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Meet Julia Milin of Brow Design International in The Woodlands

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julia Milin.

Julia, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My story is very unique. I started off as an opera singer, so I am artistically inclined from a very young age. I have traveled the world singing in many different countries. I have always been involved in beauty and health, since my mother brought me up on natural remedies for every from beauty to health.

I was on a recent trip from New Zealand, after singing a concert tour, and saw my mother practicing microblading. Here is the story: 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 tri-state 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.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth ride. As soon as I started Microblading, I was an instant success. I had so many requests for training and for services, I could not keep up. I opened up 2 locations, one in The Woodlands, and one on 5th avenue in New York City.

Sourcing safe and reputable products has been a long road, since most products come from overseas where quality control is difficult. I spent countless hours testing and sourcing products that would be safe for my students and my clients. I have traveled all over the world for my training, and for collaborations with product manufacturers. All of the meeting, travel, and learning is very tiring. But I am passionate about my company and the services we offer.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Brow Design International story. Tell us more about the business.
Since the official launch of the company in the Summer of 2015, Brow Design International has undeniably held the reputation of remaining the leading American company for manual permanent makeup; most-respected for the specialization of eyebrow microblading procedures. Founded by Julia Anne Milin, a nationally acclaimed PMU Artist, and Beauty Influencer, the core mission of Brow Design is to discover and embrace the ‘internal’ characteristics of the client. A seemingly contradictory point-of-view, considering this is an industry solely focused on ‘external beauty’ factors.

According to Julia Anne Milin, your mission is accomplished when you have given a client something extraordinary that they never imagined would become a reality…such as a custom authentic new pair of eyebrows! Julia Anne Milin describes her work as the product of “what should have been”. She applies this theory as the foundation of her practice, and has never failed to consistently deliver an end-result that perfectly mirror’s the client’s absolute vision of their best self.

Brow Design International firmly maintains its distinction as the frontrunner of microblading procedures throughout New York City, and the remaining tri-state area. Aside from being one of the first microblading clinics in Manhattan, Brow Design continues to challenge the standard “cookie-cutter” or “stencil” microblading techniques that are now widespread throughout the cosmetic world. Although still considered a fairly new technique on the market, microblading is slowly but surely working its way into becoming a mainstreamed systematic beauty routine; comparable to laser hair removal or microdermabrasion. So, why choose Brow Design? There is no secret to the golden rule we maintain.

As true artists, we embrace the instinctive innovation that enables us to influence the experts of tomorrow. Having the ability to shape our trainers and estheticians was the essential initiative in the development of our own internal Certification Program. At Brow Design International Microblading Academy, the main objective is to extend our savoir-faire legacy to the certain individuals that we believe to possess certain levels of potential that is yearning to be evoked. Brow Design Microblading Academy has proudly extended certifications to a variety of top microblading professionals throughout the nation, many who have built a solid name for themselves, while managing a successfully lucrative career and prosperous lifestyle.

What continues to keep Brow Design at the forefront of the industry? Brow Design is beauty innovation. Aside from the extensive levels of experience practicing microblading procedures before the method was even introduced into the US market, Brow Design is responsible for creating cutting-edge techniques and skill advancements that continue to shape the future of eyebrow microblading.

Deception is the underlying concept beneath every hand-drawn brush stroke, displaying an unmistakable reality that continues to captivate the outside world. We only take on the already gifted, and help them sharpen their tools. Brow Design International certified artists are those with a dominant level of expertise and a solid vision of impeccable precision who are born to create. Our work is the voice that continues to speak the message of Brow Design International.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck has played a huge role in the success of my business. I learned microblading at the right time, before anyone else in the USA – and started my successful business. I managed to meet the right people at the right time, and made the right connections at the right time.

For instance, there was a company in Germany that I wanted to work with. When I first contacted them, they did not respond. So I flew to Europe to meet with them at a beauty conference. As luck would have it, they were just planning their launch into the US market – and I got chosen at the first US distributor for their product. We are excited to be launching this new service and concept to the USA starting in 2018


  • Eyebrow Microblading and Permanent Cosmetics $1,200 includes follow up appointment
  • Permanent lips $1,000 – includes follow up appointment
  • Permanent eyeliner – $800 includes follow up appointment
  • Rejuvenating Youth Oxygen Facial $190
  • Holistic Gua Sha Facials $150
  • Lash Lift $125

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