Beauty trends have always been changing faster than the people following them can manage to adapt, but that is the norm of the industry. Just like fashion, it moves along with the times and picks up new features as mainstream and desired. From makeup and fragrances to skincare and hairstyles, things never seem to stop and one look becomes outdated in a matter of months.
Recently however, none of the above-mentioned things have been as dominant as another, more popular and more sought-after beauty standard, the eyebrows. Eyebrows have gone through a number of changes. At the turn of the century, they were thin and barely present. Then from the 2010s and onward, thicker styles started coming into the picture. And on top of that, for the past two decades, numerous eyebrow products appeared that allow both men and women to stylize them at home however they like.
Still, people wanted more and different trends continued. The latest brow trend in the world, and the one that is surely going to remain important in 2021, is brow lamination. This relatively new treatment made people (mostly women of course) go crazy and the salons are packed with interested customers looking to change their look a bit. In the article before you, we will dig deeper into this trend and tell you everything you need to know about it. If you are still interested in learning more, we recommend you visit qualitybeautystore.com.
What is it?
As mentioned above, brow lamination is a relatively new way of styling one’s eyebrows. Despite being a newcomer, it is right up there with the most popular treatments your eyebrows can get right now. If you still do not know what it is, remember that iconic feathery look you may have seen outside. That is exactly the topic of this article. Instagram is going nuts for them and all the popular trendsetters have tried the look.
What characterizes it the most apart from the beautiful feather-like texture is the clean and brushed look that accentuates each and every eyebrow hair you have. There is no permanent or semi-permanent makeup involved, no tattoo based features, and no painful micro blading of your eyebrows. As such, your eyebrows remain healthy and beautiful, while looking perfect in every way. The trend first appeared in Russia and has only recently been making its move across the world and into the UK and then North America. Since it is non-invasive and involves no needles, it is widely popular among all age groups, from teenage girls to elderly women.
How is it done?
All that is to it is redirecting and guiding the hairs upwards in order to cover the areas slightly above and to the sides of the hairs that are already there. The eyebrow then gets a more defined look and each hair has its part to plat. The name itself, “lamination”, become popular due to the slick and shiny effect that the whole procedure gives the customers.
Different hair textures and eyebrow thickness requires slightly different approaches, but the general principle is largely the same. A lifting solution is applied that sits on the eyebrows for about 10 minutes. The solution in question allows the eyebrow technician to sculpt and shape the eyebrows however the customer likes. After this stage is complete, another solution is applied, called fixing solution. It is used to set the brows in place. Any longer parts are additionally trimmed if needed and a tint can be added too.
Finally, a nourishing treatment is added in the form of another topical product that replenishes the moisture of the hairs and the sensitive skin underneath. The hairs are the effectively sealed and the whole treatment is like having keratin applied to your eyebrows. After your appointment ends, there are certain things you have to pay attention to if you mean to preserve the look for as long as possible.
First of all, it is recommended to all customers not to use water, cleansers, or makeup removers around and on the eyebrows for the first 24 to 48 hours. The general rule of thumb is not to apply these for at least 48 hours just to be sure. The look needs time to properly set after it “recovers” from the procedure so it is best not to usurp it with the aforementioned liquids. On the other hand, what you should absolutely do is brush the brows. It is actually encouraged especially if some of the hairs move out of their dedicated position. Remember, they should always be pointing upwards with a slight curve to their natural side.
How long do they last?
If everything goes well and if you care about your look according to the technician’s advice, your lamination treatment should last for five to eight weeks. The time also depends on the general anatomy and features of your eyebrow hair. Thicker hairs tend to last almost the entire eight weeks, while finer ones are capable of greatly exceeding this and reaching up to 10 weeks in best case scenarios.
Aftercare of course has a lot to do with it too. If you remain diligent and careful, there is no reason to think your lamination will wear off soon. What you should know is that the look fades out naturally and uniformly, leaving no weird and patchy looks between two treatments. This is another reason why so many people like it.
Ant side effects to worry about?
The lamination procedure itself is non-invasive, as discussed previously, meaning that no damage can happen from the actual activity the technician performs. Since it is a cosmetic procedure that requires chemicals and solutions, overly-sensitive skin could be irritated, and so can your general eye area. If you tend to suffer from anything like this, make sure to tell the person who is going to give you the treatment so they can take extra steps to protect you.
If you are allergic to certain chemicals or dyes, make sure to do some research and talk with the eyebrow expert on how you should commit to the whole treatment. Other than that, there is nothing to worry about as this has already become a routine procedure.