She spends her days polishing and preening everyone from ‘ladies who lunch’ to ‘princesses from the Middle East’.
And now Mayfair’s resident beauty expert Sherrille Riley has revealed her tips for achieving the perfect eyebrows.
Sherrille, who tends to the brows of Meghan Markle, has been championing the natural look since a run-in with a razor at the age of 13 that saw her shaving off her own brows in a moment of madness.
It sparked the beginning of a lifelong obsession with beauty and a quest for the achieving the perfect brows, culminating in the launch of her own luxury salon, Nails & Brows Mayfair, on Berkeley Street in 2014.
These days, the expert spends her days beautifying everyone from Hollywood royalty like Halle Berry to actual royalty. Here, she shares her four top tips exclusively with FEMAIL.
Meghan has been getting her brows groomed at Sherrille’s salon since before her engagement to Prince Harry was announced last year – she opts for ‘the Audrey’, a natural, straight style
Beauty guru Sherrille Riley tends to the brows of thousands of clients in her Mayfair salon – from Hollywood royalty to Middle Eastern princesses and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
1. Your brows shouldn’t be symmetrical
‘It’s completely normal to have one arch higher than the other,’ says Sherrille. ‘They’re not supposed to be the same; they’re sisters, not twins.
‘I’ve never met anybody with exactly the same brows. Instead, I like to keep my clients’ brows as full as possible and as natural as possible, follow their natural shape.
‘I give them a bit more colour and depth, and really thicken and style them up.’
2. Take a leaf out of Ms. Hepburn’s book
Sherrille’s ‘Audrey’ style – inspired by Ms Hepburn’s iconic full, thick brows – is the Duchess of Sussex’s preferred look.
Meghan opts for Sherrille’s popular ‘Audrey’ eyebrow style – inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s iconic full, thick brows (pictured in London, 1955)
The ‘Audrey’ (as seen on Meghan in April) is one of Sherrille’s most requested looks, and she puts it popularity down to its low maintenance nature and natural, straight style
‘With the Audrey, I try to reduce the arch and create a straight look but make sure the ends are quite lifted and gradual all the way through, rather than a tick,’ Sherrille explains.
‘It’s a very universal look that suits most women and it’s effortless.’
3. Straight, not arched
‘A high arch can make women look pretty angry,’ says Sherrille. ‘I encourage clients to try that and to grow the brows in.
‘It’s actually more low maintenance [it takes a tint, shaping and trimming every few weeks plus a brow filler pencil].’
4. Over-plucking can lead to permanent damage
‘Sometimes with over-plucking, the follicle gets disturbed or the hair doesn’t grow back as well.
When I was 13 years old, I shaved my brows because I wanted them shaped but I didn’t know what I was doing.
‘Eventually I ended up with two half brows and they didn’t grow back properly also the hairs created shadow. That’s really where my obsession with brows came from because my own ones were a mess.
‘Now, my mission is to educate women on what can be achieved and how.’
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