Esthetics By P. Brown is way more than esthetics, its a community. I think it’s safe to say, anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting the owner Porsche Brown would agree. Porsche radiates light and positivity and not in the kind of phony way that many people in the service and beauty industry do (like when you walk into Sephora and everyone is suddenly your bff!). Her kindness, joy, and compassion are completely genuine and every soul that walks through the door is greeted with friendship, a big hug, and a cup of tea. I know, this sounds fake! But y’all I’m telling you, I went in for a facial and came out feeling seen, understood, and comforted! How often can you say that
I met Porche and her team through the Nashville Blogger Collective and they invited me to come in for a complimentary facial, lash lift, manicure, and reiki session. I made the appointment weeks and advance, not knowing that the night before I would have my first panic attack of 2019. I’m very open about my mental health on social media because it’s something ive been living with my whole life. I believe it’s important for me to be transparent so that i can help break the stigma around mental health and encourage others who are struggling to seek help. I’ve had a really good handle on my anxiety for a long time but i’ve been on edge lately. When I had this panic attack, it had been so long since I’d had one, I was frightened and shocked which only added to the intensity of the experience. The next day when I arrived at Esthetics By P. Brown for my appointment I walked in feeling emotionally hungover and totally drained.
I painted on a fake smile smile and pretended to be my usual bubbly blogger self. I was greeted by Porsche and her team with hugs and laughter! Porsche handed me the best cup of tea ive ever had and we all sat down to catch up a little before beginning my treatments. A few mins into our chat, Porsche began to tear up and asked me if I was okay. I was honestly caught off guard, I thought I had covered up my pain really well. I told her I wasn’t okay and a calm washed over me. She encouraged me to open up as much as I was comfortable with, and I did. These women listened to me, supported me, and made me feel safe. They told me that this is what their mission is all about. Everyone who works there or visits is a part of a family and is always welcomed to curl up on the couch with a blanket and find sanctuary here.
I started with a reiki session which was totally new to me. It was a relaxing experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs energy healing. If you’re not familiar with reiki, it’s like an energy massage! The practitioner transfers universal energy through the palms of their hands to promote emotional and physical healing. Then I moved on to my facial. I was so relaxed I fell asleep! My skin felt so hydrated and smooth. I was glowing! I had a fashion show a week later and the makeup artist was so impressed with my skin. My skin is so healthy even my makeup looks better. Next up was my manicure. We went with a gel manicure and some shimmery neutral colors. We finished the day with a lash lift! I had never had a lash lift before and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The process made me a bit nervous, having stuff over my eyes for several minutes is a little unnerving. But Porsche talked me through and it was painless! I was shocked with the results. My lashes are perfectly curled and it looked like I was wearing mascara! At the fashion show my makeup artist didn’t put mascara on me because he thought I already had some on! I put a tiny bit on and-WOAH my lashes were amazing!
After my visit I went home feeling beautiful and at peace. I can’t thank Porsche and her team enough for this experience. I highly recommend checking out Esthetics By P. Brown for beauty services, though I know you’ll be receiving so much more!