If you’re looking for the latest trends, then Instagram is the place to be. You’ll have seen brow lamination popping up all over the site, and you’re wondering what it is. Is it worth booking an appointment to get your brows treated? Here’s everything you need to know about this new brand trend.
What Is Brow Lamination?
Firstly, you need to know what brow lamination actually is. The treatment is designed to give your brows a fuller look, giving you that block brow that you see all over Instagram and beauty sites. You’ll often see it referred to as a ‘brow lift’ as well as a ‘brow lamination’. It’s the latest trend in brow treatment since the beauty world started moving away from the skinnier eyebrows of the 90’s.
Brow lamination is actually a form of brow perming, as it realigns hair growth. You can shape your brows the way you want with a brow lift, and it makes day to day brow styling a lot easier. It’s a semi permanent treatment, with the effect lasting up to eight weeks.
Who Should Try Brow Lamination?
Brow lamination is designed for those who have trouble styling their brows. If your brow hairs point downwards or curl, it’ll be hard for you to get the style you want on your own. With brow lamination, the growth pattern will be changed so your brows will look fantastic, no matter what. It’s also great for those who feel their brow hair is quite thin and fine. With lamination, they’ll actually look fuller.
There are some people who shouldn’t try out brow lamination for themselves. If you have very sensitive skin or eyes, then you won’t want to try this. Those who get breakouts in the brow area, as well as pregnant or nursing women, shouldn’t try this either.
This is because brow lamination uses chemicals that are usually safe, but can cause problems for people in these categories. Even if you don’t, there are sometimes fumes and these can irritate the skin and eyes, so keep this in mind when making a decision.
How Does Brow Lamination Work?
If you’re looking to book a brow lamination, what should you expect when you step into the salon? When you head in, you’ll need to ensure your brows are clean and free of makeup. Anything left on the brow hairs will affect the lamination, so your technician will clean them as well.
Once that’s done, they will apply an adhesive to the brows and comb the hairs up to change the growth pattern. A plastic wrap is placed over your brows to hold them in this shape, and left on for 5 to 15 minutes. The length of time this takes will depend on your hair type. Once the time is up, the hairs will be coated in another solution and wrapped again.
Finally, the hairs will be treated with a solution such as keratin, designed to nourish the hairs after being treated. Once that’s done, you’ll be ready to leave the salon with your new brows. The process only takes about an hour, and you can combine it with brow tinting if you so wish.
Can You Laminate Your Own Brows?
There are many people out there who don’t have the time or cash to go to a salon and get a brow lamination. They’ll pick up at home brow lamination kits, which offer you the same results. However, many stylists recommend you don’t use them. It’s very easy to over process your hair, which can lead to hair breaking off or even burns.
Instead, you can try some tricks that make up artists use to simulate a brow lamination. If you have straight hairs, using soap to pull your hairs into the right position will work. If it’s more curly, try using a brow gel that mimics the look for you. Some excellent gels are on the market right now, and can give you the look you’re going for.
Now you have all the information on brow lamination. It can make styling your brows so much easier, and help you achieve thick, full eyebrows. Book yours soon and see what a difference it makes to your look.