People who say that your eyes are the windows to the soul have clearly never had great eyebrows.
Eyebrows are one of the most expressive parts of the face, and grooming them is just one way to show off your style and personality. Who hasn’t sat in front of a mirror and carefully plucked a unibrow at least once? If you care about your appearance, giving some thought to the shape and fullness of your brows is not a waste of time.
Your time is valuable, though, and brow care can be time-consuming. That’s why the trend known as eyebrow lamination is catching on. If you could get the perfect look for your brows without needing to fill them in every day, wouldn’t you?
Ready for some self care in the form of a spa day? If you’re curious about trying brow lamination at your next salon appointment, read on to learn the ins and outs of this styling technique.
What Is Eyebrow Lamination?
So, perms aren’t cool anymore, and you’re unlikely to see anyone walking around rocking one – at least on their heads. Brow lamination uses the same sort of technology to give you brows that you can style in infinite ways. Your stylist will comb your brows to give the illusion that they’re thicker and fuller.
We know that brow trends are often in flux. One minute thick brows are in, the next everyone is plucking. A great benefit of lamination is that it’s temporary, so you can try for a different look at every visit.
If you need a little bit of eyebrow help, lamination is a great way to try another look without investing too much time or money. It’s temporary, safe, quick, and looks great!
Who Is Brow Lamination For?
If you are in love with the “fluffy brows” that have become trendy across social media, then you have likely already seen laminated brows. If you like that look, you’re in luck. Brow lamination is a great option for almost anybody who is seeking full and fluffy brows.
For lamination to work for you, you will need to have eyebrows without considerable gaps or patches. The lamination process uses your existing hair to create a full-browed look. If you are missing brow hair, your stylist may have more trouble making your eyebrows look the way you like.
What Happens During Brow Lamination?
When you come in for a brow lamination, your stylist will begin by cleaning and removing makeup and natural oils from on or around your brows. You will have a conversation about the look that you’re hoping to achieve during the process. If you have pictures of great eyebrows from Instagram or Pinterest, bring them in for inspiration!
Next, your stylist will apply the perming solution to your brow hair and allow it to sit. Coarse hair takes longer than fine hair, but this shouldn’t take longer than ten minutes. During the process, the bonds of your eyebrow hair will begin to loosen, making them pliable and stylable!
After that, the styling can begin. The stylist will brush or comb your brows into your ideal shape. Once styled, they will apply a “fixing solution” so that the shape will hold.
The fixing solution will stay on your brows for anywhere between one and five minutes, with coarse hair requiring more time. This is when the magic happens!
The final step is pure eyebrow care! The stylist applies a nourishing brow solution to replenish your brows after the stylist removes the chemicals. This will keep them looking shiny and healthy.
And that’s it! Even the longest and most involved process will take less than an hour!
How Long Does Eyebrow Lamination Last?
If you’ve seen the beloved film Legally Blonde, then you know you shouldn’t go swimming after getting a perm. Likewise, there are a few things to avoid during the first twenty-four hours if you want to keep your laminated brows looking great.
Avoid liquid, creams, oils, or makeup, and try to stay out of the pool or sauna. In essence, keep them dry for a day and you’ll be able to enjoy great lashes for a long time!
The effects of brow lamination can last between six and eight weeks before you will need to return to the salon! Of course, if you want long-lasting brows, aftercare is important. Just like you would use special products on dyed hair, you might consider using nourishing products on your laminated eyebrows.
Your stylist is most likely your best source of beauty advice and can suggest an aftercare product that will work well for you. You can apply the treatment to your brows once a day to keep everything looking great!
Chances are, your laminated brows will last a good, long while, even without extra products. You won’t need to fill them in with pencils or powders, which will shorten your morning routine.
How Much Does Eyebrow Lamination Cost?
On average, you can expect your perfect brow lamination to cost you somewhere between $50 and $100, depending on your geographic location and the salon itself. Compare this to getting your brows waxed every two to three weeks! You’re not only saving money, but you’re also saving the time it takes to get into the salon, which is definitely worth something!
You might also compare lamination to microblading, another popular salon service. Microblading is more invasive, as it is similar to tattooing. It’s also a lot more expensive, costing upwards of $300 for a single session.
Your Best Brow Day Ever
Eyebrow lamination is an inexpensive and easy way to try out a new brow trend without a major commitment. You will be able to enjoy lush and fluffy Instagram-ready brows in no time! If you can commit to keeping them dry for twenty-four hours, you can enjoy up to two months of the best brow day ever!
Did this article make you raise your perfect brows? There’s a lot more beauty advice where that came from! Check out the rest of the blog for more beauty posts that will keep you looking your best!