Eyebrow Lamination 101: What, Why, and How Does it Work?
Aug. 23, 2020
Since the dawn of time, people have been experimenting with ways to remove, reshape and darken facial hair. From waxing to shaving, threading to a good old fashioned pluck, it’s something we’ve still not been able to perfect.
One eyebrow hair removal technique you might not have heard about is eyebrow lamination. This practice originated in Russia and has slowly made its way to the US and elsewhere in the world.
This unusual method might make you think of tedious office work rather than a fashion trend, but trust us; it is real! Let’s look at what it means, what it consists of and why people love it.
What is eyebrow lamination?
Eyebrow lamination is the process of restructuring the hair so that each one stays in place, giving that full, almost bushy texture. We’ve all seen models and influencers with big, beautiful bushy yet somehow perfectly groomed eyebrows. It’s likely eyebrow lamination is how they’ve achieved it!
Eyebrow lamination is essentially a perm for the brows in that it encourages the hair to go in a certain direction for a prolonged duration of time.
Why choose eyebrow lamination?
Sometimes, styling your eyebrows just requires too much effort! Between plucking, tinting, waxing and re-shaping every couple of weeks, a longer-lasting solution might be preferable. It eliminates the need to use sticky gels or creams and naturally gives the brows a slightly more defined tint.
Plus, it’s great for those with a lower pain threshold, or who simply don’t have the patience to sit through multiple tinting sessions. Laminating technically doesn’t remove any eyebrow hairs, but rather it reshapes them, so no painful microblading or waxing is required.
How does eyebrow lamination work?
Eyebrow lamination involves two different treatment solutions: the first solution is a lifting cream designed to make the eyebrows more malleable. This cream is brushed through the eyebrow hairs, then left to sit for 20 minutes or so. The stylist then brushes the brows into the desired position, and a “laminating” solution is applied, keeping each strand in place.
This treatment can last between 4 and 8 weeks, depending on the thickness, texture and length of the person’s hair. While this unique and modern treatment promises long-lasting results, it should be noted that washing or wiping the eyebrows immediately after treatment can undo a lot of the work. Many websites also advise against excessive sweating following an appointment, so make sure you get to that spin class before you go to the salon!
Eyebrow Lamination: Pros & Cons
Obviously, eyebrow lamination is a great solution for those of us who want those supermodel brows, but without a ton of work. However, eyebrow lamination can dry out the eyebrow hairs and the eyelid, which is a very thin piece of skin.
As with any beauty chemical, the solutions that your stylist puts on your eyebrows can cause some minor damage over time. This is not to say that you should ever avoid the treatment, but it shouldn’t be a weekly or bi-weekly thing. And if your beauty therapist doesn’t offer a hydrating oil application after you’re done, you should do one yourself, just for extra nourishment. Use deeply hydrating oils like castor oil or avocado oil.
Eyebrow lamination is an entirely painless experience, which is certainly a pro. Anything that saves us from having to go through the pain of a wax is good in our books! And it’s long-lasting, which means that you don’t have to get it done once a fortnight.
Another good thing about eyebrow lamination is its versatility. It can hide gaps in the brows, giving the illusion of thick and healthy eyebrows. It’s a treatment that works just as well for someone with light, thin eyebrows as it does for someone with dark, bushy eyebrows. In both cases, it gives the appearance of full and shapely brows, and who wouldn’t want that?
Overall, eyebrow lamination is an equally good choice for those with thick, unruly brows or thin and over-plucked brows. It offers an easy, low-maintenance option, so whether you’re trying something new or you just want a break from all that plucking and tinting, it’s perfect. Once you make sure to keep your skin moisturized and generally take care of your facial hair, there are very few downsides to this treatment, and we’d definitely recommend trying it!
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