ABOUT // ME
With professional experience in the beauty industry since 2009, trained in brow shaping, brow tinting, and makeup artistry by Benefit Cosmetics, I worked as one of the region's top brow artists at the Benefit Brow Bar in Smithfield, Rhode Island. I have worked extensively in cosmetics sales as well, for companies like Lancome, Sephora, and Ulta.
I do not consider myself an "Instagram Brow" artist - I prefer to keep a client's brow natural and consistent with what their hair and bone structure can support. Forcing your brow into a shape that is unnatural for your particular hair growth pattern will do nothing but add more time to your makeup routine!
I am pleased to share that I am "Arch Addicts Approved" - a title given to stylists chosen by a team of brow experts known as Arch Addicts (www.archaddicts.com).
In March 2017, I trained with California-based celebrity brow artist, Kelley Baker (Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Zendaya)!
Hairdresser/Cosmetologist - State of Rhode Island
Cosmetology (Type 2) - State of Massachusetts
Cosmetology Program Diploma (2nd in class) - Euphoria Institute of Beauty
Brow Shaping 101 - Benefit Cosmetics
Brow Tinting & Advanced Shaping - Benefit Cosmetics
Brow Shaping & Styling (Private Training) - Kelley Baker Brows
The Brow Necessities - Cricket Enos, The Wax Chick
Brow Extension Application - Lavish Brows
Advanced Tinting Formulation & Application - Intensive HairPearl
Brow Lamination - KD Brows
Sanitation & Disinfection - Barbicide
Disinfection: COVID-19 - Barbicide
3-Part Brow Training (Brow Shaping, Hybrid Tint Formulation & Application, Brow Styling) - Olga Devega-Cruz, Waxahollic LLC
My work has been featured by Benefit Cosmetics (@benefitcosmetics), Arch Addicts (@archaddicts), Thuya NYC (@thuya_nyc), Brows Worldwide (@browsworldwide), and Brow Artists Worldwide (@browartistsworldwide) on Instagram.
On a personal note, I am a native Vermonter who has have been working and attending school in Rhode Island for the last decade. I am currently an honors student at the University of Rhode Island where I will receive a bachelor's degree in Psychology. In my free time, I enjoy painting, writing, doing arts & crafts projects, spending time with my pets (Mickey and Daryl the parrots, Wednesday the cat, and Lola the lizard) and family, as well as volunteering weekly at Foster Parrots, Ltd., a wildlife sanctuary in Hope Valley, RI.
WHY THE 1980s?
I have been listening to and studying '80s music (mostly New Wave, Post-Punk and Pop) since I heard A Flock of Seagull's, "I Ran", for the first time at the age of 11. I have spent the last two decades studying '80s film and pop culture and over the years, feel that the sights and sounds of this particular decade are somehow directly tied into whatever drives me creatively.
I was 15 years old when I came up with the idea for an '80s-themed salon and hoped to open it in partnership with my mother one day. Though I am flying solo as of now, the dream is alive and well, and my passion for all things '80s seems to have become an integral part of my identity. I invite you to step back in time with me at my salon as we enjoy a different '80s movie or TV series every week and listen to a custom-curated playlist of almost 1,000 songs of the decade - oh, and do some brows, of course!
Check out "Jane's Ultimate 80s Playlist" on Spotify here!
Miami Vice, TV Series
Brows By Jane, Sola Salons
MANGO "MANGIE" BATES
Brows By Jane is dedicated to my beloved pet and best friend, Mango, a Red-Lored Amazon parrot whom I adopted in 2013. Mango lost his life to cancer (lymphoma) on February 6th, 2019 at the age of 68. Though he was once taken from his natural family when poached from the jungle, and endured many years of abuse and re-homing in the pet trade, he still had room left in his heart for me. Mango spent the last six years of his life as my guardian, soul mate, and greatest inspiration. His legacy lives on in my personal and professional achievements as well as my commitment to helping more birds like him in the future.