I developed trichotillomania (hair pulling from stress) in the third grade and my eyebrows have always been sparse if not completely barren. I knew how to pencil in eyebrows without a stencil since middle school. I have pulled my eyelashes and other places on my scalp but my eyebrows have always fallen victim to pulling so now at the age of 31 I decided to try something different: microblading.
I have a ton of tattoos: full sleeve, my legs, feet, chest, and back- but the idea of microblading gave me pause. After my last episode resulted in the loss of half of my left eyebrow, I found eye design and made an appointment with Daniela
. I wasn't thrilled about the location because of it's proximity to the tower of doom but that's not their fault. It's super super clean and reception is alarmingly nice (I'm 'lower classy' so I'm not used to such nice customer service- I know I stood out like a sore thumb). Like- this place is seriously clean, not in a way that it's *trying* to look clean, it's just ACTUALLY clean. Daniela
took me to the room for our consultation. One of their policies which I didn't understand but I acquiesced to regardless, is that their consultations are only done as part of an actual appointment. I thought, "What sense would it make for me to pay in full if I blah blah" but then this happened: I sat on the bed and Daniela
was looking at me, already studying my eyebrows. (I'm Mexican so I have one eyebrow that stays cocked/raised.) It never occurred to me that it would have an effect on my eyebrows. We hadn't even really spoken yet. This was maybe 2 sentences into our dialogue she said, "Do you always do this?" and she raised one eyebrow and pointed out that one was higher than the other and she would fix it. That's when I knew the consultation is what you're paying for. It's serious customization, it's not some stencil they slap to your face. Daniela
was meticulous about symmetry even when I wasn't. So the policy definitely makes sense.
I walked out a little in shock because of the color but- I have tattoos, I knew what I was getting in to. A week later, everyone was asking me where I get my eyebrows done because they are FIREEEEE. I mean- I am lookin gooooood, no makeup. All-natural.
Yesterday I went for my touch-up and I saw Nadia this time just because of my schedule- I would have gone to see Daniela
in a heartbeat. Same experience pretty much. They know their eyebrows. Still happy with the results aesthetically and moreover how (this is cheesy) having two full eyebrows has improved my sense of self-worth. Thanks Daniela