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Eyebrow Guru

Elke is an eyebrow genius. I am so pleased and delighted that I found her. My experience at her salon was extremely positive. Elke has a very calming presence, and I immediately felt relaxed upon meeting her. My eyebrows were a mess when I arrived, but they looked better than ever when I left. She gave me sound advice on caring for my eyebrows going forward. I will definitely continue going to Elke to keep my eyebrows looking great.

On my first visit, the reception was welcoming... And then I met Elke and she was friendly and of course, knowledgeable as I expected... my experience was all I thought it would be...perfect!!! Thanks Elke!!!

Thank You!

Elke is so friendly and immediately me comfortable. It was very easy to explain what I wanted (trying to even out uneven brows that I've been growing out) and she did an amazing job!

Dec 20, 2016

Elke's studio was very warm and inviting, and her staff are so courteous. Elke took several steps in color to get the brow tint, making certain we were on the same page as she worked through each step of tinting and shaping. All week I have been receiving compliments, and I can definitely attribute it to Elke's artistry.

Excellent service!

I love seeing Elke every few weeks. She is so fun yet so professional. She always makes sure to do exactly what I want, and my brows look great every time.

Truly exceeded expectations!

Elke's studio was very warm and inviting, and her staff are so courteous. Elke took several steps in color to get the brow tint, making certain we were on the same page as she worked through each step of tinting and shaping. All week I have been receiving compliments, and I can definitely attribute it to Elke's artistry.

It was physically painful to spend this much on an eyebrow shaping, but after five months of letting my brows grow out after some less than sterling waxes/threads, I had one chance to get it right. I'm SO GLAD I went to Elke. She does an amazing, completely pain-free job, keeps you as part of the process, and is very good for thick-browed ladies who want to get some shape but don't want to go thin. I look like I got a good nights sleep and she did a great job at making my brows symmetrical (they're similar but the hair grows in at very difficult angles and is super easy to muck up) The only thing I disliked is the price, as it's too much to go in for very regular upkeep and will have to space appointments much farther apart, but she does have a punch card, so if you go for 5 the 5th's free which helps. She gave me good tips for upkeep but when these suckers inevitably get out of control, I'll go back.

Elke is the only person I trust with my eyebrow shaping and tinting. She is the expert and I highly recommend her professional services.

Dec 22, 2016

Elke is a life-saver! My eyebrows have never looked better!

Elke is simply the best at what she does.

Elke is simply the best at what she does. Thanks to her I've reached my 'eyebrow goals!' She's also one of the most pleasant people you'll ever meet in NYC - makes that whole plucking hair thing a little nicer.

The best eyebrow specialist in NY!

Love Elke!! She is the best!! She totally know what she is doing!!

Elke is able to find the perfect balance between thick and natural and perfectly groomed brows. I travel an hour to see her and wouldn't dream of letting anyone else touch my eyebrows.

I'm in the process of growing out my eyebrows, so I think I'm just reserving judgement until they're "finished." Elkie was great, took her time and explained a bunch of things to me, and had great advice

I will be back!

Loved meeting Elke and felt confident that she will guide me back to brow bliss! Great experience, I will be back!

Loved my time spent with Elke and my eyebrows are PHENOMENAL! Can't wait for my next visit!

Fantastic and so much fun meeting Elle! She transformed my brows and lashes and now I'm hooked on the depilar method for getting rid of my stash 🙂

Elke is terrific - my brows never looked better, and she is truly a lovely person.

Elke does a great job with my brows - she's all about maintaining a natural look with slightly needed adjustments. Very nice atmosphere too.

Elke is absolutely amazing! As a male client I appreciate the individual attention. I was going to a place that charges the same but uses pre-fab stencils and waxed. I always left with red/raw skin and thinking my brows looked a little too feminine. Elkes attention to detail makes them manicured but not overly polished which is perfect for my needs! I can't imagine trusting my brows to anyone else.

I was very happy with my appointment with Elke. She took the time to listen to me and find out exactly what I wanted. My brows look perfect- exactly the look I was going for. She also made my brows symmetrical, which they have never been. Elke gave me a lot of advice and general information about brow growth, plucking techniques, and brow shaping. My only regret is that I live too far away to see her regularly, but I will definitely make an appointment for my next visit to New York.

She is an artist. wonderful job, my eyebrow it is wonderful now
Thank you

Elke is amazing! She resolved my unique brow issues and was super sweet to work with.

Comfortable place. Appointment on time. Completely understood my issue and did a great job. Will be back.

Elke is very professional and knowledgeable. She did a fantastic job. Highly recommended!

Great service, so helpful!

Elke is a professional, expert & fun brow artist. With her guidance my brows now grace my face beautifully.

I had a great experience! Elke is a professional and she's also very sweet. Thank you!

Elke is able to find the perfect balance between thick and natural and perfectly groomed brows. I travel an hour to see her and wouldn't dream of letting anyone else touch my eyebrows. @

I have been coming to Elke for years now. She is always so pleasant and my brows look great. I would and have recommend her services.

Elke is a true expert when it comes to brows and is extremely personable. I used to only trust myself with my brows, now I trust only Elke (and not even myself haha).

Elke is terrific! I highly recommend her.

The studio is nice, with a relaxed vibe and Elke took her time and did a wonderful job. I'm very happy with my brows!

Elke is, indeed, a brow shaping expert/perfectionist. She has been doing my brows for several years and they always look fantastic!

I travel from New Jersey to see Elke- started while she was in Brooklyn. I don't let anyone else touch my eyebrows!

My daughter's eyebrows look great after her first visit with Elke!

Love Elke!! She is the best!! She totally know what she is doing!!

I always leave Elke feeling so confident with my brows!

Overdue review, I have been a client of Elke since 2012, and she is the best with eyebrows! Elke made my eyebrows look perfect for my wedding in 2015 as well. She is professional, a joy to talk to, and knows exactly what shape looks best on each client

I'm very happy with the model brow service I have been getting 3 times so far with Elke, my brows look SO much better than before and every visit has been a treat! She's kind, knowledgable and flexible and works quickly but thoroughly. Also, the receptionist is very sweet and professional. Will not be going anywhere else and definitely not to one of the many threading salons we have in NYC. Brows are worth investing in and Elke is the professional I had been looking for!

I always leave Elke feeling so confident with my brows!

Elke is very talented and nice. I always look amazing after

Elke is the best eyebrow and lash artist ever. I use "artist" because first of all she studies your face, your colors, your shapes and also your global look. Then, she did what's the best for you. She understood exactly what I wanted just looking at me and asking few things. I live in Italy, but I think that everytime I'll come to NY, I'll go to Elke.

Elke is fantastic, she understood what I wanted and made it happen! I will be returning.

Elke is an AMAZING eyebrow specialist. She is very polite, personable, professional and very knowledgeable about eyebrows. I highly recommend her.

Elke is the best eyebrow and lash artist ever. I use "artist" because first of all she studies your face, your colors, your shapes and also your global look. Then, she did what's the best for you. She understood exactly what I wanted just looking at me and asking few things. I live in Italy, but I think that everytime I'll come to NY, I'll go to Elke.

I can't say enough amazing things about Elke! I have gone to every eyebrow specialist in NYC that you can find on the top ten lists, but nobody has helped my eyebrows come back to a beautiful shape like Elke. Not only is she talented, but she's so kind and lovely, such a refreshing experience in the elite beauty industry. Seriously, I feel prettier and happier after I've left. AND she gives a teacher discount which is amazing and so thoughtful.

I was curious whether a professional brow shaping would teach me anything new and what I could be doing better. I also have thin brows and was interesting in whether tinting would help. Elke started slowly and checked with me each step of the way to make sure it was going to match my face, and lifestyle habits so it can be maintained easily. Loved the natural and stunning results. Thank you!

Thank you for making my first brow shaping and tint session so successful and enjoyable! Elke started slowly and checked with me each step of the way to make sure it was going to match my face, and lifestyle habits so it can be maintained easily. Loved the natural and stunning results. Thank you!

Elke is great! She is so talented and really knows how to shape eyebrows! Her staff is so nice too!

I highly recommend Elke if you want your eyebrows done. I've been growing my eyebrows out for 4 months and i was looking for someone that was good and i came across Elke by far had the best review's, so i decided to give her a try OMG! What a difference with my Eyebrows she did a Awesome job. Love it!

Elke does wonders with eyebrows! She is the eyebrow whisper and knows what to do to correct, shape and gives each person a unique brow that works with their bone structure! Not only is she an eyebrow expert, she is very fun friendly and welcoming. The environment is also very open and modern! I love it! It feels like I am walking into a studio!

I highly recommend Elke if you want your eyebrows done. I've been growing my eyebrows out for 4 months and i was looking for someone that was good and i came across Elke by far had the best review's, so i decided to give her a try OMG! What a difference with my Eyebrows she did a Awesome job. Love it!

Elle was terrific and very professional.

Elke is the best around! She's a masterful brow artist -- she has an eye for subtle changes that have made my brows (and eyes) really pop. Thanks to her deft hand, my brows are in gorgeous, wedding-ready shape!

Elke is always on time and very professional. She's friendly and great at explaining what she's doing. She's also a good listener. Highly recommend!

