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The Book Was Better (or not)

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By Gunner Glam

From to time, there are films made that are based on award-winning novels and short stories which inspire instant fan following because of the original source material, character interest and so on.

Due to the differences between the written work and the adapted screenplays, such as cutting out many key points of the stories, many book adaptations have not fared well with fans.

On the other hand, there have been films made which have exceeded the expectations of the fans and have agreed the movies are actually better than the books.

Studio Brow would like to share the top 10 books that were better than their film adaptations, and the top 10 films that were better than the books they were based off of according to Listopia.

The book was better:

  1. Harry Potter  (Harry Potter, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6) by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown
  3. Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini
  5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  6. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  7. The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) by Meg Cabot
  8. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman
  9. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (Goodreads Author)
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The movie was better:

  1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  2. The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads Author)
  3. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  4. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
  6. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding
  8. Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
  9. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis
  10. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads Author)

Do you agree? Leave us a comment below and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook.com/Studiobrow. =)

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Enjoy Your Weekend!

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By Gunner Glam

After a productive week, there are many activities one can participate in that will make a fulfilled and adventurous weekend!

Studio Brow would like to share some with you! =)

Checking out local museums and town events.

Standard activities that you can count on just about every weekend include going to the movies and shopping trips including used book stores and coffee shops.

Special events such as professional sports, concerts, theater productions, dances, canoeing, community service opportunities, athletic events, swimming, skiing, skating, art walks, singing and cooking.

One could also go on trips to Canada, Boston, NYC and ones that are a total mystery. Take some time to dine out, go sledding, use a sauna, make camp fires with special snacks on any given weekend throughout the year.

Some favorite outdoor weekend activities to lead are surfing, downhill mountain biking, camping, hiking, star gazing sleeping under a full moon, rock climbing, rappelling and ice climbing.

Indoor activities include photography, spending time with family and listening to a variety of music.

After any of those, definitely a LOT of relaxing.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


2013 Golden Globe Winners

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By Gunner Glam

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton is all about Hollywood glamour and excitement.

To kick off this Award Winning season, Studio Brow would like to share the winners of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.

MOTION PICTURES
Motion Picture, Drama: Argo
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Les Misérables
Actor in Motion Picture, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress in Motion Picture, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress in Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo
Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Animated Feature Film: Brave
Original Score, Motion Picture: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Original Song, Motion Picture: “Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth

TV
TV Series, Drama: Homeland
TV Series, Comedy: Girls
TV Movie or Miniseries: Game Change
Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Actor in a TV Series, Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jodie Foster

-More winning words coming at you soon from Studio Brow-


The 85th Academy Awards Nominations

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Looking back, 2012 was an amazing year in film.

We wanted to share the films the Academy will let us know what they think are the best!

The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and broadcast live on ABC.

See the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE
Amour
• Argo
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Django Unchained
• Les Miserables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
• Silver Linings Playbook
• Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR
• Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
• Denzel Washington, “Flight”
• Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
• Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

BEST ACTRESS
• Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
• Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
• Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
• Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
• Amy Adams, “The Master”
• Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
• Sally Field, “Lincoln”
• Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
• Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• Alan Arkin, “Argo”
• Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
• Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
• Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

BEST DIRECTOR
• David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Behn Zeitlin, “Beast of the Southern Wild”
• Michael Haneke, “Amour”
• Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
• Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
• “Amour”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Flight”
• “Moonrise Kingdom”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
• “Argo”
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
• “Brave”
• “Frankenweenie”
• “ParaNorman”
• “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
• “Wreck-It Ralph”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
• “Amour”
• “A Royal Affair”
• “No”
• “Kon-Tiki”
• “War Witch”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Lincoln”
• “Mirror Mirror”
• “Snow White and the Huntsman”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• “5 Broken Cameras”
• “The Gatekeepers”
• “How to Survive a Plague”
• “The Invisible War”
• “Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
• “Inocente”
• “Kings Point”
• “Mondays at Racine”
• “Open Heart”
• “Redemption”

BEST FILM EDITING
• “Argo”
• “Life of Pi
• “Lincoln”
• “Silver Linings Playbook”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
• “Hitchcock”
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Les Miserables”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Argo”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
• “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
• “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
• “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
• “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
• “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
• “Anna Karenina”
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
• “Adam and Dog”
• “Fresh Guacamole”
• “Head Over Heels”
• “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”
• “Paperman”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
• “Asad”
• “Buzkashi Boys”
• “Curfew”
• “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”
• “Henry”

BEST SOUND EDITING
• “Argo”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Skyfall”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST SOUND MIXING
• “Argo”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Marvel’s The Avengers”
• “Prometheus”
• “Snow White and the Huntsman”

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Texas Chainsaw 3D

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      Studio Brow wants to share the scariest way to kick off 2013; seeing the latest addition in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

Background:

Released today, Texas Chainsaw 3D is 2013 American slasher film directed by John Luessenhop and written by Debra Sullivan and Adam Marcus. The seventh film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, it will be the first presented in 3-D. The film stars Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine Neverson, Tania Raymonde, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Bill Moseley. The story centers on Heather, who discovers that she was adopted after learning of an inheritance from a long lost grandmother.

