First video **NOT MY WORK** Second video after I fixed these brows. ladies, just because someone claims they are #1 and they have celebrities as their clientele, and they train all over and have 69k followers doesn’t mean anything! I have corrected close to 30 of those clients and I am sick about it. I can’t keep quit any longer. The stories I have heard, would make your skin crawl and cry! This client had a horrendous microblading experience. Not just the fact that her brows turned out looking like this. But the place she went to “those #1 , best of the best” didn’t even numb her, prior to beginning the procedure. They claim that it doesn’t work and that it messes up the ink. This could not be farther from the truth!! This is why I chose to use professional grade products that are specifically designed for microblading. Such as @zensaskin. here some info on this numbing and one of the many reasons I choose to use it. “No effect on ink - doesn't include vasoconstrictors like prilocaine.” Boom 💥
This is why as an artist and educator it’s my job to inform and educate my clients of the products I am using. Please, I beg of you. To ask what products someone uses prior to booking with them. If they are not for professionally licensed individuals, do not go there. Oh, also they train!! Yup. So they are training countless individuals to put their clients through so much pain and suffering because they teach them that numbing is bad! I have re-certified 6 of their students and all of them have an even more special place in my heart. These girls are paying so much money only to end up with poor education, crappy products that won’t even get them through 10 clients and blades that have been purchased off of amazon. Now, don’t get me wrong I love me some amazon. But as an artist, consumer and educator. Amazon is not the place to be purchasing “professional products” as a consumer, imagine getting your hair done and paying a lot of money, only to find out your stylist used boxed dye from the grocery store and a drug store brand shampoo and conditioner. I don’t know about you, but I would be livid. Same concept goes for microblading. It’s a professional service. **cont**
OKAAAAAY fangirling right now — I met the incomparable @singlikeyaminit and got to watch him perform with @feliciakalani and @philthyfunk as they SLAAAAYED the Friday night scene in Salt Lake City while I enjoyed the night with my dear friend @indiajade2013 at @lakeeffectslc 😍🎤🎉🤷🏻♂️🍸
Here comes fall... that time of year where the feeling of the sun warming our skin seems to just get better and better, as it gets less and less frequent, and our whole being longs for something remembered but we’re never quite sure what it was.
Here’s something I want to start out with. I have been dealing with crippling anxiety, depression and OCD my whole entire life. I remember my first OCD attack and first panic attack when I was five. I go through times where I’m ok. But this is literally a constant weight on me. Suicidal thoughts, not leaving my bed for days at a time, the list goes on and on. I always thought hairstylists were bubbly extroverts that talk about celebrities and vodka and I never felt i fit into that stereotype. I like to talk religion, politics, about emotions, movies, food, dogs, travel, literally everything. However, my anxiety is so bad that the whole time I’m talking I can’t hear past my thoughts of, “you sound so dumb right now.” “They don’t care about you, they just want their hair done.” “They hate their hair, they’re annoyed by you.” Etc. Being a hair stylist and talking to people is the hardest thing I have to do. But I love the art of hair being my canvas and I get to decorate it. I love the conversations I have with you guys. I love the little bit of confidence I was able to give you. When I first started doing hair I wanted to work in a morgue where I could do hair and not have to talk to people. But I really love listening to people, I love hearing everything they have to say. I ask a lot questions and maybe some too personal or offensive, I just want to learn about you. I am just worried of my replies back, I’m in a constant worry of sounding or looking dumb. It’s gotten so much better over the last few years and I have overcome so much! But I do want you to know I am here for you. I struggle. I am listening. I understand and I’m not judging. I want you to have someone you can confide in. I love that i can help give you the confidence through your hair to go do the things you deserve to do! The stereotype of being a hairstylist needs to go away. The stigma of mental illness needs to go away. I am a hair stylist and a human surviving from mental illnesses. It is ruling my life, I can’t escape from it. But I am alive, I’m meeting people and doing hair and kicking ass.
You can get out of bed and do the things.