Eyebrows speak a lot about one's personality, whether it is control, authority or self-confidence. Not very happy with the ways your brows have shaped up? Stop feeling low and all you need is a magic wand to make you look new with new brows this New Year. Take charge of how you look by making your eyebrows look fuller and thicker. Thinking of being your new self this New Year, come visit us at Maryamcollahi Studio for Microblading services that can transform your looks as well as your personality.
If you aren’t sure what and how microblading works – here’s a quick bird’s eye view of the procedure. Microblading is a procedure that is used to draw fine lines by inducing the pigment into the skin. This is done through the use of a hand tool fixed with needles to create strokes which resemble natural looking hair on the eyebrows. The color of the strokes is matched exactly with the natural color of the hair on eyebrows. So, shed your inhibitions and worries, if you carry, about the eyebrows looking artificial or the need to define eyebrows through pencil on a daily basis.
The powdered brows are another category that comes under semi-permanent makeup where the eyebrows are made to look perfect. The uniqueness of this technique is the powdered look of the eyebrows with natural dark coloration at the tips and lighter color at the starting of the brows.
Led by experts at the Maryamcollahi Studio, the microblading technique is the answer to your sparse or disfigured eyebrows by visibly enhancing their aesthetic looks. The procedure takes 2 hours of time and it may take 2 sessions to attain the desired result. It may take 4 weeks for the pigment to settle in the skin and eyebrows to heal. A second session is a touch-up session which follows the first session.
And there’s a little goodie associated here! Our Fall Special offer continues in the New Year too. So, get going, get rolling and do not miss out on your chance to look ravishing this New Year. Book your appointment today!
New brow trends are always round the corner. Over the top brow looks has been a trend for quite some time – not really dying soon. 2018 will see this trend on the rise. Well, along with fishtail brows – the latest trend to look out for is “Jewel Brows”!
The artists that have been responsible for popularizing this brow are the glitter geniuses at the Gypsy Shrine. It’s a wearable alternative for those who dare to get the bold and daring look.
Although festive makeup like this is nothing new, it’s a perfect way to get an impressive and bold look. A colorful, bejeweled makeup looks is popular among today’s fashion enthusiasts. Bold eye brows are an interesting way to highlight one of the most celebrated facial features of the last few years.
It’s easy to get these jewels. They are applied with eyelash adhesive and the gems could actually rip out all of your hair when being removed! Now, good luck getting them off.
If you want to try the look out for yourself, it is recommended that you buy a pack of mix and match jewels and glue them to your brows using eyelash adhesive.
While eyelash adhesive is safe for your eyes and your brows it's quite strong and will definitely keep your jewels secured in place for longer than you thought. Apply these multi-colored jewels one-by-one to your brows using the larger gems first towards the front of the arch and gradually getting smaller towards the end. You can select the gems according to the color that you feel good in!
Microblading Eyebrows in Vancouver, Maryam Collahi is a Vancouver Makeup Artist based in Yaletown specializing in permanent makeup, eyebrow shaping, threading & bridal makeup.
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Admit it or not, we all have had at least one eyebrow disaster and the shapes and sizes of our eyebrows kept changing each time we used a plucker or tweezers. When an eyebrow disaster strikes, there’s only one thing to think of – what now? Here’s what you could do in this case:
1. Let your eyebrows grow back completely before shaping or grooming
Do not be let down by an eye brow disaster, because there are ways to fix it! Well, the very first step is to leave your eyebrows alone – at least for some time and let them grow as much as possible. It’s important to stay patient and resistant to the urge to wax, thread or pluck.
2. Use a fine pencil or powder to fill in the sparse areas
In order to fill out bald spots in eyebrows, you can use a thin pencil or powder. Both of these tools are precise and natural looking. During the summer, powder is a better pick as the skin tends to get moist from the humidity. During winters, a waxy pencil can create the same effect.
When you are ready to groom again, go to a pro, who will shape your brows without removing too much hair If you have been patient and have let your hair grow again, it’s important to let a professional artist groom it for you.
3. Step back from the mirror
It’s important to understand that you must stand at least two feet away from the mirror and map the exact path that you need to remove the hair from. You will need to pick the hair that you can see from that far.
