2020 might not have been good for much, but it has taken brows to the next level. Big, sexy, pushed back brows. Our love for brows has seriously evolved over the past few years, from sculpted Instagram brows to bushy brows, the two have kinda merged into one birthing us soap brows and laminated eye brows. Both are game changing, they practically give you a face lift simply by focusing on brushing and separating your brow hairs up and away which really creates space and opens up your eyes. The difference being that soap brows are a little less permanent than brow lamination.
So what exactly is laminated eye brows? Because it sounds a little bit freaky – I mean you laminate paper not your face! Well, fear not, brow lamination isn’t as scary as it seems and in this post I will tell you all you need to know about it so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not it is for you.
What are laminated eye brows?
To put it in short, brow lamination is basically a perm for your eyebrows. But instead of curling them like your would normally picture a perm to curl your hair, the aim is to flatten and separate them. This creates a set, uniform shape to your brows which are brushed and lifted upwards. Simply by altering the placement of how your hairs sit, this creates fluffier, more well defined and model worthy brows.
Brow lamination is often compared to mircoblading because similarly it gives the illusion of more defined, shapely eye brows. However microblading is semi-permanent makeup and more like getting a tattoo. If your looking for something pain free, effect and that lasts, laminated your eye brows is the key to naturally fuller looking brows
How does it work?
The beautician will start off with a straighten solution, brushing through your brows upwards. Every single hair will be meticulously brushed up, so to straighten them all, which is essential to achieving this well defined brow look. Your eye brows will then be covered with a plastic wrap and let for some minutes (may vary slightly).
Once the straighten process is complete, the same steps are repeated except a setting solution is used instead. This time your now already straighten brows will be brush up and arranged into their final place. Covered with plastic wrap and left to set for the allotted time.
Once the whole process is complete, you may choose to get a brow tint depending on your brows and the look you are going for. This can really help finish the look to giving you those amazing fluffy brows especially if you have paler brows like myself.
After you have got your brows laminated, it is ESSENTIAL that you don’t get them wet for at least 24-48 hours, so that they have time to properly set (or else it won’t work). That means no sweaty exercise, showers or even rain!
How long do laminated eye brows last?
I think the best thing about laminated eye brows is that once it is done, you don’t have to worry about your brows for the next 6-8 weeks. You will be sorted! Making it the perfect practice for those who don’t have much time or just don’t want to spend the extra time on doing their brows, but still want to look put together.
Who does brow lamination work for?
The answer is anyone! It does’nt matter what your eyebrows are like, you can try it out. I would recommend this treatment is perfect especially for people with less defined eyebrows that aren’t too thick because it really helps create volume or the illusion of it.
How much does brow lamination cost?
Depended on where you get it prices range anything from around £40 to £100 approx. £40 not being too bad considering results last 6-8 weeks.
Is brow lamination worth it?
I have yet to have it done but I would say if you are looking for a sexy, full brow lift that will make you look fresher and even younger because of all that space it creates then totally! I would love to try brow lamination, I am currently obsessed with soap brows and after numerous tries I feel I have finally mastered them. So if you are interested in brow laminated but just aren’t too sure or don’t want to spend the money, try soap brows. It will give you the same sort of affect just be a bit more time consuming and will take a little practice. But hey it’s free!
What do you think about brow lamination? Would you ever try it?
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