Story:

Picking up where the 1974 original film ends, the citizens of Newt, Texas decide to burn down the farm house of the Sawyer family for their role in aiding Jeb Sawyer, also known as Leatherface, in countless murders. The entire family is presumed dead with the exception of an infant, Heather, who is placed with an adoptive family. Twenty years later, Heather learns of her adoption when a lawyer informs her that her long lost grandmother has left her an inheritance. Heather and her friends travel through Texas to pick up her inheritance which, unknown to her, includes her cousin, Leatherface.

Production:

In January 2007, Platinum Dunes executives Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form stated that the company would not be producing a third film for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise following the 2003 remake and TCM: The Beginning.

By October 2009, it was announced that Twisted Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment were attempting to purchase the rights to the franchise, with Twisted Pictures producing and Lions Gate distributing. According to Variety writer Michael Fleming, the plan was to create a contemporary film in 3-D, with Stephen Susco writing the script. The contract, with rights-holders Bob Kuhn and Kim Henkel, would be for multiple films.

In May of that year, Lions Gate announced that it would be partnering with Nu Image to produce the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and that John Luessenhop would direct the film.

Mazzocone has acted as producer, with production which began June 2011. Debra Sullivan and Adam Marcus were brought in to write the script; Kirsten Elms and Luessenhop worked on rewrites and script polishing. Filming began during July 2011.

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Studio Brow: Opportunity at Its Finest

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By Gunner Glam

Wanted to share some quick info before we start the new year.

Studio Brow now has three full up-and-running locations, and we plan to open many, many more to bring the energy and  vibe felt nowhere else.

When it comes to employment for our stores, becoming a “Browstar” is an opportunity that not only develops character but also careers.

So, if you are looking for a chance to be part of a life-changing opportunity contact us and show us what you’re made of.

Have an excellent New Years everyone!

-More coming soon-


Studio Brow Presents Pure Energy Gift Cards

By Gunner Glam

      When going shopping for family and friends this holiday season, Studio Brow welcomes all our friends to pick up the gift of beauty.

     When experiencing the energy and vibe we offer, the best compliment you can give us is spreading the word and letting others know.

     We love meeting new people and invite everyone to stop in.

     Enjoy Studio Brow Television, the exclusive channel of Studio Brow, and check out Architecture Cosmetics, just released for our friends =)

    See you soon.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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By Gunner Glam

     Studio Brow thought we would share with you the biggest motion picture release of the holiday season, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

     A fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson, it is the first of a three-part film adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, to be followed by The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, due for theatrical release in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Set sixty years before The Lord of the Rings, the story is about the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is hired by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on a quest across Middle-earth to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the dragon. The film premiered in New Zealand on 28 November 2012 and was released on 14 December 2012 at over 4,000 theaters.
The film is written by Peter Jackson and his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro, who originally was chosen to direct the film before leaving the project in 2010.

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Check Studio Brow Out on Facebook

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By Gunner Glam

To our friends and readers,

We want to hear from you!!!

Studio Brow is currently expanding our reach on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well.

When friends visit our stores, we want everyone to feel the full experience, vibe and energy. Our certified Browstars deliver only the highest quality service to get you ready for this Holiday season.

Come check us out on Facebook.com/Studiobrow. Leave a comment, send a Like and check out our world! =) This way you can stay in touch with us and we can share everything with you!

-We love making new friends so come visit us soon-


Hit Us Up on Yelp & Patch

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By Gunner Glam

To our friends and soon-to-be guests;

       I wanted to take some time to share that Studio Brow is on *Yelp and Patch.

We want to spread the word and let everyone know about us so they can experience the energy of Studio Brow.

Our gift to you this holiday season is a customer experience unlike anywhere else.

Come check out each of our pages soon.

Studio Brow’s listings on *Yelp:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/studio-brow-meriden

http://www.yelp.com/biz/studio-brow-milford

http://www.yelp.com/biz/studio-brow-trumbull

Studio Brow’s Patch pages:

http://meriden.patch.com/listings/studio-brow-acbb0ad2

http://milford.patch.com/listings/studio-brow

http://trumbull.patch.com/listings/studio-brow-584b5fa1

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

By Gunner Glam

     In theaters now, Studio Brow wants to share some info on the fourth and final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

      The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (commonly referred to as Breaking Dawn – Part 2) is a 2012 romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

The second part of a two-part film forms the fifth and final installment in the series The Twilight Saga, the film is the conclusion of the 2011 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles, along with Mackenzie Foy portraying Bella and Edward’s child, Renesmee.

