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The Colors of the World

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow would like to share a colorful poem by Marge Piercy to kick off this excellent weekend. Enjoy.

Purple as tulips in May, mauve

into lush velvet, purple

as the stain blackberries leave

on the lips, on the hands,

the purple of ripe grapes

sunlit and warm as flesh.

Every day I will give you a color,

like a new flower in a bud vase

on your desk. Every day

I will paint you, as women

color each other with henna

on hands and on feet.

Red as henna, as cinnamon,

as coals after the fire is banked,

the cardinal in the feeder,

the roses tumbling on the arbor

their weight bending the wood

the red of the syrup I make from petals.

Orange as the perfumed fruit

hanging their globes on the glossy tree,

orange as pumpkins in the field,

orange as butterflyweed and the monarchs

who come to eat it, orange as my

cat running lithe through the high grass.

Yellow as a goat’s wise and wicked eyes,

yellow as a hill of daffodils,

yellow as dandelions by the highway,

yellow as butter and egg yolks,

yellow as a school bus stopping you,

yellow as a slicker in a downpour.

Here is my bouquet, here is a sing

song of all the things you make

me think of, here is oblique

praise for the height and depth

of you and the width too.

Here is my box of new crayons at your feet.

Green as mint jelly, green

as a frog on a lily pad twanging,

the green of cos lettuce upright

about to bolt into opulent towers,

green as Grand Chartreuse in a clear

glass, green as wine bottles.

Blue as cornflowers, delphiniums,

bachelors’ buttons. Blue as Roquefort,

blue as Saga. Blue as still water.

Blue as the eyes of a Siamese cat.

Blue as shadows on new snow, as a spring

azure sipping from a puddle on the blacktop.

Cobalt as the midnight sky

when day has gone without a trace

and we lie in each other’s arms

eyes shut and fingers open

and all the colors of the world

pass through our bodies like strings of fire.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


2012 Golden Raspberry Awards

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow would like to share Hollywood’s worst of 2011, per the results of the 2012 Golden Raspberry Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 1.

Worst Picture – Winner: Jack and Jill

  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • Jack and Jill
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst Actor – Winner: Adam Sandler

  •  Russell Brand – Arthur
  • Nicolas Cage – Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass
  • Taylor Lautner – Abduction and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Adam Sandler – Jack and Jill (as Jack) and Just Go with It
  • Nick Swardson – Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Worst Actress – Winner: Adam Sandler

  • Martin Lawrence (as Big Momma) – Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Sarah Palin (as herself) – The Undefeated
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – I Don’t Know How She Does It and New Year’s Eve
  • Adam Sandler (as Jill) – Jack and Jill
  • Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst Supporting Actor – Winner: Al Pacino

  • Patrick Dempsey – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  •  James Franco – Your Highness
  • Ken Jeong – Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Hangover Part II, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Zookeeper
  • Al Pacino – Jack and Jill
  • Nick Swardson – Jack and Jill and Just Go with It

Worst Supporting Actress – Winner: David Spade

  • Katie Holmes – Jack and Jill
  • The Underwear Model (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Brandon T. Jackson (as Charmaine) – Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Nicole Kidman – Just Go with It
  • David Spade (as Monica) – Jack and Jill

Worst Director – Winner: Dennis Dugan

  • Michael Bay – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Tom Brady – Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • Bill Condon – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Dennis Dugan – Jack and Jill and Just Go with It
  • Garry Marshall – New Year’s Eve

Worst Screenplay – Winner: Jack and Jill

  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • Jack and Jill
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst Screen Couple -Winner: Adam Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino or Adam Sandler from Jack and Jill

  • Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies (Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass)
  • Shia LaBeouf & The Underwear Model (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Adam Sandler & EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker – Just Go with It
  • Adam Sandler & EITHER Katie Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler – Jack and Jill
  • Kristen Stewart & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel – Winner: Jack and Jill

  • Arthur
  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (Rip-off of Boogie Nights and A Star Is Born)
  • The Hangover Part II
  • Jack and Jill (Remake/Rip-off of Ed Wood’s Classic Glen or Glenda)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Worst Screen Ensemble – Winner: The entire cast of Jack and Jill

  • The Entire Cast of Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • The Entire Cast of Jack and Jill
  • The Entire Cast of New Year’s Eve
  • The Entire Cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Entire Cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Ayala retains WBC Middleweight Championship at MGM Grand

By Gunner Glam

Mashantucket, Conn. – Elvin Ayala said everyone can expect the beast and this fight was his time to show everyone his real side.

