The Perfect Arch
Emirates Woman|January 2021
There is nothing that will lift your face game more than an eyebrow overhaul. We spoke to the master of microblading, Suman Jalaf, on how to balance your face and the high-calibre clients demanding her services the globe over
AMY SESSIONS

What do the first 30 mins of the day look like, your morning routine? As often as I can, I devote the first 30 mins of the day to selfcare. That includes limiting all things digital when possible. I have a morning shower while listening to soothing nature soundscapes; then I meditate, practise yoga; have a coffee or breakfast and later, I connect with mum through Facetime so I can wish her a good day and see my baby Pomeranians. My pups give me so much joy!

How did you start in your career and how has your skillset grown? I grew up learning the craft of all things brows early on. My mum was diagnosed with cancer and had several rounds of chemotherapy, which caused her to lose her hair. At that point, my childhood craft sublimated into a passion for working at the intersection of art and beauty. By the time I turned 13, I began my first brow business where I bartered tidied brows for school lunch (food has always been the way to my heart).

How did you know it was the right time to launch your own company and what were the stepping-stones to that point? While working at multiple salons for over five years, I recognized that there was a huge need for brow services and most salons were myopic in their view of the bespoke artistry of brows.

What’s the key to curating the perfect face-framing brows? Keeping it natural is key #SumanSays. I see brows as art and I strive to enhance what’s already there. Symmetry and the ‘Golden Ratio’ are fundamental. That, along with hair, skin tone and eye colour need to be considered when starting as brows frame the entire face.

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