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Conversations with the Inspiring Isabel Brown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Isabel Brown.

Isabel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began my journey in early 2016 when a friend of mine approached me with the idea of doing Eyebrow Microblading. She had been in this field a few years and believed I would really love it as well… she was right! My background as an artist really helped, it provided me with the future tools I would need in order to work on a person’s skin with a steady hand, and a creative eye. I fell in love immediately and started to pursue my career in permanent makeup. I took a course and let the momentum carry me forward. Once my course ended, I practiced and practiced to perfect my technique. I then began to look for a lease that would give me the space needed to ensure my clients had the perfect blend of professionalism, and artistic expression to start my business. I was fortunate that the space I found was still being built out. This allowed me the opportunity to have some input to the final result of how my suite would end up looking, and so I said: “sign me up”! It gave me more time to prepare with my salon opening in early 2017, and I hit the ground running! It’s been quite the adventure and it would not have been possible without the support of all my family, friends and loyal clientele. I feel very grateful to be able to make a difference in someone’s life and help boost their confidence or just save them sometime every day, allowing them to have more free time in their lives, to spend with their family, friends or pursuing their dreams!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Has it been a smooth road? Simply put, not exactly. Every endeavor comes with its set of obstacles, its hard work. One of the most challenging things I came across was my fear of failure and the anxiety of not knowing what would happen. It took some time but I kept in mind that I was doing the best I could, I did my research and stayed positive. The most important thing is to stay focused and passionate about what you are doing… don’t give up!

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am a permanent makeup artist. I specialize in eyebrow microblading and combo brows. Eyebrow microblading has become one of the most popular techniques, in the last few years, to help recreate the look of natural eyebrows. It is achieved by using a manual hand tool to make “hair like” strokes into the skin, where ink is then deposited. Combo Brows require a combination method, which utilizes eyebrow microblading and a permanent makeup machine that is used to create shading. I am most proud of being able to help others. Some of my clients suffer from serious conditions which impact their ability to grow hair, such as alopecia, trichotillomania, and in the most severe cases have survived cancer. What sets me apart from others is that this is more than just a business, it is a passion, I truly enjoy and feel grateful to be able to walk into my salon every day and know that I am making a difference in someone’s life.

Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
Growing up, I always loved to draw, as I reached my teens, I began to do oil paintings. I enjoyed doing things hands-on and being creative. As I grew into adulthood, I kept my passion for art and developed my skill further. I mainly painted for my enjoyment but I commissioned some pieces as well. The best example I have had in my life is my parents, they taught me to work hard, do my best and be humble.

Pricing:

  • Eyebrow Microblading $425
  • Combo Brows $575

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Image Credit:
Lisa Donahue Photography

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