Imagine if everyone was a carbon copy of their parents—same exact haircut, clothes, all of it, right down to the same mannerisms. The beautiful thing about being human is that we are each so unique, from our eye color to our eyebrows. And what’s popular in the brow world is forever changing.
There are endless trends that change constantly, making them impossible to keep up with. Brow lamination is one of them, but we don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon.
What is brow lamination?
It's tough to anticipate the ever-evolving world of the aesthetics industry. One of the fan favorites of this summer is eyebrow lamination. Also referred to as an eyebrow perm, eyebrow lamination is the application of a chemical solution that straightens and lifts your brow hairs. This gives your brows a little more flexibility, allowing you to shape your natural brow however you’d like.
The benefits of brow lamination
One of the biggest reasons that people get their brows laminated is because of the filler effect in areas where there are gaps or stray hairs. Being able to manipulate brow hairs to look more full simply frames the face so well. In addition to covering up sparse areas, the effect of fuller, thicker brows has always been the goal.
By eliminating patchiness and being a more malleable set of hairs to work with, you end up saving time in the long run.
How long does brow lamination last?
Brow lamination can last up to around eight weeks. If your eyebrow hairs are on the more delicate side, waiting a little longer between appointments may be necessary. Eight weeks is the general rule for average to thick eyebrow hair. Since everyone’s hair growth cycle occurs at different frequencies, it could look a little different for someone with less volume.
Brow lamination vs microblading
Eyebrow lamination and microblading or two very different procedures. Microblading includes an almost tattoo like session whereas brow lamination is a non-invasive, semi-permanent treatment. It is time friendly and a very efficient method of giving the full brow without much maintenance.
What to expect during the brow lamination process
There are so many images that come to mind when we hear about a new treatment in the aesthetics industry. Knowing what to expect from your brow lamination appointment can help soften any stressors and help you better prepare for your session.
Preparing for your brow lamination
Getting ready for your brow lamination appointment couldn’t be easier. Removing exfoliants, retinoids, or actives on your face for 1 to 2 weeks prior to your appointment is best. You can stop tweezing for at least one week before your appointment, and you want to make sure that you come to your appointment with a bare face– no makeup, just your true self.
The steps to brow lamination
Brown lamination, like many aesthetic treatments, has a few core steps to be aware of. When you arrive for your appointment, your stylist will clean and sanitize your eyebrows to get an idea about how your brows naturally sit and what their organic shape looks like. Your stylist will review your vision for your brows and will make sure that they have a proper understanding of the look you’re going for.
Your stylist will then apply brow lift cream, a keratin-focused formula, to your brows after they’ve been brushed. Your stylist will apply cling wrap to your brows and allow them to sit for around 5 to 10 minutes. The neutralizing cream is applied over the top to keep that form and style in place. And finally, your stylist will form its desired shape. At the end of your session, your eyebrows will look wet for around 24 hours.
Brow lamination aftercare
Aftercare is still very much a part of your appointment. The way that you take care of your skin and brows once you’re home will determine its integrity and ability to last for the allotted time frame. Avoid getting your brows wet for at least the first 24 hours after your treatment. You should avoid steamy hot showers, saunas, and rigorous exercise.
Don’t rub your brows, don’t put yourself in a vulnerable place with sun exposure and be mindful that you’ll likely need to incorporate a cream or oil to hydrate your skin. The applied brow cream can dry out your skin a bit. Style and set with a spoolie each day to make the most out of your results.
Book your brow lamination at Stripped Wax & Beauty in Phoenix!
Brow lamination is one of the most accessible and affordable brow treatments in the industry. There’s a reason it’s gained so much popularity and that momentum isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! If you’re ready to live your best life without worrying about brow maintenance, set up your first brow lamination with us at Stripped Wax & Beauty!