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Celebrity makeup artist Sir John shares tips for best brows

PRNewswire -- Eyebrows are said to be the most important feature on the face. They can do everything from help you appear more rested, soften facial features, and show a range of emotions. Ultimately, brows have a way of bringing an entire look together, making the pressure to get them just right even greater. No matter your brow struggles or questions – from nailing the wavy brow trend to being perfectly polished – celebrity makeup artist Sir John offers expert solutions to solve them all.
  Sir John says, "Brows are key to your facial structure, therefore key to completing any look. For a feminine appearance, opt for lighter, cleaner brows to make facial features, such as cheek bones and nose, appear brighter and softer. For a masculine look, opt for dark, dense brows to add more dimension to facial structure."
Problem 1: Asymmetrical or 
Sparse Brows
Sir John's Solution: The key here is not to trim the brows any further. Instead, Sir John says "it's all about those baby hairs." He recommends applying warm castor oil at night to stimulate hair growth. While waiting for the brows to fill in naturally, aid their overall shape with the Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil to create natural strokes.
Problem 2 – Curly or Untamed Brows 
Sir John's Solution: To add shape to curly or dense brows, brush hairs up with a spoolie and trim edges. Fill in curly brows with a pencil, such as Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil, which will dry matte and hold. Sir John says powder products will dissipate away from the movement of the curls. Another insider trick is to condition the brows in the shower with Hair Expert Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Conditioner to relax the curl.
Problem 3 – Finding Your Best Shape
Sir John's Solution: If you are unsure what brow shape is best for your face, Sir John suggests staying away from dramatic arches. Stick with a straight brow, or what he calls the universal shape, to give an almond appearance to your eyes. Create a universal shape with lateral sweeping movements using Sir John's favorite Brow Stylist Frame and Set pot, slightly tapering down as you reach the outer eye.

Hair Talk with JoJo the Hair Care Expert
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Q: JoJo, I colored my hair black, and now it’s dry and hard. What conditioner do you suggest I use?
A: Conditioning is very important. Moisturizing conditioners like Design Essential’s Express, Dudley’s Cream Protein or Influance Natural Rosemary Conditioner can make a big difference. Blending conditioning with protein and moisturizers will give the best results. That’s what professionals are for. We are trained to know the proper conditioning techniques and after working on your hair, we can best prescribe what shampoo and conditioners to use at home. I sell what I use. The biggest cause of hair damage is from the “do it myself” chemical people. Saving money and losing your hair costs more money!
Q: JoJo, I’m a wig wearer, and I have several wigs. I buy them monthly, and I change my look daily. I have some favorite styles that are now discontinued or no longer made. Can synthetic wigs be restyled and where can I take them?
A: Yes synthetic wigs can be restyled, as long as they’re not heat damaged. Sometimes body heat can frizz the edges as well as cooking in them. If heat damage occurs, replace them. If there is no heat damage, restyling is easy and affordable. Terry’s Place has been restyling synthetic and human hair wigs for over 40 years. Bring yours in today.
Q: JoJo, I was told I could use Vicks Vapor Rub on my dry scalp. Is this a good idea?
A: Vicks does have some of the same ingredients that some of the dry scalp shampoos have, so it can help. But, Vicks is thick and can clog your pores an slow or retard hair growth - not to mention it’s hard to shampoo off the air. Using stronger shampoos to get rid of Vicks will cause more drying to the hair and scalp. Chemists are trained to find the best ingredients and proper amounts to put into products for our use. Too many of us watch YouTube videos and listen to self-made chemists. Sometimes you can get lucky. Other times, you can do irreversible damage. Stop reinventing the wheel. Listen to your professional stylist. Professionals continue their education, after they’re licensed. They take classes and attend shows and seminars. And, they don’t have to run to beauty supply stores every time you come for a service. Ask your stylist if they’re licensed, and do they attend classes. Your hair is too valuable to leave in the hands of an untrained or YouTube stylist. 
  When hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line . Terry’s Place is the largest black-owned wig salon in Detroit. We want to take your look to the next level. When you look good, we look good. Visit Terry’s Place online at or on Facebook. Email or stop by Terry’s Place at 19139 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48221. We’re open six days a week. To schedule an appointment, please call (313)863-4014.