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Brows 2 Bless campaign

(4/1) Tamara Manahan, devoted wife, homeschool teacher, and mother of five, announces her "Brows2 Bless" campaign and explains how she is using an up-and-coming cosmetic technique to make a difference.

This is where her journey began... It was in the spring of 2016 when Tamara first heard about microblading, a form of tattooing that deposits pigment under the skin to mimic the stroke of eyebrow hairs. Unlike traditional tattooing, this is done using a handheld tool, which helps make eyebrows appear fuller and natural-looking. When first introduced to microblading by a friend, Tamara was intrigued but didn’t give much thought to the technique otherwise.

Later that summer, Tamara found out that she would become a life-saving bone marrow donor for her father, who had been battling Lymphoma. In preparation for her surgery, Tamara spent time in the waiting rooms of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. It was here where she developed an awareness of how many people are affected by cancer and disease, and the number of people that experience hair loss due to the effects of chemotherapy. And while some patients do experience hair growth during recovery, some unfortunately do not. Coincidentally, earlier that month, the same friend had reached out to Tamara about a microblading workshop in Washington—the first of its kind locally. Though she initially did not plan to attend, Tamara realized she had an opportunity to make a difference. Driven by her desire to give back, she attended the training held by renowned European master artist Dovile Zilinskaite of Branko Babic’s PhiBrows Academy—the most prestigious microblading academy in the world. Tamara received her microblading certification in March.

Beginning April 1, Tamara kicked off her "Brows 2 Bless" campaign. She is reserving two complementary microblading appointments each month for clients who have lost their hair due to cancer or alopecia. Candidates must reside within a 25 mile radius of her studio in Thurmont, Maryland, have finished chemo at least eight weeks prior, and have a written consent from their treating physician to receive the procedure. With this new venture, Tamara looks forward to giving back on a larger scale. "I believe that beauty is so much more than what we see when we look in the mirror. True beauty is reflected in the art of giving. I'm thrilled not only to be able to help people look and feel beautiful, but to give back with the hope of making a small difference in a world full of need." If you or someone you know would like to be a recipient please email

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