Monday, February 4, 2013

KelleyBakerBrows Collective Review (Part 1 - Salon)

The past few weeks, I have had the great pleasure and privilege of getting to know award-winning arch artist, Kelley Baker. She is one of the sweetest women I have come to meet here in the beauty community, and I cannot wait to share with you all my experience with her amazing salon and my thoughts on her brow products.

Highlighter Smudge Brush, Angle Spoolie Brush, Brow Powder, Highlighter Pencil

Before I review the products I showed above, I wanted to first describe my experience with her salon.

Kelley's salon is located in the heart of Venice, CA on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Parking hasn't been a problem for me to find on Abbott Kinney since it is along a residential area where street parking is free. I did come in early in the morning Saturday, so it might be different on other days.

The first thing I said when I walked in was, "OMG it is so cute!" Kelley's salon has this crisp and clean set-up where it's pretty much self-explanatory. You have a reception area on one side, and the salon part on the other, where there are two chairs in front of a large mirror. Her salon felt so welcoming and alive because of all the daylight that comes in through her large windows, and the classic white walls. Her door and the front desk has her logo embedded on them. 

I was immediately greeted with a smile by the receptionist, Emily, and I love how she already knew who was coming in at that time frame! Definitely plus points on my book! I love it when people are welcoming because they immediately make me feel comfortable and at home.

Kelley really took her time with me during my 30 minute appointment. She started off with plucking and waxing stray hairs. What she really took her time with was shaping my brows and making sure each individual hair was perfectly trimmed to achieve a full brow look!

Kelley was very sweet and personable and I just love how we were both getting to know each other while she was working on my brows! I didn't even realize how fast time went by how comfortable I was. It was just like as if Kelley and I were just sitting down and having coffee.

After she shaped my brows, she filled in one brow with her products, and then she showed me through a hand mirror how she filled them in--in action! Not only was I getting perfectly shaped eyebrows, I was also getting a mini makeup lesson on how to use her brow products! I picked up a great technique and that's part of what sold me on this brow service! 

Kelley is so sweet and a very intelligent woman. In the short timeframe that I spent with her, I got to know her on a personal level, I found out a little bit about her business and experience, and I learned a makeup technique from her! All in one package of getting my eyebrows done! Who can tell me that they get this experience at your average waxing/threading place? *silence*

So here are photos of my new eyebrows (Sorry I didn't get to take a photo of my brows before! But trust me, they looked ugly)...

Can you tell how happy I am with my newly-shaped brows? I am definitely coming back here to get my eyebrows done from now on. No more mall threading or waxing for me!

All of Kelley's salon info can be found HERE. Her services are by appointment only, so give Emily, her receptionist, a call her on (310) 314-BROW or email her at

Also, Kelley and I have a SPECIAL GIFT for all of you, especially if you live in the LA/OC area, or just planning to visit Los Angeles anytime soon!
For all first time visits, Kelley is offering $5 off her services if you mention me, "Naomi from Love2Primp" and/or "@naohms on Instagram" on your visit! Isn't that awesome? What other reason do you have on not coming in to get your eyebrows perfected?

Stay tuned for my review of Part 2 - Products.

Disclaimer: KelleyBakerBrows services and products were offered to me with no obligation to review or advertise in any way. All my thoughts on the salon and these products are my own, and I was not paid by the company to review these for compensation.

1 comment:

  1. Your brows look awesome! I've been cursed with incredibly sparse brows, so finding a way of naturally filling them in has always been an obsession of mine. May I ask what MAC foundation shade you are? If you know, of course. I think my skin tone is very similar to yours and I have a helluva time trying to find a good match. Thanks, hun! :)