WHAT IS BROW LAMINATION?
Brow Lamination also known as eyebrow perming or brow sculpting will give you the biggest, bushiest, most cara-esque eyebrows yet. The results are instant, promising you a set of supermodel selfie-worthy brows.
Brow lamination is a two-step eyebrow perming treatment that involve correcting the brow shape. Using a carefully formulated chemical solution, this correction is carried out by setting the hairs in place.
The first step involves a cream being applied which breaks down bonds in the eyebrow hairs so they can be manipulated into a new position.
The second step involves another cream applied, but this time, with the aim of rebuilding these bonds and set the brows in their new uniform position.
Whichever direction your hairs are growing, whether downward, flat or unruly, brow lamination can change the direction of growth to create a more uniform look. This can achieve a more desired brow shape with a higher arch.
Brow lamination usually lasts around 4-6 weeks, but with proper aftercare, the brow treatment can last up to 8 weeks.
Whether you want to correct your brow shape or lift hairs, brow lamination treatment can help you achieve your goals.
You don’t have to go for the big fluffy Instagram brow, you can also choose to have them very subtle and as natural as you like.
After the procedure, your eyebrows will look thicker, fuller, straighter and combed up into the ideal shape.
They should look like the ultimate groomed, brushed up eyebrows.
You wont just get a brow lamination during this procedure; you will also get a full HD Brow treatment which involves ‘mapping of the brows’, tint and wax After all, your brows frame 90% of your face, so its very important that they a shaped perfectly for your face and your overall look and style.
BROW LAMINATION CONTRAINDICATIONS
A contraindication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment due to the harm that it would cause the client.
Contraindications for Brow Lamination include but are not limited to and cannot be undertaken on anyone with:
Herpes simplex/eye infections/ folliculitis – Not suitable for treatment whilst infected
Psoriasis/Eczema – Not suitable for treatment if in the treatment area
Conjunctivitis – Not suitable for treatment whilst infected
Very sensitive skin – Not suitable for treatment.
Moles in the treatment area – Not suitable for treatment.
Contact lenses – Must be removed before treatment
Trichotillomania hair-pulling disorder– Not suitable for treatment
Alopecia -Not suitable for treatment
Blepharitis - red, swollen and itchy eyelids.– Not suitable for treatment
Sunburn – Not suitable for treatment.
Haemophillia – Not suitable for treatment.
Medication (blood thinning / retinoid acne treatment) – Not suitable for treatment.
Using any Vitamin A or Hydrocortisone products (Retinol / E45) — Not suitable for treatment or if using vitamin A products within your facial regime don’t use for 3 days either side of the treatment.
Pregnant or breastfeeding – Not recommended for pregnant women as a safety precaution.
Recent Lasik Eye Surgery – Must wait 6 weeks after the 2nd procedure.
Recent Permanent Make up – Must wait 4/6 weeks after 2nd procedure.
Eyelift – Must wait 4 to 6 MONTHS after the operation and a letter from GP stating you are suitable for treatment must be obtained.
Cancer – The brows need some extra TLC and babying during chemo and the recovery period, which varies from client to client. It’s important not to put any extra stress on you brows. It’s best to refrain from treatment during chemotherapy, and several months after the your last treatment, as the brows are still susceptible to the effects of the drugs. Ideally, you’ll want to wait until the natural brows are less fragile.
If you have cuts, abrasions, inflammation or swelling in the treatment area or who have experienced a positive reaction to the patch test then you are not suitable for treatment.
CONTRA - ACTION
Contra action is what you may see after a treatment.
These can vary between clients and can be perfectly normal.
• Slight reddening or erymetha of the skin. This is the skins natural healing response and is perfectly normal.
• Raised follicles are also present on some clients and these usually subside pretty quickly.
• Blood spots occur when the hair is thick and removed from the hair follicle whilst it is in the anagen stage of growth. It is perfectly normal and heals within minutes.
• Hairs still feel prickly. Hair is in several stages of growth and length and it is impossible to achieve complete hair removal on a client.
However, with regular wax treatments this starts to even out over time.
When it’s time to make the best of your brows — no matter how sparse or bold
Pre Brow Lamination
Prior to treatment you are required to receive a patch test. A patch test must be carried out at least 24-48 hours prior to treatment date.
The result from the test will be either positive or negative.
A positive result will be recognised by irritation, swelling or inflammation of the skin. If this occurs, please inform your technician and you must not proceed with the treatment.
A negative result produces no skin reaction and you can proceed with the treatment.
Please ensure you arrive to your appointment makeup free and if you wear contact lenses they have been removed (remember to bring your glasses).
Brows cannot get wet for at least 24-48hrs post treatment, nor can makeup be worn. So ensure you don’t have any events immediately following your treatment.
A F T E R CARE
Brow Lamination Aftercare Advice
This aftercare advice is given to ensure you fully understands what should and should not be done 24-28 hours post treatment for longevity of the brow lamination treatment results
Do not apply make-up or receive any other eye treatments for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Avoid swimming/sauna for 24 hours
Keep brows dry for 24 hours
Use a brow conditioner daily, this is to be combed through with a mascara wand in the direction of the hair growth.
Avoid the temptation to over touch the brow area after treatment. Touching can add oils to the area (from fingers/hands) and could clog the open pores, resulting in spots
Do not allow prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or heat; the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools
Tweezing in between appointments is to be avoided to maintain the best long term-shape
Do not apply Retinol, AHA or exfoliate around the brow area for three days either side of the treatment
No self-tanning products should be used on the face for 48 hours either side of treatment
Tinting results will be darker and more defined immediately after your treatment and oil-based makeup remover can cause the tint to fade faster.
Brow Lamination Treatment Process
6- Stage Treatment process
Whether it’s the brushed up brow look or the neat and tidy brow look, at Birmingham Brow & Lash Studio, every brow journey starts with a consultation. During this consultation, we will go through the best options and your brow goals.
Relaxing the hair
The process starts by relaxing the hair. This involves making the hair straighter and easier to manipulate. This helps to break the hair structure down.
Setting the shape
The next step involves brushing the hairs into your desired position then applying a treatment lotion to set the brows in place.
Bespoke brow tinting
The brows are tinted to a custom colour that’s totally bespoke to you.
Map the Brows
Once your hairs are in their new desired position, we’ll create your desired shape through a combination of waxing, threading, tweezing and feathering.
The tiny touch ups. All there is left is just the finishing touches to make your fresh brows feel amazing.
BROW LAMINATION F&Q'S
Is Brow Lamination Suitable For Me ?
Brow lamination works for most eyebrow shapes and styles, from full to sparse, so is ideal for anyone looking to improve the shape of their brows.
How long does a Brow Lamination Treatment Take ?
When brow lamination is incorporated into the HD Brows treatment, it should take roughly 45 minutes.
How long does Brow Lamination last?
Following your treatment, the results should last for up to 6 weeks. Using a conditioner is highly recommended to keep the hairs in good condition which will make them last longer.
Do you add hair to Brow Lamination?
No. Brow lamination does not involve any eyebrow extensions or permanent makeup. Brow Lamination involves using your own hair. Brow Lamination helps to reshape and shape corrects to give a fuller appearance.
Is Brow Lamination Safe ?
Yes, Brow Lamination is a perfectly safe treatment.
No. Brow lamination is not permanent. Results usually last up to 6 weeks.