What is eyebrow lamination?
Eyebrow lamination is a relatively new procedure that focuses on creating shiny, smooth brows. Also sometimes called an “eyebrow perm,” the high-shine effects tend to be sought after by those who may be experiencing thinning or unruly brows. Unlike microblading, needles and coloring are not involved.
As a semi-permanent procedure, eyebrow lamination may also be a good fit if you want to keep your brows styled a certain way but are tired of using eyebrow gel every day. You will need to repeat the process at some point in the future to maintain your results, and there are risks involved. Read on to learn everything else you need to know about this trend.
Brow lamination how-to
Brow lamination involves the “perming” of your eyebrow hairs to provide a fuller, more even look. It can also help keep them in place after washing off any cosmetics you may wear.
Here’s what’s involved in the procedure:
- First, your provider will apply a cream to your brows that aims to “lift” up your hairs.
- Next, your brow hairs are brushed upward to help pull them in a uniform vertical direction.
- Then your provider will apply a neutralizer to help seal your brows into place.
- The last step is a nourishing oil to help prevent skin irritation and hair dryness that may be caused by the chemicals used during the perm.
In total, brow lamination takes 1 hour or less to complete. Optional add-ons to the procedure may include:
- tweezing excess hairs
- waxing to create your desired arch
- tinting for color enhancement or changes
You will also want to apply a nourishing oil or cream every night to help prevent your brows from drying out.
Brow lamination benefits
Eyebrow lamination may help address a variety of concerns you may have with your own brows, including:
- thinning hair that may occur with age
- gaps in your brows from overplucking or overwaxing in the past
- unruly hairs that tend to go different directions despite brushing them
- a lack of shape or unevenness
Overall, brow lamination is said to make brows look thicker and fuller. Pulling the hairs up vertically may also make it look like you are experiencing new growth. The entire process is also completely non-invasive.