“Whatever you do, do well.” In the words of Val Ross, the owner of METIER. Kontrolbeauty got the behind scenes access to the brow queen special workshop here in Atlanta, Georgia. Dropping jewels, Ross told us how she got her start, tips and tricks, and safety protocols when getting microblading services.
Brow expert to stars from legendary Xscape, Tamika Scott to BRAVO The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree Whitfield, Val Ross has made her mark as a boss in the beauty industry. We wondered how did this beauty get her start?
“I wasn’t happy where I was. I was a former school teacher and suddenly, I lost my job. Life hit, I was homeless with two degrees, a baby bump, and toddler. So I invested in myself. Next, I was a makeup artist and I suddenly was known for my brows.”
Ross further stated it all started from an Instagram post. After she was tagged in a picture highlighting eyelash extensions she started to invest, later she was tagged in microblading and the rest was history.
CATCH HER IN ACTION ON IG @metier_by_valross!
Yes, smart and daring. Val Ross received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Masters of Science in Environmental Toxicology from Texas Southern University. Not only is she a boss, she enjoys helping others along the way.
“I have a soft heart for mothers trying to make it.”
Ross also dropped a gem for anybody that wants to adventure out into the beauty world. She expressed, “social media is big, find someone that inspires you. Find people to look up too. Draw out a plan and stick to that plan.”
So what can we see in the future for Val Ross? How does METIER the school of beauty sound? Maybe not exactly like that but close. She states, “we want to open a school. When you think of Paul Mitchell, I want that for myself and my own products.” Kontrolbeauty had a great time meeting her team and learning from the expert. Make sure you look out for METIER, a lot more coming soon!
Lastly, if you ever receive microblading services, make sure you do the following:
- Do your research!!!
- Duration: 6-8 months for deeper skin tones
- Duration: 8+ months fair skin tones
- No licenses are required; however, the studio must have a license!