What is Eyebrow Lamination
Fluffy brushed up and gelled brows, once only an editorial look found only in the best magazines have recently taken over Instagram. Brow lamination. This new innovative technique is a microblading alternative that lifts unruly and thinning brows, fills in brow gaps, and gives them the illusion of fullness and growth in a fast, noninvasive way. The obsession with the perfectly sculpted brow is being replaced by the effortless “boy brow”. It’s equally bold yet more natural, fluffy, and appears untouched and low maintenance. Needless to say, many of us don’t have full brows (I blame the 90’s for mine), but this can be manipulated with brow lamination. For those of us with thin brows, this treatment gives the illusion of fullness and length. For thicker and unruly brows, this treatment tames the brows, gives them a lift, and it allows the hair to be shaped in any direction.
No matter what your eyebrow concern is — gaps, thinning, over-tweezed, unruliness — brow lamination is an amazing solution and a great microblading alternative.
Brow lamination gives you the brows you have always wanted in less than an hour. It hides small gaps and gives the illusion of major hair growth. This is a noninvasive, affordable, and temporary, but impactful way to take your eyebrows to a whole other level. Not to mention the precious time you save in the mornings. Imagine actually waking up like this girl! (Insert photo)
With brow lamination, we can raise your brow arch, extend the tails, give them a fuller appearance by lifting the brow hair or simply give you a messy, fluffy brow.
What is the brow lamination process like?
Brow lamination is basically a perm for your brows. It gives them a set, uniform shape for an extended period of time. Instead of curlers, a setting lotion helps brow hair stay brushed up and lifted upward for about six to eight weeks.
The actual process starts off by applying a lifting cream onto the brow, which creates a chemical process that breaks down bonds in each hair, allowing them to be moved into a new shape. Next, the brow hairs are brushed up into place, and a neutralizer is applied to reform the bonds into their new shape. Then, a nourishing oil is added to the brows to replenish their moisture after the chemical treatment process.
From there, the brows may be tweezed, waxed, or tinted, depending on the look you’re going for.
What is to be expected during your appointment?
When you visit Caren Beauty, you will very quickly feel cozy and comfortable lying on my eyebrow bed and covered with a lush blanket. I will assess your eyebrows, and discuss the best shape for your eyebrows.
During the brow lamination process, If needed, I may also tint your eyebrows to darken the hair or cover any greys. Once the brow lamination is complete, I will shape your brows by using a combination of methods which can include trimming, waxing and tweezing the unwanted brow hair.
The entire process is approximately one hour. It is painless and non-invasive. It’s actually quite relaxing!
How can I prepare for my appointment?
Avoid any harsh exfoliators or products containing AHA or BHA, retinol or Accutane. If you have had a permanent or semi-permanent brow procedure done recently, you must wait 6 weeks to ensure proper healing. If you have tinted your eyebrows with henna, you must wait at least 10-16 weeks before getting brow lamination. As your skin will be more sensitive, avoid any eyebrow waxing until after the procedure. Lastly, we will shape your eyebrows after the lamination, the more hair to work with, and the longer the hair is, the better, so do not trim those brows!
What does the after-care and maintenance look like?
Once the treatment is complete, your brows will look very sleek and wet. Once you are able to wash your eyebrows 24 hours post-treatment, they will become fluffy. If you want that glossy look, you can achieve it easily by applying the hydrating balm you will receive in your care pouch!
The only thing to avoid for 24 hours after the brow lamination is wetting the brows, any moisture or any other products. Every Caren Beauty brow lamination client will be given a brow brush to shape eyebrow hair into place, and a nourishing balm to protect and moisturize the brows and surrounding skin. This should be done nightly to maintain the health of your eyebrow hair. We are chemically treating the eyebrow hair, so it is normal for the brows to feel a little dry. The aftercare balm is a must and is a natural product that contains ingredients that restore, strengthen and aid in eyebrow hair growth.
How often does brow lamination need to be done?
Not only will brow lamination make your eyebrows very easy to maintain, but the actual treatment itself is very easy to maintain as well! Your brows will stay soft, manageable and laminated for up to eight weeks. It is also very affordable. There is no downside to maintaining this look! It is recommended that you book a brow lamination appointment every other month, with regular waxing and shaping in between appointments.
Are there any downsides of brow lamination?
Eyelid skin itself, as it’s the thinnest and most delicate skin of the body, requires special care and attention, therefore I carefully use a barrier cream on the skin around the brows to protect the skin.
Brow lamination could harm your brow hairs themselves, just as over-processing the hair on your scalp with chemicals and bleach can cause breakage, dryness, and even loss of hairs, the same holds true for eyebrow hairs. With this in mind, conditioning and nourishing the brows just as we do with bleached hair afterward with an oil, and moisturizing cream will do the trick! The complimentary brow nourishing balm I will provide is enough to nourish and hydrate your brows.
Who is an ideal brow lamination client?
Brow lamination is great for those who want to improve the shape of their brows, those with sparse brows, those trying to growing out their brows, men, those who aren’t quite ready to commit to permanent makeup, those with unruly course brows, those with stubborn natural hair growth patterns, and the list goes on…
Who is brow lamination NOT ideal for?
Clients with psoriasis, eczema, ultra-sensitive skin, sunburn, recent eye surgery, alopecia, recently tattooed eyebrows (wait 6 weeks), pink eye, blood thinners, use of brow hair growth serums, retinol, accutane, AHA, BHA, scar tissue, curly brow hair, henna brows (wait 10-16 weeks), and clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding (wait 3 months)