PHOTOS BY // MICHAEL GLEASON PHOTOGRAPHY
Entrepreneur Anne Tenbusch began her “eyebrow enhancing” business four years ago in one small rented room inside a Grand Blanc medical spa. The first clients she served were family and friends – one a day, then two, then three. She was determined to make her dream of owning a full-service eyebrow and lash studio come true.
As her client base grew, Tenbusch needed more space and moved into a Rochester salon where word of her exceptional microblading skills spread from county to county throughout the state.
In October 2019, Pretty n’ Ink Brow and Lash Studio celebrated its grand opening as a full-service studio with a complete team: two licensed lash technicians, an esthetician (who specializes in skin beautification), a receptionist and scheduler, and Tenbusch – who is a licensed and certified permanent makeup and microblading artist, a skill she has perfected with lots of education, training and plenty of hard work.
“My dream really did come true!” she says with humility.
IT’S ABOUT DEDICATION, DETERMINATION AND
“STAYING FOCUSED AND ON YOUR GOALS.”
– ANNE TENBUSCH
The secret to her success is simple, she finds: it’s about dedication, determination and “staying focused and on your goals,” she announces. “I had a five-year plan to open my own place and it came true in four!”
She chose Grand Blanc as her studio’s home because “the community has been so good to me,” she is quick to share. “When I first started my one-room business here, I received so much support. It was word of mouth in Grand Blanc that led to my success; the community was behind me. There is no other place I would have chosen to open my studio. I love working with people and making them feel and look beautiful,” she says proudly.
Tenbusch is quick to note that her work is more than creating cosmetically beautiful eyebrows and eyelashes.
She donates her eyebrow microblading and eyelashing skills to many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. “They need to feel good about themselves, and I’m so glad I can do that for them. I see a lot of happy tears.”
Tenbusch also helps alopecia patients and others with autoimmune disorders and anxiety disorders who are feeling sad and depressed about their appearance. “With new eyebrows and a few eyelashes, their spirits really can be lifted,” she finds.
Pretty n’ Ink staff also see many older clients, who, through the aging process, lose their eyebrows and eyelashes. “They can look 10 years younger after visiting our studio,” Tenbusch points out. “No client will leave the studio unhappy.”
Tenbusch and her team are constantly learning the latest techniques of the trade, always taking classes and workshops to stay current in the field so they can offer more and improved services for their customers. That’s probably why clients are scheduled three months out.
“I feel so blessed; I am thankful to be where I am today,” the single mother of two young boys says. “And I am especially fortunate to have found such a fantastic team of women who have joined Pretty n’ Ink. It’s all about girl power, and we’ve got it!”
PRETTY N’ INK BROW AND LASH STUDIO
8305 S. SAGINAW, GRAND BLANC
TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL 810-777-2769