Part 2 was released on November 16, 2012, and was released by Lionsgate in the United States, in consequence of the merger between Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment.

The story line is as follows:

After being brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. But when Irina, a member of the Denali coven, misidentifies Renesmee as a immortal child, a human infant who has been bitten and transformed into a vampire, to the Volturi, they set out to battle and destroy the Cullens for their betrayal.

In a final attempt to survive, the Cullens begin to gather foreign Vampire clans and nomads to stand and witness against the Volturi, including the Denali, the Amazonian, the Egyptian, the Irish and Romanian Covens, with European and American nomads. With their allies, the Cullens and the Wolf Pack stand to prove their innocence to the Volturi once and for all.

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The Hollywood “Packs”

By Gunner Glam

From time to time, there are a series of movies made which feature reoccurring actors, writers and directors who collaborate to provide different experiences for viewers.

Studio Brow wants to share some of the most famous “packs” in Hollywood:

The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack was a group of actors originally centered on Humphrey Bogart. In the mid-1960s it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later variation of the group, after Bogart’s death, that called itself “the summit” or “the clan,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and in films in the early-1960s, including the movie Ocean’s 11. Sinatra, Martin and Davis were regarded as the group’s lead members.

The Brat Pack

The Brat Pack is a nickname given to a group of young actors who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 1980s. First mentioned in a 1985 New York magazine article, it is now usually described as the cast members of two specific films released in 1985 – The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire – although sometimes other actors are included. The “core” members are Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

The Frat Pack 

The “Frat Pack” is a nickname given to a group of male Hollywood comedy actors who have appeared together in many of the highest grossing comedy movies since the late 1990s. The group usually includes Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell.

The Judd-Ap Pack

Judd Apatow’s shows and films often feature the same actors including Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, Martin Starr, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann (Apatow’s wife), Gerry Bednob, Will Ferrell, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Mo Collins, Carla Gallo, Jay Baruchel, Stormy Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and David Krumholtz.

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The Studio Brow Experience

By Gunner Glam

At Studio Brow we are dedicated to people and their needs.  We understand that time is valuable and want to assure everyone that while visiting us you will be handled professionally and graciously by a staff of trained and certified Studio Brow Browstars!

Customer service is the most important service Studio Brow offers.  We wants people enjoy, embrace and remember your experience with us and we believe it all starts with a good relationship.  Sharing your experience at SB with your family and friends is the best compliment you can give us; so we will make sure everyone leaves satisfied.

While at SB, you can enjoy one or more of the many beautifying experiences we offer.  The expert staff of Browstars are trained to deliver impact results with poise and grace.  We offer Eyebrow Shaping, Facial Hair Removal (Waxing/Threading), Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting, Eyelash Perming, Eyelash Dipping (Semi Permanent Mascara) and Eyelash Lash Extensions.

Call to make an appointment or visit any of Studio Brow’s locations today to experience the pinnacle in cosmetic services.  Our energy soaked, ultra-lounge setting is designed specifically for you to chill out and relax while you reset and step away from the bustle of your super busy lifestyle.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Walking Dead – Season Three: It Takes Brains to Succeed

By Gunner Glam

When sitting down on a a Sunday night this Halloween season, what better than to see characters running and killing the undead?

The best show for this? On Walking Dead Season Three, which began Sunday, October 14.

The main returning cast of the series includes:

Andrew Lincoln portrays the series’ protagonist Rick Grimes, a former deputy sheriff from King County, Georgia, who has established himself as the group’s leader.

Sarah Wayne Callies portrays Lori Grimes, Rick’s wife and Carl’s mother.

Chandler Riggs portrays Carl Grimes, Rick and Lori’s young son.

Laurie Holden portrays Andrea, a former successful civil rights attorney, who was separated from the group at the end of the second season.

Norman Reedus portrays Daryl Dixon, an antihero-like Southern gent who’s also the group’s primary hunter.

Steven Yeun portrays Glenn, a former pizza delivery boy.

Scott Wilson portrays Hersel Greene, a former farm owner who lives in rural Georgia and has lived there for many years with his family.

Lauren Cohan portrays Maggie Greene, Hershel’s tomboyish eldest daughter and Glenn’s lover.

Danai Gurira portrays Michonne, the hooded figure that saves Andrea in the season two finale and a prominently featured character in the comic series.

The third season of AMC’s television series The Walking Dead will feature 16 episodes. The series is based on the series of comic books of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard; it was developed for television by Frank Darabont, and is executive produced by Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara. As in the comics, the season will be set in both an abandoned prison and an active rural town of survivors. It introduces two characters from the comics, The Governor and Michonne.