Studio Brow has been a sponsor of Ayala since 2011 and backed him in each professional fight since then.

Ayala took on Philadelphia fighter, Eric Mitchell for the WBC USNBC middleweight title, in the fifth bout of the live ESPN2 event at the MGM Grand theater at Foxwoods on Friday, March 30.

The fight was put on hold due to “an important tennis match airing” before it could begin.

Mitchell came out to the theme song “Indestructible” by Disturbed.

The lights were bright, the crowd was roaring and Ayala made his appearance with rap artist, Nat Turner, singing “Fight Music.”

With the belt held high, Ayala and Mitchell would face each other for eight rounds.

Mitchell was wearing black and gold trunks, Ayala sported black and white.

Ayala was in the blue corner and Mitchell in the red.

Per instructions of referee, Johnny Callas, the opponents touched gloves and began.

Ayala moved steadily and kept the jabs straight.

From a lockup, Mitchell threw a few forward punches, Ayala blocked and maintained his stance.

After few hits to the face from Ayala, round one was over.

Round two began.

Ayala stayed low and Mitchell locked up then threw a few back punches.

Mitchell blocked shots to the stomach as  Ayala guarded against head shots.

Delivering a low punch, Ayala kept clear of the red corner.

The two duked it out with a few body punches and round two ended.

Round three began with Mitchell throwing the first punch.

Delivering some low blows,  Ayala blocked a shot to the face.

Ayala got Mitchell in the corner almost and stayed on him with face shots.

Mitchell hit back, and Ayala stayed low as round three ended.

Round four began, Ayala stayed low and received a shot to the head.

He punched his opponent in the face and Mitchell had Ayala on the ropes.

Ayala came back with forward punches and turned it around from the corner and round four ended.

Round five began with Ayala blocking several face punches.

Mitchell got Ayala in the corner but he got out real quick.

Ayala delivered a head shot and came back to get Mitchell in the corner and made him bleed.

The round ended.

Round six began and Mitchell danced around.

Staying center, Ayala came back with several direct hits.

Ayala got cut under his right eye by an accidental headbutt.

Round six ended with several blocks and hits from Ayala.

The seventh round started and Ayala hit Mitchell several times and blocked.

Ayala charged Mitchell against the ropes and punched him in the head.

Mitchell delieverd a few low punches and round seven ended.

When round eight began, the two fighters looked to hold nothing back now.

Ayala came in strong and hit low then Mitchell struck back with a stomach punch.

The two battled in the middle of the ring and Ayala had Mitchell on the ropes.

Ayala tied up and hit with several  low punches, Mitchell got him near the corner and Ayala blocked.

The match ended.

The final result – Ayala won and retained his title by unanimous decision from judges Tony Paolillo (79-73), Don Trella (79-73) and Glenn Feldman (78-74).

Team Studio Brow was in Ayala’s corner throughout the event and joined him after to celebrate.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Most Basic Beautiful

By Gunner Glam

Without having to spend a fortune on makeup, clothes or accessories, learning the style which makes you look beautiful in absence everything is very important.

Studio Brow would like to share some suggestions according to the web site, Overall Beauty.

  • Got to get ready fast after-work that dinner party or date? Here’s how to get your makeup done quickly.

1- Strengthen eye shadow, a little darker at outer corner and on eyebrow bone.
2- Add a touch of iridescence, if desired.
3- Line under bottom eyelashes with brown or black pencil. Smudge with cotton swab for a smoky eye.
4- Add extra coat of mascara.
5- Add a touch of shimmer to your lips.
6- Strengthen lower lip pout by using a darker lip pencil in the center of lower lip line – All this can be down after work in the bathroom if need be. If you are not the only one that is, in the bathroom. If so then keep at your desk a good size hand mirror, better still the type with lights.

  • If you’re not happy with the texture of your hair, switch shampoos. Sometimes a slight difference in ingredients will change the way your hair looks.
  • The job of foundation is to create a smooth, flawless, clear palette upon which you design and emphasize your best features.
  • When people look at you, where do you want them to focus? If your best asset is your face, wear:

A good makeup job,
A great haircut,
A flattering color near your face,
Outstanding earrings,
A flattering shade of hair color.

  • A final, color-rinse will make your hair shinier!

“Self-confidence is not looking at yourself in the mirror when you’re in public.”