4. Microblading can be a great option for sparse eyebrows
Microblading is an excellent option for filling in eyebrows. When your brow hairs no longer seem to grow, microblading is a semi permanent way to fill them. The process uses a small blade to deposit colored pigment just under the skin’s surface. The results can last up to a year or even longer. Getting it done from a professional ensures that you get attractive results in the end.
Learn more about Microblading, Eyebrow Threading, Permanent Makeup, Bridal Makeup & more from Vancouver's very own Eyebrow Goddess.
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The beauty industry has an overwhelming number of options that empower you to take control and reclaim your beauty. No more looking in the mirror and wishing things were different. But, any decision you take with regards to transforming your current looks must be taken with care and with the advice of experts. Beauty experts can analyze your requirements and give you a solution that will not only add beauty but will be a long term answer to all your queries.
Maryam Collahi comes with 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and has since then been on a mission to help every woman feel and look her best – every day and for every occasion! She has cultivated many unique techniques for permanent makeup, eyebrow threading and microblading. In fact she is one of the first and original eyebrow specialists in Vancouver . She does not believe in a one size fits all kind of a solution and ensures that each customer receives customized beauty solutions for their specific needs.
Maryam Collahi Studios announces a one of its kind – exclusive beauty seminar that will focus on skin, hair and health topics. Along with Maryam Collahi herself, you will get the opportunity to speak with the some of the most recognized professionals in the industry. You can gain knowledge on Microblading, Botox, Nutrition, Fitness, Permanent Hair Extensions, Makeup and more!
The event is held in the Vancouver Club on 6th Of July 2017 – Join us for a few drinks and a chance to win prizes too!
Speakers and highlights of the event:
As we know it, Microblading is a permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows that creates perfectly natural looking, thick and full eyebrows. In this procedure, a pigment (that suits your eyebrow color and skin type) is applied with a special tool that has a row of several fine needles to create hair like strokes that fill the eyebrows. This pigment is applied just below the epidermis and creates a very natural look.
Post procedure care to support healing
However, there are a lot of things to remember while it is healing. Avoid sweating – avoid sports, swimming; hot sauna, hot bath or Jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning. Laser or chemical treatments need to be avoided. Further, avoid any creams or peels, especially containing Retin A or Glycol acid on the face or neck. Picking, peeling or scratching in the pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment. Avoid heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris. Avoid alcohol as it slows down the healing. Driving open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motor cycles and touching the eyebrow area need to be avoided. Before a shower apply a layer of post care cream to protect your eyebrows.
However, note that itching or flaking may appear during the first seven days post the procedure, but following the post care instructions religiously can help avoid any of these symptoms. Also, once completely healed, remember to apply sunscreen. It’s important that you never miss your touch up appointment!
The healing process
The new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process. You will know the final color only after three to four weeks after the treatment. Touch-ups or corrections in the shape or design of the brows are recommended only after four weeks of initial treatment. Be aware that the color will go from too dark to too light to – just perfect within that time.
Understand that immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark because the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin – it still will rest on the top of your skin. The harsh look will soften gradually as time passes and a more subtle – natural look is obtained. It’s important to remember not to be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab. This is the pigment and the body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.
Further, do not worry if you see dandruff like flakes or dry skin. This is a part of the healing process itself. After five to twelve days, you will notice that you eyebrows are of the lightest color. This is because, at this time, the color is absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. The skin cells then push it back to the upper layers of the skin.
Once the healing is completed – you will see a set of perfect looking eyebrows emerge!
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One beauty trend that is taking over the world is – Microblading! Especially those with busy schedules and hectic lifestyles find very little or no time to make their eyebrows look perfect every day. Microblading is one technique that provides them with long lasting results so that they look perfect for months or even years without having to apply make up every day. Well, with this increase in popularity comes more and more artists seeking certification and starting their home - based businesses. BEWARE of this!
Microblading is a semi permanent procedure where ink is deposited into your skin with the help of a small blade that mimic the hair stokes. Any mistake by the artist performing this procedure can have disastrous long term effects on the shape of your brows. It is hence very important to do your research and find out all that you can about the artist you hire.
