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90s Eyebrows Trends

Do you have 90s eyebrows?

feather tattoo & 90s Eyebrow TrendsThe 1980s was big everything – big hair, big shoulder pads and yes even bushy big brows. But, in the 90s, the thin, low-arched eyebrows were all the craze and thus the bushy eyebrows were obliterated. A generation of women plucked their brows as thin as the style demanded. They created the perfect The 90s Eyebrow style. It wasn’t all that bad because the 2000s still enjoyed the thin brow until the end of the decade when a more natural shape began to surface again in popularity. Today, in the 2020s, the big, bush brows are back!

Did you pluck your eyebrows too much?

We’ve all been there in front of the mirror cleaning the eyebrow just a little bit….and then you realized that half the brow is gone. The good news is most people will only have to deal with the slow process of the brows growing back which could take up to six months. Unfortunately, some people plucked the brows so thin that they simply don’t seem to be growing back to today’s fashions. As we get older, the hair does thin and that includes the eyebrows. The good news is that there is Microblading.

Have you ever thought of microblading your eyebrows?

Microblading is a wonderful solutions for people who plucked their brows a little too much. Microblading is a new, revolutionary, semi permanent eyebrow procedure. It is performed by implanting pigment under the epidermis of the skin manually. This technique is done by pulling or swiping a manual pen and very fine blades across the skin to create one by one fine hair strokes. Microblading looks natural and is a wonderful solution for people who overplucked their brows. If you have overplucked or still have the 90s eyebrows style and would like to make a change, call Brow Design By Dina.

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2021-09-26T20:00:03-05:00September 26th, 2021|News|

Sun Safety For Your Skin

Sun Safety For Your Skin

Sun is actually good for you because some some exposure helps to produce vitamin D which helps calcium absorption for stronger and healthier bones. However, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes, skin, and even the immune system. The skin can be damaged by a sunburn and excessive UV light exposure that will not only prematurely age skin but also can lead to skin cancer. It is important to make sure that you know proper sun safety.

The Impact of Skin Tanning

The tanning of the skin is a response to UV light. When the UV rays reach the skin, the skin makes melanin. Melanin is the pigment, or color, that causes tanning to take place. It is important to understand that tanning does not prevent skin cancer. The melanin is the first defense that the skin has against the sun because it absorbs the dangerous UV rays. A sunburn develops when the amount of UV damage exceeds the protection that the skin’s melanin can provide. Proper sun safety can help to get enough sun to remain healthy.

Protecting the Skin Against The Sun’s Harmful Rays

The best way to protect the skin against the sun’s harmful rays is by limiting the exposure and by applying sunscreen and wearing protective eyewear. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that has a minimum of 15 SPF and apply it regularly to the skin. All skin types need protection from the UV rays. Even darker skin tones can have painful sunburns and get skin cancer from the sun’s rays.

Brow Design by Dina

Dina truly wants every client to have the best possible procedure for their features. She is providing her clients with a truly unique PMU experience, which she has learned and brought from the international arena. Dina brings her years of art training, knowledge of facial features and anatomy, in depth experience of portraits and mastery of color to all those who she works on. She truly brings an international PMU experience to her clients. Learn more – HERE.

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2021-07-03T10:26:43-05:00July 3rd, 2021|News|

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

HyperpigmentationHyperpigmentation is not necessarily a skin condition but a term that describes skin that appears darker. The darker color can occur on small patches, large areas and even affect the entire body. Increased skin pigmentation is not harmful, but it is important to determine if you are prone to hyperpigmentation before getting a permanent makeup treatment. Brow Design by Dina will help to determine this by searching the body for scars and other blemishes. These blemishes will help to show the skin pigment and whether it becomes darker in certain areas of the body.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

There are several types of hyperpigmentation but the most common include melasma, sunspots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is considered to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy and can cause certain areas of the body to darken. Sunspots are very common and are caused by sun exposure over time. Post-inflammatory  is the result of an injury or inflamed skin. This can also be caused by acne.