Elke walks fabulously the thin line between being an expert who really knows her stuff and being in the services industry. My visit was very comfortable, wait time was zero, everyone was friendly and cordial and the space was great. Most importantly, she gently steered me away from making a drastic and irreversible change which (looking back months later) I'm grateful for, and yet she was never at all imposing or condescending. She respects her clients, makes helpful suggestions during consultation and talks through what she is doing. Go here, if you want to receive a top notch job without the attitude.

Elke is amazing. She really knows what she's doing and she really cares. She took all of my concerns into careful consideration and we have a plan in place to get my sadly over plucked eyebrows into tip top shape. I have complete confidence we will get there - I can already seem improvements in my brows after only two visits. Never going any else!

Elke is absolutely wonderful--warm, kind, easy to talk to--and clearly an absolute genius with eyebrows. I went to see her for the first time several days ago with my eyebrows in terrible disarray. I've been trying to grow them out for a couple of years, and they looked patchy and strange. Through a combination of tinting and shaping, Elke worked some sort of magic on my eyebrows, so that they now look wonderful. I feel more confident and put-together than I have in longer than I can even remember. Thank you so very much, Elke!

Best in NYC

I will keep bringing friends, Marla was trilled

Elke is so sweet and professional. She takes her time to speak with you and is amazing at what she does.

Maybe, I've already recommended to friends!

Best eyebrow shaping anywhere!

Perfect! She's my new go to brow woman!

Wow! This is the first time I've ever shaped my brows and Elke did an amazing job. I really liked that she took her time analyzing my brows and explaining each step of the process. Now I actually have arches which is no easy feat when you have typical flat, Asian eyebrows. I'm frugal but I believe in value and Elke is worth every penny so go treat yourself! You won't regret it.

Professional expert brow care in a calming space with the best brow expert in town.

I first came to Elke a few years ago. I had a poor excuse of an eyebrow. Overtime Elke was able to grow and shape my eyebrows beautifully. Would not go to anyone else.

Elke was a pleasure to work with. She listened and understood my concerns, and gave me the perfect brows for my wedding. Even gave me tips on what makes your eyes look tired, etc. I have full confidence in her.

I have never once regretted going and never see anyone leave her office with less than perfect brows.

Note: This is one of the very few reviews I have ever written, so you know I feel strongly enough about this business and want it to be successful forever.

I can't say enough about Elke. I came to her a year or so after I had taken the time to thoroughly grow out my brows. Rather than risk reshaping them for the first time myself and going back to my old ways, I wanted a pro who understands on-trend brows seen in high fashion (not generic stencil or waxing techniques) to show me what my brows could offer my face. And WOW. I cannot express how pleased I was. The shape was so perfectly done and made me look stunning - model-esque! I felt instantly more fresh-faced and spent the next month hardly wanting to wear foundation or lipstick at all, because all I wanted to do was let my full brows take the stage. I am now in to see Elke for brow tints to help all those pesky blonde hairs to show up and any time I want a special treat I am sure to get an a la carte shaping. I have never once regretted going and never see anyone leave her office with less than perfect brows. In fact, I still feel incredible after seeing her. Not only is she a total expert, she is such a sweetheart and joy to talk to.

I went again today for a brow tint and trim, and this evening (hours later) my husband immediately commented on how bright and youthful my face looked. He never notices my beauty appointments! Best of all, I know I'll spend the next few weeks basking in the freedom of not having to fill in my brows daily and enjoying the confidence it gives me to go out bare-faced.

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I have very thin brows and don't get them done very often simply because there is not much to do to them -- or so I thought until I met Elke. I've been to other salons in the past in both southern Cali and Manhattan, including Damone Roberts' salon (who happens to do celebrity brows). In all of my past experiences, stylists tried to make my brows as dark and thick as possible, hoping to make them more dramatic and stand out. They never took into account my features or my style, so my brows always looked too harsh and overpowering for my face. I know bold brows are in, and although I would love to have luscious, thick brows, they don't match my face and I don't look good with them. It's easy to make a brow by itself look better, but the hard part is making that brow go with your whole face.After seeing all of the amazing reviews for Elke, I figured I would give her a try. I honestly thought I would walk out with the same results I always do from other salons, but I couldn't have been further from wrong. While my brows are not much to work with, Elke completely transformed them and I have NEVER in my life seen them compliment my face so well. My face looks brighter and more opened up, and they are so well trimmed and shaped that I don't need to use gel to keep them perfectly in place -- they just stayed that way all day. I don't know what Elke does, but she truly has a gift and a vision for sculpting brows and I am absolutely obsessed with her. I have never been happier and cannot wait to go back.This all being said, I saw Elke a month ago and am now writing this review, and my brows still look incredible (which never happens...they always start to grow in weirdly after a couple weeks).Do yourself a favor and go book an appointment, your face will thank you.THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, ELKE!!

Brow Artist

Elke, you are truly an "ARTIST." I couldn't be more pleased with the results of our last session. Here I am coming to you thinking it was my final session as the depillar treatments worked so well that very little previously removed hair came back. As I looked in the mirror, I realize that I wanted to trim and shape my brows further than I had previously asked you to do. We talked. You listened. You went to work. Now every morning I look in the mirror and I smile at the perfectly shaped brows you created and how good they look on me. Thank you.

Elke is professional, personable and precise. I had an appointment for a Model Brow and I left truly satisfied. I highly recommend Elke. She has well honed skills and is a master at what she does.

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After about 40 years of having eyebrows that were unshaped, sparse , uneven, no arch and not very attractive I made an appointment with Elke. It was the best appointment that I made in a long time!!! Elke is amazing and then some. Firstly, she is so down to Earth and you will feel at home when meeting her. Elke made my eyebrows look amazing and I am so thrilled with the outcome. Tweezing is the best and it is a lost art that Elke is keeping alive. Trust me, Elke is a really amazing and I am so excited to have met her. Eyebrows are so important for us women and so many of us have messed them up either by our own hands or someone else's hands. Elke worked her magic on me and I am so excited to have beautiful eye brows after all these year. Thank you Elke!!!!

As seen on Yelp

I have wanted to write a 5-star review from the moment I met Elke. She is glorious. I struggle to find the money to go get my brows shaped and trimmed, but when I can get it done, it is sooo worth it! She is personable, professional, and always makes me look naturally defined. I've basically stopped needing to wear makeup since getting my brows tinted by Elke, and I feel much younger and fresher. My brows have become a favorite feature of mine. I'll be back!

Saw Elke for the first time today. She does excellent work and has a delightful personality. So glad to have found her!

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I can't believe I haven't written a review for Elke, yet. I've been going to her for years. I used to go every 6 weeks on the dot but my visits have become further and further stretched out (through no fault of hers- single girl maintenance vs saving for a wedding girl force me to prioritize differently so only before special occasions, nowadays) and I miss seeing her as often! She is so friendly, warm, and most importantly an EXPERT when it comes to your brows. I was brow clueless before her and she's taught me that Asian eyebrow hair grows in 2 different directions so needs to be trimmed and shaped a little differently. (No wonder no other brow tutorials have ever worked for me!) I always leave her salon in an upbeat mood cause I know my brows are bangin'!! They really are a frame for your face and alter your entire look just by being shaped a little. I LOVE that she started offering the express brow, a 15 min appt, with no eye makeup. Dont' get me wrong the full service one is awesome and Elke knows how to do LOVELY eye makeup so if you're going afterwards- DO IT!!! But if you're a schlub like me who is just going home straight afterwards, it's great that she not waste her time on doing the eye makeup I'm only going to wear on the subway home and it's cheaper, to boot!! Eveyone wins!!! Don't sit on the fence, she's lovely, super talented, and you won't regret it!!!

Brow Artistry

Elke is honest, knowledgeable, creative and professional. Painless tweeting by Elke gave me the perfect brow for my face. You will not be disappointed.

Elke is amazing! I won't let anyone else touch my brows again after seeing the miracles she can work on over plucked and uneven eyebrows, and even when my brows grow in, they still maintain a nice shape - she's the real deal and you're missing out if you don't trust me on this.

Can't Praise Elke Enough

I have had 6 sessions with Elke with the purpose of shaping my brows to be more androgynous. She has done an amazing job of achieving it. I am also lazy in that I don't want to keep home tweezing to keep up the style so for the last 3 sessions, Elke has been using her Depilar treatment on me. I can't rave about this enough. After 3 sessions (faster then average)hardly any hairs are returning and the ones that do are soft and easily removed. If you want beautiful low maintenance brows, I highly recommend the Depilar treatment

Best experience!

Could not have had a better experience! My brows look amazing, but I most impressed with how almost painless he tweezing was and especially impressed with my eyelash tint. Didn't get a drop in my eye and was a painless experience. So excited to have found Elke!

Master of Brows

I will never let anyone touch my eyebrows again except for Elke! I had a terrible waxing experience years ago that left me with brows the width of a pin head. In the past year that I have been going to Elke, she has helped transform my eyebrows dramatically. With her techniques, my eyebrows are fuller and have a great shape. She is a very experienced eyebrow genius! I cannot thank her enough. And on top of her expertise, she is such a sweet, down to earth person.

Professional Par Excellence

I cannot praise Elke enough. She is conscientious, thoughtful and the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to eyebrows.

Noni O.

I had an appointment for a Model Brow with lash and eyebrow tint with Elke a couple of days ago and it exceeded my expectations. Elke is truly an eyebrow genius. She obviously is able to really look at a client and discern what is right for that specific face. No cookie cutter brows here. A flattering and natural shape with colors to enhance each individual. Elke is a good listener and instills confidence. She also uses gentle products with a skilled hand. I was completely relaxed and beyond satisfied with my outcome.
I will certainly be back.

