An Honest Review of Brow Microblading and our Newest Girl Crush

Microblade Magician

Earlier this year, Hallie was on a quest to find the best eyebrow microblade artist in the CLE. This is how it went down… Everywhere she went, Hallie asked makeup artists, hair professionals, estheticians and girls with good arches who they recommended for microblading. The name, Allison Seltzer kept coming up. So, Hallie followed her on Instagram (@Allison Seltzer) to kind of snoop and scope her work out. And what she found was natural looking brow enhancement. Yessssss! Bye-bye brow pencil – Hello wake up and go brows!

Hallie agreed to be a guinea pig for all of you, and partnered with Allison for this post – but, rest assured, there is no way she’d be a girl crush or be getting all these shout outs if the end product was just meh. As always, opinions are 100% our own.

Allison took the time to explain the process and decide what shape and color would be best. And,  also made sure it was painfree.

If you follow The Wardrobe Consultant on IG you may have already seen the before and after brow pics. BUT the details of the process and the artist (Allison) are blog only.

The bottom line is Allison is super cool. She’s into meditation, thrifting and her craft as a brow artist. Total. Girl. Crush!

The Brow Microblading Process

Bet you have a ton of questions, we did – and Allison’s got answers.

Why did you choose brows and microblading?
I’m a Microblade artist. I’m passionate about microblading because it gives me, as an artist, a chance to cosmetically enhance my clients eyebrows.
The results are instant and unique to each person.
TWC note – Hallie’s results were immediate and natural. NO brow pencil needed, AT ALL! Hallie’s brows didn’t flake or peel, although that can happen in the healing process.
How does brow microblading work?
Brow microblading is a semi permanent tattoo that lasts anywhere between a year to a year and a half.  Depending on your skin type and at home skin care routine.
The result is a very soft natural looking eyebrow. Instead of a traditional eyebrow tattoo that looks solid.
TWC note – The feathery strokes produced by blading look much more natural than brow pencil or traditional tattoos. 
The details…
The cost is $378 and that includes a touch up generally done 6 to 8 weeks later.
The service takes about two hours.
TWC note – Hallie’s friend in NYC recently had this same service done for over $2000!!!  Like the exact same service. So, even if you do not live in CLE it might be worth it to fly in and have Allison do her magic, just sayin’. FYI, brows were darker the first day or two and have lightened up.
Cool girls know about cool stuff. So, Allison is dishing on her favorite things:
I love it because it’s been my home for almost 20 years!
I’m so lucky because I’m surrounded by some of the most creative and talented people in Cleveland.
An Honest Review of Brow Microblading and our Newest Girl Crush
I’m obsessed with the smell of this oil. It’s so warm and spicy! It always makes me smile.
TWC note – for those that like a toned down patchouli mixed with sandalwood, Hallie is obsessed with this body oil.
Because I really only wear mascara,  I depend on the instant impact a bold lip can give me. These lipsticks are great because they come in every color and once applied stay on all day.
My favorite color is Cherry Skies. A deep blue red.
I’m so in love with these jeans. They have just the right amount of stretch. They are super soft and come in a ton a colors.
TWC note – we first posted about these jeans in 2012! This year we’re loving the dirty black color pictured below.
 Meditation Made Simple by Russel Simmons. There’s an app I keep it on my phone so I can meditate daily for about 10 minutes.  
Hope this answered your Microblading questions and that you’re crushing hard on Allison too. Hallie is super happy with the results – bye bye brow pencil.
Allison’s located at Dino Palmieri Salon and Spa at La place in Beachwood, Ohio



Cleveland-based personal stylist and fashion blogger.


    • Hallie Abrams Reply

      Thanks so much Ellen! She might be – she’s that good:)

  1. Wendy James Reply

    Hi Hallie, any update on your brows? I love your blog and would love to see a part 2 to see how things are going with them. I’ve been doing a lot of research on the topic and find that some pigment inks are better (and more expensive). I’m from Dallas, TX and got my brows done by brow artist Lisa Om at Om Design Academy and absolutely love my brows. Keep up the good work!

    • Hallie Abrams Reply

      Wendy, thanks so much – the brows are still going strong. My IG is posted in pretty real-time, so you can see them there. I use boy brow but that’s all – no other fill. I am going to go to Alison once things open and we can do an update.

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