Beauty & Style Insider - Kristie Streicher of "The Feathered Brow"
Email sent: Mar 7, 2014 12:30 pm
Passionate about makeup, skincare and all things beauty; this Aesthetician by trade was the original pioneer for the natural brow movement. She quickly gained notoriety in major fashion magazines, such as Vogue, and performed eyebrow makeovers on NBC’s Today Show.
How did you first get started in artistry and doing brows? My first job ever was just out of High School with Clinique Cosmetics. I loved the education and importance of skincare Clinique taught me. How makeup only looked as good as the skin underneath. I was then inspired to attend Aesthetician school where I fell in love with shaping eyebrows. After 5 years of honing my skills, I began the pioneering of the natural brow movement. I found that most women needed fuller, thicker brows after the 90's left them over shaped and over waxed. I started formulating custom eyebrow tint colors and encouraged my clients to not touch their eyebrows in between visits. People began to realize thicker, fuller brows was the main accessory to a younger looking and nicely framed face. I now have Beauty Bars on both coasts and over 600 clients coast to coast and more importantly a huge role in helping women to look and feel their best.
What beauty secret do you wish you knew ten years ago? The importance of a good night's sleep.
What is your earliest beauty memory? My mother was a true D.I.Y'er. She was waxing her own bikini line and mixing her own mineral makeup years ago when I was just a child. She even used to perm our hair! I loved watching her put her makeup on and get dressed.
What is your beauty and style philosophy? My beauty philosophy when it comes to makeup and eyebrows has always been very natural. I like to enhance one's natural beauty by using the least amount of makeup. I love the look of beautiful skin, full brows and a nice pop of color on the lip.
When it comes to eyebrows I trademarked my philosophy and style as The Feathered Brow™. I truly believe everyone can have a beautiful, natural Feathered Brow. I help people to obtain this with a little custom vegetable tint and a program I have developed to efficiently grow over tweezed brows that are too thin.
Who is your beauty icon? Why? I have several but I’d have to say I have always admired my grandmother Muriel and her ability to always look and act like a lady. She is a true natural beauty.