Ask the following questions:
So, if you are looking at getting your brows styled with microblading, make sure that you do your research about the artist you hire. It’s best to get an appointment at a reputed studio and let the experts handle the rest!
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Let 2017 be different! Start your new year with new, beautiful and permanent eyebrows! Especially for busy women, you can save time and eliminate the frustration of doing your eyebrows every day! Microblading is one of the most requested brow treatments. It is popular for a reason – you can create a makeup that lasts without having to touch up every day. It is also known as micro pigmentation, semi-permanent makeup or eyebrow embroidery. This technique helps create volume, definition or improve the shape of the brow.
The technique involves creating an imitation of hairs on the skin that look like the natural hair on your brow. As mentioned earlier, the effects are long term and the results last between nine months to three years depending on the skin, lifestyle, health and aftercare. For those of you who worry about whether it hurts, well, the artist applies a topical numbing cream to the area before beginning so that it does not hurt. Liquid anaesthetic may also be used. There might be slight discomfort, but it is almost painless.
Your brows are the most striking feature on your face. Their shape and aesthetic appeal is therefore of great importance. So, it doesn’t matter if you like them arched, straight or bold, if you are not satisfied with the ones you have, make 2017 that year when you do something about it! Take action! Microblading is a perfect way to reconstruct them, define or cover the gaps. The results are near to natural, detectable and make your face look great!
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Microblading is a specialized technique in where pigment is applied under your skin to give your eyebrows a perfect look. It’s not applied as deep as permanent makeup, but just enough to beautify your eyebrows and give them a natural look. This especially works for eyebrows that are too sparse or too thin. Well, microblading requires you to take optimum care immediately after the procedure. It requires you to keep them from sun, sweat, this is exactly why winter is the best time to get your eyebrows perfected with microblading!
Here’s why microblading is a good option this fall:
Rain proof – sweat proof – water proof!
Well, it’s true! Fall is the best time to have this procedure done. This is that time of the year when you naturally sweat less, and have less sun exposure. After the full healing process, you’ll be left with rain proof brows all winter long! It is just too easy to maintain your newly done eyebrows. You can easily follow through with all the after care instructions without having to lock yourself up at home while they heal.
Again – we are emphasizing the fact that winter times are simply good for healing after this procedure. As sun exposure and sun tanning must be totally avoided right after microblading, winters provide you with an ideal weather to heal.
Winter times are naturally good for microblading, but you will have to follow all the other after care instructions meticulously too in order to have lasting effects. So, no picking, peeling, scratching, driving in open air, swimming … and the list goes on. Rest of it is covered by the weather!
Due to the increasing popularity of eyebrows, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of microblading/microstroking/feathering/semi-permanent makeup. If so, have you ever considered having it done? I’m well aware that us girls always find ways to enhance our appearances in a natural way. Makeup is fun and powerful, but sometimes can get really annoying and lazy to do, that’s why if we can have something done that can help us save time and money, we do it!
Eyebrows are the most important feature of your face, it holds the highest value and makes a lasting impression. Nowadays, the brow-hype is becoming even more popular, if you’re not satisfied with what you have, there are soooo many ways to enhance them like tints, threading, different types of eyebrow makeups like powder, gel, and pomades; and some of us would even consider investing in much more expensive procedures like hair transplant to eyebrows (yes, its a thing!), tattoo and microblading. Let’s be honest here, we’ve all envied Cara Delevingne for her thick and luscious eyebrows. We all just want to wake up in the morning with a "I woke up like this" eyebrow and not worrying about your makeup coming off when you go swimming or when it rains. Here is my honest opinion you can take into consideration about getting microblading and where to have it done, is it worth it? Would I do it again? I list down some basic and important infos about this procedure. I gotchu covered! 😉
First off, what is microblading, how it’s done and how does it differ from tattooing?
You probably have heard a bunch of "eyebrow tattoo horror stories" and seen pictures all over the internet those hideous, gray and sharpie-looking tattooed brows. Eyebrow tattooing and microblading are both cosmetic tattoo. Here’s a breakdown of how they differ from each other:
- implanting pigment into the dermis of the eyebrow skin area with a mechanized hand piece.
- process consists of continuous filling in of pigment into the skin.
