Brow perming or brow lamination is one of the most popular PMU eyebrow treatments today. Achieving flawlessly styled and uplifted brows without going through the pain of microblading and machine brow treatments has never been easier.
Brow lamination can be done in combination with shaping (aka waxing and trimming) and/or dying with either regular brow hair dye or henna. This process can make your eyebrows appear darker and give them a more polished look.
Continue reading this article to find out how long does brow lamination take and what does the brow lamination process look like.
So, How Long Does Brow Lamination Take?
The eyebrow perming, as some brow techs call it, or lamination process, lasts for only 15 minutes or so, but the length of the whole procedure depends on whether you’re having additional work done, like shaping and tinting.
The duration of your brow lamination appointment, if you decide to also get your eyebrows shaped and tinted, shouldn’t take longer than one hour.
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What Does the Brow Lamination Treatment Look Like?
Eyebrow lamination is the quickest way to get perfectly styled brows that last for up to 6 weeks. The brow lamination process itself consists of several easy steps. Let’s take a look at the procedure:
Step 1 – Consultation
The eyebrow lamination process starts with a consultation with your technician where you will discuss the brow look you would like to achieve.
The technician will then suggest additional steps if needed, like brow shaping and tinting.
It is advisable to do a patch test before booking your appointment, so this would be a good time to do so.
Step 2 – Straightening
During this step, your technician will rid your eyebrows of makeup and skincare residue and then start to brush your eyebrows in an upwards direction.
Next, your tech will apply a chemical solution to your brow hairs to straighten and relax them.
A plastic wrap is then fixed over the brows to help the chemical solution break down the bonds in your brow hair as quickly as possible. This process will take about 5 minutes.
Step 3 – Brushing and Setting
After the straightening process, your technician will remove the chemical solution and clean the treated area.
Your eyebrows will now be soft and easy to manipulate into the desired shape. The tech will then brush them and apply a fixing solution to set the hairs in place.
Step 4 – Optional Shaping and Tinting
When the lamination process is over, you can opt for an added step of eyebrow shaping and tinting.
Tinting is a quick procedure that will give light eyebrows a fuller, darker appearance.
Shaping entails your technician removing unwanted brow hairs and strays by waxing or threading, giving your brow lamination a flawless finishing touch.
Step 5 – Moisturizing
The final step of your brow lamination procedure is applying nourishing oil to moisturize your skin and brow hairs that have been subjected to a harsh chemical relaxer. This will add a stunning glossy look to your freshly done eyebrows.
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How Long Does DIY Brow Lamination Take?
If you feel adventurous and want to save some time and energy on going to the salon to get your eyebrows laminated, you can do the treatment by yourself using DIY brow lamination kits.
These kits promise long-lasting results and provide you with all the necessary tools to do the procedure safely at home. They are a more affordable option than going to an experienced tech and they generally provide you with enough supplies for multiple uses.
The DIY brow lamination procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how skilled you are when applying the chemical solution and fixing your brows into place.
At-home brow lamination kits usually don’t include a brow tint, since they aim to be universally available and not exclude any brow hair shades, so if you want to tint your brows you will have to invest in brow tint or some henna.
Eyebrow lamination has become a very popular procedure thanks to its simplicity and long-lasting results. It doesn’t require any aftercare or bearing through an uncomfortable healing process in order to enjoy the final result.
However, if you’re looking for a cheaper and even quicker alternative to brow lamination, soap brows are the answer.
The only thing you need for this treatment is a bar of soap and a spoolie to brush your brows in the desired direction. You can achieve a similar result to brow lamination for a fraction of the price, all in the comfort of your own home!
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