Brisbane Lashes

What is Brow Lamination?

By LUCY KNOTT

Lucy

What is Brow Lamination? Let’s Talk About It!

I’m sure that by now, you’ve heard, read or seen something about Brow Lamination. It’s one of the
biggest trends we’ve seen in eyebrow artistry in the last few years. You might be seeing laminated
brows everywhere you go, but I’ll forgive you for not knowing exactly what I’m talking about.

Lamination is usually a term reserved for stationery, right?

Brow Lamination is a brow service that is designed to create thick, bushy, brushed-up brows that you
might have seen on fashion models or Instagram influencers. This particular look is created with
multiple cosmetic products – pencils, soaps, gels or sprays – and has become extremely popular,
sending us all on a quest for fuller, thicker brows.

How does it work?

Brow Lamination is a treatment that reshapes your natural brows. Much like a lash lift, we relax the
bonds in the brow hairs so that we can control their direction, and then set them into a new position
– for example, brushed up like those bronzed babes on Instagram! This means that we are able to
adjust where the hairs sit, to cover gaps, create a stronger arch, or increase the height of your
brows.

Laminating your brows makes them much easier to style. The hairs aren’t permanently cemented
into a new position, but simply become more flexible. You will be able to comb them into whatever
shape you’d like, and they will stay there!

Over time, as the brow hairs grow, they will gradually return to their usual position, and you will
need to use more styling products to maintain your look throughout the day. After 8-10 weeks, you
can have your brows laminated again.

The Brow Lamination service usually also includes shaping with wax and tweezers, and colouring the
brows with either tint or dye. Your brows will look completely amazing, even without any makeup at
all!

As the process is so similar to a lash lift, the aftercare is virtually the same! Keep your brows dry and
away from heat, steam and sweat for the first 24 hours, and ensure you nourish them daily with a
brow treatment oil or serum to keep the hair soft and healthy.

Style Options

There’s quite a bit of flexibility with the style of your Brow Lamination. They don’t all have to look
the same! You can keep your brows looking naturally full, or you can opt for more texture and spiky
drama. My favourite Brow Lamination look is a full, smooth, curved brow: classic and beautiful.
Once you leave the salon, you can make adjustments to how your brows sit when you are styling
them. Brush them up, or keep them smooth – it’s totally up to you!

What are the risks?

Like any aesthetic treatment, there are some risks involved with Brow Lamination. The main
concerns are:

Sensitivity. Some clients may experience some skin sensitivity to the products we use for the
lamination process. We recommend that all new lamination clients come in for a patch test at least
48 hours prior to your treatment appointment to eliminate any concerns with this.

Hair loss. If you are after a more extreme look, this may put too much pressure on the individual
brow hairs. Too much stress can cause them to fall out sooner than their normal cycle, which can
result in some gaps in your brows. To avoid this, discuss your options with your stylist and listen to
their advice. They will know exactly how far they can manipulate your brows without causing
damage.

It’s also important to wait for a minimum of 8 weeks between laminations. Having it done too soon can
overprocess the hair and cause it to break, become frizzy or fall out.

Can anyone have it done?

Basically, most people are suitable for Brow Lamination unless you are:

Pregnant/breastfeeding. This is just because the results are more unpredictable and may not last
due to hormone fluctuations. Also, should you have a reaction, the treatment you can access is
limited.

Experiencing hyper-sensitive skin, or a previous reaction to a lash lift. You’re much more likely to have
a reaction to the treatment, so it’s best to avoid it completely.

Using/taking any medication that affects the skin (such as Roaccutane or Retin-A). In the best-case
scenario, your skin will be sensitised afterwards. Worst case scenario? You may experience
significant hair loss and chemical burn on your skin.

Brows that have been lightened with bleach, or brows that are very thin, weak or sparse, also should
avoid Brow Lamination. If you are using a brow growth treatment, it’s a good idea to stop using it
about 2 weeks before your Lamination appointment.

Interested?

If you’d like to have your brows laminated by our talented brow stylists at Brisbane Lashes, visit our Brow Service page to make an appointment, or get in touch via phone, email or our socials!

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Lucy Knott

Lucy Knott

A talented makeup artist specialising in weddings and fashion shows, Lucy loves to write about eyelash extensions.