Have you heard about Brow Lamination before? Brow Lamination is not a permanent make up, but has had the reputation of being one of the best substitute instead of permanent make up. The method has been around for years (or maybe decades)? but only started to truly trend in the last couple of years. Then we have seen an explosion of the treatment on Social Media from 2022. It's safe to say that everyone and their grandma is getting their brows laminated these days. But what if you have Microblading or Permanent makeup? How do these two treatments complement each other? Let's dive in!
What is Brow Lamination?
Brow Lamination is a unique method to lift your eyebrows to the next level and increase the volume substantially. The eyebrow hairs are combed upwards and placed with a special chemical solution (usually a Keratin formula). You could say this is more of a “brow perm” procedure. What happens is that the hairs are spread or combed upwards and vertical to cover the whole eyebrow area and the brows will look fluffy and thick! Some have even dared to say that Brow Lamination is the new Microblading. I am not sure if i completely agree with that, but i will consider it. If you are not ready for the Microblading commitment you can start with trying out brow Lamination. However, I believe these two treatments really complement each other. Especially when your Microblading starts to fade and needs some refreshing.
How to prepare for your Brow Lamination appointment?
Before your Brow Lamination appointment I would consider following these procedures for the best final results of long lasting luscious brows:
- Do not pluck or wax your eyebrows after you book your appointment. The technician will do that for you if needed.
- Skip all acidic products or exfoliants in your skin care routine for at least one week. 2 weeks even better.
- Do not sunbathe and show up with burned skin around your eyebrows
- Preferably show up to your appointment makeup free.
- Inform your technician if you are prone to have allergic reactions to chemicals like hair colors or beauty products.
Where should you book an appointment for Brow Lamination?
Always look at reviews or try and get a recommendation from someone you trust. You want your Brow Lamination done at a prestigious salon, that uses good quality products and with a qualified specialist/brow technician. Check out their Social Media and Google Reviews and you should be good to go.
Will Brow Lamination damage the eyebrow hairs?
No, it should not cause any damage to the eyebrow hairs. This is why it's so important to choose your salon and specialist wisely. You want to have the treatment somewhere you can trust they use quality products and are well trained. Again, check reviews! If you have sensitive skin, it might become irritated for a day or two.
Can you have Brow Lamination if you have Microblade or permanent makeup?
OH YES! When you have newly done Microbladed eyebrows you shouldn't need the Brow Lamination. BUT when you are due for a touch up on your Microblading and the color has faded, you should have your eyebrows tinted and a Brow Lamination. This will make your eyebrows look like new and give you some time before you need to get your Microblading touch up.
How Long Does Brow Lamination last?
Your brow lamination should last up to six weeks if done correctly. Moreover, it is based on how seriously you approach the aftercare.
Do you need to tint your eyebrows before doing Brow Lamination?
You don't have to, but I do recommend it if you have light eyebrow hairs and you like them darker. The tint will also give this extra filling to your eyebrows! More often than not, the technician can tint your eyebrows as well in the same appointment. Be sure to ask about tinting when you book the appointment. Furthermore, if you have old permanent makeup, giving your eyebrows a tint will make such a difference.
How to take care of your eyebrows after Brow Lamination?
Aftercare is very important if you want the treatment to last and stay perfect the whole time. For 24-48 hours (The longer the better) be careful of not getting your eyebrows wet. Avoid using saunas, no sweating, no sunlight, and no exfoliating creams or cleansers around the area. Your skin might be sensitive for up to 3 days. If you start feeling some kind of discomfort, do not hesitate to contact the salon and ask for advice.
Benefits of Brow Lamination
There are multiple benefits of Brow Lamination. The first is spending less time in the morning! Depending on each and every one, you might need to slightly fill in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. And then you can just start your day right away without any worries that your eyebrows won't stay in place. Sounds like a good deal to me!