totally humiliated the young guy working at the desk. She did an ok job on my brows, I did like them. However, I don't think she did anything different than what I usually have done. The only difference was the cost. I spent like $50 and I really did not enjoy myself. They didn't even have a cup coffee to offer me while I waited. Which may I add that I waited 30 mins past my appointment time?????? I won't go back.

LET THE TRUTH BE HEARD
LET THE TRUTH BE HEARD

ASK HER WHY SHE CAN'T KEEP AN ASSISTANT?? ASK HER WHY HER STAFF HAS SUCH A LOW OPPINION OF HER?? GRANTED SHE DOES HAVE A FEW CLIENTS THAT LOVE HER WORK AND HAVE BEEN GOING TO HER FOR YEARS. THAT DOESN'T MAKE HER A GOOD PERSON OR AN HONEST BUSINESS OWNER. SHE HAS A GAMBLING HABBIT, IS ADDICTED TO PAIN KILLERS AND TREATS PEOPLE HORRIBLY.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah

And she is SOOOOOO cheap!!!!! Don't even drink the water in her shop!!! Her unlicensed manicurist (that she treats like a cleaning lady) has one of the guys from the animal hospital fill it up with the hose outside. You will never find a snack there (that you don't have to pay for) let alone a glass of wine or a martini!!!! WHAT A JOKE! That place wouldn't be upscale if it were in the penthouse suite at THE RITZ!

Jeremiah
Jeremiah

What a bunch of BS! Laura and her employees write their own reviews on here. Laura always types in all caps!! No one knows "Tonya's" name is really spelled TAINA...That is so ridiculous! I worked for Laura and she still owes me money!!!! I had to deal with SO many complaints while working with her. She is rude to her clients and she is SO CRUEL to her staff. The status of licensure is HIGHLY questionable as the licenses on the wall were not up to date, while I was working there at least. I would not frequent a business where the owner promotes unlicensed operators, can't keep her own license current, and is flat out CRUEL to her staff. She needs to learn some manners and take a few courses in business ethics. Furthermore, she is always late for her appointments, over charges, lies and treats her clients like plain CRAP. If you do decide to give her your patronage, I hope you have better luck then many others before you! If she were an honest business woman with ethics and manners, people wouldn't say such things about her.

elisa
elisa

The is the worst experience ever. Laura the supposed "BROW QUEEN" may be the best at doing brows but boy could she use a lesson in people skills. She is just FLAT OUT RUDE. The experience was horrible. She never even greeted me. The only words she said to me were "How did you hear about me?"....as if she was something heaven sent. I would not recommend this place at all. The energy there is horrible. She's all about making a buck and her customer service and people skills are the worst I have ever encountered. The woman would only talk about herself and how she thinks with her left brain and right brain. UH PLEASE WHO ARE YOU KIDDING? I'm sorry that I spent my money on her and I hope no one else does. HEAD FOR THE HILLS and RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM THERE.

THE TRUTH BE KNOWN
THE TRUTH BE KNOWN

I READ THE COMMENTS ABOVE AND WENT ANYWAY. A FRIEND TOLD ME, WHOSE BEEN GOING FOR YEARS, THERE'S NO ONE BETTER FOR BROWS. I HAVE TWO DIFFERENT ONES HAVING GONE ELSE WHERE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO IN JUST A FEW MINUTES, MY BROWS LOOK BEAUTIFUL. I'M SO GREATFUL I HAD TO RETURN AND WRITE THIS. NOTHING LIKE WHAT WAS SAID ABOVE OCCURRED. YOUR IN HER CHAIR NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES WHICH IS AN APPOINTMENT TIME WITH HER AND "EVERYONE" CAN HEAR AND SEE WHAT GOING ON AS YOU WAIT TO BE NEXT. SO WHO EVER IS MAKING THE COMMENTS ABOVE MUST BE A COMPETITOR OR EX-EMPLOYEE. TAKE MY WORD AND GO SEE YOURSELF THAT'S WHY THE PERSON SAID DON'T EVEN GO, CAUSE THEN YOU'LL KNOW THEY WHERE NOT BEING TRUTHFUL. THANK YOU LAURA, IT'S BETSEY V, YOU ARE NOT ONLY A VERY SWEET PERSON YOU ALSO HAVE A TALENT THAT I'M SURE OTHERS ARE ENVIOUS.

