Style by Divine - The Brow expert

Jul 04, 2016

Featuring on our Blog is the Lovely Steph - Hair and Makeup Artisit Extraordinaire!

I was absolutely thrilled when Laura asked me to write a guest blog for her Pigtails and Pirates website. Not just because I am in love with her designs but also because I am totally in awe of her, and her business, and being a local Newcastle business as well, I couldn't say no.

I began my journey as a beauty therapist in Newcastle some 26 years ago. In 2013 Style by Divine was born, I operate from my vintage styled studio within my home. I chose to concentrate and specialise in vintage makeup, hair styling and also shaping and reconstructing eyebrows. Eyebrows have always been a passion of mine, and not just because they have suddenly become fashionable. Back in the day clients would bring pictures of models or celebrities from a magazine (there was no google or Instagram then) and ask could I make their brows look the same. So to me it is an art form. There is so much more to eyebrow shaping then just plucking out a few stray hairs.

My vintage style home studio

A professional eyebrow shape can balance a face and make you look years younger in a minutes, and boost your confidence. When you book in, its never just a wax on wax off. It's an individual custom shape that is created for your face. So what do I do? It all begins with a consultation. This is where I will measure your eyebrows, making sure they are the correct length and width for your face shape, and the arch is in the correct position. Most importantly making sure they are even! To do this I follow the natural curve of your eyebrow bone.

To enhance your natural line, tint is customised and may be applied to create definition of the brow hair. Remembering that tint is conditioning, this helps to nourish the hair and encourage hair growth if needed. From here we create the shape. Any stray hairs are then trimmed, tweezed and or waxed. Lastly we finish off all treatments with customised eyebrow powder and a light makeup to define and make the eyebrow line nice and crisp and "pop". All products I use to create your personal style are cruelty free, including the tint and wax. I also have an extensive range of retail products for sale. This is so you can continue to easily recreate your style at home and in between visits.

Creating the perfect brow

As well as reshaping and restyling I also specialise in reconstructing eyebrows. This is done either with extensions or wigs. It is particularly useful for clients who have misshapen or patchy brows. Either due to having them waxed incorrectly and are growing them back in, or medical reasons. Such as alopecia, cancer treatment or many other medications. I am hoping Laura will have me back at a later date so that I can go through this process in greater detail for you. In the meantime I can be contacted via my website stylebydivine.com.au Or email stylebydivineinfo@gmail.com Until then please take care.

Love and kisses Steph

At Pigtails and Pirates we are all about delivering you the timeless garments that are influenced by a bygone era. We specialize in Australian made and designed vintage style dresses, 1950s dresses, rockabilly dresses, pin up style dresses and swing dresses.

Our women’s fashion garments are perfect to wear to work so you can look stylish and modern with a twist of the 1950’s fashion styles and it goes without saying our dresses are right at home if you need vintage style dress for a party, brides maids or even a vintage wedding theme.

Our head fashion designer Laura Jones and her talented team are always creating new and innovative garments and featured in magazines around Australia and internationally. Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram page to see all our new designs and to be kept up to date with latest offers and specials.

All our designs are ready to buy online now and we can even tailor a look just for you.

When you order one of our ready made Australian handmade dresses or skirts, we ship same day using Australia Post and all our garments are well packaged so they arrive in perfect condition.

We are located in Newcastle Australia and are so proud to be sending our vintage inspired 1950’s dresses across Australia and also now across the world. Please contact us if we can help you with sizes, designs or any special requests.

All of us here at Pigtails and Pirates hope you love our website as much as we do and we look forward to seeing you in our boutique fashion designs.