Known as “The BrowGal”, Tonya Crooks, is the co-owner of Mirror Mirror Beauty Studio. Tonya is a celebrity brow expert and makeup artist to stars such as Fergie, Megan Fox, Gwyneth Paltrow, Audrina Patridge, Britney Spears among many others. She recently sat down with us to share her expertise on brows, her favorite Summer trends and even her favorite celebrity to work with.
Known for her ability to create the perfect brows for any face, Tonya began her career as an artist. What sets Tonya apart from other professionals in her industry is her ability to work with a person’s face shape and natural brow line to create a look that is natural, well-groomed, individualistic and consistent. Tonya says “I look at each client’s face, their natural lines and arches. I try to keep brows as natural as possible and shape them so that they look like they belong on the person’s face. I don’t do the same style for everybody.”
You’re known as an EyeBrow Guru and Makeup Artist…what inspired this career? I started out as a fine artist, and sort of fell into make-up on accident. I found that making up faces wasn’t that different from painting in that you are making something beautiful on a canvas. Brows came later when I started doing print work, and noticed that the models had terrible brows, and fixing them improved the whole look.
What spa/salon service can you not live without and where do you go to get this service done? My business partner, Mindi Walters, does amazing oxygen facials that really rejuvenate my skin. What is your definition of Beauty? Keeping everything natural. Try to magnify your natural beauty and play up your assets. There is beauty in everything – you just need to amplify what you have!
Any final words? I’m coming out with a product line late this year or early next year called The BrowGal. I’m really excited about it – it’ll help support the brow needs of every woman, and let everyone achieve perfect brows! I’ve been working on it for years and I’m so excited to finally debut it.