She loves high-end fashion, thrift store finds and averages 500 brow waxes a month. Malynda is the self-proclaimed “eyebrow queen of NYC” and a ball of contagious energy who is passionate about beauty, her clients and her life. Let’s see how Boom Boom Brow Bar’s Owner Malynda Vigliotti answered our Industrie 5Qs.
Who: Malynda Vigliotti (a.k.a. Boom Boom)
What: Owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar
Where: New York City, New York
Our site/publication is called Industrie and we spelled it with an “ie” on purpose – it’s the French way of spelling Industry and was once defined to us as an artisan who works with their hands to create things of beauty and substance. So tell us, how do you define beauty and substance?
I mean, I feel like beauty is subjective. I think it’s a matter of what makes your heart sing. But, by working with my hands and being creative, I can be a part of helping others feel beautiful and that to me is BEAUTY!
What other creative outlets besides do you explore/practice?
I love all things beauty from searching for high-end designer clothing to thrift furniture and accessories. Things that I think are beautiful move me and I can fall madly in love with something that’s $5 or $5000. I guess it always comes down to love.
What’s your personal motto/favorite quote?
“Love the one you’re with,” because you must always be with yourself.
When have you felt the most vulnerable in your career?
Opening a business in the height of a financial crisis. Literally working six days a week in fear mode. I was so frightened and vulnerable, but I feel I was able to establish a booming business because it came from an authentic place.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
You need to spend money to make money. To me, money is all about energy.
If you’re having a bad day, what’s the one thing that will always cheer you up?
The Boom Boom Brow Bar. It’s actually such a fun positive place. It makes me happy.
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