Brows

I love,love, LOVE working with brows! They are the padded hanger upon which the classic browsbeautiful garment that is your face, hangs from. They frame your face, and make the difference between pretty and va-va-va-voom!  Part of my obsession stems from my crooked brows post paramedian forehead flap (graphic images) for reconstruction after I had basal cell cancer removed from my right nostril. The scar comes down into my right brow and regularly causes me to freak a bit about how crooked I fell my brows are. Most people don’t even notice it, but I do. Brows are powerful. They can make a huge difference in how you feel about your “look.” And really, maintaining them is not complicated.

Look at that classic beauties, they all have beautifully groomed brows.  I cannot stress enough the importance of this. The number of times I have worked with models who had unruly, or overgrown brows is too many, and often makes me want to stop everything and break out my tweezers. But it is understandable that some might be afraid to risk looking surprised until a mistake grows out. If you  can’t afford to have someone do them for you, here are some tips for how to have lovely defined brows.

Hayley Mason who writes for Divine Caroline, interviewed brow guru Robby Nelson on his tips and techniques in her article How to Shape your Brows Like a Pro (included is a great video!)

Women’s Health Magazine dishes the low down on the tips that all of us brow-obsessed follow to the letter: Eyebrow Shaping 101: Pluck the Perfect Eyebrows

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Rebecca Cramer, raised in Oklahoma City, OK, had her first job in design, layout, and printing of concert posters for artists like B.B, King, Bobby Blue Bland, and Wanda Jackson at her family’s offset and lithography business, Colorcraft Poster Company. Her career history includes editing and managing the review process for The American Ornithologists’ Union’s magazine The Auk, as well as teaching English at the secondary and post-secondary levels. In 2008 she completed a Master’s in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at Oklahoma City University. One constant has been Becca’s love for the arts and her penchant for creating, and she approaches design and construction from an artist's perspective. She has worked such diverse media as silver-smithing, collage, and found-item art. She loves repurposing things others throw away into something useful and beautiful. Early on, Becca displayed a passion for makeup early, when at the age of two she broke into her grandmother’s lipstick stash and applied lipstick to herself, the vanity, and the walls. In June 2012, she moved to Denver to become a makeup artist. Under the name Becca Be, and Fetch, her work has appeared in several fashion publications, including Dark Beauty, Jute, and Kai’outi magazines. She has also worked with designers for Denver Fashion Week, and with ADCD’s Paper Fashion Show (both as artist, and Production Designer).

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