Brow lamination is the latest trend that’s been blowing up Instagram. I’m sure you’ve seen it, those big feathery brows that are bold, yet immaculately manicured. Short to say, the brow lamination before and after results looked amazing.
My own natural brows were pretty light and thin, so I’ve tried just about everything to make them look fuller – microblading, micropigmenting, brow gel, and soap brows and more.
I feel like I’ve been on a life long quest for fuller brows. So when I heard about brow lamination, I knew it was something I had to try out as well. And now that I’ve seen the brow lamination before and after results, I can say I’m officially obsessed.
What is brow lamination?
Brow lamination is a semi-permanent treatment that creates feathered, full-looking brows that stay that way with minimal maintenance. I know, sounds like a dream right?
Brow lamination is described as a perm for your brows, except instead of curling your brow hairs the treatments helps them to relax and lie straight in the direction you want to create the look of fuller looking brows.
Brow lamination before and after results:
- Gives a natural look
- Makes brows fuller and more fluffy
- Is needle-free
- Lasts up to 8 weeks
The brow lamination trend started in Russia about few years ago, but has only reached more mainstream availability this year in the US and Canada. Where it’s quickly becoming as popular as brow tinting or eyelash extensions.
The brow lamination process
The brow lamination process is a 5 step process and takes about 30-45 minutes.
- Step 1: First comes a solution to soften the hair and allow it to move freely to create the shape you want. The brow hairs are brushed up and covered with cling wrap for about 8 minutes and cleaned off.
- Step 2: A neutralizing solution is applied and allowed to set for about 10 minutes and cleaned off
- Step 3: The brows are given a tint a add more definition and fullness
- Step 4: Waxing and/or tweezing to clean up any stray hairs
- Step 5: Hydrating oil serum is applied to nourish the hairs and And that’s it—you’re done and laminated.
The process is painless minus the waxing/tweezing part. And has no downtime associated with it and upkeep is minimal as well. Brow lamination usually lasts about 6 weeks, and the grow out is pretty gradual as your brow hairs naturally grow out.
I had my brow lamination done at The Beauty House in Toronto, which is were I also I’ve been getting my eyelash extensions for years. It costs $155 there, but they have a first time promotion of $99 for your first treatment.
I’ve also seen a number of at-home brow lamination kits if you’re more of a DIY’er, but I’d highly recommend that you have it professionally done at least the first time so you know what it’s like to have it done properly. Below you can find some at home kits starting as long as $20.
Brow lamination before and after
Here are the brown lamination before and after results from my treatment. Note that I’ve had my brows microbladed before and that’s why you see a tint to them already in the before photo.
In the brow lamination before photos, you can see how thin my brow hairs look and how they seem to grow in a more horizontal angle. But with the brow lamination after results they’re much more defined and fuller.
How do you maintain your brows post-lamination?
There is no real downtime associated with brow lamination, but you may get a little redness from the waxing/plucking.
After the treatment, you can’t get your brows wet for 24 hours, so be sure to schedule your brow lamination so you can avoid getting them wet afterwards.
Once the 24 hours is up, all you have to do is give your brows a brush each day using a spoolie brush to ensure they look groomed. You shouldn’t need to fill your brows, but you can use your brow soap or gel to add definition.
Is brow lamination worth it?
For someone like me, who likes to look as ready as possible with minimal effort, I’d think it’s very worthwhile to having regular brow lamination treatments. I thought the brow lamination before and after result were like night and day.
You can basically wake up with your brows done every day and the only daily upkeep is giving them a little brush after your shower or when you wake up.
Combined with my eyelash extensions, brow lamination lets me get my daily makeup routine usually just comes down to foundation, bronzer, and blush. I can pretty much do my makeup in under 5 minutes which is an amazing time saver.
I never have to feel like I’m leaving my home barefaced with my brows. And since we’re all wearing masks these days, brows are definitely one beauty treatment that’s worth while!
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