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Meet Marissa Kong of Boston Brow Studio in Lexington

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marissa Kong.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Marissa. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a young girl, I always loved playing with makeup in the mirror, copying what I saw in the magazines. I always paid for esthetic services thinking, “I want do this!” But growing up I was guided to going into college and getting a 9-5 job was what you are “supposed to do” and that a trade school was not sufficient. After 3 years of college I decided that I had enough and wanted to follow the career I wanted. I graduated the following year with a dual license in massage and esthetics and went right to work. After getting a year experience I knew I wanted to work with the best, at the best, and was hired as a therapist at the Mandarin Oriental Spa in Boston. It was the hardest decision to separate myself from the spa to open Boston Brow Studio, but I knew it was something I had to do.

When I discovered micro blading not only did I want it for myself, but to be able to provide such a service for others. Micro blading is a method of depositing ink into the eyebrows in a natural hair like stroke, to enhance, recreate and shape ones brows. It is essentially tattooing of the eyebrows in a natural, semi-permanent way that is customized for each client. It can sounds so superficial to say “micro blading has changed my life” but remember eyebrows are the frame to the face and for someone who has little to no brows, due to genetics, or over tweezing in their younger years, or one who may have lost hair from chemo therapy, or an illness, it can greatly effect one’s self confidence. Drawing your eyebrows daily is time consuming, and tedious making sure they are even every day. Finding the right eyebrow product is so hard and can be quite expensive with so many products to choose from. Micro blading is the perfect “wake up and GO!’ brow solution. As a mom of a toddler it has helped me personally to look my best on my not so best days, because we all know those toddlers are into everything every minute of every day!

Boston Brow Studio is a place where you may come in unsure and nervous, but leave with more confidence and be “selfie ready” all the time. We walk our clients through every step and make sure they are sure and excited before we begin. We start with drawing a “rough draft” of a shape that goes with the natural brow and then work with our client to adjust anything they are looking to achieve, whether it be thickness, fullness, arch, angled or rounded, length and then color. Although micro blading can be a bit uncomfortable we use a topical numbing agent to help with the discomfort and the process itself if quite quick. Micro blading can last up to 18 months-2 years depending on the person and is great for anyone who wants to “wake up and go!”

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
With anything there are always bumps in the road. Do I leave my great, steady, secure job and start my own business? Will I be able to support myself? Will I even succeed? Self-doubt is always something that crosses someone’s mind when making a big decision. But anything is possible if you want it bad enough, if you’re willing to work at it, put the time into it, and especially if it’s something you love to do then there’s one choice but to do it! And I am so happy I did it. I have a really great support system that I am very grateful for them all!

Please tell us about Boston Brow Studio.
Boston Brow Studio is a beauty studio specializing in microblading and offering other natural enhancing services such as eyelash extensions, lash and brow tints, lash lifts, and full body waxing. We are devoted to our customers and understand that it is a big step physically, financially and personally and ensure they are happy before they leave, Whether that means staying later, answering late night emails, accommodating everyone’s schedule as best as we can, here at Boston Brow Studio you can be sure to get our full undivided attention. And who doesn’t love that?!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have done it sooner, than later. But everything happens for a reason and I am just as happy with the outcome.

Pricing:

  • Microblading $550 (running a promo until the end of May for $450)
  • Lash Lifts $80
  • Eyelash Extensions $200 first set
  • Body Waxing Prices Vary
  • Brow Tint $30
  • Lash Tint $45

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