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Eyebrow rehab. Halp!

Last visit home for the holidays we found a treasure trove box full of printed photos. So many great memories and so many eyebrow coifs to laugh at. It’s funny how you can tell which decade a photo belongs to by the eyebrow style. There were my full, wooly brows from middle and high school, and then the 90’s happened. Apparently, the 90’s decade was a hair thief. Thanks, Gwen Stefani. Luckily, even after all the destruction, I was able to grow *most* of them back in. Some folks didn’t get so lucky. (And this is why we’re thankful for new semi-permanent eyebrow microblading techniques!)
Coming off an eyebrow plucking bender? Let me help you. Is your face stuck in a previous decade? Please, take my hand, and together, we’ll get through this.
You can easily make an eyebrow resurrection appointment with Angela online at:

Need some extra help in the brow department or tired of drawing them in everyday? Check out my blog posts on microblading for eyebrows.

Eyebrow shaping guidelines

Eyebrow shaping guidelines

What to Expect on your initial Microblade visit

Prep for eyebrow microblading is just as important as aftercare. You’ll get the best possible results when you adhere to the following prep steps. I’ll detail the aftercare steps in my next blog post.
A full day before your service you’ll want to end all blood thinning meds and supplements, like physician prescribed thinners, fish oil, alcoholic beverages, and pain relievers. These items cause the brow area to bleed easier. If you’re on prescription thinners you’ll want to talk to your doctor about the best way to taper your meds in a way that’s safe for you.
What to expect on your first visit to Monarch Brow & Facial Studio for microblading:
First, we’ll consult about your expectations. Listening to your needs, challenges, and desires is my job. I want you to leave happy with your new brows.
After chatting, we’ll map out your eyebrow shape using an adjustable tool designed to measure your face proportions. Once you’re happy with the map, we’ll move on to placing each hair in the brow with the microblade. Each blade is a pre-packaged, sterile, single use blade.
After the first round of lines are in, we can numb the skin for the pigment packing segment. I don’t numb the skin at the beginning of the procedure because it’s imperative that the hair lines be precise and fine; the numbing agent can cause the lines to become fuzzy. We’ll finish up with an awesome product called PhiShield for soothing and protecting. PhiShield is a beeswax based, essential oil boosted balm designed to soften and nourish the skin as it heals.

Angela Hugghins is a certified PhiBrows Artist and the owner of Monarch Brow & Facial Studio in Carrboro, NC.
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Hello from Monarch Brow & Facial Studio

Hello, world, it’s Monarch Brow & Facial Studio!
With the finishing of the third week of business, I’m so happy to say it’s been a success. Many thanks to all who’ve come to visit, made appointments, and helped me make this transition so easy. Much gratitude goes to Citrine Salon in Chapel Hill, my former workplace for over six years, for love and support throughout the process.
I’ve been doing a lot of eyebrow microblading and will be blogging about the process soon. Lots of before and after photos to look forward to.
Come get cozy with a customized facial, add on a reflexology treatment, or get your brows made fabulous. I look forward to seeing you!

Angela Hugghins
Owner/Licensed Esthetician
Monarch Brow & Facial Studio
304 W Weaver St, #104
Carrboro, NC 27510

Customized beauty and relaxation services for Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, RTP, and Raleigh, NC.