Everything You Need To Know About Brow Lamination

Beauty trends change over the years, and we can say the same about eyebrows. What is happening in one country might seem obsolete in another. While full, arched brows are trendy in the U.S., it's a different case in South Korea. There, "straight, lighter brows" are in because it adds "a youthful innocence to the face" (via Refinery29). That's because it's closest to their natural brow shape, so instead of changing the shape, they just accentuate it a bit. Whether you're a fan of full, arched brows or prefer the straighter option, the beauty aisles are filled with brow products to create the perfect brows to frame your face.

If you don't want to do your brows every day and have spare change, microblading is a great option. Microblading is a technique to add semi-permanent ink (almost like a tattoo) to give the illusion of fuller brows, per Allure. Cosmetic tattooer Bethany Wolosky told the outlet, "I dip the needles into pigment when I make each hair stroke, and I ask clients to sit and let the color sink in for a few minutes after I'm done drawing." And voila! It's like you were born with stunning eyebrows. Microblading involves needles, and those who prefer a less intense route to thicker, fuller-looking brows can try brow lamination. Brow lamination is a non-invasive and painless process where brow hairs are straightened so they stay straight and look fuller (via Byrdie). Because big brows are so in.

All the facts about brow lamination

Once you straighten your brow hairs with a chemical solution and set using a fixing solution, you can add a little tint to your brows to make them darker (via Marie Claire). They comb it in place, and you're set for up to six weeks. If microblading involves semi-permanent ink for the desired look, brow lamination "straightens and lifts your natural hairs to achieve a full and feathered look."

Brow lamination is the new alternative for microblading and is considerably cheaper, though it lasts a shorter time. The cost of brow lamination depends on the city and the artist, but it will cost you about $65 per Byrdie. If you live in Los Angelesor Miami, it's slightly more expensive and could cost $90. Nina Nurian, the founder of Nurian Brow Experts, recommends that those with thicker hair can get it redone every eight weeks. If you have fine hair, she suggests you wait 10 weeks.

Like any treatment that uses chemicals, there are always some risks involved. Healthline notes that you could experience swelling, redness, and irritation if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to the chemicals used. They don't recommend it for folks with rosacea, eczema, and contact dermatitis. Since you're "perming" your brow hairs to straighten them, it could damage or dry your brow hairs. Then, the issue of the chemicals getting in your eyes. Do your research and only trust a licensed artist for your brow lamination.