Ladies…have you been thinking of sprucing up your look for the warm months ahead…when, hopefully, masks won’t be as necessary and others can see your entire face?!? And for the gents..do you have a special someone that could use some pampering? Check out one of Brookside’s newest businesses, Brow Bar, offering “beauty treatments with a spa attitude”.
I stopped by Brow Bar recently and talked with owner Tammy Sciara about this new shop that opened in December. Brow Bar offers all kinds of skincare and beauty services, including cosmetic injectables, microblading, eyelash and brow enhancements, facials, waxing and make up consultations. The store has a welcoming, calm vibe with a very friendly staff that really cater to their clients. Tammy says “I want my customers to feel fully transported when they come here; I want the shop to feel like a private retreat”. She even created a special relaxing room in the middle of the space for just that purpose; customers can sit and relax before and after their appointments.
In addition to the special beauty services, BrowBar offers several lines of unique, clean products for the face and body: Leahlani, organic products from Maui; MerSea, a line of candles and diffusers based in Lenexa; Lover cosmetics (founder Ashley Rodden lives in KC and keeps regular hours at Brow Bar for make up consultations), Soap Cherie, botanica based body products, and Savor/Beauty, a small batch, certified organic line of Korean beauty inspired products from New York.. Any woman would enjoy indulging in these clean, fresh make up and body products!
How did BrowBar get started? Tammy explained that after having her second baby, she was busy “chasing around the little ones, more worried about if they ate their breakfast and brushed their teeth than if I looked in the mirror before leaving the house”. As part of a post baby makeover, she had microblading done. “The thought of never having to spend time coloring in my brows was heaven!” but the experience of having it done was not what she expected. “It wasn’t relaxing or service oriented at all. It was actually a bit terrifying! It got me thinking about all of the beauty services I had done through the years. I knew I could do it in a different way”. After several months of research, Tammy and her good friend (and co-owner) Nicole Baldwin started Brow Bar. (Nicole is a semi-permanent make up artist). “I wanted to open a studio that was upscale, modern, relaxing and private at the same time”. Her first location was in a building on the Plaza and, being a long time Brookside resident herself, decided to switch locations to 63rd St when this spot opened up. “We have so much more space, as well as the opportunity to sell our unique beauty and skincare products that Brookside needs!”
Stop in Brow Bar the next time you are strolling along 63rd St for a look! A gift certificate to Brow Bar would be a welcome Mother’s Day gift. The address is 328 W. 63rd St, just west of Stuff.