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Mint Salon gives trans women beauty tips on Trans Day of Visibility

GREEN BAY –  When Donn volunteered to be beautician Caroline Quinn’s makeup model at Mint Salon, he wasn’t completely prepared for the sensation of eyeliner being drawn along his lash line for the first time, nor for the audience watching in wonder. 

“It’s really weird to have something being pushed into your eyeball,” he joked to the group. But when someone in the crowd said “wow” to his final transformation, he was quick to grab a handheld mirror and see for himself a smoky eyed and brow-trimmed face gazing back. 

Later, Donn, who asked the newspaper to not use his last name, told the Press-Gazette that he liked the experience for the ways it demonstrated self-care and how it allowed him to break free from the “confines of the male harness,” which he said doesn’t fit who he is and how he’d like to identify.