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What Is Brow Lamination? How Does It Work?

Updated: Mar 23

Eyebrow lamination is a modern technique aimed at achieving glossy, sleek eyebrows. Sometimes referred to as an "eyebrow perm," it is particularly popular among individuals dealing with thinning or unruly brows. Unlike microblading, eyebrow lamination does not involve needles or coloring.


Being a semi-permanent treatment, eyebrow lamination offers an alternative for those seeking to maintain a specific brow style without the daily use of eyebrow gel. However, it's important to note that the effects are not permanent, and you'll need to undergo the procedure periodically to sustain the desired look.


We've compiled a comprehensive guide to acquaint you with this service before you give it a try. Our guide covers the brow lamination process, its advantages and disadvantages, and how it compares to other eyebrow procedures.



The ultimate guide to brow lamination services Calgary
Laminated Eyebrows at Lavoom Salon

What is Brow Lamination?

Brow lamination is a technique to reshape and style eyebrow hairs, keeping them in the desired shape using specialized solutions. This popular cosmetic procedure involves the application of gentle yet effective solutions to temporarily alter the direction and texture of the brow hairs. By carefully manipulating the hairs, brow lamination provides a sleek, groomed look that enhances the natural arch and definition of the eyebrows. It is a versatile option for individuals seeking to achieve a more polished and uniform appearance for their brows, whether they desire a fuller, straighter, or more lifted look.


How does brow lamination work?

To initiate brow lamination, an esthetician will cleanse, shape, and secure your brows using various creams and chemicals. Additionally, they'll apply moisturizing cream or oil to nourish the brows and prevent dryness. While each brow artist may have their own specific approach, we'll outline the general steps you can anticipate:


  1. Begin with a consultation to understand your brow objectives.

  2. Cleanse the brows and brush them upwards in preparation for the treatment.

  3. Apply cream to relax and align the hairs, priming them for shaping.

  4. Brush the hairs upward to ensure they align in one direction.

  5. Employ a neutralizer to seal the brows and maintain their shape.

  6. Apply a nourishing oil to prevent irritation and dryness.


Each product will remain on the brows for varying durations, depending on your brows and desired outcome. Following your appointment, your brows may initially appear stiff, but this effect is transient and will gradually diminish over the next few days.


Additionally, various supplementary services are available alongside brow lamination. You can opt for brow tinting, tweezing, or waxing post-treatment to refine your brows and complement your appearance. Furthermore, you can combine brow lamination with other complementary services, such as a lash lift.


How do I maintain them and prevent adverse effects?

Before your appointment, ensure your face is clean and free from makeup to minimize the risk of infection.


In the initial 24 hours post-service, it's essential to keep your newly laminated brows dry, refrain from touching them, and avoid harsh exfoliants and makeup. Sleeping on your back is advisable on the first night after your appointment.


In the long term, it's beneficial to keep the skin surrounding your brows moisturized to promote their health following exposure to lamination chemicals. Regularly brushing your brows with a spoolie can also aid in maintaining a neat appearance.


Individuals with skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema should consult their healthcare provider before undergoing this procedure to ensure its safety for their skin.


Who is a Good Candidate for Brow Lamination?

Brow lamination at Lavoom Salon is a versatile and effective solution for a range of brow concerns. If you experience any of the following conditions, our brow lamination service is tailor-made for you:


If you experience any of the following conditions, our brow lamination service is tailor-made for you:

  1. Over-Plucking: If you've fallen victim to over-plucking in the past and want to restore fullness and shape to your brows, brow lamination can help conceal the effects of over-plucking and give you a naturally fuller look.

  2. Aging Brows: As we age, eyebrows may thin out or lose their natural shape. Brow lamination is an excellent anti-aging solution, providing a lifted appearance and restoring youthful fullness to your brows.

  3. Gaps and Thinning: Brow lamination is a miracle worker for those dealing with uneven hair growth, gaps, or overall thinning of the eyebrows. The technique helps create the illusion of denser, more voluminous brows.

  4. Unruly Brows: Tired of dealing with unruly and hard-to-manage brows? Brow lamination not only tames unruly hairs but also sets them in your desired shape, ensuring a groomed and polished look without any hassle.

