Ah, brows. A topic I’ve been known to obsessed over. My personal motto: the fluffier the better. A perfectly unkempt brow is my kryptonite. If you were born with naturally thick brows, just know that I hate you a little bit (out of pure jealousy of course).
Not blessed by the brow gods? You’re going to want to take notes here. We caught up with Christina Son of SUGARIN Studio in Los Angeles, a brow expert and the force behind some of the most iconic arches in Hollywood. When it comes to brows, Christina’s eye for detail is what makes her work so damn good. Her natural approach to microblading is something she’s mastered and keeps her clients coming back for more.
From signature brow tips, to the top rated product she swears by, Christina filled us in on what’s trending for 2020 and even spilled the details on her dream celebrity brow client.
I started my career when I went to makeup school. I wanted to explore something that was more specialized. That’s where my passion for eyebrows began. I’ve always had a passion and interest in the tattooing field so combining both to become a cosmetic tattoo artist was perfect for me. The brows frame the face and improve the overall appearance by giving a healthy glow. It can also be life changing, especially for those who are suffering from hair thinning or hair loss (i.e. thyroid, cancer survivors, alopecia etc). It restores a sense of self assurance that may have been lost. It boosts self-esteem and confidence. I am very privileged to be part of such a rewarding career.
I generally like to work with what the client naturally has and avoid making a drastic change. I don’t have a set pattern as each individual has their own unique shape and hair flow. I like to keep the look as natural and realistic as possible. I think it’s important to educate clients about the natural shape of their brows. Some clients may want a specific shape that is different from their natural shape, this can lead to removing hair, and as a result, more maintenance for them. There is also a chance that the hair may not grow back if it’s constantly removed. I try and preserve as much hair as possible and work with that they naturally have so you still look like yourself but enhanced.
I think it’s important not to over groom by waxing, threading or plucking and losing your natural texture. Combo brows is a wonderful option to help achieve this look. I would create fluffy texture and add some density to blend in with those textures for softer more natural look.