Sorry Tyra. Long before you coined the term “smize,” French physician Guillaume Duchenne taught us about smiling with our eyes. In the 1800’s he determined that during a real smile (or Duchenne smile), certain tiny eye muscles move in particular ways. Studies show we’re not actually that good at distinguishing between Duchenne and fake smiles, and now that everyone knows about smizing how will we ever figure out who genuinely likes us? No worries! Here’s a Quick Reference Guide to Smiling:

Duchenne Smile: mouth pulls to the sides and up, crow’s feet appear, eyebrows are slightly pulled down

Fake Smile: only the mouth moves

The Smize: mouth doesn’t move, eyes get a bit squinty and really intense. Fierce!

If you still want to nail The Smize and just can’t get it, don’t worry. Tyra came out with an app that Smizes your photos for you.

SCHEDULE
AN APPOINTMENT

Please fill in the information below and we will email you with an appointment date/time.

(We are open 9am-8pm M-F and 9am-5/7pm Saturdays; please feel free to call 919-572-0000 directly during those hours to schedule as well.)

Schedule Appointment