Everything You Need to Know About Brow Lamination
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All around the world, thousands of men and women have embarked on a quest to find the perfect eyebrow treatment. Lucky for them, and for us brow-enthusiasts, there are a huge amount of different treatments to choose from. From old-school plucking, to threading, to semi-permanent tattoo techniques, achieving super selfie-worthy brows has never been easier.
Whilst the eyebrow game already has many strong contenders, it is time to welcome a new player onto the field: Eyebrow Lamination.
The idea of lamination has long conjured up visions of tiresome administrative work. But fear not! In the beauty world, ‘lamination’ takes on an entirely new meaning and might just be the answer to all our eyebrow prayers.
Brow lamination is the new and improved way to create full and shapely brows without having to undergo tattoo-based treatments such as microblading and micropigmentation. It is a technique that promises feathery, super-slick and runway ready eyebrows all day long. And the best part, the lamination process can create your picture-perfect pair of eyebrows in less than half an hour! Who does not like the sound of that?!
What is Brow Lamination?
Eyebrow lamination is a new treatment, originally performed in Russia. Put simply, eyebrow lamination is like a perm for your eyebrows, and is similar to the process of getting a lash lift. Lamination restructures your brow hairs so that they all face the same direction, ultimately creating a fresh, ‘just-brushed’ effect. The treatment straightens and conditions your hairs to produce full, slicked-up brows with a high-shine finish. Just think of it as a Keratin treatment for your brows; a nourishing procedure that tames your eyebrows, keeping them in style and on fleek for up to eight weeks.
Who Can Get Eyebrow Lamination?
Brow lamination is perfect for those you have unruly eyebrows with a life of their own, and helps tame the individual hairs to create a more stylish look.
It is also great for those who suffer with any gaps in their eyebrows as brow lamination stylists can manipulate other hairs to cover sparse areas. This can help create a fuller, more symmetrical look and can dramatically increase a person’s confidence as a result!
If you’re lucky enough to have naturally full and shapely brows and just want to achieve that brushed-up and super-groomed look sported by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitley, then brow lamination is also the perfect solution for you!
What Will My Brows Look Like If I Get Them Laminated?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how brow lamination actually works, lets look at some of the results you should expect to achieve after a lamination procedure.
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Super-model Karlie Kloss sports the slicked-up eyebrow with a high-shine finish. We have major brow envy right now.
Pop sensation, Dua Lipa, has brows for days. Every eyebrow hair has been brushed up to face the same direction, creating a more uniform and stylish look.
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Our favourite, Rosie Huntinghon Whitley, has a perfectly plucked pair of brows. Like Karlie and Dua, her brows are brushed upwards and have beem manicured to look slick and sophisticated.
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Our brand embassador, Brow Envy, is a pro at producing unreal brow lamination results. This clients eyebrows have been styled and shaped by a technician, and then laminated into place. See how natural and flawless they look!
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More brow lamination inspo from one of your brand ambassadors, Fifty Shades of Beauty. We love her results!
How Does Brow Lamination Work?
Brow lamination is a two-step procedure and can take as little as twelve minutes to perform! It is super simple and comfortable, so just sit back and let your technician do the work.
Listed below are the basic steps that your stylist will undertake during the lamination process:
Step One: Firstly, a special cream is applied to your brows to break down the bonds of your hairs. This will then allow your stylist to manipulate the hairs into your chosen style and shape.
Step Two: Once your brows have been moulded into a new position, your stylist will then apply a different cream. This cream is designed to set the eyebrow hairs and hold them in place for a prolonged period of time.
What Should I Expect During A Brow Lamination Treatment?
Every technician will perform a brow lamination procedure in their own specific way. However, there are a few general rules most stylists will follow during the process.
Before anything else, your practitioner should have an in-depth conversation with you about how you would like your eyebrows to look after the completion of the treatment. This will give you the opportunity to discuss what you would like to change about your eyebrows and what sort of shape and/or style you are hoping to achieve. The consultation will also give you the opportunity to ask your technician any other questions you may have regarding a brow lamination procedure.
- Relaxing the Hair:
Following your consultation, your practitioner will then apply a special cream to the eyebrow area, which is used to break down the structure of your eyebrow hairs. This cream will allow your stylist to manipulate the hairs into a new position.
