We had the good fortune of connecting with Delene Moreno and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Delene, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
While attending high school I realized book work was not my thing when I graduated high school I panicked trying to figure out what I would do as a career. I was offered a job in the legal field as a paralegal I spent years behind a desk and a computer doing paper work. Unfortunately I got tired of living that life and I knew I was meant to do physical work with my hands I had a good eye for things so I began my career as a brow artist. My now career consists of both artistic and creativity.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art/career consists of brows, creating them, fixing them, and sometimes even rearranging them. The technique we use is called ombré powder much different than the original “microblading technique” everyone’s known about for years. This technique (ombré powder) is less abrasive on the human skin. Getting to where I am now was a long journey, at least that’s what it felt like. I worked for many employers in the legal field thinking that was my life path. Eventually I took the chance and enrolled myself into a brow class. I immediately fell in love with it, in my first month of finishing class I was booked 2-3 weeks in advanced and I thought that was pretty neat I had a room in my house where I was performing my services. COVID hit and brining people into my home wasn’t an option anymore I took the biggest leap of faith and signed a year lease on a salon! Best decision I’ve ever made I now am booked 2-3 months in advanced and we are just growing! A lesson a learned along the way is don’t be afraid of change! Years I spent contemplating on “what if I don’t make it” instead I should of thought “what if i do make it” take the chance!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Food wise I would definitely take her to pluckers! It’s a must! They have both bomb drinks and wings. I would take her to wonder bar, art museum, Buffalo bayou park to see the city lights at night, seismique, drive thru movie theater in hockley!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I will say hands down my mother, Maria! I love her so much my success is all thanks to her. She has a business of her own and I always looked up to her for that same reason. She was a single mother raising me and my two brothers and always told me to never settle for less, to keep going, to be my own boss and the sky was the limit! I owe it all to that lady!