If you’re looking for a new way to enhance your brows, look no further than brow lamination! This new beauty treatment is taking the beauty world by storm, and for good reason – it can give your brows a whole new look. But what is eyebrow lamination? How does it work? And most importantly, what are the benefits? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about brow lamination!
The eyebrows frame the face. Fortunately, we don’t have to depend on using our tweezers to turn our eyebrows into a work of art. There are a variety of innovative techniques that allow us to cut, tidy and change the look of our eyebrows. One of the newest and becoming increasingly popular procedures is called brow lamination.
You might have seen photos of slicked-up, full-brows with a high-shine look all over Instagram or TikTok. This trend is called brow lamination. Imagine it as semi-permanent soap brows. When we talk about laminating, we’re not speaking about turning paper sheets into glossy posters. But, it can provide similar smoothing effects with the use of chemicals to permanently make the eyebrow hairs move vertically, creating a brushed-up appearance.
What is eyebrow lamination?
Eyebrow lamination is an essentially new procedure that concentrates on creating smooth, shiny eyebrows. Sometimes referred to as an “eyebrow perm,” the high-shine appearance is sought by those suffering from thin or unruly eyebrows. Contrary to microblading, the use of needles and coloring are not involved.
Eyebrow lamination is a semi-permanent process, which is an ideal option for those who want to keep their eyebrows styled in a particular way but are sick of applying eyebrow gel daily. You’ll need to repeat the procedure at one point in the future to keep your results.
How does eyebrow lamination work?
While every brow expert will have their methods for preparation based on your hair type, the process of eyebrow lamination is pretty much the same all over the world. Here is the step-by-step guideline for brow lamination.
Step 1: Threading
There’s nothing more satisfying than getting an expert brow specialist to help shape the eyebrows. Some people keep their hair growing for a few weeks before the appointment so the expert can weave or thread the tiny baby hairs to get the perfect shape for their eyebrows.
Step 2: Lifting Cream
Next is applying the lifting cream and then brushing over the brows to split the hair and make it more malleable to shape into form. The cream will remain on the brows for a couple of minutes, wrapped in plastic to hold them in place.
Step 3: Neutralizer
Neutralizer is a chemical solution applied to the eyebrows to keep them in their new, fuller shape. This solution will sit on the brows for about a couple of minutes.
Step 4: Nourishing Oil
With all the chemicals applied to the brows in this lamination procedure, it is finished with nourishing oil to bring moisture and shine to the newly shaped eyebrows.
Step 5: Tinting
Although it’s not an integral part of a typical brow-lamination procedure, some people opt to tint the eyebrows. Some have a few gray/lighter eyebrow hairs that appear they’ve had a lot of pluck. When their eyebrows are tinted, they appear much more even. Tinting is not a part of a lamination procedure, but some would love to include this in their brow lamination treatment.
What are the benefits of brow lamination?
Brow laminations are getting increasingly popular since it’s an easy, quick procedure that can alter the look of your eyebrows. Here are the benefits of brow lamination treatment.
- Pain-free procedure. Unlike micro-blading, eyebrow lamination is a quick and painless procedure. Hairs are lifted and put in place with an eyebrow lamination tool. There is no pain or hassle.
For anyone who’s ever been poked and prodded by a set of tweezers, the idea of brow lamination — a pain-free alternative to microblading — sounds too good to be true. But according to aesthetician Nilam Patel, founder of Brow Body in New York City, the process is not only doable but can also yield some seriously amazing results.
“Brow lamination is a semi-permanent treatment that restructures the brow hairs into place for a naturally full and polished look,” Patel explains. And unlike other brow treatments that can leave you with red, inflamed skin post-procedure, Patel says that lamination is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.
- Quick treatment. A typical hair lamination procedure takes about 45 minutes. It’s an affordable and quick treatment both for you and your customers.
- Long-lasting. Brow lamination can last for four to six weeks, making it a long-lasting treatment. It is ideal for clients with plans to travel or who require their eyebrows trimmed to mark a special event.
- Minimum aftercare. Another great benefit of the brow lamination procedure is that it needs very minimal aftercare.
Brow lamination procedure: What to expect
Before diving into brow lamination, it is important to understand what you should expect from the procedure. Here are the things you should do before and after your lamination treatment.
What To Do Before your Appointment
- Do not wear makeup for your eyebrows to your appointment.
- This is not advised for breastfeeding or pregnant women.
- There should be no Henna treatment in the last two weeks.
What To Do After a Brow Lamination
- Make sure your brows are dry and free of any makeup for 24 hours following the treatment.
- There should be no Henna treatment for two weeks following Lamination
- For a long-lasting effect, you should keep your eyebrows brushed in the morning to ensure they stay in the right position.
Is brow lamination safe?
Like a regular hair perm, applying the brow perm could have a chance of adverse effects due to sensitive skin or damaged hair. It is important to ensure that you consult an expert before performing any type of treatment for your face using chemicals.
How much does brow lamination cost?
The cost of lamination varies significantly based on the location, service, and skill level of the aesthetician. At L’OmBré, our service costs €60 only.
Brow lamination can be a fantastic option for a non-invasive treatment to microblading to achieve that natural, defined appearance with little maintenance. However, due to the chemical components involved during the process, it could be quite hard on your brows after prolonged use and poor care afterward. Experts suggest going to a reputable brow technician for great brow lamination results.
LVL & Brow Lamination combo at L’OmBré
At L’Ombre Hair and Beauty Salon, we offer a brow lamination combo that includes both brow lamination and LVL. This is a great option for those who want to achieve well-defined brows as well as voluminous, lifted lashes.
Lamination helps to tame unruly brows, making them look neater and more polished. It also adds definition and fullness, creating the illusion of thicker brows. LVL, on the other hand, is a treatment that lifts and lengthens your natural lashes. The result is long, voluminous lashes that look great with or without mascara.
When you book our LVL & brow Lamination combo, you’ll get the best of both worlds – perfectly defined brows and gorgeous, lifted lashes. Book an appointment with us today and experience that effortless look!