Elke Von Freudenberg : Eyebrow Shaping Expert NYC

  • Von Freudenberg Enterprises, Owner
  • Model Brow® Master Specialist
  • Licensed Esthetician NY-CA
  • Celebrity Makeup Artist

German born, LA-raised Elke Von Freudenberg’s loft like, by appointment only salon, nine stories above bustling Broadway, is a white-walled, hardwood-floored refuge for expert brow shaping, painless hair removal, and face waxing.

NYC New York Magazine Critics’ Pick




The Model Brow® Service, Expert Eyebrow Shaping Expert: by tweezing, Makeup, Bridal Services, Face Waxing, Depilar Permanent Hair Removal Services, Lash & Brow Tints, Perm for Lashes

Press Mentions:

New Beauty Summer Issue

A life-long lover of all things beauty, Elke’s lustrious career began in 1982; with an esthetician’s license and high school diploma received in the same month, she made her way through college working as a facialist and eventually as a waxing specialist.

As her career evolved, Elke began working as a photography makeup artist, as well as a top Education Specialist for Aveda for 8 years. Today, Elke is helming an impressive career as a renowned expert and eyebrow specialist working in New York City.

Her celebrity clientele includesJune Issue InStyle

  • Angelica Huston
  • Kate Moss
  • Blythe Danner
  • Jamie Fox
  • Alexandra Paul


Elke, also a longtime editorial, commercial, and Oscar makeup artist, specializes in creating non-stenciled, balanced, and full eyebrows that flatter the face, while fixing bad, paint-by-number brow shapes. Clients can choose from tweezers, wax, or a combination of both (though Elke prefers to only work with tweezers and small scissors).

Elke is renowned for The Model Brow® service, a skill honed through years of brow shaping experience. Elke specializes in fixing and reshaping brows by customizing and enhancing the shape of her client’s brows without the use of stencils.

As seen in Bride Magazine

Well-respected for her knowledge and passion for the beauty industry, Elke is frequently quoted in industry and consumer beauty publications, and is often invited to lecture aspiring students of makeup, film and photography.

  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Elle
  • People
  • In Touch
  • Lucky

Elke’s own  Brow collection of shadows, pencils and Vitamin-E-laden brow scrub (an all-natural, certified vegan sugar exfoliator with coconut oil and rosemary that encourages growth), is also available. Cookies and coffee top off the peaceful experience. – new york magazine

Elke’s makeup work has appeared at The Academy Awards® and The Golden Globes, in magazines such as and on the runway collections of

  • Ralph Lauren
  • Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Dolce & Gabana
  • BCBG
  • Calvin Klein