Roughly two week ago we published a blog article called
The Confines Of Our Comfort Zones. This blog really inspired me to take a hard look within and evaluate whether I simply do not want to do something or if I actually do, but am just too scared to step out of my beloved comfort zone.
This thought process combined with an eyebrow conversation lead me to saying, "You know what, let's just do it". I am curious about brow tinting and while it might scare me a little I am intrigued enough to know that the fear steams from it being just slightly out of my comfort zone.
A Little Insight To My Brows and I...
Day to day I am makeup free. Being a mom of five I found that being so was just the easiest and most efficient in a morning routine. As my children have established their independence I have started to slip back into the world of beauty. Last July I tried the trend of contouring. This March I decided to tackle the craze for bolder better brows and tried the method of eye brow tinting.
To be honest I had a very vague idea of what was happening and what the outcome would be. My brows are pretty thin in todays brow standards, they are also light in color and do not really frame my face as the brows of today are meant to. With this knowledge let's turn our attention to the term and practice of Brow Tinting. Which is to my understanding is the process of dying your brows with a pigment that is intended to darken your brow hairs. Through this process one should receive darker brows that provide for better contrast to your face.
Phoenix Antoinette Clark
Phoenix was amazing at answering all of my questions, as well as verbally guiding me through the process as she was proceeding. I highly appreciated this aspect of her service because I was pretty nerves and apprehensive about the whole experience. Her willingness to share and to help me be in the know definitely helped to relieve some of my nervous energies.
Here are some key facts that she shared.
What Is Brow Tinting?
What To Expect
My Brow Tinting Process
My Take Away
As a whole I love my experience with Phoenix she was incredibly personable and more than willing to share her knowledge with me. Which I found to be a great factor in limiting my nerves. With these wonderful traits and skills aside I have to admit I personally did not like the way my eye brows looked from the tinting. Here are my reasons as to why this was probably a one time experience for me.
1) It's a little funny, but for a good chunk of my life I have been under the impression that I have black hair. However last summer at the hands of a great hair stylist I found out that my hair is dark brown. Approximately two weeks before I booked my appointment with Phoenix I dyed my hair black. Remember now that I am a natural girl. It didn't register in either MaKayla's or I's brain that she would match my brows to my current hair color. So when I sat up and looked in the mirror. I'll admit I was taken aback that my slimmer light brown brows where now fuller black brows. It was more of an intense change to what I had envisioned because I imagined deeper brown brows not black. While yes a color miss can not be to blame for brow tinting all together. With my everyday routine being makeup free. I did feel a subtle pressure to put on a face because it felt like my brows were ready to go, but my face didn't get the message. This was a feeling I did not like because when I do wear makeup. It is not because I feel like I have to. It is simply because I want to. It is possible that with a lighter shade I might not experience this feeling, but for the time being I think I will further expand my brow adventures into pomades and pencils.
Get To Know Phoenix
Why Do You Do What You Do?
Phoenix knows first hand how femininity can be broken down and stolen from women in male dominated fields. Her drive and her passion is helping women enhance their natural beauty.
If there was one thing you feel others should know, what is it?
Know not only the products you use at home, but also the ones your esthetician wants to use. Don’t let anyone screw you over, it's your face. Don't be afraid to ask questions and be informed.
Where Can We Find You?
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One last question: Can Henna cause damage?
Box products and or non true henna could result in hair loss. There are certain chemicals that can be found that when mixed with profession grade products creates a bad chemical reaction resulting in hair lose or severe damage. KNOW what true henna is…it’s mud anything other is not. Do not use anything other than true henna.
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