Not Invisible Anymore

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The Golden Ratio exists throughout nature. It affects the way we view at the world around us, and the way we view each other. On our faces, eyebrows are what provide us the structure and balance with our other features. For two years, artist Colin Stuart has been harnessing the power of the Golden Ratio to create the perfect brows for his clients with a technique called Microblading, developed by PhiBrows.

           

Microblading involves using a tool to draw individual hairs within the brows to add shape and fullness. “The tool I use to Microblade doesn’t go very deep in the skin. Because of that, I can get a more precise line and the final result is natural. delicate. and elegant; unlike tattooed brows of the past.” Colin explains. The unique ink Colin uses for microblading doesn’t contain any metals, which has allowed him to cater to a wide range of clients, including those who are undergoing chemotherapy.

“The day I woke up without my brows and eyelashes I felt invisible,” remembers one of Colin’s clients, Amy. “For six months, I lived with a paper jam in my printer because I couldn’t muster up the energy for the 5 minutes it would have taken to fix it…there was no way I was going to draw on my own eyebrows every morning.”

After hearing Amy’s experience, Colin knew he had to use his talents in any way he could to make a positive change in her day-to-day life. After finishing Amy’s brows, and seeing the difference it made both physically and emotionally, he decided to start a charity called Brows4Gals. Brows4 Gals focuses specifically on providing microblading services at no cost for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

 

With each patient, Colin measures different aspects of the face and draws a frame for where the brows should be. By using the Golden Ratio to create perfectly balanced brows, they’ll look natural for each individual client. “No matter who you are, your brow shape will be only yours, because I form the brows based on the shape of your face.”

If you, or someone you know, would like more information on microblading, including service options and pricing, please contact Colin Stuart at 904-755-5595.

If you’d like to contribute to Brows4Gals, you can also contact Colin about donation opportunities to help provide microblading services for more cancer patients.

A New Chapter…

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Starting A New Chapter:

We feel blessed that we’ve had three years with Sherrie Ralph as our esthetician and spa specialist.

Although we’re sad to see her go, we gathered with a few of her closest clients for a send-off luncheon to wish her a happy retirement.

Our very own Amber Stephens will continue our spa services. Sherrie and Amber have been working together during this transition.

In order for our clients to become familiar with Amber, we’re offering 20% off all spa services through Thanksgiving.

Visit our website for a complete list of our Spa services.

New York Fashion Week

In the City That Never Sleeps…neither did we!

This year’s NYFW was a family affair with MAC Hair Studio owner, Margaret, her daughter Lyndsey and son Colin by her side.

Colin and Margaret had the opportunity to work backstage as part of the Vivienne Mackinder team creating the looks for the Malan Bretan show. This is Margaret’s second year working NYFW at Vivienne Mackinder’s side. Mackinder is one of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing profession today.

Lyndsey spent NYFW behind the lens, capturing the moments backstage and on the runway.

Editorial Photo Shoot

What kind of bride are you?

Together, Lyndsey and Vivienne Mackinder held an editorial photoshoot showcasing eight different bridal looks at the Vanderbilt mansion in the Hamptons.

They paired different hairstyles with bridal gowns to create the perfect look from Boho Bride to Fairy-Tale, and even Classic Beauty.

We hope to release info about these images being published soon!

Lyndsey is available for style shoots or holiday family photos, but availability is limited! See more of her work at lyndseyannephotography.com

No visit to New York is complete without a celebrity spotting.

Lyndsey snagged a picture with Lisa Vanderpump from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The rest of the Real Housewives crew was there too, right next to the catwalk.

A Few Moments from New York Fashion Week:

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Last Minute Personable Gift Ideas for Her

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Write her a card expressing how much she means to you. At the end, tell her that her Christmas present is a full day spent just the two of you. Prepare breakfast for her in the morning. Take her to the movies, go putt-putting, take a walk, ride bikes, go to an arcade or bowling. At night, take her to her favorite restaurant (don’t forget to make reservations!) Make sure you buy her favorite flowers. She will be thrilled to spend a whole day with you. Your gift will be her expression when she reads what you have planned!

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Wear Your Greens.

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Change is an inevitable part of life. With change comes aging skin and different types of acne. When it comes to age and your skin, you may experience a plethora of ongoing changes: new expression lines, a loss in skin elasticity and those breakouts that you assumed you left behind in your teen years. As we age, estrogen levels drop and testosterone levels begin to rise. This hormonal imbalance results in an increase in oil gland production in the skin which can clog pores and cause breakouts.

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