A very important factor to remember is that when working with Fitzpatrick 3-6 there is the tendency for hyperpigmentation. Fitzpatrick skin type is a numerical classification system that uses physical features like skin tone, eye color and natural hair color to determine how much melanin is present in the skin. Skin type 3 gradually tans, sometimes has a mild burn.  Skin type 4 tans with ease and rarely burns. Skin type 5 tans very easily and very rarely burns.  Skin type 5 tas ver easily and never burns. Learn more HERE.   As the majority of clients do not know if they are prone to hyperpigmentation, it is necessary to search the body for scars or blemishes.

Due to darker healing results when working with hyperpigmentation, Brow Design By Dina will always choose a pigment 1-2 shades lighter than desired color to ensure the perfect color. 

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2021-03-10T07:35:43-06:00March 10th, 2021|News|

Halloween Eyebrows

Halloween EyebrowsHalloween is almost upon us, and that means it is time to start thinking about your outfit and all the necessary accessories. Makeup will be very important. We would like to give you some ideas on how you could spruce up your eyebrows to make them go with your Halloween costume.

Halloween Eyebrow Ideas

If you are thinking about embellishing your eyebrows for Halloween, you have a couple of options. From eyebrow powder to eyebrow pencils, to coloring your eyebrows in a wacky shade to match your outfit, the sky is the limit. When it comes to eyebrow shape, you need to know which direction you would like to go. You could go gothic with thick dark eyebrows, enhance the arch of your brows if you are going for the vampire look, or make them extra bushy.

If you want to conceal your eyebrows, do not pluck them. There is plenty of makeup out there you can use to hide or block them. If you want to completely conceal your brows, try using a washable, non-toxic glue stick. Apply the glue to your brows, and then brush them straight up. You may need one or two or even more layers of glue to make sure you cover all the hairs and they are all laying down. Once the glue is completely dry, use either an orange lipstick or orange concealer to cover your brows. That will help to cover up the dark color of your brows. If you have fair brows this step is not necessary for you. Next, comes the concealer. Make sure the lipstick is completely dry.  Use a brush to paint over the orange. Make sure to feather out the edges. Use a sponge next to cover up the concealer with your powder foundation. Press the power foundation all over the concealer. By now your brows should be completely blocked.

For a more dramatic look, you could even get latex eyebrows for an even more dramatic look. There are plenty of retailers online offering all kinds of products.

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2020-10-09T07:56:52-05:00October 9th, 2020|News|

Find The Right Eyebrow Trends For You

Permanent Makeup and Microblading TrainingEyebrows help accentuate your eyes, shape your face and even play a rather important role in communication. Over plucked, unkempt or scarred eyebrows can make you look older and will make you appear less refined. Nobody is born with perfect eyebrows, that is why it is important to routinely trim and shape them and sometimes you will have to fill them in. If your eyebrows need some help and you want to cut down a little bit on the maintenance time of your eyebrows, microblading is the perfect procedure for you. Microblading is a tattoo technique that will give you beautiful natural looking eyebrows. There are several eyebrow trends you should know about before getting your eyebrows done.

What Are The Latest Trends?

Just like fashion trends and beauty  standards change over time, so do eyebrow trends. Soft and more naturally looking brows appear to replace bold and overly-defined eyebrows. Just because they are softer looking does not mean they appear sparse. Another trend are darker  eyebrows that appear a little grown out. The so-called feather look, a naturally fuller looking shape, is also very popular right now.

Choose Dina For Your Brows

Not only does Dina know about the latest trends, she will always find the right eyebrow shape that fits your face and your style. Dina has been involved in art for many years, with her emphasis on portraits for many years. She has an excellent eye for facial features, bone structure and artistic beauty.  Take a look at Dina’s amazing portfolio: https://browdesignbydina.com/photos/

“Dina is a perfectionist! Part artist, part technician.” – Recent Client

Dina has not only many years of experience in the permanent makeup and microblading, she also holds certifications in permanent makeup from East Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Dina has worked with some of the best permanent makeup artists from around the world. Dina’s natural ability and international background in permanent makeup has set her apart from everyone else in the permanent makeup field. She became very successful and recognizable due to her extensive background and has performed thousands of permanent makeup procedures on clients from all over the United States and World.