- creates a solid eyebrow shape.
- permanent. This process involves damaging of the skin which makes the body respond with white blood cells attempting to dispose of the foreign particles into the bloodstream. Pigment particles are too big to be eaten by white blood cells which makes them just sit there.
- is a method of embroidering the eyebrows manually using a special pen or hand tool device with a very thin, fine blade (that’s why it’s called microblading!) or group of needles to create fine lines that resemble eyebrow hair strokes.
- individual hair strokes are drawn one by one.
- it is semi-permanent; lasts about 1 - 2 years, sometimes even up to 5years!
- a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted into the skin. The ink is deposited into the epidermis and fades overtime due to regeneration of cells at the epidermal level.
Now, let’s move on to the spotlight of this blog -- meeting the brow queen and be blessed by some luscious brows!
I’ve always had thin, sparse brows. One day, my aunt tried to put makeup on me for fun and my filled eyebrows caught most of my attention, I fell in love with it. I self-taught how to fill in my brows at 15 and had been doing it ever since. For me, it’s the eyebrows that enhances my whole face. I feel like I look like a different person without it. And for as long as I have perfectly filled brows, I wouldn’t bother putting any more makeup. Right now, you find yourself reading this blogpost of mine because you are probably considering this procedure, just unsure to where’s best to have it done. A very good eyebrow specialist holds the key to your perfect eyebrows!
If you already know Maryam and follow her on Instagram, you might have seen and most likely joined her Microblading Giveaway. The mechanics of the competition is pretty simple -- follow, like and share the post with the #maryamcollahigiveaway. Of all the handful of girls who joined, Maryam picked me!! After an intense and thorough research about semi-permanent makeup, I finally decided on investing in microblading. I found Maryam on the world wide web in the midst of my quest for a really good eyebrow technician whose "Eyebrow Queen" worthy -- I mean, its mi eyebrow that we are talking about here, I need to be very picky, can’t just have anybody to do it. And it was pretty hard to find a reputable one here in Vancouver as there were only a few people who did reviews which even made me consider driving to California just to get them done. I seriously fell in love with her work as I was scrolling through her gallery of before-and-afters on her website, and so I have been saving up for her magical touch. As soon as I saw her post on Instagram, I instantaneously reposted the photo. The next day, I received a message from her telling me that I am the chosen one 😅 next thing I know, I’m on her magical chair of brow transformations.
They booked me to come in on the 13th of August. I was very excited, but mostly nervous and unsure -- was even having second thoughts if I should go through the procedure. First off, I’m scared of needles and everything sharp; second, I was having doubts -- what if it doesn’t turn out beautiful? I’m going to be stuck with that eyebrow for a year or two. But every time I had doubts, I’d always go back to Maryam’s page and it’d restore my confidence in getting it done once I see her amazing works, I thought to myself "they will put numbing cream anyway, plus that’s the best thing about semi-permanent, if it doesn’t turn out the way I want it – I won’t be stuck with that eyebrow forever, I got nothing to lose". And so the day comes, I arrived and I just want to take a moment to appreciate her beauty studio -- all the walls, the chairs and the tables were a combination of white and silver giving the whole place a real chic, classy and elegant ambiance. Maryam was the first one who greeted me as I walked in, I can’t say enough about this woman – she’s very sweet, personable and sophisticated. She made me feel very welcome and comfortable, and the way she congratulated me was like I won a beauty pageant, and she’s crowning me -- with a brow LOL 😂
As it only has been almost 2 weeks since the procedure, my brows aren’t fully healed yet and so I can’t really tell how it turned out -- that being said, I will be doing final updates after a month and after my touch up.
