Everything You Need to Know About Brow Lamination

The increasingly popular brow trend has been taking the beauty world by storm, which fills in gaps in brows and gives them the illusion of fullness and growth in a fast, non-invasive way. Lamination is no longer just a reference to that shiny finish your teachers in high school applied to an important piece of paper. The concept has made its grand return to our adult lives with the latest brow trend. An innovative technique called brow lamination originated in Russia, and it’s quickly making its way West. You may have noticed pictures of full slicked-up brows with a high-shine finish taking over your Instagram Explore page. Well, that’s brow lamination. It’s more or less semipermanent soap brows. Brow lamination takes your unruly thinning brow hair and smoothes it out while also lifting the hair in a more vertical direction. The end result is super smooth brows that look like you have brow gel on them. No matter what your brow concern is, gaps, thinning, over-plucking, unruliness, brow lamination is an amazing solution and a great alternative to Microblading if you don’t want such a permanent fix.
It can give clients the brows they have always wanted in less than an hour. It hides small gaps and gives the illusion of major hair growth. This is a non-invasive, temporary, but impactful way to fix their brows in an affordable way. With brow lamination, you can raise a client’s arch, extend their tails, give them a fuller brow by lifting the brow hair or give them a messy, fluffy brow. It’s a quick, easy and affordable way to fake the perfect brow. Keep reading for a FAQ on everything brow lamination.

What is the brow lamination process like?

Brow lamination is basically a perm for your brows, as it gives them a set, uniform shape for an extended period of time. Instead of curls, a setting lotion helps brow hair stay brushed up and lifted upward for about six weeks. If you’re lucky, you can wake up, every morning, with bolder, fuller brows in a beautiful shape for up to two months. The actual process starts off by painting a lifting cream onto the brow, which creates a chemical process that breaks down bonds in each hair, allowing them to be moved into a new shape. Next, the brow hairs are brushed up into place and a neutraliser is applied to reform the bonds into their new shape. Then a nourishing oil is added to the brows to replenish their moisture after the chemical treatment process. From there, the brows may be tweezed, waxed, or tinted, depending on the look you’re going for. As for price, brow lamination costs £40 at Buzby and Blue and takes 1 hour including tint.

Can you DIY brow lamination?

That magical fluffy brow does, in fact, require the help of professional-grade ingredients. This is why you should never DIY your brow lamination. Instead, opt for receiving the service from a trained and certified brow lamination artist. This treatment does not hurt.

Why is it called brow lamination?

As we have mentioned before, think back to the laminator machines from school. Lamination is the technique of overlaying a flat surface with a layer of plastic or some other protective material in an effort to keep it in place. In brow lamination, we follow a similar process. After applying the perm solution and neutralising lotion to the hairs, the brow area is overlaid with plastic wrap to boost the chemical reaction and achieve the groomed end result. Because the result sees the hairs relaxed into such a uniform position, they appear set in place, or ‘laminated’, once complete.

How long does brow lamination last?

You can expect the results from your brow lamination to last up to two months. You might be able to stretch that number higher if you’re lucky and smart with your beauty routine. This means no steam, sweat, makeup or skin care products on the brow area for 24 hours, or retinol exfoliators for 72 hours. This allows the hairs to further set in their newly brushed-up place. Beyond that, incorporating a night oil into your aftercare routine will help keep the hairs nourished and healthy before your next appointment.

Which brow types benefit from this treatment?

All hair types and face shapes can get in on the fluffy brow trend via lamination, though you do need to have natural brow hair. If you’re sparse in that department, another service such as microblading, which we also offer here at Buzby and Blue, would be a better fit. However, consult your brow artist before you count yourself out. The beauty of this service is that it can be customised to each person’s face shape, eye shape, and desired brow shape. Although the brushed-up, bold and fluffy brow tends to be quite popular at our studio, brows can be laminated in a variety of different ways. If you prefer a more neat and tidy look, you can request for your brow hairs to be styled by being brushed to the side and tapered together at the ends. Laminating the brow hairs upwards can create a nice lift to the eye, especially when the natural hairs tend to grow downwards. It’s amazing for thin hair because it strengthens and thickens the hair. It’s great for thick hair because it tames and smoothes. For curly hair, it really irons out the texture and straightens. When designing brows, there are five things we take into consideration: Evenness, proportion, density, hair growth pattern and makeup style. The more you laminate, the easier it becomes. Those with more coarse or curly hair may not achieve the same results as those with straight, fine hair and the results tend to fade a bit more quickly. However, as you continue to regularly have this treatment done, the better your hair will relax and laminate! Which means fluffy, lifted and defined brows are in your future.

Why choose Brow Lamination at Buzby and Blue?

The way we tailor brow lamination isn’t just about brushed up brows; it can also be a fantastic corrective treatment to totally transform the shape of your brows. This is why our stylists tailor the treatment to your brow needs. Want to create a bold, brushed-up look? We can totally do that too. Be sure to let your stylist know what look you want to achieve in your consultation. We only work with the best, which is why all of our beauty therapists who offer brow lamination are fully certified and trained as brow technicians to ensure you get your dream result.
Interested in getting the brows of your dreams? You can book online with Holly, or call us and one of our friendly receptionists will be more than happy to help.