At KQBawi, we offer you more than a service. We deliver a complete experience that includes enhancing your natural beauty, increasing your confidence, and ensuring your safety is paramount.
Meet Brenda Waters, founder of KQBawi LLC, our leading Health and Beauty Nurse specializing in Xtreme Lashes® Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions, Microblading Eyebrows, Airbrush and Traditional Makeup. For over three decades, Brenda has been a Registered Nurse with a decorated career in the U.S. Air Force caring for those most in need, and now is combining her passion for health with beauty.
Growing up with a modest background on the small island of Barbados, Brenda migrated to the United States at the age of twelve with the mindset of knowing that through God, anything is possible. Through vigorous work, dedication, and unrelenting perseverance, Brenda graduated with her nursing degree from Hunter College and shortly after joined the military, where she began her esteemed career. She traveled and lived worldwide, transitioning from different branches of nursing that, include Neonatal Intensive Care, Operating Room, and Psychiatric Unit.
Brenda always had a strong passion for beauty and makeup applications since she was a little girl. She spent time perfecting her craft in her spare time while working as a nurse. She became a Certified International Makeup Artist and Beauty Educator during that period. One of the first groups of women that Brenda was blessed to work to showcase her makeup skills was with battered women and underprivileged girls, where she was stationed in Florida in 2000. It was at this moment that the idea of KQBawi was born! She was able to teach these young ladies how to rebuild their self-esteem, utilizing her makeup techniques to make them look and feel good.
After retiring from the military, Brenda went after her passion for beauty and formed KQBawi to provide women with an experience that touches their lives forever! Years of caring for people globally are evident in all her techniques and practices, ensuring your safety is her priority while showcasing her clients’ radiance, enabling them to present their “best” for any opportunity or occasion.
30+ years Registered Nurse & Military Veteran • Certified International Makeup Artist • Certified Xtreme Lashes® Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions Stylist • Black Women-Owned and Operated •
Services offered: o Xtreme Lashes® Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions o Microblading o Airbrush Makeup Application o Traditional Makeup Application