When hearing the word “lamination,” most people envision a plastic coating over a card or paper to protect it. So, the first time you heard the term “brow lamination,” you may have been puzzled. Are people coating their brows in something plastic-like? No. Let’s discuss brow lamination and why it might be something you would want to try.
What is Brow Lamination?
A better name for brow lamination might be eyebrow perm, but that’s not the term that most spas and salons use. Brow lamination involves applying a cream to your brows to lift the hairs and give them a full, even look. The brow hairs are brushed upward for uniform direction and a neutralizer is applied to help seal your brows in place. Afterwards, a nourishing oil will be applied to combat any skin irritation or dryness as a result of the perm chemicals.
Eyebrow lamination is a comparatively new procedure. It’s become very popular, especially for those who deal with thinning or unruly brows. It’s also a great semi-permanent procedure for those who want to maintain brows styled a certain way, but find using eyebrow gel tedious or unhelpful.
Who Should Consider Brow Lamination?
Clients with the following conditions or circumstances may want to consider trying a brow lamination service:
- thinning eyebrow hair due to aging, hypothyroidism, or other circumstances
- eyebrows gaps or bald spots from past over-plucking or over-waxing
- unruly eyebrows and hairs that tend to go different directions, despite brushing
- eyebrows lacking shape or having an uneven shape
How Long Does Brow Lamination Take?
In most cases, less than an hour! Service enhancement options that can be added on to the treatment can include tweezing stray hairs, color tinting, or waxing to create a desirable arch. On average, the treatment will need to be repeated every four to six weeks.
Benefits of Brow Lamination
Brow lamination is used to make brows look shinier, thicker, and fuller. By pulling the eyebrow hairs up vertically, the illusion of new growth or fuller brows is created. In addition, the shiny, smooth brows provided by brow lamination do not require the use of needles or ink, as microblading does. Eyebrow lamination is a completely non-invasive procedure.
What are the Risks or Side-Effects of Brow Lamination?
Before booking your appointment, you should be aware of the potential side effects. Just as perming the hair on your head has a risk of dryness or damage, there is a risk that brow lamination can affect your eyebrows in the same way, especially if you repeat the procedure too often. There is also a risk to your eyes if the cream solution were to run into your eyes during the procedure.
Other side-effects are primarily related to possible skin irritation resulting from the perming chemicals. These include:
If they occur, these conditions are usually seen beneath and above the eyebrows. However, they may also occur on the eyelids. Brow lamination might not be right for you if you have sensitive skin, eczema, rosacea, or a history of contact dermatitis.
Strong, fabulous eyebrows have become more and more popular in recent years, and the trend shows no sign of disappearing any time soon. If you are tired of eyebrow pencils or powder to make your eyebrows look fuller, or of using eyebrow gel to hold them in place, you may want to consider eyebrow lamination.
As with any professional cosmetic procedure, be sure to use a licensed and experienced provider. Our technicians at Peak Day Spa would be happy to answer any questions you might have about brow lamination service. Give us a call today at 385.202.4104.