ALL ABOUT BROW LAMINATION
WHAT IS BROW LAMINATION?
Eyebrow lamination is a relatively new procedure that focuses on creating shiny, smooth brows. Also sometimes called an “eyebrow perm,” the high-shine effects tend to be sought after by those who may be experiencing thinning or unruly brows. As a semi-permanent procedure, eyebrow lamination may also be a good fit if you want to keep your brows styled a certain way but are tired of using eyebrow gel every day.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BROW LAMINATION/BROW LIFT?
Nothing. They are the same thing just different names.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR A BROW LAMINATION APPOINTMENT?
Continue your daily skincare routine leading up to your appointment. If you use a retinol cream you should discontinue use 5-7 days prior to your lift/lamination treatment & for 5 days after so that your skin does not become dry with the chemical process. I always advise this with waxing as well, in order to keep the integrity of the skin intact. Do not trim or tweeze your own brows prior to this service for at least 2 weeks so that you can get the best results with the fullest brow possible.
WHY MAY BROW LAMINATION MAY NOT BE THE BEST FIT FOR ME?
Very dry skin. If you use a retinol cream daily, or AHA/BHA cleansers your skin may be too dry for this service and you should discontinue use 5-7 days prior to your treatment deepening how intensive your skincare routine is, in order to avoid redness and dry skin in the treated brow area.
You can not receive this service if you have recently had any aggressive recent facial procedures (chemical peels, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and laser treatments)
If you’re experiencing active acne breakouts or wounds in the brow area this service should not be done on open wounds or active breakouts.
If you’re experiencing certain types of hormonal changes or thyroid conditions that cause hair loss you should wait to receive this service until things balance out in your system.
IS A TINT INCLUDED IN THE BROW LIFT/LAMINATION SERVICE?
A tint is always included in the cost of the Brow Lamination treatment. However, you can always choose to not get the tint if you would like and we can leave that out for your lift treatment. However, it will not adjust the cost of the treatment.
HOW IS THIS SERVICE SUITED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
You can absolutely receive a Brow Lamination treatment if you have sensitive or a reactive skin type, just let us know at the time of your service if your skin is feeling sensitive and I will take a look to make sure the treatment is a good option for you that day. Allergies and medications are ALWAYS asked before your first service and thereafter to avoid any possible issues. A brow balm is also applied before the chemical treatment so that the skin is well protected.
WHAT IS THE AFTER-CARE LIKE FOR BROW LAMINATION/LIFT SERVICE?
Your brows need to stay dry for 24 hours post-treatment and apply vitamin E oil 24 hours after service. These two things are essential steps to use after your Lamination treatment. Avoid using drying products like retinol or AHA/BHA cleansers directly on your brows after your treatment, they tend to dry out the hair and not give you as much time with your lift. Vitamin E oil can be applied daily to maintain the health of your hair, and boost brow growth post-treatment. I also advise that cold water with a gentle daily cleanser is used to cleanse the brows at night.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY LIFT & TINT LAST THE LONGEST?
Avoid using drying skincare products directly on the brows, use cold water to cleanse your face, and be sure to properly clean your brows at night with a gentle oil-free cleanser to remove pore-clogging & harmful debris that collect on the brow hair, resulting in shedding of the brow hair and cause your lift to fall faster.
WILL BROW LAMINATION CAUSE HAIR LOSS?
No. Brow Lamination when done properly will not cause hair loss. Your eyebrows will shed naturally in cycles regardless, it is part of the process of hair rejuvenation and healthy regrowth. Your hair sheds at certain stages and then regrows as it needs to. In order to prevent excessive shedding caused by dry hair or lack of nutrients to the follicle daily use of Vitamin E oil will help to hydrate existing follicles & stimulate growth with nourishment if your brows are properly cared for after your treatment you should see more brow growth over time, never a sudden loss of hair in large amounts or patches.
HOW LONG WILL THIS SERVICE TAKE?
About one hour.
HOW LONG WILL MY LAMINATION/LIFT & TINT TREATMENT LAST?
6-8 weeks. The tint will last anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on your hair health and type.
WHAT PRODUCT SHOULD I USE TO STYLE MY BROWS POST-TREATMENT?
I recommend a brow powder if you need to fill in your brows between brow lamination services. A brow soap or styling gel can be used to fluff them up and hold them in place all day. I will go over how to style your brows properly when your service is complete. Brow lamination offers a low maintenance way to have many different brow styles of your choosing that will last all day, these product options and brow styles will be covered during your service.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF BROW LAMINATION?
Brow Lamination is a 3 or 4 (when you include a tint) step chemical process that slowly relaxes the brow hair and makes it pliable. The first step is the relaxer - it slowly opens the hair follicle and expands it allowing it to be relaxed. The second step is a setting treatment that “sets” the hair into the direction that the hair has been relaxed into during the first step, the second step also bulks up & softens the hair so that it becomes thicker with each strand (fine hair loves this treatment) The third step is tinting and shaping if you wish to include these in your treatment. The fourth is a nourishing vitamin and keratin treatment that will infuse into your opened hair follicle and lock in nourishment for the brow hair. This step will need to be left on for 24 hours after your treatment and the brows must remain dry during that time.
DOES A BROW LIFT/LAMINATION HURT?
NO. If anything it is very relaxing. Most people fall asleep during their service.
WHAT BROW PRODUCTS SHOULD I AVOID AFTER MY LAMINATION TREATMENT?
Pomades, brow waxes, certain brow pencils, and boy brow, are products that are not the healthiest for your hair post brow lamination treatment. I always advise that wax-based brow styling products such as those listed are avoided post lamination as they can clog your pores and cause hair shedding.