During my most recent visit to L.A. I bumped into an old friend that I hadn’t seen in atleast 15 years. We ended up spending the afternoon reminiscing over the good ol’ days while polishing off a bottle of wine (yes, some things never change). Of course, the topic of conversation turned to what we have had “done” in regards to cosmetic surgery. Understand, this woman is flawless and looks as though she hasn’t aged a day since the last time I had seen her, so I was on a mission to unlock her secrets. The usual procedures were obvious – boobs, lips and botox. However, when she said “Micro Art” I was stumped. Well, she enlightened me…
The first thing that pop’s into my head when I hear the words “eyebrow tattooing” are the opening credits from Orange is the New Black. Not that I am demeaning those beautiful women in any way, shape or form, they are obviously limited when it comes to advanced technology, so I must give them an “A” for effort. Regardless, the mere thought of permanent makeup has always made me cringe. That being said, I would have put money of the fact that she felt the same way – and I would have lost. From her brows to her hairline she had done it all, and had she not told me, I would have never known.
Clearly, the days of blunt black lines and faded out permanent liner are gone, only to be replaced with natural looking precise strokes and color matching perfection for each skin and hair tone.
After close inspection of her brows I had to get all the details, so she pulled up the website Micro Art Makeup and I was hooked. They do everything from face and scalp, to areola reconstruction and Vitiligo camouflage. They service both men and women, and they have an abundance of videos, before and after images, and everything else you could possibly want to know if you are looking into having these types of procedures done. What truly impressed me was how life changing such a small procedure can be for those who have undergone Cancer treatments, disfigurements and scar revisions.
Considering my brows are overplucked, thin and in need of some serious help, I made the decision to add this procedure to my list. However, I happened to be leaving the next afternoon and all of their locations are on the West Coast. I returned to Dallas and much to my dismay, there are maybe a handful of reputable salons and professionals that offer this microblading brow service. After reading countless reviews I narrowed my choice down to one, The Browtique by Carrie L. Hunt . While their list of services is not as expansive, brow microblading is their main focus. They also offer tattoo revision, eyeliner, dermapen, dermaplaning and lash lifts. I inquired about an appointment only to hear that Carrie was booked until 2017, and after seeing her work I can understand why – she does an amazing job. However, I was in luck! Her associate Lindley (who’s work is equally impressive) had an opening in September, so I grabbed it. I have high hopes for my upcoming brows and will keep you posted with my results!