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I didn't have the chance to write a review the first time I saw Elke a month and a half ago, so as this is my second time seeing her, felt a review was due.

Elke is wonderful! She is both professional and very personable, explains what she is doing and why, and immediately puts you at ease. I feel very safe in her hands. After experiencing many inconsistent eyebrow threadings with unhappy results for years, I am extremely pleased to have found Elke. She is worth the peace of mind.


Elke has been doing my brows for well over a year now. All I can say is that she is truly a "brow wizard". I doubt that anyone could find better. I'm thrilled each time she shapes my brows and she works quickly and painlessly. She has a true talent for knowing how to give a professionally styled brow, every time. Additionally, Elke not only has amazing talent but she is lovely to talk to and runs a very professional salon. There's never a wait and checking out is friendly, fast and simple. If I could give her six stars, I would!!

The Best

I have been using Elke since she was in Brooklyn- I travel from Bergen County, New Jersey. - well worth the trip.


I have had my eyebrows done before by other "eyebrow experts". Honestly this is the first time my eyebrows have ever looked this amazing!!! In just one visit Elke was able to tweeze (painlessly I might add) my eyebrows into looking awesome. My eyebrows are thinning due to age/threading and she showed me how to fill them in while they grow in. She offered me a sample of her eyebrow scrub and there is zero pressure to purchase any of her products. I did anyway because her eyebrow mascara was simple and easy to use. Besides being super talented in her field, Elke was also super sweet! Your brows can make such a difference in your face, I feel like I had a mini eye lift. I will NEVER let anyone else touch my brows!

As seen on Yelp

OMG Elke is amazing! I have been to other eyebrow experts in NYC but my eyebrows were never amazing. In only one visit my eyebrows look great!!!! I can't wait to see how they look after a few more visits. Besides my model eyebrows, Elke herself is just super sweet and nice. It was such a pleasant experience. I will NEVER have anyone else touch my brows again!!!


Elke was wonderful with these seriously neglected brows, and painless too! She enhanced my natural shape and thoughtfully educated me on how they would progress over the next few months. As someone who rarely pampers herself, this was a wonderful, comfortable experience. Thank you!

Elke you were absolutely amazing.

Elke you were absolutely amazing, you really know what your doing, my eyebrows were a mess and you completely fixed them to look the best they ever have. I love them!!! they have never looked better and I'm very happy with the work you did. Your also very sweet and made me feel comfortable. Thank you so much for the awesome experience. I will be back for my next session and i will never go for a cheap thread, nail salon, or to another place again. Coming to you is well worth it


Elke is a brow wizard. She's been doing my brows for a while and I'm always super pleased with the results. I like the fact that she uses only tweezers, as opposed to waxing or threading. Tweezing is much more healthy for brow regrowth and the results are better, but only in expert hands such as Elkes.

Great Experience!

Elke is great! I've had a very pleasant experience with her. She not only shaped my brows (which looked fantastic after) but showed me how to fill in my brows and recommended to use her brow scrub.

I definitely will be back to see her again! Thank you Elke!

This place is clean, calm, quiet and Elke is consistently pleasant and welcoming..The brow and lash tintings I have had have ranged from good to excellent--unfortunately the dyes don't come out quite the same each time. But
I've always ended up looking better by giving my faded eyebrows and eyelashes some color and definition and making my face look less washed-out.

I appreciate the fact that they don't try to sell you stuff--Elke sometimes makes suggestions but doesn't push any product.

Very good experience

My experience with Elke was fantastic. She is very professional and knowledgeable. She taught me how to take care of my eyebrows and for that i am very thankful. Great experience overall.

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Elke is absolutely fantastic. I am very loyal to my LA-based brow artist but it's extremely difficult scheduling with her as I'm now in NYC. I needed to see someone ASAP for the times in between when my brows started looking a little Mufasa-esque, and decided to give Elke a try after many positive Yelp reviews. She's one of the nicest people you'll meet, and she is unbelievably fast and skilled.

She explained to me that brow tint should last up to four weeks and then used a different formula on me as I had mentioned to her how I've found that tint has trouble sticking to my brow hairs.

Post tint, they looked like different brows already!!! She proceeded to clean them up, and after a pluck here and a pluck there, they were literally 'Model Brows.'

I'm giving a serious Cara Delevingne attitude now - but this IS New York - so no one is really surprised.

Thanks Elke!

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She's so amazing. Im self conscious and my brows just added on to it . I got there, she surveyed my face and figured out what to do and i feel so much more confident. She's truly a professional.

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Elke is an absolute professional at what she does.

A friend had recommended I try her out. Because of the prices, I was hesitate at first. However I finally decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed. Elke is very welcoming and friendly. She is very much concerned with your specific eye brow request. Throughout the entire process, she explains what she is doing and how you can maintain on your own. Any questions you have are answered. She did exactly what I requested. All of the products she uses can be bought at her salon, also. She does not push anything on you, like many other places do.

Although it is expensive, I am telling everyone it's worth every penny! I will definitely be coming back in the future.

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Elke is a brow genius.

Like most women who get their brows done, I've had some absolutely horrific experiences. Some experiences were so bad, it turned me off to getting them done all together.

After moving to New York, I tried some salons again paying upwards of $80 per session so nothing but burnt skin and uneven shapeless brows. And then I found Elke!

I've been going to Elke for less than a year now and my eyebrows get better and better every time I leave her salon. I have naturally thicker brows with a scar in one that is difficult to deal with. I appreciate how much care and effort she takes in every session.

Now, I get complimented on my eyebrows more days than not. Elke even gave me a hair follicle reviver gel for the scar in my brow and it's definitely helping regrow some of the hairs there.

Overall, her prices are on point. She's curious and professional yet creates a relaxing vibe. Plus my eyebrows come closer to perfect ever visit!
If you've had traumatic eyebrow experiences or just strive for perfect brows, Elke is your go to!

Excellent Experience

Elke is absolutely amazing. I had a wonderful experience on my first appointment. She truly is a professional and knew exactly how to shape and clean my brows. I am now a loyal customer! I would highly recommend her to just about anyone!

Should have gone to Elke sooner!

My brows were always a work in progress...with no end in sight. I have naturally uneven brows, and prominent jaws and cheekbones. I wasn't sure where to arch my brows, how high the arch should be (to balance out those prominent jaws and cheeks), and how thin/thick they should be... After reading Elke's great reviews on Yelp, I booked an appointment and today, I am finally at peace with my brows! They are still a work in progress but Elke has given me great directions for where my brows are going and I can finally stop wondering if I'm shaping my brows in a way that fits my face.

Elke and the receptionist (I'm sorry I didn't get her name) were friendly, down to earth, and professional at all times.

First, Elke listened to me about how I wanted my brows, how I normally shape my brows, and all problems I had shaping my brows. Then she spoke to me about keeping my natural shape and thickness (I wanted them on the thick side), making my brows even, tips on growing out my brows in certain areas, current popular brow looks, and maintaining my brows. Then she applied a numbing agent and plucked away, all the while keeping friendly chats and working very intensely on my brows. It didn't hurt at all, no tugging on my lids or skin.

After, Elke taught me how to fill in my brows and gave me a mirror so that I can watch her as she did it. She was extremely patient with my questions about brow powder tones and even gave me advice on using the right brushes for application. Elke did not push any products on me. I did buy Elke's brow powder because I had been looking for one and with Elke's recommendation, I knew I couldn't go wrong.

After my appointment, my new brows and I went shopping, and I can't tell you how many looks and compliments I got from people!

Elke is an artist and a scientist in eyebrows. I just let her talent, experience, and precision take away all my frustration. It's so worth it. If I had done this sooner, I wouldn't have wasted so much time, money (on useless products!), and energy. I'm looking forward to my next appointment and my brows' progress!

It was an amazing experience!

I am the most difficult client when it comes to getting my eyebrows done. I have done it all: threading, waxing, and tweezing. I have been kicked out of two salons because I was too particular about my brows. That was about 4 years ago. I have not let anybody touch my brows since then and, honestly, for good reason. I was so grateful for Elke's patience and so excited to find out that she is of the same school of thought as I am when it comes to brows. We both believe in the power of a thick brow to frame the face. She was absolutely incredible! I'd pay three times as much to do it again because it was well worth the money! It was an amazing experience, which I highly recommend!


Due to a busy schedule and being an actress on a budget I may not see Elke for months for my model brow shaping, but when I do return we pick up as though we're old friends who just saw one another the day before. That's how personable Elke is. Unlike most Beauty Experts, Elke is happy to see you, she greets with you the warmest smile and she doesn't scold you or have a negative attitude towards you because of the time frame of service. Then of course there's Elke's incredible skills to turn your beauty disgrace into an amazing gorgeous face! She has the ability to not only give you clean well shaped eye brows, but also to help your brows grow and as a person who's always in front of a camera that's so important for me. Thanks so much Elke for always providing stellar service!

Elke is a magician,

My eyebrows are wonderful, every time I leave this place I feel like I am born again(lol), Elke is a magician, she knows what she is doing and does it very well. Everybody asks where did I have them done, I get complements... She is awesome!!! I love her work, it's perfection. Thanks, Elke!

