Everything You Need To Know About Microblading

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With celebrities whose eyebrows are as famous as their names (Cara Delevingne and Brooke Shields to name a couple), those arches are in demand more than ever before. For any of you that over plucked your brows throughout the years or you just want a fuller effect without having to fill them in everyday, listen up...because Microblading may be for you!

What's cool about Microblading is that the results are subtle but definitely darker and filled don't want it to be too dramatic, as this is your everyday look.

So what else do you need to know about Microblading? (Besides the fact that it will give you ridiculously good brows without having to put in any daily effort!) I caught up with GLAM'D owner Brittani Sylvester in Chicago (pictured above with brow babe Gaby Raguso) to get the scoop on what this new eyebrow trend is all about.

What exactly is Microblading?

Microblading is a form of semi permanent make up which is implemented using a hand held tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles hence the name microblade. 

How is it different than eyebrow tattooing?

Microblading is the process of implanting pigment into the basal membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin to create fuller looking brows. Eyebrow tattoo is done with a motorized device whereas microblading is done used a hand held tool, also know as a pen. When it comes to the term microblading the hand tool is used to simulate hair strokes in the brow. Microblading artists also use pigment vs ink. Pigment has a thicker consistency while ink is more watery in texture and tends to have more staying power. Most pigment will last in the skin between 1-5 years, keeping in mind different skin types and the use of skin care products. There is no “spilling” under the skin which leaves the strokes fine and crisp. Naturally the pigment will exfoliate out of the skin over time causing the pigment to lighten.

Does it hurt?

Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.

Can you describe what the first session in like?

During you first session (approximately 2 hours), we custom design your brow shape based on your bone structure, eye placement, face shape and other factors. The pigment choice is then selected. Once your shape and pigment are agreed upon, you will then be numbed using a lidocaine cream. 

You do not have to hide from the world after your service. Many clients can walk right out the door, ready to show off their new brows. Initially stronger in color your new brows will soften in 2-3 weeks. 

After your initial appointment, a touch up can be done between 4-6 weeks. It is not always necessary but it is helpful as it insures that the color is locked into the epidermis and doesn't migrate or leave the skin completely.

How long does it last?

Untouched, the service will last 12-18 months.

How has Microblading become so popular so fast? 

Trends change. Brows frame your face. The 80s style of full thick brows are back. Microblading is the fastest growing brow treatment in the world. People (yes, women and men) who have never considered permanent make up are getting it done. The option to change your look and style every 12-18 months, or change in personal appearance due to trends, helps people to not be afraid of the commitment like that of a traditional tattoo.

Is there anyone who isn't a candidate for microblading?

Everyone is a candidate, there are a few contraindications that may require a doctor's note in order to perform the treatment. A couple examples where a doctor's note would be needed are Cancer, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis.

Once of the most common questions we are asked is “ Can I get microbladed while I am pregnant?” We would not perform the service if you are pregnant or nursing. 


And now for the best part (everyone's favorite), before and after pics of happy GLAM'D clients.

Be sure to check out GLAM'D on Instagram to see even more Microblading results! And to schedule a consultation with Brittani or Gaby, call 773-564-0401. 

G by Giuliana x Alice Through The Looking Glass

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Disney’s highly anticipated Alice Through the Looking Glass finally hits theaters today, and fans are excited to get a first look at Alice’s latest adventure. 

Fashionistas especially are looking forward to the film to catch a glimpse of the exquisite costumes and fashions that run throughout the visual journey. I collaborated with Disney Studios on a limited edition collection based on the themes and characters in the film, and the whole collection is exclusive to HSN. Now you can take a fashion adventure of your own by incorporating the following themes and pieces into your wardrobe.

Victorian Red: This dramatic print is inspired by the Red Queen, one of the key characters in Alice Through The Looking Glass. It emanates royalty and sophistication with Victorian romance which creates a chic, baroque feel. This tie-front blouse is easy to dress up with black pants or a skirt or you can keep it casual with a great pair of jeans.

Wonder and Whimsy Pant in Victorian Red ($69.90 on HSN)


English Garden: This print brings a sense of the natural, rare beauty seen in the Cotswold English countryside. Rich crimson combined with soft pink is the perfect balance to resemble the lush landscape. Pair with a simple rose quartz or white tank for a soft, day look or a black top and strappy heels for a more elevated look.


Wonder and Whimsy Pant in English Garden ($69.90 on HSN)


Geo Floral: This is the bold and fun print of the collection. It’s one that reflects Alice’s curious and independent character, which is emulated in the feminine abstract artwork of this print. The geometric shapes entwined with the floral motif fuse together perfectly in this magical print.  Go for a bold spring look by wearing this print head-to-toe or break it up with a solid top.

Wonder and Whimsy Hi-Low Hem Tank in Geo Floral ($39.90 on HSN)


Ivory Lace: The romantic and feminine print of the collection, this reflects the gentle nature of the White Queen. Inspired by victorian romance, the fine detail within the Chantilly lace pattern resembles luxury and delicacy. This is a perfect year-round print to wear for any occasion and is a simple way to add style and dimension to your look. Pair with the Wonder and Whimsy high-low tank and black pumps for evening or add a black wrap belt to get a completely different look.


Father's Day Gift Guide

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I just love celebrating Father's Day! Not only is Rancic the best husband in the world, but he is also the most incredible father to Duke. He was made to be a dad and he deserves more than just one day of recognition each year. I'm also fortunate to have an incredible dad of my own, Papa DePandi. He sacrificed so much for our family and continues to work hard every single day.

It's so important to tell the fathers in our life how much we love and appreciate them, and it's also nice to spoil them with a little something too! I created a gift guide that has something for every dad out there including my fav new tech finds, cool kicks and apparel for the stylish papas, a bocce ball game for the backyard BBQ lovin' dads and other great little finds that any dad is sure to love. I hope you find something special for the dads in your life! Xo, G

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is only a few weeks away and it's the perfect day to show love and gratitude to the person who was and is your biggest cheerleader, confidante and best friend: your mom. I love being a mom and I now understand what a huge job it is and I am so grateful to my own mom for all that she did for me and my siblings growing up - shout out, Mama DePandi! Check out my gift guide for Mother's Day below.... So many great ideas to spoil Queen Mom. XO,G