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2020-07-10T14:08:15-05:00July 10th, 2020|News|

Look Your Best Coming Out Of Quarantine


Most places now have started the reopening process and most of us are coming out of quarantine, shall we say looking a little shaggy. A lot has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic from mask requirements to social distancing measures. We don’t know yet what the new normal will exactly look like, but we do know, no matter what happens next, we still all want to look our very best. Dina wants to make sure you get your look back or even improve your appearance after quarantine. People say your eyes are the windows to your soul. If that is true, then one could say your brows are your eyes’ frames. If you want perfectly shaped eyebrows every day, consider Microblading. This semi-permanent procedure will give you the eyebrows you always wanted and, best of all, they will stay looking like that for years.

What Dina Can Do For Your Brows After Quarantine

During quarantine, you either let your brows go and now they completely lost their shape, or you over-plucked them. Now is the perfect time to get Microblading done. This a new, superficial solution to sparse, over-plucked, over-waxed, and thinning eyebrows. Microblading is ideal to cover scars and gaps, define shape, create an arch and fill in the brows. The procedure allows people with little or no brow hairs to have beautiful natural looking eyebrows. This procedure is perfect for both men and women. Eyebrow Microblading is a way of implanting pigment under the epidermis using a specially designed fine blade that is three times thinner than the blade used in a machine. This allows for the creation of very fine, crisp, realistic hair strokes that do not blur after healing.​

Schedule your appointment with Dina today: https://browdesignbydina.com/contact-us/

2020-06-08T12:13:28-05:00June 8th, 2020|News|

Take Good Care Of Your New Brows

Take Good Care Of Your New Brows

BrowsOnce you have your new brows and they are healed and look beautiful, you will still need to take care of them. Yes, you will save time in the mornings because you won’t have to fill in missing parts or completely draw on your eyebrows, but you can’t neglect them either. They will start growing again and you will have to keep them in check. Here are a few tips and trick that will help you keep your eyebrows in shape:

What You Should Do

Get an eyebrow kit that includes a razor, a pair of tweezers and a pair of brow shaping scissors.

Only use the tweezers on the so-called strays, hair that will grow far away form your eyebrows. Pluck no more than two hairs at a time before stepping back and double checking. If your eyebrows are starting to grow long and are looking like they stick out all over the place, use the shaping scissors to keep them in check. This way your brows will remain in shape and will still look nice an full. If you are having a hard time removing very thin and fine brows that are starting to grow too close you your brows, consider using the brow razor. This will help you get the area close to your brows clean without accidentally plugging out a hair you really wanted to keep. Be careful when using the razor. Only shave a small part and check often.

During the summer and before going out in the sun, make sure to put some sunscreen on your eyebrows. The more sun your unprotected brows get, the more they will fade.

If you need help keeping your brows in shape, talk to Dina, she will have tips that can help you out. For more information visit: https://browdesignbydina.com/.

2020-04-01T09:23:39-05:00April 1st, 2020|News|

Protect Your Permanent Makeup From The Sun

Protect Your Permanent Makeup This Summer

Sun and permanent makeupSpring is right around the corner and that means warmer and sunnier weather will be here soon. If you recently got your powder brows, permanent eyeliner or permanent lip color done, there are a few things you should know before heading out in the sun.

What Do Should Do

The sun can have a negative impact on permanent makeup. That is especially true if you just had the procedure done. Right after you get your permanent makeup, your brows and lips need time to heal. During that time, you will want to keep dirt and bacteria away from the healing area which means no pool or ocean for you. In general, avoid all dirty work, including lawn mowing or other yard work.  You will also want to avoid the sun since your eyes might be sensitive to light, so bring your sunglasses when heading outside. They will also protect the fresh color. After two weeks or so (consult with your permanent makeup expert), the area should be completely healed and you should be able to resume your normal activities.