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My go-to place for perfect brows!

Elke is worth every penny. I've been going to her, every 4 weeks, religiously for a year now!

Your eyebrows can make or break your look and, with Elke's perfect technique, they will elevate your whole face!!


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Run, do not walk. My eyebrows have never looked this good in the past 15 years.

I have hated my eyebrows pretty much forever. And now for once I don't cringe when I see myself in the mirror. I didn't have uneven Geico caveman eyebrows that have plagued me for years.

Going to see Elke is like going in for pampering. I love her brow scrub and growth serum. She is so incredibly nice and even remembers her clients! She's amazing, tells me how to maintain my eyebrows in between shaping. She's so gentle I feel like taking a nap when she's tweezing. She knows exactly how to create a flattering brow shape for your face. I'm well on the way to getting matching brows that highlight my eyes after suffering through threading disasters at other places.

Did I mention I live out of state and actually book an appointment as soon as I find out I have meetings in NYC? I have literally gone from the airport to the salon so I can fit Elke in.

I hope that I never have to use anyone else besides her. I can't trust anyone else with my eyebrows. I am a bargain hunter, but I swear that she is worth every penny!

She's an artist.

Highly recommended! : Yelp

Taming and shaping my eyebrows have always been a major challenge for me. they grow in different directions, at different rates and are just a mess more often than not. prior to visiting elke, i would just go and get my eyebrow threaded but was distraught that each time i would go, my eyebrows would become thinner and thinner so i bit the bullet, allowed my brows to grow out for 2 months and afterwards, made an appointment with elke.

Firstly, she is an incredibly warm person and despite her being the actual expert, genuinely listened to my concerns and requests about my eyebrows. she takes her time to explain her recommendation and then slowly works on your brows pausing during each step to make sure you are happy with the results.

For me, the end result was thick, tames, glorious eyebrows and i could not be happier.

The best part: she doesn't ever push any products or services on you and really cares about one's satisfaction. highly recommended!

elke: i'll see you in a few weeks for a trim!

If you are looking to correct your brow line or simply enhance your brows I would highly recommend working with Elke.

I have been a client at of Elke's salon for several years now. I find Elke to be an irreplaceable part of my beauty treatment. She has worked with many celebrity clients. If you are looking to correct your brow line or simply enhance your brows I would highly recommend working with Elke.

Love, love, love.

Love, love, love. No one else makes me thrilled with my eyebrows quite like Elke. I have uneven eyebrows that do not wish to behave, and 30 minutes with her and I look 100% more polished than usual. Some people love walking out of a salon with a new haircut, I love walking out of Elke's salon with an improved face. She knows what looks best for your face, AND she will still listen to what you want. She's pretty much the fair godmother of eyebrows. I've been seeing her every few weeks for the better part of a year, and my eyebrows have never looked more even and I have never been this pleased with my eyebrows. She's an expert for a reason. She knows exactly how to shape an eyebrow with 1-2 rows of eyebrow hairs. She's amazing at what she does, and she is such a joy to talk to.

Don't go anywhere else

Elke was so warm and welcoming and made me feel comfortable the entire time. I have very fair/thin eyebrows and she listened to my concerns, managed to find the perfect shade of eyebrow tint and made them look thicker and fuller. I will never go to anyone else. So happy I found Elke. She's the real deal with tons of experience.

Elke is fantastic. I started going to her in the months leading up to my wedding and she was able to turn my brows from over-waxed and thin to natural and shapely. Almost a year and a half after I said "I do," I still look forward to my appointments with her. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about all things brows and beauty, but she's also an incredible sweet person who makes visits easy and fun.

Love love love!

Love love love! Where has Elke been all my life?! I never knew my eyebrows could look so great following my natural shape. I am getting married in November and was looking for someone to save my eyebrows. My friend gave me the best referral. I have never met anyone who is more knowledgable about brows. This is clearly her art. She quickly pointed out the common mistakes that were made on my brows from people who were just randomly waxing. This always left me with uneven brows. I thought this was just me but Elke evened them out in the first session. Amazing. No one will ever touch my brows again except Elke. And on top of that she is just a lovely person. Makes you feel at home and super comfortable. I cannot recommend this place more

Love love love! Where has Elke been all my life?! I never knew my eyebrows could look so great following my natural shape. I am getting married in November and was looking for someone to save my eyebrows. My friend gave me the best referral. I have never met anyone who is more knowledgable about brows. This is clearly her art. She quickly pointed out the common mistakes that were made on my brows from people who were just randomly waxing. This always left me with uneven brows. I thought this was just me but Elke evened them out in the first session. Amazing. No one will ever touch my brows again except Elke. And on top of that she is just a lovely person. Makes you feel at home and super comfortable. I cannot recommend this place more

Tween Brow

I recently took my Daughter who turned 13 to get her eyebrows cleaned up. She was very excited to experience this adventure. Elke was so patient and explained what she would be doing to keep my daughters eyebrows as natural as possible. My Daughter was so happy with the outcome. I will be returning for my child and myself. I am looking to reshape my eyebrows and I am going to Elke. Thank You so much!!

Sylvia & Nia

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I've been rehabbing my brows for the last few months, letting them grow in and trying not to touch them, which has been really difficult. I went to Elke looking for some reshaping, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the way they came out! She is so sweet and easy to talk to, and had a really full understanding of what I was looking for in my brows (brow snob). I never really noticed that my brows were uneven! But they aren't any more. She fixed them right up and also gave me a free sample of her own formula that will help speed up the growing process in areas that are a little patchy (due to years of overplucking) for between appointments. I recommend Elke to the highest degree. Total professional and total doll. And honestly, my brows have never looked better! THANKS ELKE!!!!

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I found out about Elke through I was in desperate need of brow rehab after having them threaded way too thin at one of those corner threading shops. Elke took her time to tweeze and shape my over-threaded brows back into shape. My brows are now even with a perfect arch. Elke also gave me some great tips on how to stimulate hair growth. I'll definitely be back.

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Elke is incredible. I went in thinking that there was nothing she could do to save my uneven, over plucked brows but somehow she found a way to make me look presentable. Before I went to her I was seriously considering tattooing my brows because I thought I'd done irreparable damage. She made it painless and constantly checked with me to make sure that I was happy with what she was doing. She also made me feel extremely comfortable and made the whole process really enjoyable. I will most definitely be going back!

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Pricey - yes. Worth it - heck yes. I just had my brows done (my wedding is coming up) and am so happy I went here. Elke is able to look at your face, your eyebrows, think of what you look like in a photo and comes up with the most natural beautiful brows you didn't know you could have. I have thick eyebrows, and I love the fact that she was obsessed with them, unlike others who want to make pencil-thin lines that look horrible on my face. I am in love and think I may need to become a lifetime customer. Btw - she tweezed mine in nanoseconds, and the results were natural and soft. Also grad students and undergrads, she gives 20 percent off the cost if you bring your ID.

Kind, sweet and engaging, she's the best at what she does.

Elke is excellent, as always. Kind, sweet and engaging, she's the best at what she does. No one else is allowed to touch my eyebrows. I started going to see her about 2 years ago. My brows were extremely sparse from thin waxing and over plucking. Today, my brows have never looked better!! I'm extremely happy I found her!

Thank you Elke!

Love my brow shape and the way you explained everything, thank you Elke!

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I went in today for Elke's Model Brow service. I was amazed at her attention to detail and her ability to assess exactly what needed to be done to give me perfect brows. Not only did she give me awesome looking brows, but she also took the time to show me how I can maintain them myself between appointments. I will definitely go back again.

I honestly don't think I will ever go anywhere else again

I honestly don't think I will ever go anywhere else again for a brow shaping. Elke is a genius - she just knows what shape and thickness look best with your face and features and she ALWAYS gets it right! She takes her time and listens to your concerns and preferences. She makes helpful suggestions and is honest in her opinion. Also - Elke's products are great! I just bought the brow gel and mascara and was hesitent because I was using another for awhile but Elke's version blows that out of the water - much easier and quicker to use! I would recommend anyone to Elke!!!!

Great job

This was my first time at Elke Von Freudenberg Salon, I was very well greeted the staff was very nice and so was Elke. As of her job, she knows how to do it. She examined my eyebrows closely and managed to make them look just how I had wanted them to look. Everyone should try this salon !

I'm a novice at this and was a bit worried about snobby or dismissive attitudes, but Elke was calm, sweet and very good. My brows and lashes came out looking more visible, less faded grey, than they have in years. At the same time I don't look startlingly different--just what I wanted. I will definitely try it again.

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Elke is a master. I am so glad I happened upon her salon. I love my eyebrows now. She didn't push any products on me, she's easygoing and nice, the receptionist seems sweet, and I love the building. Yes, it's more than I ever paid, but I'm so happy with the result.

Excellent Work

Elke is a professional par excellence. She knows exactly what she is doing and has over the year I've been seeing her corrected all the damage others have done to my brows with wax. Elke has became a necessary part of my grooming.

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What I like most about Elke is her down to earth personality and her willingness to teach you about your brows. She doesn't give off that snobby salon vibe that you get at so many places that claim to be experts at making you feel beautiful.

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Elke is the absolute best eyebrow expert in New York City. I have been to other people and no one has her expertise and also teaches you how to maintain your brows. I highly recommend her to any and everyone!!!!

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Elke is, indeed, a brow shaping expert/perfectionist. I left extremely satisfied and I might add that my brows looked fantastic!

