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What It Is
“Eyebrow lamination focuses on creating eyebrows that are flexible, thicker and fuller. It involves straightening eyebrow hairs using a non-toxic chemical solution, so they all stand in the desired direction. With the help of this treatment, you can obtain a fixed and arranged eyebrow. It works in a similar way to a lash lift and is designed to open your eyes. On average, results last five to six weeks, although the hair will be able to stay laminated for up to eight weeks, depending on the structure and hair growth, with regular treatments.”
How Much It Costs
“Compared to other brow procedures, eyebrow lamination treatment is considered extremely affordable. At Brow Bar London, this treatment includes a shape to create your desired arch and tinting for colour enhancement or changes, with prices starting at £77.”
The Risks Involved
“Although we use only premium ingredients and materials, brow lamination does involve chemicals, so we recommend sticking to just one treatment a month to preserve the health of your natural brows. Afterwards, we recommend applying eyebrow serum or oil to keep your brows hydrated and brushing them through daily with a spoolie. Also, do your research and ensure you only receive the treatment from a reputable salon.”
What To Look For
“To find a great professional, clients should keep an eye on personal portfolios, browse the salons' examples of before and after results on their website and social media channels, and have a look at other customer reviews. Word of mouth is a great indicator, so ask friends and family, too. Finally, if you have any concerns, speak to the practitioner or salon – they should be more than happy to confidently answer your questions.”
Getting The Look At Home
“From our own practice and expertise, we don’t recommend doing this treatment at home when you aren’t qualified and there are chemicals involved. Although you can find all the information online about the different steps of eyebrow lamination, it is best to leave it to a professional. As a cost-effective alternative, applying an eyebrow gum daily can help fix brows in place, especially when used in conjunction with a magic solution brush.”
Interested in achieving a similar look at home? Here’s our pick of eyebrow products…
REFY Brow Collection, £40
BEST FOR: Salon-Worthy Results
While professionals will tell you it’s best not to attempt full lamination at home, this set from influencer-turned-entrepreneur Jess Hunt is one of the best we’ve tried when it comes to achieving similar (albeit temporary) results at home. Complete with a brow gel, pomade and pencil, it comes with all the necessary shades, textures and tools to help you get your desired look. Just be sure to use the sculpt product first, before applying your foundation, to find your desired shape. Then, fill in spareness and definition from there. If in doubt, there are hundreds of helpful tutorials on the brand’s social platforms.
Available from REFYBeauty.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze, £23
BEST FOR: Hold & Definition
If there’s a brand that reigns supreme in the brow space, it’s Anastasia Beverly Hills. Its latest launch – Brow Freeze – is billed as its strongest brow hold product yet and is designed to tame and sculpt every hair in place for a feathered-looking brow look. The easy-to-apply clear formula is universal, so everyone can use it no matter your colouring – simply brush through the brow using upward motions and gently pressing down as you go until the wax sets. Great for mimicking the same hold as professional lamination.
Available at SpaceNK.com
Blink Brow Bar London Brow Routine, £49.99
BEST FOR: A Full Routine
If you’re a natural blonde or have highlights or light brown hair, you more than likely want a fair eyebrow look – but one that stills looks shapely and well defined. This kit from Blink Brow Bar comes with everything you need to amp up your arches, including a nourishing brow oil to aid growth, an arch definer to add shading and fill in sparse patches, and a tinted brow gel for colour and depth. Even better, the brand sells multiple sets designed to tackle individual brow issues, be it sparseness, wayward hairs or overplucking – so you can achieve the laminated look no matter your concerns.Available at BBBLondon.com
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift, £22
BEST FOR: Minimalists
If you’re a ‘one eyebrow pencil only’ kind of girl, they don’t come much more cutting-edge than this. New from one of our favourite make-up brands, the cream-wax formula is designed to fill, add shape and structure to your brows, with the natural brown shade the most universally flattering thanks to its neutral undertones. Best of all, it comes in eight different shades, so you’re guaranteed to find something to match. Trust us when we say results are bold and dramatic – just like lamination.Available at CharlotteTilbury.com
Glossier Boy Brow & Brow Flick Duo, £25
BEST FOR: Beginners
Want to dip your toe in the lamination trend without going the whole hog? Designed to define brows while still offering a natural look, this Glossier duo gives the user complete control from start to finish. Use the Brow Flick pen to add dimension anywhere your brows feel sparse or when you simply want more colour (you can choose between Blond, Brown, or Black) before layering the brand’s cult Boy Brow on top to add fluffiness, volume and hold.
Available at Glossier.com
Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, £22.50
BEST FOR: Boosting volume
If volume is your biggest bugbear – not to mention the biggest roadblock between you and the laminated brow look – turn to this classic. Containing tiny microfibres that adhere to skin and brow hairs it practically guarantees natural-looking fullness and definition. Plus, the custom tiny, tapered brush provides easy, mess-proof application, so beginners can use it with confidence. Simply stroke the brush tip along your brow to define the shape before brushing through to blend and build.
Available from CultBeauty.co.uk
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, £19
BEST FOR: Waterproof wear
In the heat of late summer, no one wants their eyebrows slipping down their face come 3pm. That’s where this product from queen of brows – Anastasia – comes in. The lightweight gel offers intense colour pay-off and a velvety-smooth consistency, plus it’s available in 11 different shades to suit all brow types. The durable product also dries matte to give both a smudge-proof and waterproof finish, providing maximum staying power for long-lasting wear. Those who like multi-tasking products will be pleased to hear it easily doubles up as an eyeliner, too.Available from LookFantastic.com