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Brow lamination is the big hype this year, is it for you?

Posted by Kenna on Jul 20, 2021

Brow lamination has taken the beauty industry by storm this year. Could this new beauty craze be something that you would want to add to your services and to offer to your clients? Stylist seem to either be all in about it or all out about the newest trend, eyebrow lamination. Brow lamination is a technique that helps correct and tame the eyebrow hairs and create an illusion of thicker brows giving them that fluffy combed through look, that is apparently the newest trend. It is basically a perm but for your eyebrows, except instead of curling the hairs it straightens them out. The eyebrows are the main focus of anyone’s face and frame it all together. They’re sort of like the center piece that everyone is drawn to look at. I mean we all want that “wow” eyebrow.

Woman with perfect brow lamination

Are you or someone you know a good candidate for eyebrow lamination?

Do you or someone you know struggle with unruly eyebrows that don’t hold their shape or maybe have crazy hairs that are constantly going in different directions or even over plucked eyebrows that won’t grow back? The newest beauty trend, eyebrow laminating might be something for you to consider. Brow lamination can help shape the eyebrow hairs in the correct direction and help create that brow arch that we all want. If a correct technique is done during the service it can even hide any gaps or create an illusion that the eyebrows are thicker and create a fuller looking eyebrow.

What is Brow Lamination

Initially what is brow lamination and the process you ask; Eyebrow lamination is a two-three step perming type of treatment used to help control, shape and lift the eyebrows taking them to a whole new level. Step one initially corrects the brow shape and sets the hairs in place. During the first step solution one is applied to the eyebrow hairs and the hairs themselves are then brushed out straight and positioned to the liking of the client. Step two is then applied. Step two is a setting solution that helps set the brows in their new position. 

The overall process can take anywhere between 30-45 minutes depending on if the stylist is also going to be tinting the eyebrows and or waxing/shaping them. Eyebrow lamination is done all from your own natural hairs and does not involve any sort of permanent makeup processes. It can last anywhere between 6-8 weeks. For most people the overall service is totally painless and pretty relaxing.

Here are a few things you should know before scheduling an appointment to be sure this is something for you.

If you have thinner eyebrow hairs this can help create fullness.

If you have gaps in your eyebrows due to over plucking or over waxing. This can help eliminate those gaps and create fullness in the eyebrow hairs making the gaps appear like they have disappeared.

Unruly hairs that may tend to go in different directions. This can help calm the eyebrow hairs down and tame them. 

Just like any service in the beauty industry there is potential side effects and risks that could occur. These risks or side effects can differ client to client and may or may not even happen. Everyone is so different. Most risks are related to skin irritation caused by the chemicals. These can include:






These side effect could occur below or above the eyebrows. Some cases can extend into the eyelids. This service may not be for you if you have past experiences with sensitive skin, rosacea, eczema or dermatitis. If you are worried about something going wrong or possibly getting a reaction, I would recommend having your stylist perform some sort of a patch test.

The good the bad and the ugly. Eyebrow lamination although it is the hottest beauty trend right now there are many things that can go wrong. The overall process is pretty safe depending on whether or not the stylist is doing every step correctly. The step one process is pretty much a perming solution and if it is left on the eyebrow hairs to long it can damage the natural hairs. The hair itself can singe more or less, and become overprocessed and ruined. Brow hairs can also become over processed and damaged if the process is done too often. Be sure to follow the exact procedures and steps for best results or else your brow dreams will quickly turn into a brow nightmare of frizzy, fuzzy caterpillars like brows; which no one wants. The chemical solution used in step one of the two step process should also not be touching the skin. It can cause burning and or irritation to the skin. A more serious risk can be eye damage. This an occur if the chemicals run into the eye during the service. When selecting a stylist to provide this service, be sure to have looked through their work and have had a consultation with them as well as making sure they are fully qualified. Most state actual require one to either be a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician.

Try Brow Lamination

 Although eyebrow lamination is not for everyone, it seems to be a service a lot of people are eager to get and try out. It seems to be changing the brow game, for the better most people and stylists would say. Although the greatest downfall of eyebrow lamination is it is just a temporary procedure that will only last a couple of weeks. To maintain the brows, you will need to get the service redone every so often, about every 6-8 weeks depending. The great thing about this process being temporary is if you do end up getting the service done and you don’t love the results, your brows will go back to their original state in just a couple of weeks. Brow lamination may be the beauty treatment you never know you needed.