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Meet Sandy Tran of Brows by Sandiee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandy Tran.

Sandy, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
As a teenager, I was always really into all things beauty. In high school, I would always help my sister and my friends get ready for school dances or any weekend events. Make up was always so intriguing for me and helped me bring out a creative side. After college, I immediately got a job as a personal banker and soon became a Mortgage Loan Officer for eight years. I had no time to explore make up anymore because I was always tired from work. One day I decided to get my eyebrows tattooed and that changed my life! It reignited my interest in beauty and that’s when my journey in PMU began. I took several powder brow tattoo trainings and finally started offering services to friends and family once I felt confident. In order to reach my goal of doing PMU full time, I had to work seven days a week with no days off for almost three years. I would work Monday through Friday at the bank and do brows every weekend. There are times when I would do brows after a long 8 hour shift at the bank. I knew that giving up all my weekends and not being able to see my family and friends for so long will eventually lead me to where I need and want to be. After three long years of struggling both jobs, I finally had the courage to transition to doing PMU full time and it was definitely the best decision!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
In any field we choose as our occupation, there are always struggles and ups and downs. I worked three years doing two jobs in order to find sustainability and it definitely took a toll on me. Working seven days a week meant I had no time for family, friends, or even myself. There are times when I questioned if I was making the right decision. Then I would be reminded that this is exactly where I need to be after each successful and happy client! Struggles are inevitable but it was how I perceived them in a brighter light that made it easier.

We’ve been impressed with Brows by Sandiee, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We offer permanent make up tattoo services at Brows by Sandiee. We specialize in ombre powder brow tattoo which achieves beautiful natural powdery brows as a result of PMU machine work. Ombre powder brows is the least invasive form of PMU and typically lasts 1-3 years. We work diligently on creating a customized shape that is unique to each client’s own features. As a PMU Artist, I aim to build my clients’ confidence by helping them achieve beautiful pair of eyebrows therefore enhancing their natural beauty. I would love for my readers to know that I pride myself in making my clients’ comfortable throughout the entire appointment, informed of every step of the process and that I treat each person’s eyebrows as if it were my own.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I feel like this industry has endless opportunities and will continue to grow allowing artists like myself to thrive.


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All photos were ombre powder brow services provided by me, brows by sandiee.

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