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Interested in beauty? Train with the elite!

I regularly get emails from people interested in getting into the beauty industry and how best to get trained or involved. So, here’s the best place that you could train for all things HD Brows, lashes and nails. I do enjoy a good brow and this place has only elite trainers teaching new budding brow enthusiasts. Having been a makeup artist for a number of years, I found myself at a bit of a cross-roads with regards to up-skilling. I knew I had a real passion for beauty, even beyond makeup artistry.

I began to research HD Brows and the best place to train for these. I came across the Beauty School in Warren’s Point. After some talks with the school, I was in no doubt that this was the place for me. The girls there are informative and open to any questions, or worries, you may have. Trust me, you will have worries and doubts, deciding who to train with is as big as doing the course itself. If you’ve been trained badly, it will show in your work. Let’s be honest, how many bad brow and lash jobs do we see on social media? Too many!!!

Case in point:

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So, here’s the best place that you could train for all things HD Brows, lashes and nails. I do enjoy a good brow and this school has only the best elite trainers in Ireland teaching new budding brow enthusiasts.

For me, reputation is everything, and how you are dealt with after you have spent your money and trained. Since completing my course with the Beauty School, I still have lots of interaction with them, from ordering products, course updates, refreshers courses or just picking their brains, I always feel like someone is an email away.

Having the backing of the Beauty School behind me and their training has made me much more confident in the beauty world and has made me want to undertake further training. My HD Brow training has unlocked some much more for me and my clients. You can never be too clued in in the beauty world, it’s ever-changing. And I don’t want to be that ”out of touch” beauty person still rocking a look from 10 years ago.

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Check out http://www.beautyschool.co.uk or email:info@thebeautyschool.co.uk to take your next step in the beauty world. You are in very safe hands!

The Girl Pout Town x

 

 

 

 

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HD Brows – A cult you want to join!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last few years, you’ll have noticed that brows are kinda a big thing. The best type of brow you can have is a HD Brow and I am one of their biggest fans. You’ve probably noticed in the majority of my photos, my brows are in the focal point of the picture and good thing too, cause otherwise it’d be my nose!!! HD Brows, I am forever indebted to you. Mwah!

Recently, I decided to take my passion for brows a little bit further and undertook a HD Brows training course with the Beauty School. The excitement was at fever pitch as I made my booking and counted down the weeks until I started. Then, on the run up to it came the fear. What IF after all my talking about brows this and that, I was actually shite at doing them. Scarlet for me…

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As I travelled to Warrenpoint to attend the HD Brows course the excitement was back and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I was greeted by Katie and Martina, the educators. They are both highly skilled HD Brow Elites so I knew I was in good hands. After all, I’ve a rep to protect 😉

As we started to go through the theory, I relaxed as I realised it was quite a fun approach to the learning. You were asked to look at different face shapes and comment on their currents brows and what would make it better. I loved this part, I always enjoy changing someone’s brows even when doing makeup.

Next, came the threading part. We had pretty much one on one training for any of the practical elements. It’s actually harder than it looks. Those bad-ass ladies with thread in their mouth and every other orifice make it look simple. Eventually, I got my rhythm and I was taking hair like I just don’t care.

It’s not as easy as this mad ole wan makes it look…

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Next up, waxing! We practiced on arms and hands first, a good safety measure, sure who will miss their hairy arms! We were told we would have models to work on too and I was secretly praying my client would have the brows of Cara Delevingne, at least if I waxed off too much we still had something to work with. There was no need to fear though, under the careful eyes and guidance of the trainers we slowly worked our way through the procedures. And voila, I had done it. I had styled the brows and they looked pretty effin’ good. If I do say so myself…

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The next models we worked on, the educators took a bit of a step back and allowed us to take the consultation and make the recommendation on the brow ourselves with regards to colour and shape. I was really happy with how both of my models had turned out. I had a knack for the tailoring too, possibly from years of borderline living in The Lash Lounge!

Day two, this was a good day, as when I entered the school, our kits were awaiting. I dived right in, zero decorum. The kit was packed full of HD Brow items, all you need to kickstart your career. The kit would easily see you through weeks of brows. I couldn’t wait to use my Foxy and Vamp palettes as they double up as eyeshadow palettes too.

