The journey to find the perfect brow is full of a world of possibilities. After all, there are so many options and methods to aid you on your quest. You could fill in your eyebrows every day with a gel, pomade, or pencil, or you could consider a semi-permanent option in microblading. But what if neither of these alternatives really give you the fluffy, full, luscious brows you are looking for? Well, that’s where brow lamination comes in.
Brow lamination is a practice that originated in Russia, but has become increasingly popular in American culture in recent years. Clients just can’t get enough of the carefully crafted results that leave you with feathered, well-defined, and luxurious eyebrows. Brow lamination creates a brow that is both delicate and strong, as it easily fills in any areas where hair was previously somewhat sparse. It’s a process that I love, because it makes my mornings run so much smoother—I roll out of bed, and my brows look enchanting from the get-go.
So what exactly is brow lamination? How is this feathery, intricate, and enchanting brow achieved, and could this process be the right one for you?
What Is the Brow Lamination Process Like?
The process of brow lamination actually uses a similar solution to those found in perms. The process for brow lamination is even more carefully cultivated and leaves you with a meticulously done brow that is sure to compliment your face. Essentially, brow lamination takes an old technology and makes it new again.
A brow lamination treatment is made up of several steps to help you achieve your dream brow. These include:
-First is the gentle and careful application of a solution that allows the direction of your brows to be made more precise by a brow specialist. Typically, this solution will remain on your face for about 8 to 10 minutes to allow for maximum flexibility.
-Then, your specialist will brush and customize the hairs to make them more vertical, creating the quintessentially beautiful brow lamination look.
-A neutralizing solution is placed on your brows, causing them to remain in the position they were brushed. Again, this will remain on your eyebrows for about 8 to 10 minutes to ensure the best possible results.
-Lastly, an oil or moisturizer is applied to your newly perfected brows to keep them healthy and gorgeous.
Many people find this process to be a deeply relaxing one, with the bonus being that you also get to walk out with beautiful brows. This is yet another reason that the practice of brow lamination has become so popular so quickly. Not only are the results simultaneously alluring and natural, but the treatment also allows you to indulge in the ever-important process of self-care.
Is This Process the Right One for You?
Brow lamination can help enhance natural eyebrows in a variety of ways, but are those enhancements right for you and your eyebrow goals? The treatment works with the eyebrow hairs you already have and brushes them upward, creating a precise and stunningly striking brow. As a result, brow lamination may be best for those who do already have a fair amount of natural brow to work with.
Brow lamination is the perfect process for those with eyebrows that can be hard to tame, with certain hairs often going in a different direction than others. Similarly, the treatment is exquisite for those who are looking for a more defined shape in their brows.
These are far from the only applications, though. Brow lamination also works wonders on eyebrows that have experienced some thinning due to a history of overly liberal plucking, waxing, and the consistent use of other hair removal techniques. In addition, eyebrows will often naturally thin out over time, and brow lamination can be immensely helpful in helping your brows to regain their youthful luster.
How Long Does the Brow Lamination Treatment Take?
One of the greatest advantages of brow lamination– along with the stunning results– is just how efficient the treatment can be. In fact, it generally takes an hour or less to liven up your natural brows to their full, wonderfully enchanting potential.
When it really comes down to it, comparing the hour it takes to have your brows laminated as opposed to perfecting your brows on a daily basis really feels like nothing. Besides that, the treatment of brow lamination can be quite a relaxing one and feels like an experience where you get to be deservedly pampered.
Too often, relaxation and pampering fall by the wayside in our busy lives without even noticing. That is yet another great advantage to the practice of brow lamination. Not only does the trendy treatment end in a beautiful, natural final result, but you get to feel like the royalty you are as the treatment is being performed.
How Much Does Brow Lamination Cost?
Here’s some very good news. Brow lamination, while being one of the trendiest and most exciting new beauty methods out there, is also quite budget-friendly. The process gives you exquisite results while only ranging from roughly $50 to $100. Of course, the total price will vary somewhat depending on the salon you go to, as well as their prestige and experience, but most treatments stay within that range.
Especially when considering the amount of time and resources that are often put into filling in eyebrows daily, brow lamination is a smart option to streamline your day and make things easier. There are a range of services available to perfect your brow game, so which one is best for you really comes down to a variety of factors. Price can be one of them, certainly, but also consider your personal eyebrow goals and what process will best help you to achieve them.
If you are looking for a semi-permanent solution, consider microblading or nanoblading (which often lasts in the vicinity of a year and a half). If you want to customize your brows on a daily basis, then perhaps having a variety of products and filling them in every day is actually best for you. Just consider where you are currently with your brows and where you want to be. From there, making you feel as beautiful as you are becomes as easy and simple as it always should have been.
How Long Does Brow Lamination Typically Last?
This can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on your personal eyebrow goals, but results from brow lamination typically last for about six weeks. The length of your results can be prolonged to an extent if you look after them with care and don’t do anything to aggravate the area. In general, it is best to totally leave your brows alone for at least a full day following the treatment.
It can be tempting to apply a usual cocktail of favorite brow products to see how they look on your new and improved eyebrows, but it is crucial to the quality of your final results that you resist that urge. Perhaps you can take the day to treat yourself to a massage or another spa treatment, so you’re not worried about the way your makeup looks anyway. Similarly, steaming the area is not advised, as it can counteract the work done to perfect your beautiful brows.
However, after those initial 24 hours are done, you can begin to brush your brows in whatever way feels the most authentic to you. If you would like to soften your results somewhat, you are absolutely welcome to do so. Another perk of brow lamination is that you can brush them in different ways depending on your mood and preferences. One day your brows can be sleek and groomed, and the next, you can try out the feathered brow trend. It’s totally up to you.
Again, brow lamination is designed to help you unlock your inner beauty on the outside. Use it as a tool to help you feel as beautiful as you truly are. This will, of course, look different to different people.
The results immediately after having your brows laminated are generally very upright and precise. This look is profoundly luxurious, but some may want a slightly fluffier brow. Brow lamination still helps greatly to achieve this, but once the treatment settles in, you can continue to apply products and brush them as you see fit.
Really, brow lamination is an opportunity to let your inner beauty shine through. At the end of the day, that is the most important part of any brow treatments or beauty routines. It is all about finding out how to make you feel as beautiful as you are. BlinkBar knows that beauty is a feeling, not a look. If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.
It is Blinkbar’s goal to help you feel the resounding and all-encompassing confidence that you deserve. Brow lamination may be a way to achieve that confidence, so it is well worth looking into. Add in that the process is one of the utmost pampering and luxury, and brow lamination becomes a delightfully indulgent alternative to other potential brow treatments. For a true day of luxury and relaxation, pair your brow lamination with a lash lift, or even lash extensions.
Be sure to find what treatments and beauty routines make you feel the most beautiful, the most empowered, the most you. Lovingly bring your inner beauty out for all to see. From there, you’ll be absolutely unstoppable.