Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Brow Chat








 

It's certain that I am an open beauty addict and other than being OCD about my hair, brows second my picky obsession. Brows are the frame to your face, and there is certainly nothing like a well defined brow. I'm so happy to bring this collaboration alongside Miami's top eyebrow expert, Mayra Artze Mata of Mayra's Art Beauty.
A little background story, Mayra has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years and has quickly taken over the eyebrow scene. With an expanding business & staff, Mayra enjoys the reward of seeing her clients feel their best after a brow makeover. I was really excited to meet up with my so called eyebrow fairy god mother to bring you this one on one session.
 
To begin with, I naturally have bushy caveman like eyebrows (thanks dad) and over the years I've had my fair share of bad eyebrow experiences. Just like most of us women, those types of experiences are never necessarily great. Before meeting up with Mayra, I had let my eye brows grow out for about 2 whole months (I know, that's like 2 whole years in brow time.....). It was difficult but with a little concealer & powder you can go a long way, and that's exactly what I did to wait the time out. Those 2 months were well worth the wait! As soon as the brow guru took over, I knew my brows were in good hands.
 
 
Things to know about the brow service:
  • Every brow appointment is set on a 30 min window. Mayra takes 30 min with each of her clients to insure brow perfection
  • The service costs $35; which includes a brow shaping session, wax, and touch up
  • Prior to your eyebrow session, you should allow your brows to grow out for a full 2 weeks
  • She will first take a before picture of your brows, and will take an after picture as well.

Before & After
Over the years I've gotten asked whether I tattoo, or apply a growth eye brow serum to my brows, or if I fill in my brows to the max, the answer is no. I've always just been really consistent with my brow appointment's, and it could really make a difference! I wanted to share some of my eye brow tips, along side Mayra's Do's & Dont's

Tips:
  • DON'T over pluck. I know the tweezer does have the power to tempt, but don't over do it.
  • Let them grow, it'll be torture but it's worth it! I really recommend the concealer & powder trick I mentioned above
  • Fill them in, but don't fill them up. I always use my Anastasia Brow Dip Pomade to fill in any visible spots, but the worst thing I've ever seen are brows that look like they have been stenciled in with a crayon. Major no go.
  • If you are sensitive to the wax (like I am), it's always preferred to let your brow technician know. There should always be a sensitive skin alternative 
  • If you get rashes & red after a brow service, applying Aloe Vera is the trick!
 
If you plan to book a appointment with Mayra: Please book in advanced (here)
 
You can visit her at:
 
Manny's Butterfly Beauty Salon
4100 Salzedo Street #16  Coral Gables, FL 33134
Wednesdays and Fridays only from 12:30PM  - 6:30PM
 
OR
 
Christie Pea Nail Spa Beautique
10037 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33173
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30PM - 6:30PM


I hope this beauty post was helpful to you, and thank you for reading! Until next post, Xo.


Photography: MGTorres// Danielle Margherite
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