  • A bright red lipstick can make your teeth look yellow, but a blue-red makes them look whiter. As you hunt for that perfect red remember that tip.
  • Don’t use non-waterproof mascara on lower lashes, it smudges into your eye shadow and under-eye cream. It is sometimes better to wear a waterproof mascara on the lower lashes and a non-waterproof on your upper lashes. Waterproof mascara is hard on your lashes is worn all the time so why not wear it on just one set of lashes?
  • Always make your nails an even length by filing them down to match the  shortest one. As much as that might kill you. Short and even beats all different degrees of long. Nail Polish will help hide the fact your nails are short.
  • Makeup on the beach is just inappropriate. Like they are looking at your face, not if bath suit you been working hard on looking good in is doing its trick. Just be natural, all you really need with waterproof mascara and lip balm with sunscreen. Don’t forget your suntan lotion and be willing to ask for and offer a helping hand when need be with putting it on. True fun in the sun!
  • Nails that are not well groomed detract from your style. Keep them perfect withthe use of a emery board, hand cream, polish remover, cuticle scissors, base coat and your favorite color.

“Self-confidence is always being willing to help a friend look better.”

  • For an instant lift, highlight your hair. You can benefit with bring light to your face.
  • What we think “style” means: Your clothes look like they belong to you. Your accessories polish your look, your makeup is quietly correct; your beauty allows your personal charm to show though.
  • Eye shadow technique for every shape eye: Stroke on a light base all over the lid. Place a medium-tone shadow in the corner and drag it about one-third towards the center. Line the crease with a medium tone, blend gently and you’re done!

“Self-confidence is keeping a friend’s secret. You’ll end being better friends.”

  • When putting on eye shadow blow slightly on the brush before starting to put it on your eye lid. By doing that you can save time by not having to clean so much of it off your cheek when you are done putting it on.
  • Beauty routines that are a must! Create your own routine and stick to it!

Moisturize your face,
Rub creamy lotion on your hands and feet,
Shampoo frequently,
Get a manicure,
A pedicure,
and a brow wax (wink) to keep their shape as regularly as you can. You would be surprised how much differences it makes when you do.

  • Use your favorite choice of fragrance to change your mood, as well as that of others around you. A beautiful scent is hard to beat as a mood changer.
  • Don’t be afraid to switch products. Even though you like a particular makeup, technology, is always developing new products and one may more effective for you. Experiment. You can always go back. Who doesn’t get bored sometimes using the same product everyday and not want to change?
  • A facial is something that you deserve! It will work for you as it cleans, softens and revitalizes your skin. Its very relaxing to have someone cleanse your face.
  • A light foundation color is always a better choice than a dark one, which may just muddy your skin.
  • If you want your eyes to stand out, line the outer two-thirds of your eye, top and bottom, then smudge the lines to soften the effect. Depending the look your going for, Blues, Purples, Gold, Brown, Charcoal or your basic Black are great choices.
  • Buy only foundation with sun block. Most foundations have sun block these days anyway.
  • Always remember a great haircut eliminates bad hair days.

“Most of all, being self-confidence is being able to give away a personal beauty secret and not think twice about it.”

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Might As Well Jump!

By Gunner Glam

Instead of just being the action of springing clear off the ground or other support by a sudden muscular effort, jumping can also take on different meanings.

Studio Brow thought we would share just how many ways there are to JUMP!

  • Jump the Shark – An idiom created by American radio personality, Jon Hein, that is used to describe the moment in the evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality that is beyond recovery. The phrase is also used to refer to a particular scene, episode or aspect of a show in which the writers use some type of “gimmick” in a desperate attempt to keep viewers’ interest.

In its initial usage, it referred to the point in a television program’s history when the program had outlived its freshness and viewers had begun to feel that the show’s writers were out of new ideas. Often, it is after great effort was made to revive interest in the show by the writers, producers or network, particularly in Happy Days when Fonzy literally jumped over a shark using water skis.

The usage of “jump the shark” has subsequently broadened beyond television, indicating the moment in its evolution when a brand, design or creative effort moves beyond the essential qualities that initially defined its success, beyond relevance or recovery.

  • Jump the Gun – To being before the starting signal, originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun. Also to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it.
  • Jump Ship –  When someone leaves a job or activity suddenly before it is finished, especially to go and work for someone else.
  • Jumping Jacks – A physical jumping exercise performed by jumping to a position with the legs spread wide and the hands touching overhead and then returning to a position with the feet together and the arms at the sides. The name comes from the traditional toy of the same title.
  • Get Jumped – When a person gets attacked by a group of two or more of people.
  • Feeling Jumpy – When a person feels nervous, high-strung, edgy characterized by fitful, jerky movements.
  • Long Jump – A Track & Field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. This event has been an Olympic medal event since the first modern Olympics in 1896 and has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games.
  • Jump Suit – Originally referred to the utilitarian one-piece garments used by skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs. Particular usage includes for pilots, drivers, sportspersons and prisoners.
Some music that makes you Jump!:
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-More leaping at you soon from Studio Brow-


Legendary Directors

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow takes pride in having technicians who give the look and shape of perfection to guests who visit our locations.

