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Life and Work with Salina Higgins

Today we’d like to introduce you to Salina Higgins.

Salina’s first love of makeup and esthetics developed when she was very young. Her mother was a top sales rep for a very reputable skin and makeup company based out of Arizona and she often used Salina and her sisters as models for multiple services. The desire to help others feel beautiful about themselves was originally what Salina wanted to achieve. She graduated from massage therapy school and immediately enrolled in esthetician school. Once licensed, she worked in a very prestigious salon in the Tucson area and specialized in facial waxing, particularly eyebrows. Salina has always felt that eyebrows speak louder than words and literally can make or break a face!

Salina grew up with very sparse eyebrows that lacked shape. She discovered drawing her eyebrows on not only gave her the desired shape and definition she had always wanted but also gave her a lot more confidence. Unfortunately drawn on eyebrows don’t always last an entire day in the hot Arizona sun! When Salina was introduced to permanent makeup she quickly fell in love with the process. She now strives to help others achieve the same happiness and confidence with their own results!

“Making someone genuinely smile over feeling better about themselves is something I will always strive for.”
Salina Higgins

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road! Starting a business takes a lot of heart, hustle, determination and believing in yourself! I have sacrificed a lot to start this business, friendships, social time, endless hours BUT I gave myself a two-year goal and to be completely honest I have already succeeded that goal in only one year! If I could give anyone a piece of advice, set goals! It could be as small as waking up 20 minutes early or saving $15k! What I have found is the setbacks you experience as a business owner (they will happen to all of us!) are not nearly as detrimental when you look back at everything you accomplished in order to achieve your goals! You’re basically giving yourself little gold stars for each goal you achieve! Who doesn’t like gold stars!!!

Please tell us about Symmetrically Beautiful by Salina.
Symmetrically Beautiful by Salina is a studio specializing in Semi-Permanent Cosmetic Procedures and Esthetics! Microblading, Powder Shading Technique, Combination Brows, Coverup/Correction Brows, Designer Eyeliner, Scalp Micropigmentation! In addition to permanent makeup, I do offer some esthetic services including Lash Extensions, Lash Lifts, Lash/Brow Tinting, Facial Waxing and the very popular Henna Brows! My number one service is eyebrows! I offer permanent options and the popular temporary option Henna Brows!

When it comes to Permanent, my first appointment with my clients is beyond thorough including in-depth consult, health history forms, measurements and predraw and color matching! My clients are a part of this entire process… it is their face, not mine! I ensure by the time my client leaves, they not only know exactly what was done but have an understanding of the process! I know what it is like to be in my client’s shoes! I can empathize and sympathize with the feelings, fears, excitement, etc that they are feeling! I also know what its like to end up having brows that I absolutely hated! I do try to spread awareness regarding what could happen with permanent makeup if you do not do your research! I do not claim to be the best at what I do BUT I can ensure you that my studio exceeds sanitation standards, I invest in my products to ensure my clients and myself are receiving the best choices and I am constantly learning! Staying current on training is key!

Henna Brows are an alternative if someone is unsure about making the jump to permanent! It allows the client to test ride new eyebrows before committing! Henna Brows are 99.5% organic henna that tints the eyebrows for up to 4 weeks and stains the skin for up to 10 days +/- (results vary). Henna Brow appointments include brow cleanup, brow shaping, and the henna application! Best part, if my clients decide to do permanent, I will deduct the initial fee paid for Henna Brows off the cost of permanent brows! I want to ensure my clients are 100% sure before committing to making a permanent choice!

Who have you been inspired by?
My mother showed me work ethic like no other! Between being a young single mother to twins to battling chronic illness, my mother always did what was necessary to provide! She soared to the top of multiple businesses, not due to luck or looks, but due to her determination to want more and to show the world what she was capable of! My mother and I have always butted heads BUT that’s only because we are equally headstrong women!

Pricing:

  • Permanent Eybrows including Microblading, Powder Shading & Combo starts at $195
  • Henna Brows $40

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Image Credit:

J Powell, Monterey Court Cafe & Studios, A Devoy, K Townsend, E Resendez

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1 Comment

  1. Linda Pablo

    August 17, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I’m definitely interested in the micro blading and shadowing ! I don’t wear make up but I’ve always loved nice eyebrows !

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