The first eight episodes will run on Sundays from October through December 2. After the winter-mission, the season will resume on a yet-to-be-determined February date.

The first episode followed the story of after several months on the road, the group finds the prison and fights off walkers to get inside, trying to make a prison into a safe fortress. Lori (Callies), thinking her husband Rick (Lincoln) hates her and also fearing for her unborn child, confides in Hershel (Wilson). Elsewhere, Michonne (Gurira) tends to a feverish Andrea (Holden) as they seek safer refuge.

Stay tuned with Walking Dead Season Three Sundays on the American Film Channel at 9 pm/8 pm central time.

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All-Time Horror Icons

By Gunner Glam

When looking for something to watch, what better films to choose than good horror movies?!

Studio Brow would like to share some of the most iconic horror film characters to give you something good and scary to watch this Halloween season.

Dracula played by Bela Lugosi

The Mummy played by Boris Karloff

Frankenstein’s Monster of the Frankenstein series played by Boris Karloff

The Wolfman played by Lon Chaney, Jr.

Norman Bates of Psycho played by Anthony Perkins

Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre played by Gunner Hansen

Michael Myers of the Halloween series played by different actors, the first being Nick Castle

Jason Vorhees of the Friday The 13th series played most famously by Kane Hodder

Freddy Krueger of the Nightmare on Elm Street series played by Robert Englund

Pinhead of the Hellraiser series played by Doug Bradley

Chucky voiced by Brad Dourif

Leprechaun played by Warwick Davis

Candyman played by Tony Todd

Ghostface of the Scream series played by different actors in each sequel, the first being Skeet Ulrich and Matthew Lillard

Jigsaw of the Saw series played by Tobin Bell

Hope you have a chance to enjoy some of these this month.

In the words of Austin Powers…

“Yeah baby, yeahhhh.”

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Update: Studio Brow Meriden is Now Open

By Gunner Glam

Hello friends and family,

       Just wanted to let everyone know as of Saturday, September 28, 2012 our newest location in Meriden, CT is now open!

We want everyone to come experience the atmosphere and energy of Studio Brow with this new store.

Located on the ground level through the Ruby Tuesday entrance, Studio Brow Meriden is at 470 Lewis Aveneue, Meriden, CT 06451.

We will keep everyone informed as the weeks go on.

Stay tuned and stop in today! – Studio Brow


SKYFALL: 50 Years of Bond

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow, the Cosmetic UltraLounge, is devoted to providing a customer experience like no other.  Studio Brow TV in our stores is to provide entertainment for our customers and let them know about the hottest new music videos, video games and of course movies as well.

On November 9, the latest 007 film, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as the lead role will be released.

Skyfall is the third 007 film to star Craig and follow the linear story that began with Casino Royale and continued with Quantum of Solace.

The story line is as follows; after an operation in Istanbul ends in disaster, James Bond (Craig) is missing and presumed dead and the identities of every active MI6 undercover agent are leaked onto the internet; as a result, M (played by  Judi Dench) becomes the subject of a government review over her handling of the situation. When the service itself is attacked, Bond’s sudden reappearance gives M the pretext she needs to seek out Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), a dangerous villain claiming a personal connection to both of them – but as he follows a trail from London to the South China Sea, Bond soon finds his loyalty to M challenged over secrets from her past.

The first 007 film to ever be released was Dr. No starring Sean Connery in 1962 which would launched 22 sequels and a string of “secret agent” films in the following decade.

The classic opening of the Bond films seen through the barrel of a gun began with Dr. No and has been used ever since.

Over the past five decades six actors have portrayed Bond on screen; Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Craig.

On a budget of $150 million, Skyfall looks to make with a promising cast and story.

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Hot Artists of the New Millennia

By Gunner Glam

When it comes to music, Studio Brow offers nothing but the highest quality and energy tunes. Some of our favorite artists have been featured on Studio Brow Television, so we thought we would share them with you. Enjoy =)

Tiesto – Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a Dutch musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. Although he has used many aliases in the past, he is best known for his work as DJ Tiësto. On his latest productions, however, he has dropped the “DJ” label and is now known simply as “Tiësto”, an artist name which is a twist of his childhood nickname. As at 2012, Tiësto attained the #3 poll position of the DJ Mag 100 Popularity Poll, and he refers to the styles he mainly plays as House, Electro House, and Progressive House. He plays a new balanced sound sometimes demonstrating lesser known genres such as Dubstep. For nostalgia, Tiësto still throws in the odd Trance House record, the style he became attached to in the early 2000s.

