The Sugarhouse community is largely made up of artists and creatives - one of most resident's favorite aspects of our charming neighborhood. In the spirit of celebrating our local artists, Got Beauty and Upwall Design teamed up with Sugarhouse Art Walk. Excited to feature artists like Rai Lindberg, Trijsten Leach, Anne Flowers, Hector Corpus at our upcoming art walk - just to name a few, we were eager to chat about all things art and their journey to become prolific artists.
It takes all types to make the beauty-verse go round. Perhaps not surprisingly, artists of all sorts are oftentimes the ones running the show behind the scenes. After all, appreciating beauty is what art is all about, right? Elated for a chance to collaborate at the upcoming Sugarhouse Art Walk, we jumped at the opportunity to chat with our Got Beauty family and see what creative greatness they get up to on their off hours.
There are people whose life path inevitably seems to push them towards a position of teacher and leader - and Essie Shaw is one of those people. Essie is a multi-talented artist in every sense of the word: photographer, painter, 3D sculpture, art space curator, and a strong advocate for our LGBTQA+ and BIPOC community. Her goal is to create artwork that represents the greatness of Black America, rather than just the struggles, or the degrading past. With a strong local following, her reach is only growing, and she’s got important things to say - and we sat her down at the Got Beauty headquarters so we could have the pleasure to listen.
If you’re a Salt Lake City local, you've likely heard of the activist, artist, and photographer, Cat Palmer; you might have seen her award-winning photography and mixed media art, or seen her covering pressing issues on Good Things Utah. This badass artist and activist has many platforms and she utilizes these platforms to take on crucial issues with poise, bravery, and style. We were delighted when she agreed to pop by the Got Beauty headquarters to treat us to an interview, letting us in on her mesmerizing life.
Before I had my son three years ago, I was sure I would be able to remain as busy as ever. My plan was to simply incorporate him into my life, and already existing routine. I would always have time to do my hair and makeup, and I would never trade my heels for flats.
The first thing I always like to make clear when talking about makeup, is that when you chose to wear it, it should be for you. Not anyone else. I love it, because it tells the story of who I want to be on any given day. It’s artistry. I’ve always been creatively inclined, and I’ve seen myself as a canvas when it came to self-expression through clothing, hair, and makeup. Over the years I’ve created and perfected my go-to look. It may be a bit on the glam side for some, but I’ve always had a penchant for being a little extra. I think of my signature look as pin-up meets old Hollywood movie star, so if you’re into that kind of thing, here’s exactly what I am using to get it!
There's nothing quite as beautiful as a woman who feels beautiful in her own skin - and nobody knows this more than the astounding Rhiannon Lawrence, resident life coach and proponent of self love. Rhi is no stranger to feeling discomfort in her own skin and trying to navigate the waters of obligation to family life while finding time for herself. If we may say so, she's totally rocking it and is setting a stellar example for women everywhere. We asked if she'd share a few of her experiences and secrets on how to feel sexy as a busy mom, so we can share with you how to find your own inner bliss.
Let's face it - no human on earth is exempt from obstacles and woes in their beauty routine. It's easy to assume one might have it easier than another, but in reality, a different body just means a different way of having to do things. For some, it might be a constant struggle to manage their wild curls. For others, it may be learning how to protect their overly sensitive skin. In a world with as many unique worries as there are, seeking help for your own can be incredibly daunting. Luckily for you, there happen to be an extraordinary group of ladies with the answers you've been looking for - the Got Beauty Pros!
This week on Talk Beauty, our Master Esthetician extraordinaire Michelle Kobernik is here to dish out all the details on the best and boldest in brow technology - and yes, we’re talking about Microblading. If you’ve been entertaining the idea of trying out this service, we highly recommend taking a few minutes to read what this brow guru has to say - we have a feeling you’ll be seriously impressed.