The Brow Designers
Kira Thompson has worked in the beauty industry as a make-up artist, working also in management and sales for major cosmetics brands nationally and internationally for over 20 years. After returning to Toronto from New York City in 2005, Kira knew it was time for something new and different not only for herself but for Toronto too.
“Eyebrows are an essential component to a person’s look and confidence. I have seen women and men transformed through great brow design. I knew I wanted to offer this opportunity through a concept salon – focused solely on the face and specifically brows”, says Kira. She signed herself up into an entrepreneurship program and set out to develop her unique little concept. Kira explains, “It was fun to dream and imagine the possibilities of opening up my own eyebrow business but a challenging feat to actually do it. I thought, well, I’ve come this far, nothing ventured, nothing gained. So off I began.”
The first incarnation of The Brow House was born in December 2005. “It was a humble beginning” Kira explains, “but much to my anticipation a need was fulfilled and through the power of word of mouth we began to grow”.
Kira is an entrepreneur at heart. Since childhood, Kira was inventive, creative and resourceful, A single mom, Kira notes that the birth of her son Isa was a real catalyst and inspiration to making this current dream a reality. “Isa is such an inspiration. When I look into in my son’s eyes I find further will and determination. He shows me that anything and everything is possible. I also couldn’t have done it without the support of my partner Carlos Ortiz, my family and friends.”
2009 offered another leap for The Brow House. Kira created a new eyebrow product line, “I have always wanted to develop a product line of high quality that I am confident in.” And in August 2009, The Brow House relocated to 1256 Queen St East location in the booming Leslieville neighborhood in Toronto.
In 2012, Kira opened her second location in Yorkville. “Who could have known that a tiny little concept salon named The Brow House would grow into a household name!” “Thanks to all my Brow House team and clients for eight wonderful years of beautiful eyebrows.”