Get Some "WOWS" For Those Brows


Get Some "WOWS" For Those BROWS with Josh Tankersley


When I was a teenager, my mom used to tell me never to start plucking my eyebrows because “once you start, you won’t be able to stop.” But then the 90s came and the trend was thin brows with nude matte lips. I wanted to rock the look, and before I knew it, the wax strips were gently applied to my naturally-thick-peeper-frames in one second . . . and ripped off the next! Twenty years later, the upkeep from that waxing means my Tweezerman never leaves my side.

To help us figure out the best way to maintain your brows, not just for today, but for years to come, I sought out answers from licensed esthetician Josh Tankersley, who is locally known as “The Brow Guy.”

What is the most common problem you address when a client comes in for some brow help? The most common problem I address is that a client feels he or she doesn’t even have any brows or that they feel you can't see them. Quality brow tint, done correctly, fixes this problem in less than five minutes. 

What’s the number one “no-no” in brow shaping? My number one "no-no" is to attempt to do your own brows, because usually my clients will have no success. Doing your own brows is unseemly to me ... kind of like doing your own highlights. You just don't do it.  

What if it’s too late and plucking is already part of your regular brow routine. What brand of tweezers do you recommend to help get the job done? The best readily available tweezers are made by Tweezerman. I prefer one with a pointed tip. 

Is there a brow shape that works on everyone or that everyone should try? There is no one brow shape that works for everyone or that they should try. My goal is to alter or completely change a person’s facial expression making a clean coherent shape. 

Is there a brow shape that everyone should avoid? The brow shape people should all avoid is the brow that looks like a comma. It's super thick in the middle and pencil thin on the end. This shape is a distraction. Brows should blend well and go with the face, not dominate the face. 

What are the best products to use on your brows for shaping? I almost 100% use Anastasia Beverly Hills products. I use her stencils and her products for mapping a brow. She has good powders, pomades, and tinted brow gels. 

What are the best brow tools of the trade that every “IT” girl or guy, should have in their cosmetic arsenal? I think drawing brows directly on the skin with powders or pencils is not for everyone, however, I'm very partial to Anastasia's tinted quick drying brow gel. I feel most girls love how quick it is and how it doesn't touch the skin, but rather coats the brow while holding the hairs nicely in place.

What should every guy or gal know about brow maintenance and shaping? Everyone needs to know that “Brow Awareness” has arrived. We are now more than ever aware that a good brow shaping, done well, is a game changer. 


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"Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots"

Oct 01 @ 01:00 pm | Tyler Museum of Art | Tyler, TX

~~One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in recent years comes to the Tyler Museum of Art with “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots,” open to the public Sunday, Oct. 1 through Jan. 7, 2018 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus.

The exhibition, organized by the TMA, features close to 40 works by the late Pop Art icon, including a series of Warhol’s signature silkscreen prints drawn from the Cochran Collection of LaGrange, Ga., and a collection of his celebrity-centric Polaroid photographs from the Meadows Museum of American Art at Centenary College of Louisiana.

“Screen Prints & Snapshots” showcases several distinct bodies of work from the later career of Warhol, notably the silkscreen prints from the 1986 “Cowboys and Indians” he completed shortly before his death, spotlighting such iconic subjects as John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt and Geronimo; his 1981 Myths series, featuring touchstones of American pop culture including Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody and Superman; and selections from his “Flash,” “Flowers” and “Television” series. Rounding out the exhibition are a selection of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints, shot from 1958 until Warhol’s 1987 death and offering insight into his intimate relationship with his celebrity friends – Dolly Parton, Jack Nicklaus and Pia Zadora among them.

General exhibition admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Admission is free for TMA members, students, children under 12, Tyler Junior College faculty/staff and City of Tyler employees. Regular Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays and major holidays). For information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit

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