Sooo, let’s start with the procedure, shall we? Of course, I came in with makeup on my eyebrows; generally, it’s preferred to come in without any makeup on but my brows are too important to me, can’t live and leave without them; also, I thought it’s best to have them on to give the technician a better idea on how you want your brows to look like -- what color, how thick, arched etc. She had her assistant take photos of my eyebrows with and without makeup on, then put some numbing cream to sit for 30 minutes. I was getting really nervous as the thought of the blade really freaks me out. As soon as the numbing cream takes effect, Maryam started off with threading my brows (ONLY threading I had without my natural brow shape getting ruined. I taught myself how to thread my own brows because of all the horrible threading’s I have experienced) then she consulted me on how I want my brows to turn out as well as advised me on eyebrow thickness, color and shape best suits my face and skin tone. After she was done drawing her eyebrow guide with a brow pencil, she started implanting pigments into my brows. It doesn’t hurt that much -- if you’re used to or have tried threading and/or waxing, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to handle the level of discomfort of microblading. Although, the sound of the blade scratching through my brow skin makes me feel really uncomfortable. That’s just about the only thing that made the whole process unpleasant for me. After each blading, she would spread some ink on my brows with a Q-tip and let it sit for a few seconds, wipe it off, blade, repeat -- my brows would always turn out better and better after each blading frequency, and so I would always have this frenzy smile of excitement on my face; bushy, luscious eyebrows -- unlocked! 😂 It started to hurt after a couple repetitions of the process due to constant scratching and rubbing. My eyebrows felt really numb and swollen (just felt swollen, but they weren’t swelling). The whole process lasted about 2 and a half hours. Maryam did really take her time and was very meticulous in every step of the process. She didn’t want to irritate my brows too much and so she ended the process and told me to book for the recommended touch-up after 4 weeks to attain the maximum potential of my brow goals. I mean, this new brows already looked perfect for me! What more could I ask for? The process is not as easy as "bi-bi-di, ba-bi-di-boo", but its definitely worth the two hours of the scratching torment. Maryam knows how to work her magic and is definitely my brow fairy godmother 😅
My brows appeared thicker and more crisp right after the procedure. Maryam gave me a cute little bag with Vaseline, antibiotic ointment and vitamin A in it. I had to put the antibiotic ointment on my brows on the first day of the healing process, vitamin A each day -- everyday for 10 days, and Vaseline for every time I go in the shower to protect my brows from water as you’re not allowed to get them wet for a week.
After a day, scabs started forming on my brows, I diligently put the vitamin A on them in the morning and at night to keep them hydrated and scabs won’t prematurely fall off -- causing damage and gaps on your brows. During the second and all throughout the first week, my brow area became incredibly itchy. I have a bad habit of picking scabs and bumps on my skin and so this was a real struggle! But in the name of my glorious brows, I succeeded for their sake 😂
Today, I’m going on to my second week, hair strokes still appear a little bit crisp but are now more natural looking after all the dry skin fell off. Though, I’ve had some gaps in some areas -- which will all be corrected during the recommended touch-up. I’m very happy with how they turned out regardless. It feels so great waking up in the morning, and the first thing you do is look in the mirror and the very first thing you say is "my eyebrows are on fleek, ain’t nobody can ruin my day!". Thank you Maryam, this is a very special gift from the Brow Queen, no one could ever, ever touch my eyebrows better than you!
Eyebrows give a distinct beauty to your face. If your eyebrows are too light or too sparse, Microblading enhances the look of your eyebrows without having to use any expensive kits. Microblading provides an uplifting and refreshing look to your eyebrows and your face looks gorgeous!
How does it work?
Microblading applies a perfectly matched color pigment under your skin that gives your eyebrows a fuller, darker look. The pigmentation is not applied deep within the skin as in permanent makeup. This makes your eyebrows look more natural.
How does microblading help?
Reduces the time to get ready in the morning
Before you go to work or move out of the house, you spend a lot of time making yourself look presentable. Makeup takes a lot of time and can be a tiresome task to do every day! With Microblading, your eyebrows are already perfect, and you can spend less amount of time on makeup every day.
It does not smudge or smear
The pigment is implanted into the first 3 layers of the skin and will not smudge due to water or smear off if you touch it. You no longer have to worry about touch ups throughout the day.
It lasts long enough
Depending on environmental factors, Microblading lasts for around 1 – 3 years. It is kind of a semi permanent makeup.
Microblading, when performed by an experienced makeup artist, is definitely safe.
Microblading is virtually painless and gives a new charm and glamour to your face!
Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking etc..
Maryam Collahi is a Vancouver Makeup Artist based in Yaletown specializing in permanent makeup, eyebrow shaping, threading & bridal makeup.