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.
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 hair and sets them in place for that trendy fluffy just-combed look.
Brow Lamination review: My experience
I’m sharing my brow lamination process, which I received in St. Petersburg, Florida from a licensed tattoo artist and esthetician named Natalie.
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 4-8 weeks but only takes an hour to 90 minutes for a full service!
Next up is the setting solution which was a bright blue color. Again, Natalie applied this solution, wrapped it 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 creating 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!
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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 that’s still natural-looking.
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Brow Lamination aftercare
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions: Brow lamination
How do you prepare for brow lamination?
If you’re considering brow lamination, there are a few things you should do to prepare for the treatment. First, it’s important to make sure your eyebrows are in good shape.
This means they should be free of any cuts, scrapes, or other injuries. It’s also important to make sure your eyebrows are clean and free of any makeup, oils, or other products. Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to proceed with the lamination process.
How long does lamination brows last?
The treatment can last for up to eight weeks, and it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician to ensure the best possible results.
What are the pros and cons of brow lamination?
While brow lamination does have its benefits, there are also some potential drawbacks to the treatment. Here, we’re taking a closer look at the pros and cons of brow lamination to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Pros of brow lamination
1. Brow lamination can give you fuller-looking eyebrows. If you have sparse or thin eyebrows, this treatment can help to create the illusion of fuller, more defined brows.
2. The treatment can last for several weeks. Unlike other eyebrow treatments like waxing or threading, brow lamination doesn’t need to be done as often. Once you’ve had the treatment, you can expect your brows to look great for four to six weeks.
3. It’s a relatively quick treatment. The entire process of brow lamination only takes about 30 minutes, so it’s a great option for busy people who don’t have a lot of time to spare.
Cons of brow lamination
1. Brow lamination is a relatively new treatment, so there isn’t a lot of long-term data on its safety.
2. There is a risk of over-processing. If the chemicals used in the brow lamination process are left on for too long, it can cause your eyebrows to become brittle and break off.
3. The treatment can be expensive. Depending on where you go, brow lamination can cost $50+
4. It’s not suitable for everyone. If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to chemicals, brow lamination may not be best for you
Is brow lamination better than microblading?
There are many factors to consider when deciding between brow lamination and microblading. First, let’s take a look at the differences between the two treatments.
Brow lamination is a semi-permanent treatment that lasts for about six to eight weeks. It involves straightening the brow hairs with chemicals and then tinting them. The treatment can give the brows a more polished and uniform look.
Microblading, on the other hand, is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that involves using a fine blade to deposit pigment into the skin. This creates the illusion of fuller, thicker brows. The results of microblading can last for one to three years.
So, which treatment is better?
It really depends on your individual needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change that will last longer, microblading may be the better option for you. If you’re looking for a less permanent solution with a more natural look, brow lamination may be a better choice.
What happens if I get my brow lamination wet?
If you get your brow lamination wet, the effect will be lessened and the treatment will not last as long but don’t worry girl, you won’t die or wake up to no brows!
If you must get your brows wet, it is best to wait until they are completely dry before doing so. You should also avoid any activities that will cause excessive sweating, as this can also shorten the lifespan of your brow lamination.
I hate my brow lamination. How to get rid of brow lamination?
If you’re not happy with your brow lamination, there are a few things you can do to get rid of it:
First, try exfoliating your brows with a gentle exfoliating product. This will help to remove any dead skin cells that may be causing the lamination to appear uneven.
Next, try using a brow pencil or powder to fill in any sparse areas. This will help to create a more even appearance.
Finally, if you’re still not happy with the results, you can always try another type of brow treatment, such as brow tinting or microblading.
If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your eyebrows without having to commit to a long-term beauty routine, then brow lamination may be right for you.
Have you ever had brow lamination? Thinking of it? Let us know in the comments!