Eyebrow Lamination: The Ultimate Guide

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on May 14, 2024

Learn everything you need to know about one of the most popular treatments for trendy eyebrows in this in-depth explanation of brow lamination.

Eyebrow Lamination - The Ultimate Guide by PMUHub

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Brow lamination has been around for some time now, yet it remains one of the most popular brow procedures. People all around the world are loving the look of laminated brows – thick, defined arches with uplifted brow hairs fixed perfectly in place.

It’s contemporary and works on pretty much any brow shape and thickness.

So if you’re interested in getting the so-called brow perm, here’s a detailed guide through all you need to know about the brow lamination procedure!

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What Is Brow Lamination?

Eyebrow lamination is a popular trend for styling brows. It involves applying chemical solutions to relax, shape, and fixate brow hairs, creating a trendy and long-lasting look for up to 6 weeks. 

Essentially, eyebrow lamination is a gentle perm for your eyebrows. Its primary goal is to straighten the hairs and make them easy to fixate in an upward position, enhancing the appearance of thicker brows.

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What Are the Benefits of Brow Lamination?

Brow lamination is a great solution for a number of brow problems and insecurities – plus it’s super practical, as the results last relatively long. Some of the benefits of eyebrow lamination include:

  • Thickens and volumizes brows 
  • Shapes in trendy, tidy, and fluffy style 
  • Lasts up to 6 weeks 
  • No smudging 
  • Saves time, low-maintenance
  •  Customizable, painless

How Long Will Laminated Brows Last?Image source: Instagram @melissacab

What Does the Eyebrow Lamination Procedure Look Like?

Brow lamination is a simple process, but it does involve several steps. Here’s what you can expect when you come in for your appointment:


First, you will have a chat with your brow tech about your brows goals. They will clean your brows of any makeup or other products and assess your brows.

Together, you will decide if you need any extra steps after the lamination itself, like tinting or waxing. They should also do a patch test to make sure your skin doesn’t react to the chemicals.

Straightening the Brows

The brows are brushed and combed, and a chemical cream is applied to relax and straighten the brow hair.

A plastic wrap is placed over the brows for about 5 minutes, and you may feel a tingling sensation, but it’s generally comfortable.

Setting them Into Shape

The tech brushes them into the desired shape and direction, and a fixing solution is applied that will set the hairs into shape.

Optional: Tinting and Shaping

If you feel your brows are too light or want more volume, you can finish the procedure with a quick tinting. 

Tinting will color even the thinnest baby brow hairs, making your brows look much fuller. If you want to remove stray hairs, your technician can pluck, thread, or wax them.

Eyebrow Lamination Treatment
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At the end of the treatment, nourishing oil is applied to the brows to moisturize the hair and the skin.

You will also be given aftercare instructions you should follow to ensure the longevity of your new brows. 

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So, How Long Does the Brow Lamination Procedure Last?

You should be in and out of the salon within 1 hour.

Brow lamination is a relatively quick treatment. The lamination part itself takes about 15 minutes, but the length of the appointment depends on whether you’re having additional work done, like tinting and waxing.

Who Is Brow Lamination Best Suited For?

Brow lamination is suitable for most people, but those with sensitive skin, eczema, or psoriasis may not be appropriate candidates.

So, it’s best to consult with your dermatologist before getting laminated eyebrows. This also applies to pregnant and breastfeeding women, as the treatment involves using chemicals that can enter the bloodstream.

You can find out more about that here.

Does Brow Lamination Work Equally Well on Everyone? 

We should also note that part of the eyebrow lamination limitations and a notable factor of how successful results are is the type of brow hairs you have.

Coarser hair may require a longer time to process or stronger products than finer hair does.

Is Brow Lamination on Thick Brows Possible?

Yes! In fact, the best brow lamination results are achieved with thick, voluminous brows. The more hairs you have and the thicker they are, the wider and more dramatic the arches.

What Does the Eyebrow Lamination Procedure Look Like?Image source: Instagram @xara_beauty

Is Brow Lamination on Sparse Brows Possible?

Again, yes! If your brows are sparse or are thinning for whatever reason, you can achieve great results through brow lamination nevertheless thanks to the tinting step.

Eyebrow tint will color the thin, barely visible hairs and make the arches seem fuller.

brow lamination on sparse browsImage source: Instagram @beautyxbru

How Long Will Laminated Brows Last?

The effects of brow lamination last between 5 to 8 weeks, but for most clients, it’s 6 weeks.

Many factors contribute to the longevity of results, mainly how well you follow the aftercare instructions and your lifestyle.

You can learn more about what to expect from the results here.

If you don’t like your brow lamination results, learn how to reverse the effects here.

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What Is Brow Lamination Aftercare Like?

After brow lamination:

  • Avoid sunlight and water for 24 hours.
  • Skip active ingredients for three days.
  • Don’t exfoliate. 

Use a spoolie to groom and moisturize with oil daily. You can find more aftercare tips here.

Is There any Preparation for the Brow Lamination Procedure?

No specific pre-care or preparation is needed for eyebrow lamination. 

To achieve better results, it’s best to allow your eyebrows to grow out for at least three weeks before the treatment.

Is Brow Lamination Safe?

Getting your brows laminated is completely non-invasive, so it’s generally considered entirely safe and painless.

Treatment causes no skin trauma or downtime, but frequent use may lead to dryness and damage to brow hair due to the chemical ammonium thioglycolate.

How Much Does Brow Lamination Cost?

The price of brow lamination can vary from salon to salon, but the range is between $50 and $150. The brow lamination cost can also vary depending on if you’re getting tinting and waxing or not.

More in-depth brow lamination cost breakdown can be found here.

Can I Do Brow Lamination at Home?

Getting laminated brows at home is a good, budget-friendly option for those who prefer to do beauty procedures alone. But remember that the results may not be as satisfactory as those obtained at a salon.

You’ll need a brow lamination kit. The price of the kit varies, but it’s generally under $50. The kit comes with all the necessary tools, supplies, and instructions.

You can start the at-home brow lamination process once you have the kit, cling film, and cotton pads. Follow there steps:

DIY brow lamination step by stepImage source: Instagram @pmuhub

Brow Lamination – Main Takeaways

Brow lamination is an excellent treatment for anyone who wants to improve their brow shape, get a trendy brow style, or hide imperfections like sparse patches or thinning brows.

It’s also an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t want the daily hassle of applying brow products but who’s reluctant to commit to permanent makeup for brows.



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