Brow lamination will lift, tame and add volume to the eyebrows and has fast become a popular alternative for micro-bladed brows which is done with needles.
Micro-bladed brows is a brow shaping technique, commonly known as an eyebrow tattoo, that implants pigment under the skin to mimic the appearance of brow hairs. This is to create a full brow look.
Instead with brow lamination, the process has the ability to lift, add volume and keep the brow hairs in place all day, making it low maintenance, and with high impact.
What is Brow Lamination?
It’s like a perm for the brows. Meaning, the treatment uses a solution to lift and shape the brows.
The technique transforms unruly or sparse brows, by smoothing and lifting the brow hairs upwards, creating a semi-permanent treatment to natural-looking, brushed up brows.
How Does A Brow Lamination Work?
The process is done using a chemical keratin solution, which breaks down the bonds in the brow hair, allowing hairs to have more flexibility and be manipulated into a desired shape, helping to fill in any gaps or sparse areas designing the perfect brow.
What Is the Process of A Brow Lamination?
The treatment will take up to an hour, and begins with a consultation with the brow artist, having the opportunity to chat about the desired results including shape and style to achieve with the brow lamination.
Once treatment starts, the brow artists will then apply a lifting solution to the entire brows, Followed with the application of cling wrap, which sits on the brows to help motivate the solution to work it’s magic. (This is arguably the most glamorous step of the procedure…not!.)
The solution will be on the brows with glad wrap for a short couple of minutes, where you can sit and relax, scroll on your phone or close your eyes and have a break.
After a couple of minutes, the glad wrap is removed from the brow, as well as any excess solution left over. After this, a ‘fixing’ solution is then applied to the brows.
This is left to sit on the brows for a few minutes to help tame and set the brows in place. After a couple of minutes of waiting for the solution to set, the solution is wiped off to create a clean canvas for the next step-tinting.
A brow tint is applied, which will set for a couple of minutes.
The whole process is then finished off with the application of a brow serum to help moisturise and nourish brows after treatment.
It is important to moisturise the brows after the treatment due to the chemicals being applied in a short amount of time. Just like conditioning the hair after a treatment, the eyebrow hairs are no different.
What is the Aftercare?
The aftercare of a brow lamination is low maintenance.
No water is to be applied to the face for 48 hours after the lamination to ensure that the chemicals do their magic. This means micellar water on a cotton pad around the brows will be a saviour to wash and cleanse the face.
After this, a brow oil to hydrate and nourish the brows is recommended 24 hours after the treatment, and ideally everyday afterwards.
This is to keep the brow hairs fluffy and soft for the best results after a brow lamination.
What Are The Results?
The results are beautiful, lifted and full brows that are easy to maintain for up to 4-6 weeks.
The brows are immediately left lifted and full, making a perfect brow.
After 48 hours, the brows are left soft and fluffy to touch. They require just a just a simple brush up in the morning and the brows are lifted and full all day.