Avicii – Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. He ranked No. 6 on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine in 2011. Avicii’s most notable song has been the single “Levels” which was released officially 28 Oct 2011. The song had already been a major hit in the EDM world all through 2011, but after its official release it became a huge mainstream hit, greatly increasing Avicii’s popularity. The song was written by Avicii and Ash Pournouri and contains a vocal sample from the 1963 gospel-inspired “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James. The same vocal sample was used first by Pretty Lights in his 2006 song “Finally Moving”. This sample was also used by Drum and Bass producer Logistics – “Call Me Back” and Flo Rida in his single “Good Feeling”, which was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. It bears a close resemblance to the “Levels” song. In the Britain’s Got Talent semi-final, Greig Stewart performed this song on laser harp.

Hardwell – Robbert van de Corput, better known by his stage name Hardwell (born in Breda, Netherlands) is a Dutch progressive and electro house DJ and music producer. Breaking into the scene in 2009 with his bootleg of “Show Me Love vs. Be”, he has produced multiple hit EDM singles such as “Encoded” and “Cobra” and also made collaborations and toured with Tiësto. In 2010 he formed his own label Revealed Recordings and was ranked number 24 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list for 2011. Alongside other artists like Alesso, Deniz Koyu and R3hab, Hardwell was named an EDM artist to watch in 2012 by MTV.

Calvin Harris – Adam Wiles, better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His gold-selling debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and contained the top-ten singles “Acceptable in the 80s” and “The Girls”. His second studio album, Ready for the Weekend (2009), reached number one on the UK Album Chart and includes the chart-topper “I’m Not Alone”, the UK top-five hit “Ready for the Weekend,” and the singles “Flashback” and “You Used to Hold Me.”

Morgan Page is an American progressive house and electro house DJ from Los Angeles. His most widely recognized tracks are “The Longest Road”, “Fight for You” and “In the Air”. Morgan has received two Grammy nominations; a personal nomination for best remix with Nadia Ali and in 2009 his song was nominated for best remix (The Longest Road – Deadmau5 Remix). Page is signed to Nettwerk Records worldwide.

Skrillex – Sonny John Moore, better known by his stage name, Skrillex, is an American electronic music producer and singer–songwriter. Raised in Northeast Los Angeles and in Northern California, Moore joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band (Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count, 2004, and Heroine, 2006) before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007. He began his first tour as a solo artist in late 2007. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press’ annual “100 Bands You Need to Know” issue.

Pitbull – Armando Cristian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002. In 2004, he released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is A Major Issue) under TVT Records. Since then, he has released three other albums under the label: El Mariel in 2006, The Boatlift in 2007, and Planet Pit in 2011. He released Rebelution in 2009, which included singles “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Krazy”. The latter peaked at No. 30 on the Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts while “I Know You Want Me” peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and peaked within the top ten spots of charts in the UK, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands. The song reached No. 1 in France and the European Hot 100 on the week ending August 29, 2009 according to Billboard magazine. He later signed with Polo Grounds Music through Sony Music and created his own label Mr. 305 Inc. Another single from Rebelution was “Hotel Room Service”, which peaked at No. 8 on the Hot 100. Rebelution went on to sell over 7.5 million worldwide digital singles and albums combined.

Flo Rida – Tramar Dillard (born December 16, 1979) better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. He released his debut album, Mail on Sunday, in March 2008. His debut single “Low”, featuring T-Pain, was a No. 1 hit for ten weeks in United States in early 2008. Two other singles resulted from Mail on Sunday: “Elevator” and “In the Ayer”. In 2009, his second album R.O.O.T.S. was released; its most successful single “Right Round” was at the top of the Hot 100 for six weeks. Since then, he has released his third studio album titled Only One Flo (Part 1), and his fourth titled Wild Ones.

Steve Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records. In July 2012, Aoki was added to the Pollstar Top 100 North American Tours in their 2012 Mid Year Report. The list designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America for the first half of the year.

Ne-Yo – Shaffer Chimere Smith better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American Grammy Award winning R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit “Let Me Love You” for singer Mario. The single’s successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam’s label head, and the signing of a recording contract. In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words, which contained the US number one hit “So Sick”, as well as the top 10 hit “Sexy Love”. Then in 2007, he released his second album, Because of You, which contained the US top 3 hit, “Because of You”. In 2008, he released his third album, Year of the Gentleman, which contained the top 10 hits “Closer”, “Mad” and “Miss Independent”. His fourth studio album, Libra Scale, was released on November 22, 2010. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 57th Artist of the 2000s decade. In addition to a successful recording career, Ne-Yo has amassed a catalog of chart-topping songs that he has written for other artists.

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Studio Brow to open Meriden Location

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MERIDEN, Conn. — What if there was a place where you could go for a reasonably priced esthetic service? What if this place were ideal for both men and women to visit? What if this place had Vegas energy and futuristic Manhattan style?

