Featured in South Lake Neighbors Magazine September 2017

There comes a time in our life when we feel the need to simplify things. Whether that is downsizing your home and belongings, becoming more organized, or saying no to more activities, simplicity holds appeal especially latter in life.

This is where I found myself when it came to my daily routine when leaving the house, specifically my make-up. I don’t wear that much make-up, but I was spending a large amount of time on my eyebrows. My genetics don’t allow for thick beautiful eyebrows. I needed to draw my eyebrows in, as have most of the women in my family going back a few generations. We aren’t sure if it is due to the autoimmune issues that plague many of us or just a hereditary lack of eyebrows. This summer I found myself growing tired of jumping into Lake Minnetonka with eyebrows and emerging without them because make-up tends to come off in the water. I found out that Kay Holtz of Minnesota Brow Lash Studio & Academy provided permanent make-up services, including eyebrows. They use a process called mircroblading and shading to create eyebrows specifically designed for your face. Learning that I could swim, wake up and shower yet still have eyebrows was all I needed to know to book the appointment. The whole procedure took about two and a half hours and the results were immediate.

After two weeks your eyebrows shrink by 25% and lighten a little, which is when you achieve the final result. The procedure is similar to getting a tattoo, but not as deep. Results last 18 months to 5 years depending on the type of procedure you go with and the cost is $300 to $750.

Holtz works with you to determine what be best style, color and arch is best for you. You follow up with a touch-up appointment 5-6 weeks latter. There are specific instructions to follow before the procedure, so you will want to schedule a consultation first. This is by far one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. It takes me almost no time to get myself put together and out the door and I wake-up looking bright and refreshed. I only wished I had discovered this sooner!

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