  5. Alternative to Microblading: If you're exploring non-permanent alternatives to microblading, brow lamination is an excellent choice. It offers similar results without the commitment, making it suitable for those who prefer flexibility in their brow styling.

  6. Prefer No Downtime: Unlike some other brow treatments, brow lamination requires no downtime or healing. If you're looking for a quick and effective way to enhance your brows without interrupting your routine, brow lamination is the perfect solution.


Remember, for optimal results, it's essential to have brow hair throughout the length of your eyebrows. While brow lamination is suitable for various conditions, it may not cover major gaps or large patches of missing hair. Consult with our experts at Lavoom Salon to determine the best approach for your unique brow concerns.


For a deeper dive into common brow dilemmas and their solutions, visit our comprehensive Eyebrow Guide.


How Does the Brow Lamination Process Work?

The brow lamination process at Lavoom Salon sets your brows into a uniform shape for weeks, giving you "I woke up like this" brows effortlessly. Similar to a lash lift, a setting lotion is used to keep your brow hair straight, creating a long-lasting result.


The brow lamination process begins by painting a perming solution onto the brow, which loosens the hair’s bonds, preparing them for a lengthened direction and shape. Typically the perming solution is applied for 5-8 minutes, however for more stubborn, coarse hair, your esthetician may increase this up to an additional 1-2 minutes.


Once relaxed, your brows hairs are brushed into your desired shape, and a fixing solution is applied to reform the hair bonds into their new shape and ensure a long-lasting result. Like the perming solution, the fixing solution should be applied for 1-2 minutes, with more stubborn, coarse hair, needing up to an additional 5 minutes.


Last but certainly not least, your esthetician will apply a nourishing solution to replenish your brows and leave them protected, smooth, and shiny. This step is crucial to ensure long-lasting results and healthy brows after the chemical process. For the best results post-brow lamination treatment, you can use Brow Treatment aftercare products to keep your brow hair feeling soft and strong! Simply brush on your brows daily for thicker, richer, and more luscious results that last!



How Long Does Brow Lamination Last?

You can expect your laminated brows to last up to two months; however, you can prolong your gorgeous new look with BROW GEL conditions and tame unruly brows while also sculpting and defining, ensuring that your laminated brows look the same on week six as they did on day one!


To get the most out of your brow lamination service, for the first 24 hours, you should avoid:


  • Wetting or rubbing your eyebrows

  • Applying any cream or oils around the eyebrow area

  • Applying any makeup to your brows

  • Partaking in a steamy shower, sauna, or sweaty activities like hot yoga!

Is Brow Lamination an Alternative to Microblading?

Brow lamination offers a less permanent solution compared to microblading, lasting up to 8 weeks with no downtime. While both techniques result in beautiful brows, microblading is a tattoo-like permanent makeup with a longer duration. Brow lamination can be a great trial before committing to microblading, complementing your results for a fluffier look.


Microblading is a type of permanent makeup similar to a tattoo that lasts from 2-5 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. In addition, microblading requires more downtime than brow lamination because your skin needs time to heal after the procedure. One of the biggest advantages of microblading is that it can give the illusion of brows, even for people with very little to no brow hair. Some people may not be suitable candidates for microblading, so you must consult with a licensed esthetician before making your decision.


Brow lamination, on the other hand, lasts up to 8 weeks and requires no downtime or healing. If you’re on the fence between microblading or brow lamination, we suggest that you give brow lamination a try first to see if you like the results. In fact, you can use brow lamination to complement your microblading results by increasing the texture of your brows for a fluffier look. Additionally, you might be wondering, how much does it cost?


Discover Brow Lamination at Lavoom Salon in Calgary!

Ready to transform your brows at Lavoom Salon in Calgary? Book your brow lamination appointment today and experience the magic of waking up to flawless brows every day. Read more about our brow lamination services and explore our reviews from our satisfied clients. Trust Lavoom Salon for the perfect brows you've always dreamed of!


Have questions about the brow lamination process? Check out our FAQs page for detailed answers to common queries! We've compiled a comprehensive list to ensure you have all the information you need before stepping into our salon.