Brow beauty

For over a year now I have been coming to Elke & she has completely transformed my brows from short & wonky to long & well shaped. Her brow scrub & serum really do work & her eyebrow pencil is fabulous. Elke is such a delight- really the best brow place in town.

Beautiful Lashes

I go to Elke regularly for a lash tint. I am fair with blond eyelashes and she uses a gentle, vegetable-based dye to die them a rich and gorgeous blue-black which lasts 6 weeks. I don't have to wear mascara now! It took me years to find a good salon in NYC that offers a nontoxic tint, and Elke has a very gentle hand as well. I highly recommend her!


Elke is the best in what she is doing. It is a little costly, but once you try it, it's difficult to go to some other place.

Elke is the absolute best!!!!!

She works her magic each and every time with my unruly eyebrows. If you want your eyebrows done to perfection, make an appointment immediately to see Elke!

Elke is amazing!

Elke is a master. I am so glad I happened upon her salon. I love my eyebrows now. She didn't push any products on me, she's easygoing and nice, the receptionist seems sweet, and I love the building. Yes, it's more than I ever paid, but I'm so happy with the result. Maggie Z.

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Elke is amazing! I'm not quite there yet but with her help I know I'll have the thick brows of my dreams. After a major over-plucking as a teen in the 90s, I still struggle to get the thick look I used to have naturally, years ago.

She does great maintenance for all my in-between times where any other place would tend to take away too much, she leaves just enough to keep me groomed. I'm done with waxing and threading and am proud Elke Plucked convert.

There's also always snacks. And both Elke and Sunny the receptionist are a pleasure.
Loyalty program - 5 visits and 6th is gratis.
Highly recommended.

Elke is competent as well as professional. I cannot give her enough praise and would go to no one else to have my eyebrows shaped.

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The best of the best. Elke knows what she is doing. She was the first person to ever shape my brows (besides me), and they've never looked better. It's also painless- I almost fell asleep! She's super sweet- I am only in NYC a few times year and she taught me tips to keep my brows looking great even when she isn't around to fix them!

So cool

I would only go here, plain and simple. They know EXACTLY what they are doing, and treat you with professionalism.

Elke is an artist with eyebrows.

Elke is an artist with eyebrows. She looks at your face, evaluates the shape of your brows and begins to reshape your brows accordingly. She offers advice to those who may need a long term program from over plucking your brows. She has her own products for make up and brows that are gorgeous.


I'm an older woman with thining eyebrows and Elke has literally restored their shape and has worked a miracle with a tint. They look natural and healthy and add expression to my face. Fabulous, creative, artistry.

Elke tinted my eyelashes and customed tinted my eyebrows today. What a lovely
Experience A to Z. The salon is so relaxing especially the scented candles of Brown sugar and Fig aroma. Elke and her assistant are Charming and friendly ! No stress with the eyelash tint , its painted on as you are slightly reclined. And you can blink!
Eyebrows were custom colored with two colors. Luv the result!

Elke is THE eyebrow goddess.

Elke is THE eyebrow goddess. She transformed my eyebrows and taught me great grooming and maintenance techniques. In addition, Elke's brow tinting and lash services are second to none. I swear by her product line and can't wait to try the entire holiday collection.

I still did not have better place

Friendly, cozy place. Elke is very good in what she is doing, but I think that the place is somewhate overpriced.

My appointment with Elke was a wonderful experience.

My appointment with Elke was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend her eye brow shaping. I thought I had no eye brows and I was shock what she was able to do. She is warm, she made me feel comfortable and her staff was great. I look forward to going back again. Thank you Elke

I would totally recommend Pamela!

“I had purchased a Bloomspot deal and I’m usually nervous about these because I rarely receive great service when I walk into a business with a Groupon, Livingsocial and its likes. It is weird because that’s the one shot the business has to get new customers and keep them! Most businesses will cheap out because the client is using a deal. Well, not with Elke. When I saw Elke’s deal on Bloomspot, it was my first time getting my brows professionally done by a pro. There were so many positive reviews about Elke that I didn't think it could go wrong. I also purchased a 75 minutes facial deal at the same time (they do not offer 75 mins facials anymore. Just 60 or 90 mins). I did not think I benefited too much from the brow styling because I lack a full grown eyebrow to work with. I even grew them out before I went to see her. Elke gave me a lot of good advice on what I can do to help grow out my brows and also what she thinks would look best for me. She used her own product line on me but didn’t push me to purchase anything. She's really friendly!"


Before going to Elke I had actually contemplated plastic surgery because I thought my eyes were different sizes. I consulted two plastic surgeons who each had different oppinions on how to fix it...but both were ready to operate. when I left Elke's I noticed my eyes were the same size and shape! it was my brows and she fixed it! what a great eye. this isn't just a brow shaping, it is a whole face experience.

I cannot recommend Elke enough

I cannot recommend Elke enough - she is such a wonderful person & beyond talented at what she does. I have been raving about her to my friends since my 1st visit & only have even better things to say after my 2nd visit. Such a lovely, enjoyable, relaxing experience, and coming out with the best looking brows you've ever had is just the cherry on top!! Thanks, Elke!

You cannot get a better experience.

My brows have gone from feeble to fabulous thanks to Elkes expertise & wonderful brow products. You cannot get a better experience. Thank you Elke.

Elke is the best!

I cannot recommend Elke enough - she is such a wonderful person & beyond talented at what she does. I have been raving about her to my friends since my 1st visit & only have even better things to say after my 2nd visit. Such a lovely, enjoyable, relaxing experience, and coming out with the best looking brows you've ever had is just the cherry on top!! Thanks, Elke!

I have nothing to add. Elke is the shit for brows. I haven't had anything else done there, but I'd trust Elke without a doubt. She showed me how to make my brows grow thicker in 2 months than they had in a whole year after some lady at Quick Brow Zone screwed me up with crazy thin perma-surprised arches. She made them *perfec* for my wedding weekend. They also give student and teacher discounts--holler!

30 Day Custom Brow Tint

informative, friendly, professional and I have amazing brows.

Elke was amazing.....

Elke was amazing- spent a lot of time with me, very precise, and my eyebrows look fabulous! I will definitely be coming back

Very happy....

elke is the best. i always leave happy.

A Bridal Brow Client

What a wonderful experience! From the minute I walked in I knew I was in great hands with Elke. The space was so relaxing and my brows look fabulous! Thank you.

I now have the eyebrows I always wanted.

I now have the eyebrows I always wanted. Elke is wonderful, professional and thorough. She really takes the time to listen and is genuinely interested in what your needs are. Once she knows what you want, she goes to work, giving you perfect brows. I highly recommend her and the salon to anyone who is in search of the perfect brow.

The salon and staff are.....

The salon and staff are most welcoming and very professional. Elke is fabulous!

I made an appointment for the Model Brow shaping session with Ms. Elke Von Freudenberg today. This is how it went down:

1. Making appointment: Super easy online booking system. A valid credit card is required to hold the appointment.

2. Location: On the 9th floor of an office building. The space is basically one big room with two private facial/waxing rooms. The decor feels modern with black-white-grey color scheme. There is a comfy sofa in the waiting area with self-served tea and cookies. There is no separation between the actual brow salon and the waiting area, so you can see Elke hard at work with her clients. I got there about 10 minutes early, and my appointment started right on time.

3. The 30-minute Model Brow shaping process: Elke was warm and very sweet. She sat me down in front of a BIG mirror, and I told her about my eyebrow dilemma. I had my eyebrows tattooed before, but no longer liked, so I tried to grow my brows out to cover them. While one side looks pretty good, the other side didn't have enough hair to cover it. She listened carefully and told me how she would proceed to pluck (with a tweezer) and trim (with a brow scissor) to make my brows more even. The chair can be adjusted backwards, so I was facing the ceiling when Elke fixed my brow. I liked how her hands smelled clean and almost sweet when she was operating on my face (I've had some services where the esthetician's hands smelled like cigarettes/garlic/even possibly sweaty butt?!). Elke kept a light and fun conversation going during the process, and I didn't feel any discomfort throughout. She then gave me a mirror, and taught me how to fill in my brows naturally. At the end of the service, she got me back to upright sitting position to check in the big mirror, and it was amazing what a difference a great pair of of eyebrows can do to my face! I looked more awake, and my face had more definition even though I wasn't wearing any other makeup!

4. Product recommendation: Elke suggested her Brow Scrub for my missing patches of eyebrows. There was no hard selling of any kind. I bought it because I thought the idea was intriguing (use the scrub on my dry eyebrows every night for 2-3 weeks, and it's supposed to help the brows to grow out naturally). It wasn't cheap, but not crazy expensive either ($21 for 1 fl. Oz with a mini eyebrow tweezer). I'll update the result once I'm done with the jar.

5. Conclusion: Overall it was a great experience. I don't know if I'll spend $65 for this service regularly (I got it for $30 from a Bloomspot deal), but it looks like there is a weekday lunch special price for 15% off the regular price on their website. Speaking of deals, they have a stamp card where you can get one Model Brow shaping service free after purchasing 5 services.

Elke is a brow genius. Not only does she know what she's doing, but she CARES about what she's doing, too!

Even though she offers a range of services, I've only gone to her for brow dyeing and tweezing. I never feel nervous or uncomfortable when I leave my brows in Elke's hands. She takes her time and goes to great lengths to make sure she understands what her clients want, but also makes sure her clients understand exactly what she's going to do.

