There have been a huge number of eyebrow trends over the years. From super-precise, bold HD brows, to boy brows and soap brows – it’s almost impossible to keep up. However, the latest eyebrow trend, brow lamination, takes boy brows and soap brows to the extreme and we are obsessed. Whether your soap brows start to lose their fluffiness throughout the day, or your brows have taken a little too much plucking over the years to truly achieve that killer boy brow look – brow lamination will well and truly be your eyebrow saviour. But what exactly is brow lamination?
Everything You Need to Know About Brow Lamination
What is Brow Lamination?
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Originating in Russia, brow lamination is the hottest new eyebrow trend. Like a perm for your eyebrows, it leaves you with the ultimate fluffy brows – no soap or eyebrow gel required!
The process essentially brushes your brow hair upwards (as you would do with eyebrow gel) to leave you with thicker, fuller-looking brows without having to do a thing. Additionally, brow lamination is the perfect, more budget-friendly alternative to microblading, promising to transform even the most overplucked eyebrows by hiding any gaps or sparse areas.
So whether you’ve got unruly, super-thick brows, or thin, sparse brows is your concern, brow lamination is for everyone and will help you to achieve that on-trend brushed up look.
What to Expect from Your Appointment
If you’re desperate to jump on the brow lamination trend, you might be wondering exactly how it works.
Your brow artist will start by painting a lifting cream onto your brows which works to break down the bonds on each hair and allows them to be manipulated into a new shape. Then, they’ll brush your brows into place – according to your desired look – before applying a neutraliser to set the brows in place and rebond each hair.
Next, they’ll apply a nourishing oil, such as castor oil, to the brows to replenish the moisture and reduce damage after the chemical treatments. Finally, they’ll pluck, wax, tweeze or tint the brows according to what to two of you discussed during your appointment.
The whole process lasts anywhere between 40-60 minutes and will leave you with the model-esque brows of your dreams.
How Long Does Brow Lamination Last?
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Brow lamination can last up to two months, however, the results can vary from person to person, depending on their individual hair growth cycle and how well they’re maintained. After the process, you’ll need to care for your brows by brushing them with a spoolie each morning and applying some nourishing hair oil to them.
How Much Does Brow Lamination Cost?
Depending on where you go, you can expect to pay anywhere between £40-£60 for brow lamination, but it’s oh-so worth it!
Are There Any Risks With Brow Lamination?
As with any beauty treatment, there are often risks involved – especially when chemicals are being used near the eyes. However, it’s important to do your research and find a fully-qualified brow technician before going through with the procedure.
As with most beauty treatments – even makeup – your brow artist should ask you if you’ve got any allergies, as well as doing a patch test if any tint is being used – you should never go ahead with a treatment if you’ve not had a patch test first, even if you’ve never had a reaction in the past.
Finally, you should also wait at least six weeks for brow lamination after having any chemical skin peels or laser treatments on your face, as your skin is more reactive during this period and you’ll risk having a reaction to the chemicals being used.
So if you’re fed up of using soap, eyebrow gel and pencils every single morning, then eyebrow lamination is perfect for you and will help you to achieve your dream, on-trend brows in no time.