Julia Anne Milin: On the Art of Brow Design

We are always discussing in this section about new products and trends, yet real beauty is something that comes from within, and beauty can be found in beautiful stories such as the following:

Julia Anne Milin lives the mission of Brow Design International. She is a natural born artistic soul with the internal instinct to innovate. As a native New Yorker, Julia Anne grew up well-rounded, with an eclectic outlook on life. Born as the only child to an American Mother and a Father of Croatian decent, her childhood was spent between both New York City and Houston, Texas. Julia Anne’s artistic intuition began to develop at a very young age. Her desire to create quickly awakened early traits of what she would soon discover extraordinary talents. She
began to acquire a strong taste for music, and a prodigious passion for the violin. It didn’t take long before her voice began to develop into a dynamic instrument, attracting the
attention of many. Considering she had been studying classical music and opera for a majority of her teenage years, she decided to audition for the FAME High School of Performing Arts. Naturally, she was accepted. Julia Anne had a very different set of priorities than most of the
other girls her age. Her taste in high-fashion and beauty began to align with her passions, and she started to develop her own eclectic style; always putting on the best quality makeup and skincare products.

As Julia Anne’s classical music career progressed, her opera voice-trainers began to also take
on a self-proclaimed role as managers. They made consistent efforts to alter her current image to fit what they had envisioned as what society wanted her to portray as. Almost naturally, Julia Anne began to rebel against these demands and expectations. After graduating from Indiana University, the country’s most notable musical conservatory, she decided to leave the opera world for hard rock/pop where she felt relief by feeding into to her wild side. She later delved back into her love of opera, except now she had carried over a different tone that showcased some of the harder influences she had acquired. The new vibe she was experiencing prompted her to produce a fresh new sound that would influence her future creative style. Even as an early performer, Julia Anne was always looking for ways to re-invent herself. She always trusted her intuition, and led life with an open-mind. To this day, the power of song, and the essence of the opera are essential parts of the entire picture that make up Julia Anne Milin.

Permanent makeup was something she discovered at a later time, which she describes as an “obsession lying dormant” until the one-day she picked up her first pair of microblading needles. Her skills in permanent makeup were born from her desire to remain independent, while continuing to pursue her career and maintain the difficulties of the early lifestyle of a developing artist. With an extremely hectic schedule filled with auditions, voice lessons, rehearsals, and schooling it became more difficult for her to make ends meet. Willing to work various part-time odd jobs, in addition to her regular gigs bartending and waitressing, Julia Anne decided a long time ago that she was going to accomplish her goals, no matter what it took.

After performing at a concert in New Zealand, she decided to travel back home to New York City to
visit her family. One evening, while sitting at the kitchen table with her mother, Julia Anne noticed that her mother had been practicing with these tiny blades drawing eyebrows on a piece of latex (“skin”). Naturally a little disturbed, she asked her mother what she was doing. Her mother then began to explain that she had been taking these new “microblading” classes, which she had heard of from a friend. It turns out she had signed up for the classes on a whim, and wanted to
check it out. Her mother was always into beauty, and keeping herself abreast of new products or procedures had always been a hobby. She then went on to show Julia Anne her microblading kit, along with some of the practice stencils that she mentioned she had been having some difficulty with shaping. Julia Anne watched for a few minutes as her mother made yet another attempt to perfect her homework assignment. Eager to help, she gripped her mother’s hand in the midst of her drawing, took hold of the pencil, and with an instinctive confidence and said, “let me try…I got this”.

Little did Julia Anne know that just two years later, she would become one of the nation’s most widely respected microblading artists. Known for her cutting-edge artistry and one-of-a-kind techniques, Julia Anne Milin continues to set the bar within the microblading realm of the beauty industry. Her distinctive precision and innovational procedures are notably praised throughout the tristate area, where she is labeled as the pioneer of microblading. Being the first microblading clinical offices to open within the Manhattan (and overall tristate area), Brow Design International is recognized as the sole entity responsible for putting this new state-of-the-art procedure on the map. Since the birth of Brow Design International, and later Brow Design Microblading Academy, Julia Anne continues to shape the future of microblading techniques as she consistently reinvents her craft, while simultaneously magnifying the industry standards.

This is so inspiring, right?
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