SO YOU WANNA BE… A BEAU­TI­CIAN

Kristin Fisher is the direc­tor of Kristin Fisher Eye­brows, Syd­ney’s top brow sa­lon.

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Have you got what it takes to be a beauty boss?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a brow artist at my own sa­lon lo­cated in Dou­ble Bay. I’ve owned my own sa­lon for six years, it started with just me but now I have a team of six staff.

WHEN DID YOU DE­CIDE YOU WANTED TO BE A BROW ARTIST?

Prob­a­bly when I was at board­ing school, when I used to bring tweez­ers to school in my uni­form pocket and tweeze ev­ery­one’s eye­brows at lunchtime.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CA­REER MOVE?

I went to beauty school straight out of high school where I trained for six months and eye­brows were my fo­cus.

HAVE YOU DONE ANY FUR­THER TRAIN­ING?

Yes, I now do the art of eye­brow feath­er­ing, which I trained for here in Syd­ney then also in Los An­ge­les. It’s brow tat­too­ing for peo­ple who have sparse or thin eye­brows.

WHEN YOU EM­PLOY BROW ARTISTS, WHAT SORT OF QUAL­I­FI­CA­TIONS OR EX­PE­RI­ENCE DO YOU EX­PECT THEM TO HAVE?

All of our staff are qual­i­fied beauty ther­a­pists. It’s es­sen­tial to com­plete an ac­cred­ited course, ei­ther at TAFE or a pri­vate col­lege. Most of my staff come with ex­pe­ri­ence but we have also em­ployed girls fresh from col­lege and trained them our way. You def­i­nitely learn more on the job.

HOW MANY CLIENTS DO YOU SEE IN A DAY?

Usu­ally around 20 and they come for any­thing from just reg­u­lar brow main­te­nance to prepa­ra­tion for for­mals, par­ties, wed­dings and peo­ple al­ways book in be­fore they go on hol­i­days.

WHAT ARE THE BIG CHAL­LENGES YOU’VE FACED IN YOUR CA­REER?

Def­i­nitely jug­gling my fam­ily, try­ing to have a so­cial life and run­ning a suc­cess­ful busi­ness all at the same time. It’s im­por­tant to keep a bal­ance but it’s not al­ways easy to do. I’m lucky I have such a great team of girls to help keep the busi­ness run­ning smoothly.

WHAT IS YOUR BIG­GEST ACHIEVE­MENT SO FAR?

Mov­ing from my lit­tle studio into our beau­ti­ful sa­lon and the growth that the busi­ness has had in a very short amount of time.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Def­i­nitely the trans­for­ma­tions and the re­ac­tions from clients when they look in the mir­ror.

WHAT AD­VICE WOULD YOU GIVE READ­ERS WHO WANT TO BE BEAUTICIANS?

I would say to look at do­ing some work ex­pe­ri­ence so you can get a feel for the job and see if you like the in­dus­try, then book into a course that suits you and put your­self out there!

“I USED TO BRING TWEEZ­ERS TO SCHOOL AND TWEEZE EV­ERY­ONE’S BROWS AT LUNCHTIME.”

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