Over the years, there have been people with visions of magnificent stories and recording these stories on film.

Studio Brow would like to share some of these directors and select films they created.

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau – Nosferatu (1922) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

Alfred HitchcockVeritgo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds.

Orson WellesCitizen Kane, The Stranger, Touch of Evil and Chimes at Midnight.

Steven SpielbergE.T., Indiana Jones series and Jurassic Park.

George LucasTHX-1138, Star Wars: A New Hope and prequel trilogy.

Martin ScorseseTaxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed.

James CameronTerminator, T2: Judgment Day, Titanic and Avatar.

David LynchEraserhead, Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive.

Wes CravenThe Hills Have Eyes (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream series and Red Eye.

Chris NolanMemento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception.

Francis Ford CoppolaThe Godfather Part 1, 2 and 3 and Apocalypse Now.

Darren AronofskiPi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan.

George RomeroNight, Dawn and Day of the Dead and The Crazies (1973).

Richard DonnerSuperman, Superman II and The Goonies.

David FincherSeven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Quentin TarantinoReservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2 and Inglourious Basterds.

John FordStagecoach, The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley.

Billy WilderThe Apartment, Some Like It Hot, The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard.

Stanley Kubrick2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

Joel and Ethan CoenFargo, O’ Brother Where Art Thou?, No Country For Old Men and True Grit (2010).

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow drives to deliver the best customer service possible and through the web deliver tips on ways to stay beautiful.

Here is some advice on washing your hair on a regular basis, according to an article on Yahoo.com:

About 90 percent of Americans shampoo on a daily basis.

A hundred years ago, people only washed their hair monthly and in the 1950s, it was customary for women to have their hair washed and set once a week at the salon.

A clean head of hair feels fresh and smells great but over-washing can turn one’s healthy locks into a pile of straw.

The average person’s hair grows less than half an inch per month so long strands that have been subjected to a lot of shampooing (as well as chemical treatments, blow drying and the elements), tend to get dried out and dull at the ends and even break off. Dirtier hair-gasp-also holds a style better.

How often you need to shampoo depends on how oily your scalp is and your hair’s texture. Oil-known as sebum-travels more easily down smooth, straight hair, making it look greasier faster.

Sounds a little gross, but sebum helps moisturize and waterproof the hair shaft. This is one reason why curly or coarse hair is drier.

When you wash every day, you typically strip off this natural moisturizer and then have to slather it back on in the form of commercial conditioner.

Joe Murray, owner of Hale Organic Salon in New York City, told Yahoo! Shine that shampooing a couple of times a week is plenty.

“If you can’t stand a being a little oily,” Murray said. “Then coat your wet hair with conditioner up to the ears to protect it and then just wash the scalp.”

On gym days, try simply rinsing with water instead of shampooing and finish with a light conditioner to detangle.

Another tip Murray offered is to “spot clean around the hairline with a little dry shampoo. It will also help stretch the time between blow outs.”

Shampooing does stimulate the scalp, which brings blood flow and healthy nutrients to the hair follicles. As an alternative, Murray said he is a fan of a gentle daily scalp massage and regular brushing with a good quality hairbrush.

People with flaky scalps may be inclined to shampoo frequently, but dermatologist and spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology, Nia Terezakis, MD said this can actually exacerbate the problem.

“When you have a flaky scalp its not dirty, its dandruff or a form of psoriasis,” she explained to Yahoo! Shine. “Use a shampoo formulated for dandruff and let it sit on your scalp for 20 seconds before rinsing.”

You can follow up with a separate shampoo and conditioner of your choice, “But don’t scrub,” she advised. “It will flake even more.”

When you choose a shampoo, Terezakis said to pick a product that is made for your specific hair type whether it be oily, dry, limp, curly, etc.

“Companies spend a lot of money on cosmetic chemists and different products really do work.” One exception: “Baby shampoos aren’t necessarily gentle on adult hair,” she warned. “They are made because babies squirm. They don’t sting the eyes but they can be drying.”

If you are used to washing your hair daily, it can take a few weeks to get used to a new routine. You may be over producing sebum to compensate for stripping the scalp. Gradually increase the days between shampooing and see if your hair becomes healthier and takes more time to appear dirty as a result.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-