Kathi — a public safety officer at a college in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — knows the feeling all too well after waking up one day to find that her eyebrows had vanished.
"I have no eyebrows," Kathi tells us. "I had a procedure done that required radiation. One day I woke up, and poof, they were gone. Ever since then, I've had to draw eyebrows on with a makeup pencil."
"I've gone through tons and tons of pencils and markers and powders just to try and fill them," she goes on. "My eyebrows complete my face. It has damaged my self-confidence."
Of course we wanted to help, so we sent Kathi to visit Piret — the Eyebrow Doctor, in New York City — for a microblading treatment.
"Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique [used] to create a fuller-looking brow" Piret explains. "The goal is to give her beautiful brows that will last a really long time."
First, Piret filled in Kathi's brows to make sure she was happy with the shape. Then, she dipped a needle into pigment and started the tattoo process. "I draw in the little lines, and I keep applying numbing cream," Piret explains. (Phew!) "And then I do a second pass."
Watch the whole process and see Kathi's FULL makeover reveal in the video above. (YEP, she got a head-to-toe makeover, from Beyoncé's hairstylist Kim Kimble no less!)