- Setting the Hair into Shape:
Your technician will then style your eyebrows into the desired shape. Afterwards, they will apply a new cream to set your eyebrows into this position which will help to hold them in place for up to eight weeks.
Most stylists will then tint your brows to add extra definition. Your technician can create a bespoke pigment colour to suit your exact taste, making sure your laminated brows look natural and effortless.
- Refine the Shape:
Once your brows have been set into a new position and laminated into place, your stylist will then wax, tweeze or thread the eyebrow area to ensure there isn’t a hair out of place!
After your newly laminated eyebrows have undergone their final touches, you are free to take them out for a spin in the real world!
What Are the Benefits of Brow Lamination?
The main benefit of undergoing a brow lamination procedure is that you will be able to rock gorgeously groomed brows from the minute you wake up until the moment you go to sleep. However, a lamination treatment has so many more benefits, making it one of the best treatments available on the eyebrow market!
A lamination procedure can change the direction in which your eyebrows naturally grow. This means that, after a few treatments, your eyebrows will naturally create a higher arch and will start to look fuller on their own accord.
Another fabulous benefit of eyebrow lamination is that the process can be tailored to suit your individual needs. If you have thin eyebrows that lack volume and shape, eyebrow lamination can be used to create thick, feathery brows. However, if you feel like you have too much hair that you find hard to tame, eyebrow lamination is the perfect procedure for you as it can add definition and shape to your brows.
Eyebrow lamination is also a non-invasive procedure which means that it does not inflict a significant amount of pain and does not need time to heal. It is a process that does not involve needles and, therefore, is not as permanent or as intense as treatments such as microblading or micropigmentation.
Does an Eyebrow Lamination Treatment Pose Any Risk?
If you do the correct research and choose a well-trained stylist who has previously created outstanding results, then undergoing a brow lamination treatment is virtually risk free!
Just make sure that your practitioner does not use a solution that is too chemically strong as, like hair dye, this can result in the breakage and/or damage of hair follicles.
How Can I Look After My Laminated Eyebrows?
One of the best things about undergoing a brow lamination procedure is that your new and improved brows require little to no maintenance. Giving them a quick brush each morning will be enough to keep them looking fabulous for the entire day. However, we have a few tips that you can follow to make your brows look better for longer.
- Try to keep your eyebrows dry for at least twenty-four hours following the initial procedure. This will make sure that your brows perfectly retain the shape designed and styled for you by your practitioner.
- Condition and nourish your brows daily with hair oil and moisturising cream. If you focus on the health of your hair, your eyebrows will retain a fresh and strong look for a prolonged amount of time.
How Much Does a Brow Lamination Treatment Cost?
Like anything, prices for brow lamination procedures vary from salon to salon and can cost anything between £45 to £120. Factors such as who performs the treatment and whether you want any extras (such as waxing, tinting or threading) can affect how much you might pay for a lamination treatment.
Can You Do Brow Lamination at Home?
You would have to be a beauty pro to achieve salon-quality brow lamination results at home. However, there are a few beauty hacks you can try to ‘get the look’ of laminated brows.
Tip No.1 – Nourish your brows with brow serums or oil. This will help strengthen the hairs and encourage growth, eventually making your eyebrows appear naturally fuller and more defined.
Tip No.2 – Tweeze and trim your brows. It is super easy to get rid of any strays or unruly hairs at home; just invest in a decent pair of tweezers and get plucking!
Tip No.3 – Use a spoolie to brush your hairs in the desired direction. This will tame and shape your brows in seconds and will give you a chance to catch any unwanted hairs that you may have missed earlier!
Read GgBrows’s Essential Eyebrow Guide here (https://www.ggbrows.co.uk/the-essential-eyebrow-guide-styles-shapes-and-how-to-create-the-perfect-brow) to learn how to create the perfect pair of brows from the comfort of your own home!
Tip No.4 – Use a brow gel to fix your newly groomed eyebrows into place. This will give your brows an extra shine (usually achieved by brow lamination), making your eyebrows look super-slick and selfie-ready!
So, there you have it: absolutely everything you need to know about the best new brow treatment on the block. Eyebrow lamination is the perfect treatment for so many brow-lovers and, here at Cosmedic Supplies, we think you should give it a try!