I’m not usually one to do anything to my eyebrows. I can count the number of waxings and pluckings I’ve endured on one hand. I asked my friends who are better at makeup than me to teach me how to eyebrow, which is a daunting task to say the least.
Then my lovely friend Souheila Jaber came to my rescue with her microblading expertise. For those of you who don’t know (and I certainly didn’t), microblading is like getting a prison tattoo on your face in the shape of an ideal pair of eyebrows. They are drawn on hair by hair so that as long as you can keep your natural hairs contained within them, you won’t need to freestyle an eyebrow shape every time you do your makeup.
Something I cannot count on one hand is the amount of times I’ve shaved my eyebrows. I shave the hairs outside the tattoo every few days because waxing and plucking are painful and I don’t like them. I’m not afraid of shaving my eyebrows because while living in Lister Center on the University of Alberta campus, I shaved them off in an effort to win a contest. Hair grows back. The real tragedy here is all the times I left for class with bad brows, and that was before I shaved them off. Sometimes a clean slate is easy to work with.
I might be a brow amateur but Souheila is not. She worked her magic and now every day my brows are fierce. Not like there was anything wrong with my natural brows, and they’ll be back in five years or so, but now they really stand out. I get compliments on them all the time and now it’s more fun to do my makeup. I get my picture taken a lot and I’ve certainly noticed the difference my new brows have made. I would highly recommend going to Souheila for all your brow and beauty needs. Not only is she certified in microblading, but she is also a certified makeup artist and lash technician. Souheila takes bookings through her page here. Below are some images from an earlier collaboration between Souheila, myself, and Marthonee. For the full set, click here.