Every once in great a while; amidst a world of plain vanilla, lack luster and lifeless storefronts rises a phoenix of hope.

With two established locations in the Milford and Trumbull malls, Studio Brow is developing into a franchise business and plans to expand across the country. Studio Brow Inc. chose Meriden as its next stop for expansion and will be opening fall 2012.

This fun and fresh concept is not only appealing to mall goers but savvy entrepreneurs alike. Studio Brow is an electrifying, high def infused and very alive destination for anyone with eyebrows, eyelashes and a desire to look and feel amazing.

Studio Brow’s futuristic look, premium decor and tier trade tools position the company to make customer experience its first priority.

The new location’s design will be the most vibrant, eye-popping and intricately planned of each of the stores so far.

Since 2008, the services offered at Studio Brow include eyebrow waxing and threading, lash extensions, tinting for brows and lashes and full face and chin hair removal.

From retail products, personal custom high-definition television, to an in house training and certification program, every offering is approached with great planning and integrity by experienced technicians who welcome all customers.

Studio Brow features a yearly membership for customers who frequently visit which provides discounts on products and services.

With lash extensions provided by Xtreme Lashes®, Studio Brow takes a clean and fresh approach to customer service.

According to the online web site, Xtremelashes.com, “Consumers across the world have made Xtreme Lashes® the most popular brand because they want to be serviced only by trained and certified beauty professionals.”

Open seven days a week during mall hours, people can visit Studio Brow 10 am to 9:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm.

In addition to providing services, Studio Brow sponsors professional athletes, such as WBC Middleweight Boxing Champion, Elvin Ayala, and Whelen All-American Series race car driver, Keith Rocco.

Part of the success of any business is directly related to its location and demographic. Studio Brow is currently mall based, which provides convenient driving distance and opportunity to support growth for this business model.

The location of each Studio Brow plays an intricate part in the development of the company’s brand design and recognition.

For further information about the company, please email Media@Studiobrow.com or visit http://www.Studiobrow.com, or http://www.Facebook.com/Studiobrow.

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Legendary Female Musicians

By Gunner Glam

The 10 best female rock legends stand the test of time, with hit songs and legendary performances. Studio Brow wants to share how many of these women started in bands while a few made their name on their own. Whether they broke away from a singing partner or left a successful band, all of them produced amazing singles careers as the best women to perform rock and roll.

Janis Joplin was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth, Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs. She later sang about her experience at school through her song “Ego Rock.” Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp. Joplin first rose to prominence in the late 1960s becoming one of the best female rock legends in the history of rock and roll.

Patti Smith helped create the punk movement of the 70s, and remains one of the most popular female singers in the genre’s history. Her biggest hit was in 1978 with “Because the Night” and Smith retired one year later. She has performed on and off over the years since her initial retirement.

Tina Turner began her music career, and one of the most abusive relationships in music history, when she met Ike Turner. The duo’s signature hit was the cover song “Proud Mary” but Turner became one of the best female rock legends in music history after they split. Her solo album “Private Dancer” sold over 20 million copies and won four Grammys.

Stevie Nicks started her music career in the band Buckingham-Nicks. When Fleetwood Mac invited her partner, Lindsey Buckingham, to join the group he only agreed when they took Nicks as well. Nicks became one of the lead singers for the band and became one of the best female rock legends when her debut solo album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Melissa Etheridge caught her break as a songwriter for A&M Records in 1984. Her first album in 1988 earned Etheridge a Grammy nomination. In 1994, with her fourth album, Etheridge finally became one of the best female rock legends when “Never Enough” rose to the top of the charts.

Pat Benatar was discovered in 1977. She instantly became one of the best female rock legends when her debut album brought the hit single “Heartbreaker.” She began a long relationship with guitarist Neil Giraldo and the two released hits like “We Belong,” “Invincible” and “Love is a Battlefield.

Joan Jett – Joan Jett started her career as a member of the girl band The Runaways and achieved early success with hits like “Cherry Bomb.” However, when she left that band she became a serious female rock legend. She became world famous with songs like “I Love Rock and Roll” and “Crimson and Clover.”

Debbie Harry became famous when she sang lead in the pop group Blondie. The band broke out thanks to their unique sound, missing ska, reggae and funk music. This female rock legends first major hit was “Heart of Glass” in 1978. She also had hits with songs like “Call Me,” “Rapture” and “The Tide is High.”

Lita Ford, just like Joan Jett, got her start in the girl band The Runaways. Ford also went on to enjoy a solid solo career in the hair metal genre. Along with her hit single “Kiss Me Deadly” she also performed the “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne.

Annie Lennox started her musical training at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She soon left and eventually started the rock band The Eurythmics. During the ten years the band remained together, they released hits like “Sweet Dreams,” “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You.” Lennox began a solo career as one of the best female rock legends with songs like “Walking on Broken Glass.”

