There’s no doubt that brow lamination is the hottest brow trend right now; brow lovers want to recreate supermodel-esque, feathery brows that last up to 6 weeks. With salons opening and closing due to Covid-19, it’s no surprise that people are interested in DIY brow lamination, with the hope of getting their fluffy brow fix at home. You’ve watched a ‘how to do brow lamination’ YouTube video and read the instructions; surely it can’t be that hard, right? Keep reading to find out…
What do you use for brow lamination?
Eyebrow lamination generally involves using a two-step perming solution. Just as with a hair perm or a lash lift, the products you need to use are powerful, professional strength solutions that need to be used with care and precision. Brow lamination stylists undergo training on all hair types to ensure their timings and application are perfect, something you simply can’t learn from the back of a packet.
You’ll also find that lamination can change the colour of your brows, so you’ll also need to tint them during the treatment. Hairs become more porous after lamination, so your eyebrow tinting timings will be different.
Can you do eyebrow lamination at home?
The level of expertise offered with a professional brow treatment is worth considering if you’re thinking about DIY brow lamination (which we really wouldn’t recommend). Brow stylists are trained in the exact length of time to leave on perming solutions, as well as creating the correct tint colour.
Is it safe to do a DIY brow lamination at home?
When using at home brow lamination kits, you could leave the perming solution on for too long which can result in chemical burns, hair loss and brow hairs drying out (or even dropping off completely). If that wasn’t enough, if you don’t get your tint colour mix and timings right, you can up with extra dark brows that don’t suit your face. Ultimately, a professional BrowSculpt treatment offers a fully bespoke, tailored approach that is no match for DIY brow lamination.
Why should I go to trained professional for brow lamination?
Brow lamination isn’t as simple as brushing up your brows with a gel; it’s a two-step eyebrow perming treatment that involves a lot of skill. With a professional HD Brows BrowSculpt treatment, your stylist will consider numerous things, including an initial consultation and brow mapping. Lamination can drastically change your eyebrow’s shape, so mapping out the new shape and creating it with a combination of hair removal methods is a crucial step. The process of lamination often lifts the colour of the eyebrow hair, so a professional brow stylist will custom mix a tint in order to create the perfect colour match for you.
Although there are plenty of DIY eyebrow lamination kits out there, they aren’t the safest option and you won’t get the same results as you would from a trained professional. If you can’t make it into salon but really want your fluffy brow fix, you can fake the brow lamination look with an ultra-strong hold brow gel, such as Brow Glue.