If you had your permanent makeup for a while, you should still be careful when heading out in the sun. The more you tan, the more the permanent makeup will fade. Dina recommends to always put sun block on your eyebrows and use lip balm that contains sun block on your treated lips. Wearing sun glasses or a sun hat will also help keep the UV rays away from your permanent makeup.

As you know, the procedures are semi-permanent which means they will last one to two years. Unfortunately, exposure to UV rays can affect the rate at which the pigments, that were inserted into your skin,  are broken down. So when heading to the pool or the beach wear sunglasses and maybe a sun hat. If you have any questions about your permanent makeup after care, contact a Dina. 

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2020-03-20T11:15:31-05:00March 12th, 2020|News|

Why Take Classes By Dina?

Why Take Classes By Dina?

Which Eyebrows Should I Get? Classes by DinaWhen thinking about taking permanent makeup and microblading classes, there are many things you need to consider. You need to figure out what exactly you would like to learn and who you would want to teach you. This can be a very tedious project. Here are a few reasons why Dina will be the right choice for you:

Dina’s Background & Qualifications

Dina has not only many years of experience in the permanent makeup and microblading,  she also holds certifications in permanent makeup from East Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the U.S.

Dina has been involved in art for many years, with her emphasis on portraits for many years. She has an excellent eye for facial features, bone structure and artistic beauty.

“You need artistic skills to be able to know the face of the client, probably better than they do,” Dina says. “Once a real artist, he or she already knows exactly what would make it look the best,” she added.  Dina is a true artist, sees the strengths and the flaws in every face and knows how to work with them so you can look your best. Take a look at Dina’s amazing portfolio: https://browdesignbydina.com/photos/

When you take Dina’s classes,  you learn everything that you need to know to start your own permanent makeup and microblading salon. As a matter of fact, after only 18 hours of training you are ready to start your own microblading and permanent makeup career. Dina will teach you what equipment you need, how to  design lips, brows and eyeliner, how much pressure is needed while applying the color  and much, much more. Best of all, if you have questions, Dina will be there for you and help you out.

For more information visit: https://dinabasman.com/

2020-02-17T13:55:52-06:00February 17th, 2020|News|

Carnival Season Makeup Tips

Carnival Season Makeup Tips

Carnival SeasonThe Carnival season in New Orleans is not a sprint, it is a marathon!

When putting on your makeup when heading out to the parade route, you never really know how long you will stay out there. You will most likely be at the parade for hours. The weather in New Orleans, especially during the Carnival season, can be very unpredictable. It can be freezing cold or scorching hot, and there is always the chance for a shower that wasn’t predicted. These conditions can wreak havoc on your Carnival makeup. Keep it light and make sure whatever you are wearing is waterproof.  Another option is permanent or semi-permanent makeup. Dina Basman offers exclusive permanent makeup and microblading.

For more information visit: https://browdesignbydina.com/

Parade Schedule

Once you look your best it is time to head out to the parade routes. Below find a list of some of the parades you don’t want to miss this Carnival season:

       Saturday, February 8

Krewe Of Bilge noon Slidell
Krewe Of Poseidon 6 pm Slidell
Krewe Du Vieux 6:30 pm Marigny – French Quarter
Krewedelusion follows Marigny – French Quarter

Sunday, February 9

Krewe Of Nefertiti 11 am New Orleans East
Little Rascals noon Metairie
Krewe Of Slidellians 1 pm Slidell
Krewe Of Perseus follows Slidell
‘tit Rex 4:30 pm Marigny
Krewe Of Pearl River Lions Club 9 am Pearl River

Friday, February 14

Krewe Of Cork 3 pm French Quarter
Krewe Of Hercules 6 pm Houma
Krewe Of Oshun 6 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Cleopatra 6 pm Uptown
Krewe of Alla 7 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Eve 7 pm Mandeville
Krewe of Excalibur 6:30 pm Metairie
Krewe of Omega 6:30 pm Hammond

