Welcome back my fellow hair and beauty lovers. Today, I am diving headfirst into a new trend that has taken the makeup world by storm: eyebrow lamination. So what is brow lamination? This rising trend allows for fuller and set brows all day. It is quite the contrast from the thin and cringeworthy brows of the 90’s and 2000’s
Whether you are interested in learning about the process to book an appointment or wanting to go rogue and try it yourself, I guarantee that you will know the most important features that come along with eyebrow lamination by the end of it. Let’s get started!
What is it?
The big question: what is eyebrow lamination? As you might guess from the name. It is quite literally laminating your eyebrows. Shocking. I know. If you have ever seen beauty fanatics with plastic wrap on their eyebrows and wondered what in the world they were doing, there’s a 95% chance it was eyebrow lamination.
This strange-looking treatment has surprisingly great results. It forms the eyebrows in a set, lifted position resulting in fuller and perfectly shaped brows. It uses chemicals to keep them set in place and the plastic wrap I referenced earlier to set the brows. Imagine all of those long hairs that you cut every few weeks setting up to transform your brows to appear fuller and thicker. Tempting right?
Some people also had a tint while laminating the brows to really give an overall fuller effect. This can be done professionally or with a tinter from your local beauty store. However, like most things, professional options tend to last longer and have better results.
How Long Does it Last?
So how long does brow lamination last? Once again, it depends on the level of expertise, but typically, it will last for about 6 weeks. Yes, this is significantly less than other methods, but it is a great option for something less extreme and quick. Plus, if you don’t like it, it only lasts for 6 weeks unlike other options that you can be stuck with for months.
If you have good aftercare, you can stretch the timeframe a tad bit further, so be sure to pay attention to that section as well!
Difference Between Other Options
What makes eyebrow lamination stand out from the rest? First and foremost, unlike most eyebrow tricks, this involved no pain. Microblading is the other leading trend, and if you’ve ever had this done, you know that it is the true test of beauty is pain. While it does have great results, eyebrow lamination is much less invasive, painful, and has great results as well.
It does involve chemicals on your skin, while other options may be a little bit less irritating. It is basically a perm for your eyebrows, so the hairs and skin need to be prepared for that. Be mindful of this when you are trying it for the first time. It is so important to find someone that you trust and has a good reputation. You only get one face. Don’t ruin your eyebrows or, even worse, skin just because you were trying to save a few extra dollars. After all, brow lamination is much more affordable than most options.
While some have claimed to try this at home, it most likely won’t last as long, can be dangerous, and won’t look near as good as professionally. Since it is a much more affordable option than others, I would always suggest going to a specialist. I promise the results will make it worthwhile.
You took the leap and got your eyebrows done. Now what? There is a bit of aftercare that can really help you and your newly full eyebrows to hit the ground running. The first 24 hours are the most critical to ensure you get the best results that last. Your skin and eyebrows are much more vulnerable than usual, so stay away from any harsh exfoliants, retinal, or other forms of skincare that could harm your sensitive skin.
Also, stay away from makeup and keep sweating to a minimum if not at all. This can irritate your skin heavily. Keep moisturizer or oil on hand and apply as needed. The chemicals will leave your skin more dry and fragile than normal. Like always, the best thing to combat that is moisture. Now that you know the risks, the pros, and what the process looks like, you can head to the salon confident that you are making the best decision for your brows!