Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock because I knew absolutely nothing about brow lamination before this month. Today, I’m sharing all about these coveted feather brows so you no longer have to sit on the cold bathroom countertop tweezing and waxing your super curly brows… only to fill them back in every single day.
Ugh, as if (ever again).
If you’ve been wondering what brow lamination is, the process, the aftercare or just my honest review then you’re in the right place.
Let’s get to it.
Brow Lamination: What is it, the process, the aftercare & the results
What is brow lamination?
Brow lamination also known as feather brows is a technique that helps correct eyebrow hairs growing in different directions. It can create the illusion of almost double the amount of hair.
It’s a needle-free alternative to microblading. It’s basically a perm for your brows (without the harsh chemicals!) that tames unruly hairs and sets them in place for that trendy fluffy just-combed look.
My brow lamination experience
I’m sharing my brow lamination process which I received from Arts of Attraction located in St. Petersburg Florida. My service was performed by licensed tattoo artist and esthetician, Natalie Sue.
While Arts of Attraction is a full beauty and brow lounge offering everything from facials, eyelash extensions, and tattoo removal; they are known for creating killer brows and one of the first in the united states to offer brow lamination.
Here is my before of my brows:
As you can see, there’s a party at the beginning of my brows (thick) and non-existent towards the tail end of my brows.
Preparing for a brow lamination
When preparing for brow lamination, you want to make sure you don’t remove any hair or shape within 2 weeks. This will allow your brow tech to shape and remove any unwanted brow hair.
Additionally, you will not be able to get your brows wet for 24 hours after brow lamination as this can interfere with the bond so I recommend keeping your makeup minimal the day of.
The first step of brow laminating is the esthetician brushing your brows in the desired direction. Natalie used brow adhesive to secure my eyebrow hairs in an upward direction.
After brushing and separating my brows, a layer of cream is applied. This is essentially the perming portion. She then wrapped it.
The great thing about brow lamination is you get the thickness without having to take that microblading plunge. Additionally, microblading can last 4-6 weeks but only takes a hour-90 minutes for a full service!
Next up, is the setting solution which was a bright blue color. Again, Natalie applied this solution, wrapped in plastic, and allowed it to sit for 20 minutes.
After the setting solution is wiped off, Natalie waxes my brows to get rid of any sparse hairs. At Arts of Attraction, wax is included with the feather brows.
I had an about an average tolerance to pain. I was extremely surprised that I barely felt my eyebrows being waxed.
I remember back in the day getting my brows waxed to oblivion. Oh, the sharpening pain I would experience as the cosmetologist would snatch the wax off my skin. However, this eyebrow wax experience was extremely painless for me and writing this, I’m still kind of shocked about it.
Look how beautiful my brows look from the brow lamination! However, I wanted even more volume and opted for the henna too!
What is eyebrow henna?
Henna Eyebrow is the process of filling in the gaps of your existing eyebrows and creates a fuller brow. It’s basically eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin under your brow hairs.
While this is great for those who want fuller brows, it’s not recommended for those with little to no eyebrows as henna works best along with your real natural brow hairs.
The purpose of henna eyebrows is to create an illusion of depth and fullness by visually filling in any sparseness.
This process was extremely easy and pretty quick. A paste is applied through the shape of your eyebrows and allowed to soak into the skin for about 15 minutes.
When it comes to my brows, I usually fill them in with makeup myself. My brows are usually normal; not too thin or super thick. I opted for fulled brows with the brow lamination + henna and I’m sooooo happy I did!
I LOVED the results of my brow lamination by Arts of Attraction . Eyebrows frame your face and after getting my brows done, I felt I looked younger and more wide-eyed. I’m a fan of thick feathery eyebrows and brow lamination is perfect for that polished feathered brow look thats still natural-looking.
Eyebrows frame your face
Aftercare brow lamination is relatively simple with the most important step being not to get your eyebrows wet for at least 24 hours.
At night, I cleaned my face with toner and made sure to avoid my brow area. Additionally, you want to avoid touching your brows (To prevent transferring oils from your fingers) as well as any harsh exfoliators to the area for a few days after.
Before and After of brow lamination + Henna
Brow lamination is a pretty easy and fast process that’s painless with great results.
If you’re looking for a way to have thicker brows with the needles, money, or commitment of micro-needling then I think brow lamination is a great option to consider.
If you’re in the Tampa, FL area, I recommend Arts of attraction. My experience was pleasant, the studio is super clean and they’re truly brow geniuses with a wealth of experience and information to help you achieve the dream brows you never knew was possible!
You can learn more about their services offered as well as book your appointment clicking here