There's no shortage of people who wish they had darker, fuller, thicker, and immaculately shaped brows. That's why treatments that promise perfect yet low-maintenance brows are so sought after.
Brow lamination is one treatment that's recently soared in popularity. It uses special products to change the shape of the brows and make them appear darker and more voluminous.
But brow lamination is a relatively new treatment that not all beauty artists understand how to do just yet. If you're a beauty artist who’s learning how to perform this treatment on your clients, here's what you need to know about brow lamination.
The Brow Lamination Process
Some people compare brow lamination to a perm because both processes semi-permanently and chemically alter the hair's texture and shape.
But, unlike perms, a brow lamination doesn't make your brows curly. Instead, it breaks down your hair's keratin and bonds. This relaxes them and makes it possible to manipulate them and groom them into a new style.
Laminations are three-step processes. First, the beauty artist brushes adhesive and perming solution through the brows. After this solution is left to sit for a few minutes, they then apply a setting solution. Finally, the artist will hydrate and nourish the brows with keratin and other oils.
Who Can Get a Brow Lamination?
Brow laminations work on every brow texture, so whether someone has coarse, wiry hairs or thin, straight ones, they can have this treatment done! But brow laminations aren't for everyone.
Because of hormonal changes to the hair, laminations may not work on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. There's also a small chance that the solutions could absorb into the bloodstream and potentially harm the unborn or breastfeeding baby.
People who use medications that contain retinol, alpha hydroxy acid, or beta hydroxy acid should also avoid brow laminations. That's because medications containing these ingredients can affect the brows and skin, which may lead to skin irritation or redness during treatment.
The Different Methods of Brow Lamination
Other important things beauty artists need to know about brow lamination are the different methods they can use.
There are multiple ways to perform a brow lamination. You can use it to enhance the brows' natural shape or completely alter their shape.
Normally, the beauty artist will apply the brow tint immediately after lamination. Beauty artists can choose to tint just the hairs or to use tints that also stain the skin. The latter option produces darker and more vibrant colors. Brow tints come in every color of the rainbow—you can use a shade that's close to the natural color of the brow or carefully bleach the brows and apply a more vibrant shade, such as blue or green.
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