FSF: I have to scream it from the rooftops- “I love Lucy!” Seriously, I am so happy I found you. Actually, my eyebrows are. And now I want everyone to know about you. How does it feel to hear someone fawn over you and your work?
LR: It makes me feel accomplished, really. Everyone feels insecure about something, so to make someone feel amazing, beautiful, and secure just by doing their brows is an accomplishment to me.
FSF: How long have you been doing eyebrows and when did it become a livelihood for you?
LR: I’ve been doing eyebrows for ten years but for the past seven years, it’s been my livelihood.
FSF: Your technique is very precise. Walk me through a virtual consultation. What do you take into consideration when you are doing a client’s eyebrows?
LR: First I find your shape through your bone structure. That means I find the beginning, middle (the arch), and end of your brow. Then I map out your brow. Thirdly, I will tweeze and work around that. And lastly, I will teach you how to fill in your brows and contour them. I will also show you how to clean them up without messing with the shape. Each time you sit in my chair, you will feel confident that you will have the same shape over and over.
FSF: Every technician swears by a method- tweezing, waxing, threading – what method works for you?
LR: I do waxing and tweezing, but some clients can’t wax because of topicals or they’re just sensitive to wax. That’s why I tweeze as well.
FSF: What kind of shape should women embrace?
LR: I believe women should embrace their natural shape. Not everyone’s face shape or bone structure is designed for a high arch or a full bold brow.
FSF: Is there an eyebrow trend/shape that women should stay away from?
LR: I don’t know about staying away because I think it’s all a matter of style and how you carry that style. The first thing I look at is someone’s brows. And I think to myself, “She’s totally rocking that bleached blonde brow!” It all depends on the person.
FSF: Have you ever met a bad eyebrow job you couldn’t fix?
LR: I never say there is a bad brow job because the person that did the job was just doing their style and art. With that said, I do have people come to me to help grow out their brows and reshape them. There is always hope if you want that ‘bold, full brow.’ If you come to me with thin brows and you want a new shape, I can make that happen for you. It’s more about working with what you have and embracing it.
FSF: I love a full, Brooke Shields inspired eyebrow. Is this a trend that’s coming back?
LR: Absolutely! This is my favorite brow style. Full bold brows add a dramatic look to the eyes.
FSF: Which celebrity eyebrows give you envy fever?
LR: I have to say Elizabeth Taylor in the 50’s. It was the prime of her brows.
FSF: You found a new home at Cheap n’ Chic boutique in West Miami. Tell me why this transition to a boutique works well for you?
LR: For me, it’s all about the energy and we work really well together. We also see that everyone loves the idea of of getting glam while shopping.