Kristie Streicher always had a thing for brows but didn’t always know it could be a viable career choice. She stuck with it and little did she know, she would soon turn into one of the biggest names in the brow world. Celebrities from all corners of the globe flock to her for her famous feathered technique. Brows can easily be overlooked but they’re really one of the most important aspects of a woman’s face. As one of the co-founders of the Beverly Hills beauty salon, STRIIIKE, with her two sisters, she’s set up shop smack in the middle of the city. This episode is particularly fun because it’s the first time in Lipstick on the Rim history we conducted a live treatment in studio. If you’re eager to get that celebrity brow, look no further than Kristie’s recently launched KS&CO brow kit—you’ll be a pro in no time.
“Back in 2001 when I was a makeup artist I had noticed everyone had overly teased, super sharp, dark eyebrows. All of these women needed softness on their face. I’ve always only tweezed. I don’t wax or thread, not even in-between the eyes. It’s such a small area you get really quick at tweezing it all out. That skin is too sensitive for wax. I loved the way that tweezers allowed me to leave a few hairs and give you that really soft, feathered look. I kept saying that word. I got everyone going from waxing every three weeks to tweezing every six weeks and slowly the brows started to come back. It was really a moment.”
“The lift is a keratin solution and it’s a two part solution. It adds flexibility within the base of the hair where it starts to grow out from the skin. Typically, if your brows grow over to the side, they’re not going to look as thick but if you do something that adds flexibility to the hair, when you brush them up, they’ll stay up. So you get that option to wear them brushed up and feather-y looking. The lamination is another form and it started first. It’s what everyone was calling it. It felt like it was a bit extreme and stuck to the forehead. It made the hair very brittle. I wanted to take that and bring it down a few notches so we’re still adding flexibility into the hair and it does what you want it to so but they’re not frozen in that one position.”