Each time I leave an appointment with Elke, I look like a new and improved person. Not like a drastically different person, just myself, but better. I don't trust my brows with anyone else... And neither should you!

My eyelashes look gorgeous

My eyelashes look gorgeous and I was so relaxed at your spa that I fell asleep. I will definitely be back!

Beatta is fabulous!

Beatta is fabulous! what a beautiful experience & gorgeous results...& Elke's brow cream does the trick. Elke is fabulous but everyone knows that!


My brows are GORGEOUS! Thanks to Elke - and her new brow serum, they are getting better and better. 🙂

Elke is the best at what she does .....

Elke is the best at what she does and she's just an overall sweet person. She is a perfectionist and that is a great quality to have when it comes to these services.

the staff was very personable.

they were very prompt and very pleasant. the space was clean and comfortable and the staff very personable.

Elke was so warm and welcoming.

Elke was so warm and welcoming. She offered great advice and really knew her stuff. I told her to keep my brows thick and so she did. Her tweezing was precise and didn't hurt a bit. The result was a "clean" and defined brow. She recommended I return in 6-8 for a clean-up. I did not feel rushed nor pushed to come back too soon. Thanks Elke!

Perfect eyebrows

Elke was both professional and proficient, sculpting perfect eyebrows.

Elke was the perfect selection.

have had a complex about my eyebrows since I can remember. Scarring, uneven, over plucked, you name it I suffered from it!

Making the decision to see an eyebrow professional was the best decision I've ever made and Elke was the perfect selection, talented, artistic and simply amazing is how I'd describe Elke. Her studio is inviting and relaxing the receptionist was super sweet. Overall treat yourself!!!! Schedule an appt today!! You will not regret it!

My skin looks luminous.

This was my third visit and it won't be my last. My skin looks luminous.

Thank you so much!!!

As usual, Elke treated me with warm professionalism and no matter what, she always does beautiful work. AND due to unforeseen circumstances, Elke was able to change my appointment and accommodate me at the last minute. Thank you so much!!!

5 Stars

The woman that serviced me, knew good and well what she was doing. Was very professorial..Def would recommend.. 5 stars

Elke is amazing!

Elke is amazing! I came in after a bad threading session. I thought my eyebrows were too thin and crooked. Elke made me feel so much better explaining that they weren't that bad,the ways that I could grow them out faster and fix them. She really knew her brows! Thank you, thank you, I can't wait for my brows to grow out so I can see her again.

What a wonderful facial!

What a wonderful facial! And, of course, my skin looks great! Also no hard sell on product afterward which I really appreciate

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I've been going to Elke for almost one year, and I think it's time to write a review. My eyebrows are full and grow fast, so I'd go to threading salons every 10 days. When I first went to Elke, she had a hard time figuring out what to do, b/c my eyebrows were dreadful and full of flaws. I started going to her every 4 to 5 weeks, and she always showed me which hairs she was leaving alone so they could grow and fill the blank spaces. Now, almost one year later, I've never been happier with my brows! They're full and trimmed and stay in place.

Bottom line: she knows what she's doing, so trust her. I love the online appointment on her website and the reminder (2 days before) she sends. The salon always smells fresh and clean. Even though it's on the pricey side, it's worthy, even if you have to go there every 6 weeks. Your eyebrows will still look good! She also has a 20% discount for students or a 15% discount if you book between 2-4pm, I think.

Thank you ELKE!!!

I started going to Elke in June 2012. I arrived with barely anything that resembled an eyebrow and now - not only do I have beautifully shaped eyebrows - but they are actually thick! Never thought the day would come where I would have thick beautifully arched eyebrows!! Thank you ELKE!!!

I'm so glad I found her!

Ellke is so sweet and did a fantastic job on my brows! I'm so glad I found her!

Had a clearing facial with Beata and brow shaping with Elke and had a very pleasant experience. These ladies are warm, friendly and more importantly, skilled at what they do. The space is clean and modern and in a convenient flatiron location. My skin is glowing and this is the best my brows have looked ever. All around excellent service! I'll be back.

I look 10 years younger!

Every time I leave, I look 10 years younger!! She really knows her stuff and gave great recommendations.

Knows how to repair damaged brows instantly.

I normally get my brows threaded, but stopped doing that technique in December because the threader messed up my left brow and I was growing them out. I was in preparation for a major photo shoot and needed a brow expert urgently and then I found Elke Von Freudenberg. The staff was very courteous/helpful and Elke, the owner of this fabulous salon is an Angel. She's friendly, personable, professional and knows how to repair damaged brows instantly. I walked into her salon a hot mess and walked out looking my best! Both my brows were even and shaped to perfection. I'm now ready for a sensational photo shoot thanks to Elke!

I had pretty much given up on my anemic, uneven brows, but after my visit with Elke today, I feel like there is hope again.

Upon entering the salon, I was immediately greeted and offered a seat by her very sweet and friendly receptionist. Elke was right on time with starting my appointment, which was especially nice, since I was on my lunch break from work. She took the time to discuss my issues with my brows and what I hoped to get out of our appointment. She went over the different options available to me for achieving the look that I wanted and she carefully explained what she would be doing before she started. The plucking itself was rather quick and painless and Elke showed me a technique for shading them in that matched my skill and comfort level. Aside from her talent, she is very friendly and easy to talk to, which made the whole experience as enjoyable as having hair plucked can possibly be!

In the end, I was very pleased with what she was able to do for me. I feel like she maximized what I had for her to work with and she gave me lots of great tips - none of which I have ever heard - for eyebrow care and grooming. I felt absolutely no pressure to purchase anything, though I did pick up some of her excellent Brow Fix (where have you been all my life?). This initial visit was discounted with my Bloomspot coupon, but I will definitely be returning in the future.

A great gem in this city.

Give yourself a delightful time at this lovely space with the gorgeous & super pro Elke. Your brows will look amazing in no time. A great gem in this city.

I would definitely recommend Elke to everyone.

I got my eyebrows done today by Elke. She is so funny and sweet. I was very nervous because I have a big scar in my left eyebrow that no seems to know how to shape properly. Elke was the total opposite. She took her time and explained what she was going to do and asked me if I felt comfortable with everything she was doing. She gave me tips and tricks that I will be definitely using. I would definitely recommend Elke to everyone. She is truly professional and knows her craft very well. Make your appointment now you won't be disappointed!!!

I wish i had gone to her a long time ago.

I wish i had gone to her a long time ago. Now it is actually a pleasure to have my eyebrows done. Elke definitely knows what she's talking about, and she gets the job done so fast it's quite impressive...and without experiencing any pain. It doesn't hurt that she is also very nice. The place is a big open space, very Soho like, and it smells like if someone is baking ginger cookies -
I think i read a review about someone complaining about the noise must have been me laughing with Elke as she is funny and friendly.
I would sincerely recommend this place -

I wish i had gone to her a long time ago. Now it is actually a pleasure to have my eyebrows done. Elke definitely knows what she's talking about, and she gets the job done so fast it's quite impressive...and without experiencing any pain.
It doesn't hurt that she is also very nice.
The place is a big open space, very Soho like, and it smells like if someone is baking ginger cookies -
I think i read a review about someone complaining about the noise must have been me laughing with Elke as she is funny and friendly.
I would sincerely recommend this place -

Aromatherapy Acupressure Facial

This treatment was new to me and terrific if you like massages and facials because you get the best of both.

Perfect brows

Perfect brows - as usual - by Elke. She really listens to your personal preferences and if you can't achieve it with the hairs you have yet, she will give you ways to "cheat" your brows. I have been "brow shamed" in the past by other "experts". Elke is ALWAYS encouraging and shows you how to achieve the results you want. Elke is the TRUE brow expert!

Elke was wonderful!

Elke was wonderful! I've always had light, thin brows and she made them look so much fuller. She was absolutely lovely, and the salon was nice and peacefully. I would recommend her to everyone!

Elke was wonderful!

Elke was wonderful! I've always had light, thin brows and she made them look so much fuller. She was absolutely lovely, and the salon was nice and peacefully. I would recommend her to everyone!

I'm so happy with my facial!

I'm so happy with my facial! My skin was glowing afterwards and got ideas about skincare. I'm so comfortable with both her and Elke that I just say do whatever you need. My skin and brows have never looked better.


Can I say amazing? I just had a clearing aromatherapy facial and brow shaping/tinting with Elke and I'm the happiest person ever. They're both so knowledgeable about their jobs and there's never a hard sell. (I must say that the products are fab and am an addict now) I've sent my son for his facial and to elke for his eyebrows as he's at that age and he said to me after, "mom, no one else will touch my face". He freaks when he is out of product and steals mine. What a find!

Great Facial!

my skin never looked so young and vibrant. i never felt so pretty.

As always....

As always Elke was wonderful and did an amazing job. She gave me a sample of a brow serum that she has been developing to encourage hair growth. I love that she is always innovating and working on new ideas. World, Elke won't stop until all our brow woes are addressed!

Elke's salon is special

Elke's salon is special - not in a glitzy way but it feels personal and individual. Very different than a Sephora's or Blooomingdales's brow station. Feels individually tailored for your own needs. Elke's technique produces a natural look based on her keen eye, skill and your own wants and opinion.