Saturday, February 15

Krewe Of Paws 10 am Slidell
Mystic Knights Of Adonis 11:45 am Westbank
Krewe Of Tee Caillou noon Chauvin
Krewe Of Tchefuncte 1 pm Madisonville
Knights Of Nemesis 1 pm Chalmette
Krewe Of Pontchartrain 1 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Choctaw follows Uptown
Krewe Of Freret follows Uptwon
Knights Of Sparta 5:30 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Pygmalion follows Uptown
Krewe Of Mad Hatters 5 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Centurians follows Metairie
Krewe of Olympia 6 pm Covington
Krewe Of Titans 6:30 pm Slidell
Krewe Of Aquarius 6:30 Houma

Sunday, February 16

Krewe Of Push Mow 2 pm Abita Springs
Krewe Of Femme Fatale 11 am Uptown
Krewe Of Carrollton follows Uptown
Krewe Of King Arthur follows Uptown
Krewe Of Dionysys 2 pm Slidell
Krewe Of Barkus 2 pm French Quarter
Krewe Of Kings 5:30 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Hyacinthians Noon Houma
Krewe Of Titans follolws Houma

Wednesday, February 19

Krewe Of Druids 6:15 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Nyx follows Uptown

Thursday, February 20

Knights Of Babylon 5:30 pm Uptown
Knights Of Chaos follows Uptown
Krewe Of Muses follows Uptown

Friday, February 21

Krewe Of Bosom Buddies 11:30 am French Quarter
Krewe Of Hermes 5:30 pm Uptown
Le Krewe d’Etat 6:30 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Morpheus follows Uptown
Krewe Of Aphrodite 6:30 pm Houma
Krewe Of Selene 6:30 pm Slidell

Saturday, February 22

Krewe Of Bush 9 am Bush
Krewe Of NOMTOC 10:45 am Westbank
Krewe Of Iris 11 am Uptown
Krewe Of Tucks noon Uptown
Krewe of Endymion 4:15 pm Mid-City
Krewe Of Isis 6 pm Kenner
Krewe Of Mardi Gras 6:30 pm Houma
Krewe Of Lul noon Luling
Rosenthorne Carnival Club noon Jean Lafitte
Krewe Of Towahpahsah noon Reserve
Krewe Of Grand Isle 1 pm Grand Isle
Krewe Of MCAA 1 pm Bogalusa

Sunday, February 23

Krewe Du Monde 11 am LaPlace
Krewe Of Dage 11 am LaPlace
Krewe Des Allemands 1 pm Des Allemands
Krewe Of Okeanos 10 am Uptown
Krewe Of Mid-City follows Uptown
Krewe Of Toth follows Uptown
Krewe Of Terreanians 1:30 pm Houma
Krewe Of Montegut follows Houma
Krewe Of Bacchus 5:15 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Athena 5:30 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Pandora 6:30 pm Metairie

Monday, February 24 – Lundi Gras

Red Beans Parade 2 pm Marigny
Dead Beans Parade 2 pm Mid-City
Krewe Of Proteus 5:15 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Orpheus follows Uptown
Krewe Of Cleopatra 6:30 pm Houma

Tuesday, February 25 – Mardi Gras

Krewe Of Zulu 8 am Uptown
Rex 10 am Uptown
The Societe de Sainte Anne Mid-Morning Bywater/Marigny
Elks Krewe Of Orleanians follows Rex Uptown
Crescent City Elks follows Elks Uptown
Krewe Of JULU Noon Barrel Proof
Krewe Of Argus 10 am Metairie
Elks Krewe Of Jefferson follows Metairie
Jefferson Trucks follows Metairie
Covington Lions Club 10 am Covington
Krewe Of Houmas 1 pm Houma
Krewe Of Kajuns follows Houma
Krewe De Bonne Terre 11 am Houma
Krewe Of Chahta 1 pm Lacombe
Krewe Of Folsom 2 pm Folsom
Krewe Of MAC 2 pm Gramercy

All dates and times are subject to change.

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2020-01-14T10:53:26-06:00January 14th, 2020|News|
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