The day consisted of more practice models and further theory work such as contraindications and all kinds of different brow problems. Myself and the other trainers got to do each other’s brows too, which is serious trust on my part considering I barely knew them. Good thing I’d been nice to them all or they easily could have lopped off one of my brows. I’d die, on the spot.

The trainers also let us practice on them, it was all about getting as much time working on different kinds of brows and different approaches to tailoring to tastes. You don’t have to be a beauty therapist to do this course either, as there’s a different mechanism with HD Brows to other types of waxing. I even ended up doing Stephanie in the Beauty School’s offices, I was in the zone.

The range of products that come with the HD Brows brand really make it a differentiator too. There’s so many different products to ”finish” or ”fill” the brow with that you can uniquely tailor every different brow you meet. There’s also a gorgeous makeup range to complement the Brow range.

The HD Brow training and the support system are fantastic, you can attend refresher courses or send in photos of brows you’ve worked on to get feedback. You are also promoted through their salon finder on the official website. It’s not like other courses where finish the course and that’s it, the door is closed. It’s a network of brow enthusiasts and in order to protect the brand, they want you to be the best artist you can be.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in brows, a makeup artist, a beauty therapist or just anyone looking to make a career change. You will love it, I am already eyeing up the HD Make Up course next.

Oh, and if you want your brows did, call me 😉

For further information, contact Laura McPolin in the Beauty School on +44 (0) 2841 753900 or email: info@thebeautyschool.co.uk. There’s also a school in Cork now too.

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HD Brows Review – Avalon and the search for good brows..

Ah, the humble eyebrow, you don’t know how important you are. Ever come home for a night out and had to take your brows off with a baby wipe? Or sweated it off mid-dance in the nightclub, leaving you looking intrigued? Shaved off your brows?

I’ve long been a brow fan, but I haven’t always had great luck with my brows. HD Brows are the answer to all of your brow prayers,  whether it’s a monobrow, a wonky brow or a barely there brow, you too can have amazing brows. It’s all about the finding the balance between the Frida and the trannie look.

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Having overplucked my own brows on a quite a few occasions, including overplucking my right brow too far in and then making them too small. It totally distorted my face. At this time, ”filling in your brows” wasn’t really a thing, so I was pretty f*cked. After much perseverance and my eyebrows starting to resemble caterpillars, think Noel Gallagher, they slowly came back. I went from one extreme to the other, hardly ever touching them! Such a babe.

I began to get them tinted and waxed again and then I came across HD Brows and The Lash Lounge. What a find!

For those of you that don’t know – HD Brows is a 7 step system in shaping and designing your brow. This includes waxing, tinting, plucking, threading, trimming… Yep, all this for your brows! The brow shape is tailored to suit the shape of your face too and the correct colour tint.

Some people will get the ”HD Brow” look right away, others may need more time. The girls at the Lash Lounge will show you where you can pluck, where you need to grow and where to fill in order to help you achieve the brows you could only dream of.

There are a range of products you can buy too, including the ”Grow Baby Grow” serum that will stimulate the hair from the follicle. There are also brow palettes and pencils.. I find a quick sweep of the brow pencil and filling in the ends with some palette really makes my brows stand out. I have very small eyes and I find this technique pops my eye and gives me more to work with when doing eye makeup.

For any brides to be, bridesmaids, mother of the bride/groom or just anyone with a shitty brow, I strongly advise you to get your brows into brow rehab ASAP and have them looking their best for your big day or general life 😉

You can reach The Lash Lounge here on Facebook or on 085 779 2728. You can also check out the HD Brows website to find the nearest salon to you.

As a tip – take a piece of string or your eyeshadow brush when going to fill your brows.

1. Hold the brush/string against your nose and the corner of your nostril is where your brow should start.
2. Move the brush through your Iris in a clock like movement, whilst still against your nose and this is where your arch should be, where the brush cuts the Iris.
3. Rotate again with the end of your eye and your brow should start to ease off here.

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As always, you can fill your eyebrows with just a normal bit of eyeshadow or Catrice do a brow filling duo compact too. It’s €4.49 and comes with two colours, a tweezers, and a little brush. The compact also has a mirror. You can buy this in Sam McCauleys.

I regularly go to get my brows as I don’t trust anyone else with them, my brows have come such a long way and they have altered from face, at least 35% less of a gargoyle.

My own brow evolution:

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Stay symmetrical bitches 😉
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