Accupressure Aromatherapy Facial with Beata

The service was AMAZING and the people were very friendly. I will def be going back =)

My brows look great!

Elke is wonderful and my brows look great!

As soon as i stepped i knew i had made the right decision....

As soon as i stepped i knew i had made the right decision to choose Elke Von Freudenberg salon. The receptionist was very welcoming , offering cookies and cider :-), and Elke was very nice and professional. i really did not know what to expect, but she totally makes you feel at ease, and you know right away that she knows what she's talking about. The only regret i have is to not have known about this place sooner.
...and no no one paid me to write this review.

Lip Depilar Service With Beata

This was my first appointment at Elke Von Freudenberg and I will definitely be returning. The service was courteous, fast and effective. The salon was clean and bright. A definite winner.

The Best

Elke is very warm and kind. She is able to accentuate what I consider to be my best physical feature-my eyes. The best-very nice atmosphere as well. Thank you!

I Love My Eyebrows Now.

I went to get them tweezed 3 times already. My shape was not what i wanted and they were too thin. Elke helped me to grow and reshape them by doing the right job!!!! I highly recommend her! She is professional and not money hungry like a lot of people and places in beauty industry. She also has great personality and a very nice person.

Elke did a great job....

My eyebrows were a disaster when I walked in. Elke did a great job cleaning them up and gave me pointers on how to help hairs grow back in areas that are sparse.

Very Happy

I've been a client at Elke's salon for several years now. I love her salon.I've had my eyebrows done by Elke for three years. I've seen more bad eyebrows then good so if you corrective brow fix or are looking for someone that knows how to make a beautiful face more beautiful call Elke. Elke always make you feel like she is seeing a friend but is a total professional. She takes great pride in her work.

Elke was great!

Elke was great! She talked me through exactly what she was doing. My eyebrows were pretty poorly kept up and sparse in places. They were a mess. Elke the shape to make them look lovely just as they are. I left with tips on how to make my brows grow better and a sample of her new brow serum. This lady loves her craft and it shows!

Thanks to Elke......

Styling my eyebrows has been the bane of my daily cosmetic repertoire for years, but thanks to Elke, I have a whole new perspective on their shape and regrowth. The hour she spent with me for my first consultation was truly enlightening (and comforting!) and I was truly impressed by the depth of her knowledge and expertise. I am most certainly a satisfied customer and will definitely be back!

30 Day Lash Tint

I absolutely loved the service. My lashes look GORGEOUS.

Very happy!

I wouldn't say that I have "problem" eyebrows but they definitely need to be cleaned up every so often...I get nervous going just anywhere since pulling 1 wrong hair can make or break them! Elke was so nice and down to earth! She listened to me and didn't just slap on some wax and sent me on my way, there was actually no wax used at all. She also told me what products she was using but never pushed them on me...this made me want them more and I ended up purchasing some brow tint that looks great 🙂

Elke and her staff are absolutely delightful.

Elke and her staff are absolutely delightful and deliver the best results. I walk out with fabulous eyebrows each time and feeling well taken care of. Love this place!

Elke truly revived my eyebrows!!

They look absolutely amazing and I could not be happier. I have finally found someone who was able to make them even, while still keeping them thick. Such a difference from other places. Totally worth the money!!

Thank you!

After just a short, pleasant time in the chair, Elke showed me my eyebrows and I was amazed at how good they looked. I'd never known I actually had a nice arch and good shape, until Elke worked her magic. It transformed my face. Also, she's such a nice, down to earth woman. Thank you!

Skin Clearing Facial With Beata

I sent my son in for a facial and depilar session and he loved it. he said he can't wait to go monthly because he felt great afterwards. thanks so much for taking care of my son. see you soon!


Elke is fabulous. She KNOWS eyebrows. She is warm, welcoming and I don't mind having her in my face:))) I make the trip from Ridgewood, NJ just for my brow appointment! Highly recommend!

Elke was amazing!

I didn't know what to expect before getting there but she totally put my mind at ease and did a great job with my horribly misshapen brows. She was personable, fun, and it was a relaxing way to end a work day. The best is knowing that she's really passionate about what she does and wants her clients to be happy -- always a good sign!

Elke's Brows

Meticulous-which is always a good thing when it comes to brows! Takes your opinion into account before starting to shape your brows. And an all around sweet person!

As seen on Yelp

I went to Elke yesterday for the first time for a brow shaping. I discussed my specific brow requests, and Elke was receptive and encouraging of what I wanted. I like to leave my eyebrows full and natural-looking and have had issues in the past with brow specialists creating brows that are too small and not shaped to my liking. However, Elke has been the first to communicate well and understand what I like. She is artistically creative and has a broad vision and appreciation of beauty... you can trust her with your individual look! Also, she is quite thoughtful and a pleasure to talk to. Highly recommended!

Great experience at Elke Von Freudenberg! I actually saw Elke's assistant, Jenna, and was very impressed with her work. Besides being highly knowledgeable in her craft, she also made sure to check in with me throughout the session, and I hardly felt her tweezing. Elke even stopped by to see how things were going. Jenna made my brows look natural and have a nice shape. Also, I love how they don't push products or pressure you to book your next appointment. The atmoshpere is very low-key and relaxing so I didn't reel rushed at all. Would definitely go again even if a little pricier than the shop around the corner.

Great Eye Treatment!

A couple of weeks ago I went to Elke's to try a new treatment for the skin around your eyes that she had recommended me. I went one day before a wedding and I was gladly surprise how after only 15 minutes with the eye mask, the skin around my eyes looked fresh and how my black circles had diminished and the skin looked clear as if I had been taking a nap! I will defintely recommend this treatment as part of a facial and for special occasions!

Best in the business.

I have been seeing Elke for quite some time now and -- quite simply -- she is the best. I saw numerous brow "experts" before her, but Elke truly is an expert at knowing how to size up your face and shape your brows to suit you perfectly. To top it off, she is one of the nicest people ever. What's not to love?!

Elke was Great!

Really love my eyebrows and the experience was great. She talked me through how to do clean-up myself at home so I could not have to go back to her so much. Plus, she offers all sorts of coupons, which is great for a small business.

Best Eye Brows Ever!!

Before finding Elke I used to wax my eye brows once a month and I was not really happy with their shape. I've been going to Elke for a year now and my eyebrows look amazing!! People say it is a little bit costly, but believe me she's worth it! I won't trust my eyebrows to anybody else after meeting her. She really studies your brow shape and recommends you the best shape for them, she always makes me feel like a million bucks!

It's her 'thing'

Elke is super professional and knowledgeable about her craft. She takes the time to explain everything and also listens to you. I highly recommend her.

Elke's Fantastic

I was so glad to find Elke in Manhattan after having used her services in Brooklyn. Her new space is extremely relaxing - what a comfy chaise! Elke is so gentle and makes you feel beautiful. She creates your look based on what you want. There's no pain. My brows are extremely natural-looking. I've used Elke for makeup as well and she does a lovely job. I highly recommend her.

I have not found or even HEARD of another person as talented as Elke. She is so incredibly patient and kind and attentive. My eyebrows have been absolutely butchered before so I was so excited to have someone who listened and even better, knew what looked best on my face. Yes it is pricey, but I'd rather shell out the cash than have eyebrows that distract from my face rather than enhance it. I think you'll have a tough time finding anyone better than Elke.

Truely an Eyebrow Specialist!

I've been thinking about seeing Elke for a while and glad I finally went for it. She was professional, friendly and kept me informed of what she was doing the whole time. Afterwards, she told me what I needed to do - where to pluck and let the hairs grow. My brows are no longer a mess thanks to Elke! She's made a loyal customer out of me!

Very Professional and Sweet.

It was a pleasure to meet Elke. She kept my eyebrows the way I like them, thick and didn't butcher them up!! There are areas where they need to still grow and she showed me exactly where. She is friendly and professional, I felt at ease with her and would def be back. Thanks Elke!

I have been going to elke for the past 10 months and she is fantastic. i will not go to anyone else as long as i live within a reasonable distance from elke. prior to tweezing, i too was having my eyebrows threaded but i moved and the place that i found near my new place is a dump. i finally decided to look for a real expert and pay up and i am so glad i did.

elke shapes your brows so nicely. i have semi-thick eyebrows, she never takes off too much, she had a vision of what she wanted my eyebrows to look like and she has been moving towards it over the months. i just went to her today and i couldn't be more pleased. additionally, she now has her own product line available in the shop - the products i bought are great. i actually just tried them after showering right before going to bed..oh well, i was excited. she has this great brow gel that gives your brows a little extra something. there are so few instances i can think of where i have been able to do a reasonably good job at replicating what i looked like in the place (whether it be a hair cut, wax, etc) - but with her products, i feel like my brows look pretty close to when i left her this afternoon!

lastly, elke is a really nice, professional professional (yes, i meant to type that twice). she is running a really successful business and understands that it's about making her clients look their best...and that is exactly what she accomplishes. try her, you won't be disappointed!

A Master at her trade!!!!!

Elke is an angel sent to me from the eyebrow gods! I had been growing in my eyebrows for approx. 3 months due to over-waxing. After some research, I found a couple of eyebrow gurus in the city. I loved what her website had to offer (tips, FAQs, blogs, reviews), so I chose her. She is an extremely warm person and she made me feel at ease. I knew exactly what she was doing, step by step, and she always made sure I was comfortable. I am so happy with the results will DEFINITELY be going back!

