Brow Lamination
FAQs

WHAT IS A BROW LAMINATION?

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ARE BROW LAMINATIONS SAFE?

Yes! Brow laminations are completely safe. There is always the possibility of stinging or an allergic reaction. We work carefully to ensure that the brow lamination solution is not placed anywhere it shouldn’t be. During the application process, we take care to minimize the chance of reaction and work with you to make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire service. There is also a chance that brow lamination can damage your brow hairs but only if they are over processed. This is easily avoided by getting your brow laminations at the recommended time frame (6-8 weeks) and only leaving the lamination solution on for the proper amount of time (determined by your esthetician). By getting the service performed by experienced and skilled estheticians, it ensures you will have the best experience!

 

WILL THIS DAMAGE MY BROWS?

No, not if you follow all of the pre and post care advice in the What to Expect Section. The lamination solution is only applied to new brow growth and if your brows haven’t grown out enough, we will have you come back at a later date to ensure the best results. We also fully assess the brows to make sure they are healthy before we start the service.

 

IS IT PAINFUL?

Not at all! Brow lamination is a non-invasive treatment, so it’s meant to be a painless process.There is a chance for slight stinging due to the chemical makeup of the brow lamination solution. For the majority of the service though, it's very relaxing! Just be sure to communicate with us about any problems that you may have with skin sensitivity, or any medications that might interfere with the brow lamination treatment.
 

HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A BROW LAMINATION?

Brow laminations will last for the full natural brow shedding cycle which is typically 6-8 weeks. When the lamination is fully grown out, you can get another treatment. You don’t want to get them too often at risk of over processing the brows.

 

CAN I STILL USE MY BROW GROWTH SERUM?

You should stop the use of your brow growth serum 48 hours before and after your brow lamination service. Serums can cause a few complications for brow laminations. They work by extending the growth phase of the brow hairs, which can change the result of your lamination and lead to overprocessing if we aren’t careful. Just be sure to let us know that you are using a growth serum so we can ensure you get great results!

 

CAN I USE CASTOR OIL FOR MY BROWS TO GROW?

We do not recommend using castor oil (or any oil) for brow growth. Brow laminations can cause dryness for the hairs in your brows and the brows need to be able to absorb moisture to thrive. Castor oil doesn’t provide any nourishing properties for the brows. It is a heavy oil which can cause the brow lamination to drop prematurely. It is also thick and waterproof. It coats the brow hairs and stops nutrients from penetrating the hair. This can then cause further damage by suffocating the hair and causing the hair to break off.  Good aftercare will contain vitamins, proteins, & biotin to help nourish and feed the brows to keep them strong and healthy. 

 

WHAT AFTERCARE IS GOOD TO USE ON MY BROWS?

Quality aftercare is essential in maintaining the results of your lash lift. When receiving a lash lift, you are chemically altering the hairs. Any time you do this, there's going to be some aftercare required to boost hydration, condition, and nourish the hairs. Think of getting your hair colored. The hair will slightly change texture due to the chemical process and you will need to use a good conditioner to keep the hair healthy. That’s exactly what aftercare for lashes is, a daily conditioner. We love Elleeplex Advanced Aftercare Serum! It has amino acids, keratin proteins, collagen, and vitamins to keep lashes as healthy as possible while providing shine. It also has sunflower extracts to help maintain color after tinting. These are superior ingredients that can make a huge difference in the quality of your lashes long term. It can also be used on lashes! You can purchase it here.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? IS A BROW LAMINATION PERMANENT?

Brow lamination is not permanent and usually lasts anywhere from 4-8 weeks, depending on your individual brow growth rate and how well you maintain your brows. To prolong your new brows, you will need to repeat the process every couple of weeks. Following the proper aftercare will help extend your results. 

 

IS THIS SIMILAR TO MICROBLADING?

Brow lamination and microblading are completely different services. Microblading involves using “semi-permanent” dye strokes with a blade or tattoo machine to fill in your brows, while brow lamination straightens and lifts your natural hairs to achieve a full and feathered look, with no tattooing involved.

 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOAP BROWS AND LAMINATED BROWS?

Both soap brows and laminated brows produce a feathery, full brow look, but the process of lamination lasts longer than soap brows. Creating soap brows involves wetting a spoolie with a product, like soap, brow gel, or pomade, and brushing your brows upward to produce a sculpted brow. Soap brows are basically a makeup technique and are temporary. 

 

IS BROW LAMINATION THE SAME AS A LASH LIFT

Brow lamination is almost like a perm for your eyebrows. It is very similar to the lash lift treatment. Both treatments enhance your natural hairs by manipulating the hairs with chemicals. Both treatments are paired with a tint for a bolder, more satisfying finish. It’s quite common for clients to get the lash lift and brow lamination treatments at once as they’re both great for enhancing your natural look.

 

WHO IS BROW LAMINATION GOOD FOR?

Brow lamination is great for those who love a ‘brushed-up' look and want to cut down on their getting ready routine. This treatment makes the brow look thicker and fuller so anyone that has thinning hair, gaps in your brows from over tweezing or waxing, unruly hairs that tend to go different directions despite brushing them, or a lack of shape will benefit from this service. If you’re looking for longer-lasting results to keep your brow hairs in place, brow lamination is for you. If you’re on the fence, consult us before you count yourself out! The beauty of this service is that it can be customized to each person’s face shape, eye shape, and desired brow shape. Although the brushed-up, bold, fluffy brow are very in style, brows can be laminated in a variety of different ways.

CAN I LAMINATE MY BROWS AT HOME?

It’s not advised that you try this treatment on yourself at home, or on anyone else without undertaking professional training first. Due to the professional-grade chemicals involved, it’s a treatment only a trained professional should perform. The chemicals used in the brow lamination treatment are pretty minimal, but if it gets in the eye or is left on too long it could be damaging. There are also some contraindications that dismiss certain clients from getting the service. As with any professional treatment,  it’s important to work with a licensed and experienced provider that has gone through training. 

Can I get brow lamination if I have sparse brows?

Of course! This is why we always include the brow tint in the brow lamination service. If you naturally have sparse areas in your brows, then brushing brow hairs upwards can sometimes expose these areas. It just depends on your particular eyebrows, but a tint helps blend those areas together for a more uniform brow.

 

WHY ARE SOME BROWS RESISTANT TO BROW LAMINATION?

Sometimes brows that have a strong cowlick or wild growth pattern are more resistant to the lamination process. This is also true of very thick brow hairs. Every individual will be different, but it is still definitely worth a try to do the service once and see how your brows retain the treatment!

WHY IS IT CALLED BROW LAMINATION?

Remember those laminator machines from elementary school? Brow lamination is a lot like that! It’s the technique of covering a flat surface with a layer of plastic or some other protective material in an effort to keep it in place. After applying the lamination solution to the hairs, the brows are covered with plastic wrap to boost the chemical reaction and achieve the groomed end result. Since the hairs are relaxed into such a uniform position, they appear set in place, or ‘laminated’, once the service is finished!