I’m a fan of full, feathery brows and couldn’t wait to try a brow lamination! What exactly is a brow lamination? Think of it like a perm for your eyebrows to achieve full, feathery brows. The brow hairs are set upwards, instead of down. This new technique is picking up popularity– I first discovered it last year and was tempted to try an at-home lamination kit but opted to have it done by a professional. Once brow salons opened back up, I booked an appointment at My Perfect Brows. They have locations throughout Southern California and in Dallas.
Keep reading for the scoop on the brow lamination process>>
I was never into the thin-lined brow scene so my brows are naturally on the thick side. I typically use a pencil to fill-in any sparse areas and to slightly darken my brows, followed by brow gel to hold in place.
The above ‘before’ photo was taken when my brows were way overdue for some styling! Brow lamination works best for those with thicker brows, especially if you’re sick of grooming them daily. No more brow gel needed!
Brow Lamination Process
The entire lamination process is fairly simple and takes under an hour. Prior to laminating my brows, my brow artist threaded and shaped my brows.
For the brow lamination, the first step is to apply a cream that lifts and relaxes the brow hair. It totally brought me back to my middle-school perm treatment!
The brow artist then brushed my brow hairs upwards into a vertical direction and applied a neutralizer to seal brows in place. She placed a piece of plastic wrap over my brows to hold them in place and keep any chemicals from getting into my eyes.
I opted to have my brows tinted at the same time as well. I like a slightly darker brow and the tint came out perfect. At just $20 additional, it was well worth it!
For the tint, my brow artist first applied a barrier cream around my brows to prevent any stains to my skin. Next, she applied the tint to my entire brow area in a thick application. She left it on about 8 minutes since I wanted my brows a bit darker.
…and here’s the final results! After removing the tint, my brow artist groomed and styled my brows. My brows are full and feathery and tinted slightly darker than my natural brow color. I love how natural they look! The entire process took less than an hour.
After the process I had to keep my brows dry for at least 24 hours. The tint and lamination typically last 4-6 weeks but can sometimes last up to 8 weeks. I was advised not to use any harsh makeup removers, scrubs or wiping on my brows so the tint and lamination will last longer. It’s recommended to apply a nourishing oil so brows do not dry out.
I paid $75 for both the lamination and the tint, however some brow lamination treatments may run up to $140+. It’s not in my budget to keep up every 6 weeks or so, however I would definitely do this for special occasions.
Overall I am happy with the results! My brows look full and I love that I don’t need to add product to them. Just a quick comb up and they are good to go! Would you try a brow lamination?