Plucking, waxing, tweezing, threading… there is no shortage of methods we use to tame, shape and control our eyebrows. New on the scene is another method, and rather than going for a shaped, minimised look, eyebrow lamination aims to do the opposite. By chemically straightening brow hairs, eyebrow lamination spreads the brows out making for a fuller and more voluminous brow look.
If you’ve always felt that your brows are too thin, this might be your answer. Say hello to eyebrow lamination and goodbye to brow pencils and shadows. Here, learn more about the process and decide whether it’s for you.
How Does Brow Lamination Work?
It is recommended to grow brows out for a few weeks before your appointment so that your brows are long enough to work with. From there, the rest of the process is pretty easy. At your appointment, you’ll first lie down and have your brows combed into the right shape. Next, a keratin formula will be applied and then set with cling wrap. After waiting a few minutes, a neutralising cream will be applied to set the style. To finish things off, your brows might be tinted and shaped, depending on the look you’re after.
Does It Hurt to Get Your Eyebrows Laminated?
Unlike threading, waxing and plucking, eyebrow lamination is a pain-free process. The keratin application might cause a tingly feeling on your brows, but that’s about it. After the brows are set, some stylists shape the brows which might involve plucking a few stray hairs — but it’s nothing like a full-on waxing.
How Long Does Brow Lamination Last?
Because brow lamination causes the brows to sit in a different way, the results begin to last longer the more you do it. According to Evening Standard, you can expect your first treatment to last about three weeks. However, “the end result can last up to about a month with regular treatments.”
Pros and Cons to Eyebrow Lamination
- Eyebrow lamination results in full looking eyebrows with a set shape. This means less filling, drawing and shaping on a daily basis.
- The result lasts three weeks to one month, meaning you won’t have to worry about your brows for a good few weeks.
- The procedure corrects stiff brows by fanning them out. You’ll be able to maintain a set shape without constantly brushing brows up.
- Unlike other brow treatments, the lamination itself doesn’t hurt.
- Eyebrow lamination is not for everyone. Some stylists believe that it’s more suited to particular face shapes and works better for people who already have long brow hairs to begin with.
- The procedure is semi-permanent, so you get it done and don’t like it, you’ll have to wait a few weeks to lose the effect.
How Much Does Brow Lamination Cost?
Typically, the lamination procedure will ring in at about $90. However, your stylist might suggest a brow tint afterwards to highlight the effect, which can cost an additional $20 to $30 Mamamia reports.