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2013: A Year of Comics in Film

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow loves to treat our friends, and keep everyone informed about what’s hot in the world.

In the last 10 years there have been ongoing franchises which bring Hollywood in billions of dollars in revenue from Harry Potter to Transformers.

One solid base for creative and strong-following movie franchises is comic book adaptations.

2012’s The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is currently ranked number three worldwide of the highest grossing films.

One major role in this achievement was that marketing for the film began with a post-credit scene of 2008’s Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk and continued with various parts of Iron Man 2 in 2010 and Thor and Captain America in 2011.

For 2013, it looks to be one of the biggest years for comic book films as there are eight slated for release between the spring and fall.

Kicking off the 2013 summer movie season is Iron Man 3 on May 3. In the third addition to the series, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) is a full-on Tony Stark-centric movie, very much inspired by the first half of the original Iron Man. He’s stripped of everything, he’s backed up against a wall and he has to use his intelligence to get out of it. He can’t call Thor (Chris Hemsworth), he can’t call Cap (Chris Evans), he can’t call Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and he can’t look for the Helicarrier in the sky. Looks to be a full-on action thrill ride.

June 14 brings Superman: The Man Of Steel, where the lead role will for the first time be played by a non-American. Harry Caville, a British actor, plays Clark Kent, a journalist in his twenties who was adopted as a child by Martha and Jonathan Kent after he was transported to Earth from the dying planet Krypton. Raised with the values of his adoptive parents, he feels alienated because of his unique super abilities and struggles to find his place in life. When the world is attacked, he becomes the hero Superman to protect its people.

June 28 is Kick-Ass 2. Universal bought the rights to a film adaptation of the comic in May 2012 and plans to produce it. Jeff Wadlow was confirmed to direct. The comic book was adapted by Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and John Romita Jr. The proposed title for the upcoming film is Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz were reportedly in negotiations to reprise their roles as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, respectively.  Mintz-Plasse also confirmed his involvement in the sequel. Yancy Butler will return as Red Mist’s mother Angie D’Amico. Lyndsy Fonseca will return in a limited role. Morris Chestnut will replace Omari Hardwick as Hit-Girl’s guardian Marcus Williams.

R.I.P.D will be released on July 19. In this film, a recently slain young cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest In Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. The film is set to be directed by Robert Schwentke, based on the comic book of the same name by Peter M. Lenkov and published by Dark Horse Entertainment. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Pulsipher, respectively. Filming for R.I.P.D. was completed on January 28, 2012.

The Wolverine is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and a stand-alone sequel to the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (starring Hugh Jackman as the titular character). The film, to be released July 26, is expected to take place in Japan, borrowing elements from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s 1982 limited series, which was set in the same location.

2 Guns is based onthe graphic novel written by Steven Grant. Set for release on August 16, the film follows Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as a Navy SEAL and a DEA agent, respectively, who work together despite not knowing each is undercover. When the duo unknowingly steals millions from the CIA for the mob, they discover double-crossing associates who will do anything to retrieve the money.

On October 4 comes Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a crime thriller neo-noir film and sequel to the 2005 film Sin City. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are set to direct a script co-written by them and William Monahan and based on the second book in the Sin City series by Miller.

Finally, set for a November 8 release date, Thor: The Dark World is American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2011’s Thor and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alan Taylor is set to direct a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat with Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba and Rene Russo reprising their roles from the first film.

All of the above lead into Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014.

Ultimately to follow is The Avengers 2 in 2015, where more heroes and villains will be added to the mix between now and then through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s sequels.

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Why Brows? Part Four

 

By Gunner Glam

In our latest entry about the significance of eyebrows, we thought we would share the ways eyebrows are there for protection.

Eyebrows are pretty weird when you think about them! They’re two little bands of hair growing right above our eyeballs.

The ancestors of modern people were a lot hairier, but over time, a lot of that hair was lost. Somehow our eyebrows remained. They aren’t just there for decoration.

They play a very important role in keeping moisture out of our eyes. Just like an umbrella keeps our bodies dry from the rain, our hairy eyebrows keep our eyes dry from rain or sweat. Eyebrows, just like eyelashes and eyelids, actually work to protect your eyes.

We also use our exceptionally mobile eyebrows to communicate our emotions. The position of eyebrows emphasizes expressions on the human face thus giving others an accurate picture of the individual’s mood.

Smile comes in many forms, from expressions of merriment or contentment to leers, smirks and even anger. The position of the brow, emphasized by the eyebrows, is what gives us a visual cue to what an individual is really feeling.

Thanks for reading.

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Why Brows? Part Three

By Gunner Glam

Continuing our topic of eyebrows, Studio Brow wanted to share some info taken from an article at ssdivining.homestead.com.

