A BROW artist who loves giving her clients "confidence" has won runner-up at The UK Brow Awards 2023.

Annmarie Brett, 40, spent her career up until her 30s as a driving instructor and retained firefighter. 

She opened her own business, Enhanced Beauty Cosmetics, seven years ago and said that the huge change in career was "scary". 

Now, Annmarie does cosmetic and medical tattooing and offers both digital machine and microblading methods.

Chester and District Standard: Some of Annmarie's workSome of Annmarie's work (Image: Annmarie Brett)

On Saturday, September 23, Annmarie placed runner-up for PMU Hair Stroke Brow Artist at The Brow Awards 2023. 

Annmarie is self-employed at Cheshire salon Brow HQ, which also won Best UK Salon of the Year 2023.

Speaking to the Globe, Annmarie said: "Being able to make a difference in people's lives in any way possible is so rewarding.

"Cosmetic and medical tattooing is such a passion of mine that I am so privileged to say is my job and truly love it.

"Building a client's confidence in creating a beautiful natural set of brows is so fulfilling and can be very emotional. Clients have so many reasons why they may need this treatment, such as over plucking, sparse brows, symmetry issues, alopecia and chemotherapy."

'I'm overwhelmed that my work is being recognised'

Speaking about winning runner-up, Annemarie added: "I'm so overwhelmed that my work is being recognised.

"I utterly love what I do in being able to help so many amazing clients.

"Winning this award has just made me even more hungry to succeed in improving my craft and making Enhanced Beauty Cosmetics even better for my clients."

Along with PMU BROWS Annmarie also offers tattoo eyeliner and lip blush but says her "real drive and passion" is Medical 3D Areola Tattooing for breast cancer patients.

"This is such an incredible and life-changing treatment I offer my clients and I'm really hoping for this to get bigger and better", she said.

"My dream for this new year would be to really drive this service forward for the Wirral offering this service within the NHS to help with the unfortunate amount of patients that are needing this service after cancer."