She is truly the eyebrow expert!

It all began when I decided that I would avoid the cheap eye brow wax services in regular salons and start doing my homework. My eyebrows have been getting thinner and thinner all throughout the years because of the excessive wax jobs I've come across. Not this time. I finally did my research and decided to give Elke a try after reading all of the great articles and raving reviews. After meeting & greeting with Elke, I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed.

Elke is fantastic!

Elke actually did what I've been asking others to do for over ten years -- she put an arch in my brow! Elke is truly the friendliest and most knowledgeable expert I've come across in the city. And it was painless! Elke works magic and I'll definitely be back.

The Model Brow - Exceptional Service

Elke has an amazing eye and talent for creating the perfect brow AND fixing the less than perfect ones, too. She provides exceptional service - listening carefully to clients, considering their past experiences, their style and their input before working her magic. The result is wonderful and also something that you can manage yourself. Though her product line is terrific and completely complements your salon experience, Elke never pushes her products. Instead, she helps you evaluate what you are.

10 years younger!

I walked out looking more awake and 10 years younger! This is my new go-to spot for brows! They take their times and use such precision. I will no longer trust anyone else to touch my brows.

The Best!

There is no one else I'd rather trust with my eyebrows than Elke. Not only is she the most knowledgeable expert I've ever met regarding brows, but she is extremely personable and professional. I won't let anyone else near my eyebrows.

Elke is my go to for my brows!

I've been seeing Elke for about 3 yrs and with her help my grooming is streamlined and perfected. One of the nicest things about Elke is she enjoys her work- she explains every step and I've never had anything but perfectly shaped brows.


If you are looking for an expert to shape your eyebrows - look no futher! Elke puts you at ease, explains what she is doing and teaches you how to maintain. She has made a repeat client out of me and I would strongly recommend her.

Professional but friendly

I enjoyed my time with Elke who makes you feel welcome, listens to your comments and does a great job. She has her own line of products, but there is no pressure to buy, I shall definitely go again.

Very talented professional

Elke took the time to talk through my wants and needs before getting to work. Once she started, she talked me through the process and provided advice for ongoing maintenance. She's very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.


Elke did an excellent job shaping my brows, and they look the best they ever have. She had a warm personality, made each person feel comfortable, and gave great maintenance tips.

Great service!!

The service was very good. Elke made very good suggestions and made sure that she explained what she was trying to achieve. She also provided great maintenance tips! She just made a regular customer out of me!

Happy Brows!

My eyebrows are finally on their way to happiness. Elke is fabulous and she is extremely knowledgeable. It is great to find someone who really understands eyebrows. Thanks Elke I can't wait to come for my next visit.

Definitely the best eyebrows in NYC!

I only wish I had found Elke sooner. I have difficult, corse and curly eyebrows and was told to try threading when I moved to NY. This was a really bad idea. After the second time I noticed a huge change in the shape. They were getting very thin and the gap was widening. I stopped going and was just about out of options when I found Elke. She is fantastic! I'm starting to get back to the shape I like and Elke is teaching me to maintain them myself. I'm recommending her to everyone now.

I love my new eyebrows!

Elke did a great job of fixing my eyebrows and explaining why she was "styling" them a certain way based on my hair type and other factors. She also taught me how to actually apply brow make-up and then which areas to avoid plucking to get the look I'm trying to achieve. Thanks Elke!!

I love my new eyebrows!

Elke did a great job of fixing my eyebrows and explaining why she was "styling" them a certain way based on my hair type and other factors. She also taught me how to actually apply brow make-up and then which areas to avoid plucking to get the look I'm trying to achieve. Thanks Elke!!

Love my brows

My experience with Elke was amazing! I l have difficult brows and I always hate the way they look because of a small scar through my right brow. Elke fixed me right up! With just a little filling in my brows look perfect!

Great experience

Elke is warm and has a great eye and great talent. I love the fact that she embraced my thick eyebrows, and the resulting look is natural and elegant. I am looking so forward to my wedding and showing off my brows ;).

Elke is awesome

I will never do the cheap waxing again. Elke took the time to shape my brows and tought me how to maintaing them between sessions. I will definitely be going back.


I recently saw Elke, after a series of disappointing eyebrow appointments throughout Manhattan, and am never leaving! Not only did she take the time to listen to what I wanted and why I was unhappy, but she also taught me how to apply proper eyebrow make up, to cover up the imperfections which still remained. Although the price is seems steep, it is worth it for the quality and professional demeanor Elke maintains.

Elke Von Freudenberg was great

Elke was very attentive and gave me a great lesson brow maintenance. I am pretty happy with my natural brows but was looking for a more cleaned up look. I definitely look more polished now, and will avoid the cheap waxing I had before. Definitely worth it!

Great experience

Elke did such a great job. My eyebrows were never shaped so perfectly. And I'm one of those people who never writes reviews but this time I wanted to share it with others. I live pretty far from the city but from now on I'm going to Elke only.


After reading many great reviews and different articles on how great Elke is, I wanted her to work on my unruly and difficult brows. I must say she exceeded my highest expectations! First off she has such a beautiful feeling around her, I immediately felt comfortable. She listened to my needs and was very thorough in explaining what she thought would work for me and how she would deliver it. I am in love with my brows now and recommend Elke to everyone. I'm officially hooked!!!

Elke works wonders with eyebrows

I had the most fantastic experience at my brow shaping with Elke. She was very pleasant & relaxing in her demeanor - and she was able to fix a rather shoddy eyebrow waxing I had received before. I definitely recommend Elke!

very professional!

She was very nice, professional and took the time to listen and really see what my issues were and what I wanted to accomplish in the visit. She will help your brows suit your face!

brows are back!

It has been about a month since Elke worked on my brows. What a difference. Comments include: did you lose weight? you look so rested? It definitely adds some time to my morning routine but it makes me happy.

elke is great

elke is great - very nice and supremely knowledgeable. she is a true artist and well worth the money. we have a full fledged plan for fixing my brows!

great job!

Elke is very kind and knowledgeable. She takes the time to really do a great job. Having Elke shape my brows was a very pleasant and positive experience. I highly recommend her.

Get Elkefied!

Elke is an artist! She does such an amazing job, you will walk out of there feeling like a new woman. She really takes the time with you, she knows how to shape your brows so that they perfectly fit your face. Really, truely, my eyebrows have never looked so good! Thanks so much Elke! See you soon!

Great job

This was my first time getting my brows done and I loved the results!! I highly recommend Having your eyebrows done by Elke! She is great, very nice and professional.

Best experience having my eyebrows done ever

Elke was sweet and extremely helpful. My eyebrows were thin and shapeless and she talked me through getting them back To the way I want them. I will be continuing to see elke. It was well worth any price 🙂

Miracle worker

I have the problem of over-waxing/plucking through the years and my eyebrows are sparse and uneven. I started using her scrub (from her own line, made of natural ingredients) and I definitely saw hair growth in the 3 weeks that I was using it every night. I'm allergic to most every product in the market and I had no reaction at all. Awesome



Elke: Sweet Expertise

All I did was type in "Best eyebrow specialist in NYC." Elke's name popped up all over the screen. I made an appointment. We met.First about Elke: She is courteous,professional, generous, warm,and sooo sweet!Now about the brow: I think that I may finally have nice eyebrows.Thank you Elke!

Virtually painless and looks great

A wonderful repeat experience. I almost fell asleep. And I looked so much better when Elke was finished. She maintains the fullness of my brows and never pushes her products.

Wizard of Eyebrows

She is the best ever. I have really wild eyebrows that she has tamed and shaped perfectly. She explains everything she is doing and how you can keep up the brows until your next appointment. She really has the magic touch! Plus she is a super nice person.

Incredible experience

I went back for a return visit but brought my mother along with me this time and she made the both of us feel so at ease and made sure that we were happy with what she was doing every step of the way. We're both extremely happy with our eyebrows and can't wait to go back. Elke is amazing at what she does!


She is not only talented but super nice! It was the first time getting my eyebrows shaped and was a little nervous. She made me so comfortable, and my eyebrows came out perfect. She truly is the best!


Elke is the absolute best! My eyebrows have never looked better. She listens, helps and explains what to do. If it wasn't for her I would be a complete mess!


What a find! She shaped and refined my too thin eyebrows to perfection. I'm using the scrub and looking forward to thicker eyebrows in the future. Elke can work magic.

Love My Eyebrows!

My eyebrows are tattooed on too thinly. Within 3 months of seeing Elke, my eyebrows have been transformed. She taught me how to scrub and grow my eyebrows so she could shape them to compliment my face. I love them now!

Highly Recommended

Elke is very patient and very thorough. She works hard to understand and fulfill the desires of her clients. She made my horrible eyebrows look great! I recommend her highly!


It was time to tame my unruly eyebrows and I put them in the hands of Elke - who with some quick movements of warm wax and a few plucks here and there transformed me into a subtly awake looking and groomed guy - she is the best

brow genius

elke is amazing. she transformed my brows with a wave of her tweezers and wha la... she even gave me a lesson on how to apply brow shadow correctly. sooo glad i found her!!!!

Great at what she does

I went to see Elke after a previous botched eyebrow job. Elke is patient and she took the time to make sure I would be pleased with my result and I most certainly am. She also provided me with expert advice on how to not only get the maxim benefits but on how to maintain them. I will definitely be going to see her again