Eyebrows represent the senses, pleasures and attraction. If the eyebrows are thicker toward the nose and thin out toward the edges, this means that the person will set his own pleasures aside the older he gets.

Heavy eyebrows  indicate great strength.

Thick eyebrows belong to someone who is out-spoken. Exceedingly thick can mean a dictatorial nature.

Thin eyebrows show precision and attention to detail. But, very thin can mean fussiness.

Straight eyebrows show someone who is generally active, and on top of things; but can forgo details.

Gently curved eyebrows:  suggest a balanced self aware caring person.

However, downward sloping eyebrows show sambition.

Arched  eyebrows show strong sense of curiousity, but can indicate problems trusting in relationships.

Widely spaced eyebrows show someone who is influenced easily.

Close knit eyebrows show someone who is nervous.

Eyebrows that meet at the center are a sign of bad luck.

In addition, eyebrows can send body language. Being near the eyes, which are the major senders of signals, they are highly visible communicators, although the limited control of muscles around them can limit what they say.

Lowered

Lowering the eyebrows conceals the eyes to a certain degree. Particularly with a lowered head, this can thus indicate deception or a desire that eye signals are harder to see.

Lowered eyebrows may also indicate annoyance, perhaps effectively saying ‘I am so displeased, I do not want to look at you.’ Related to this, lowered eyebrows are a sign of a dominant person.

Raised

When a person is surprised, their eyebrows are often raised. This typically happens as a part of opening the eyes wider, perhaps to see more clearly what is going on. The more the surprise, the higher the eyebrows are raised.

Raising the eyebrows asks for attention from others and can signal general emphasis. When as question is asked and the eyebrows are raised afterwards, this is a clear invitation to answer the question.

Opposite to the dominant lowering of eyebrows, raising eyebrows is may be a submissive move or indicate openness, as it lets the other person see your eyes (‘I am not looking where I should not!’). Dominance and attractive signals can often be similar and raising eyebrows to expose eyes can also be a signal of attraction (‘I’m looking at you, gorgeous. Can you see?’).

Raising a single eyebrow is something that only some people can do and can be a bit more wry in its meaning, for example showing cynicism and asking ‘Are you sure?’ when the other person appears to be talking with limited accuracy.

Middle-raised

By pushing together the eyebrows and pulling up the forehead, the eyebrows can be made to slope outwards. This can indicate relief (‘Whew!’). It can also indicate anxiety (‘Oh no!’).

Middle-lowered

When the middle of the eyebrows are pulled down so they slope inwards, this often shows that the person is angry or frustrated. It can also indicate intense concentration.

Middle together

When the eyebrows are pulled together, it can indicate confusion or an attempt to perceive better (‘what’s that?’).

An inverted horseshoe-shaped fold between the brow is known as ‘Darwin’s grief muscle’ and often indicates sadness.

Up and down

When we see people we know, we often give a quick single up-down ‘eyebrow flash’ in recognition and greeting. This is a common signal across all primates, including monkeys and gorillas.

Rapid and repeated up and down movement may be an exaggerated signal, meaning ‘Well how about that then!’ in the way that Groucho Marx used it.

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Why Brows? Part Two

By Gunner Glam

In our series of explaining the significance of eyebrows, we thought we would share how important it is to have a well-groomed pair.

From an article on Yahoo written by The Pen, Brows are the first thing people will notice about your face, even if it’s subconsciously. A thick heavy brow will bring attention to just the brows. While a pencil thin brow will take attention off of the top half of the face and onto the lower part.

The place that you want people to focus should always be the eyes themselves, because they are the windows to your soul. Having a well groomed brow will do just that, bringing the attention to your eyes and serving as a frame for the entire face.

Even if you’re not big on makeup, maintaining your brows is essential. Having an unkempt brow is just out of the question. A brow that has too many stray hairs out of the natural arch line can leave its owner looking as if they don’t care about how they look, or have just given up.

A naturally thick bushy brow that’s left in its natural state can make even the most feminine face look masculine. And the dreaded uni-brow just leaves everyone looking frightful.

On the flip side, the thin overly arched brow of the past few years is just as awful a makeup crime. It can make a woman look outdated and washed out especially if her brows are blonde or light brown.

It’s almost a requirement that she wears makeup with that kind of brow, because the look is quite severe and will age every wearer, since people’s brows naturally thin as they get older.

The brow that is in now, falls somewhere in between the pencil thin brow and the one nature gave you. It follows your natural arch instead of carving out a whole new one, and takes away those stray hairs that grow past it. It’s simple and not as high maintenance as the overly arched brow.

It will also frame your face the best, because the arch you were born with is right will define your features best. Another perk to this brow is that you can run out of the house with no makeup on and still look presentable and fresh.

-Part three coming soon from Studio Brow-