For true artists, there is always a way. In the case of Marco Ochoa, his creative spirit awakened at the tender age of 13. He had a gift but no fancy pencils to draw with so he improvised and used his mother’s makeup to begin creating portraits. Through those initial drawings he came to understand the intricate angles of a woman’s face. His fascination lay in a particular feature: the eyes. It was Marco’s sister who first introduced him to the concept of eyebrow threading.
Watching her get her brows threaded for the first time was a transformative experience for the young artist — the swiftness and precision of the technique intrigued him to the point that he began to experiment with thread at home. It took years of practice before he could shape the perfect eyebrow, but time — 11 years and counting — has certainly made Marco a world-renowned expert at his craft.
The buzz around his threading prowess started to build and it wasn’t long before Marco began shaping the brows of many famous faces. His signature style of threading, “Painless, Precise, Perfection,” has kept loyal celebrity clientele coming back, chief among them Brazilian model Camila Alves McConaughey, who raves:
“I am very particular about who I allow to shape my brows because I believe that they are the most important feature on the face. I only go to Marco because he has mastered the technique of shaping eyebrows by simply using thread, while avoiding any pain for the client. He also really listens to what you want and then makes the magic happen. I call him the brow magician.” – Camila Alves McConaughey
Marco’s studio, EcoBrow, is currently located on Robertson Blvd in Beverly Hills, where he sees clients in addition to booking private sessions for celebrities. He continues to flourish in the industry by doing a mix of editorial work for media outlets such as Details, Vogue, InStyle, Allure, and Glamour to name a few.
In 2013, Marco debuted a product that further empowers women to create the perfect brow: His own mineral-based, paraben-free EcoBrow Defining Wax, which stays true to his philosophy of responsible beauty and provides an alternative to most brow products on the market. The six shades pay homage to some of his favorite Hollywood icons through the ages:
Blonde/Marilyn, Light Brunette/Sharon, Auburn/Rita, Brunette/Penelope, Dark Brunette/Liz and Soft Black/Frida.
“The thing that all the actresses I grew up watching and loving have in common is a certain mystique, a beauty that captivates from the moment they enter a room. And their eyes – they speak volumes, without the need for words.” - Marco Ochoa