Amy
Amy

Laura is one of the nastiest human being I have ever met. She has no manners, or heart. The shop was dirty no one took the time for harmony, and the job was not different from any one else. DONT BOTHER WASTING YOUR TIME OR MONEY

Krissy
Krissy

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! I repeat...DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! I threw away $50 on this so called "brown expert" Laura Diniro who is all over the internet and Allure magazine. I thought she was good and to be honest, she's not terrible but you can have the exact same job done for half of what she charges. Not only was the brow shaping mediocre, but highly overpriced. This woman was EXTREMELY rude and acted like she was just to high and mighty to even listen to how I wanted my brows to look. Aside from the fact that no one even bothered greeting me when I walked in..I simple, "hello" would have been nice, Laura herself is condesending and just plain rude. She was very unfriendly and wants to do things exactly HER way without even bothering to hear my input. She has a very unfriendly demeanor and will lecture you about doing your own eyebrows. For half the price, I'll go back to my usual nice brow person...who was away on maternity leave.

Jenny Gomez
Jenny Gomez

I've been going to Taina at the Brow Shoppe for years. I must say, she is the best brow shaper in town. I like the cozy shop and the girls are always fun to chat with. Aside from my usual brow appt, I've also done eye lash tinting and facials with Taina. I am never disappointed. I totally recommend the shop and if you are lucky enough to get Taina - then you hit a home run! You will look like a super star.

Janice Rivera
Janice Rivera

I visit the Brow Shop often and I love having Taina pluck away! She is awesome. I get my brows shaped, get the latest gossip and if you go on Fridays they have Happy Hour (wine, and martini's sometimes, too). The place is small and not very glamorous but when I walk out I look refined, polished and ready to conquer the world. She also does a rocking facial and threading too. I recommend this place - totally worth the $$ and extremely entertaining.

Nina
Nina

I used to get my brow done in London,England with the best brow designer, but that was nothing compared to my first trip to this brow emporium. I looked and felt amazingly different. Laura has the precision of a skilled surgeon. One session with her changes my face, my day , my week,my month. Run to The Brow Shoppe. If you don't love it i'll pay for it 212.427.0626

Eci
Eci

In this world you have to wait for the best. The shop wasn't empty, it was packed. The brow shoppe is like a woman's club.

The poster below complained about the service because she expected to be catered to. But I realized you didn't complain about your brows because I am sure they came out perfect, even if they were in disrepair. I am sure Laura, did the best with what she was presented. What is wrong with this poster.

If you can get an appointment with Laura take it; you will never be disappointed.

Jessica Willis
Jessica Willis

I have been a client of The Brow Shoppe for almost one year, and I have found that Natalia does the best job of my brows than anyone I have ever tried before. She is very meticulous and takes her time to get them nice and even. I also get my eyelashes tinted by Natalia, definitely worth the money! Give Natalia a try if you want the best looking brows in Miami!

JESSICA
JESSICA

I'M SO GLAD I TOOK THE TIME TO CHECK OUT LAURA'S MUCH DESERVED SUCCESS. AS A CLIENT OF HERS FOR 8 YEARS ALL I CAN SAY AFTER READING YOUR COMMENT IS YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING. YOUR FIRST TIME THERE AND YOU MISSED YOUR APPOINTMENT, THAT WAS DISRESPECTFUL. IF I'M ON TIME I DESERVED TO BE TAKEN AT MY APPT. TIME NOT SIT THERE AND WAIT FOR THOSE WHO COME PAST THER APPT. YOUR LUCKY SHE FOUND TIME TO GET YOU DONE. NO ONE CAN SAVE DAMAGED EYEBROWS LIKE HER, AS SHE DID MINE, AND ALL I EVER DO THERE IS HAVE FUN THAT'S THE SECOND REASON I GO THERE. THE MAJORITY OF LAURAS CLIENTS ARE PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO'VE BEEN GOING TO HER FOR YEARS WHO LOVE AND RESPECT HER!

Julie
Julie

Wow I'm glad I looked this up...!!!! Won't be going there for my eyebrows>>>>>I doubt they really are all that!!!

Unhappy
Unhappy

I recently had an appointment at The Brow Shoppe, and it was not at all what I expected. From the fabulous review on this website I believed I would receive high-quality service in a friendly atmosphere, but it was neither. I stood in the shop for several minutes before anybody so much as glanced at me, and it was pointed out several times that I was late and caused Laura to run behind, even though it couldn't have been solely my fault. I showed up 15 minutes late (and I even called ahead to apologize so they knew), but ended up sitting there for over an hour, even though each appointment is only supposed to be 15 minutes. When it was finally my turn, she spent my entire appointment talking to other people, checking a text on her cell phone, and discussing something about the shop's website with a coworker. Other than telling me to take responsibility for the supposed poor state of my eyebrows, she didn't say two words to me. And then at the end of the appointment I tried to apologize to her and she cut me off, telling me, "Don't apologize to me! You should be apologizing to the people you made wait because you didn't show up on time!" The entire experience left a bad taste in my mouth and not only will I never go back there, but I will tell everyone I know to avoid that place like the plague. I can't think of a time where I received worse service. Talk about a bad attitude.

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