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It's no secret that I'm obsessed with eyebrows. Although I've spent most of the 2000s being forgotten like countless other tweens from that time, I'm now a real bold eyebrow fan who doesn't hesitate to add new products to my insanely large product collection. And with so many treatments nowadays, from wax to microfeather, there are endless ways to improve your eyebrows to meet every cosmetic need.
When I started seeing pictures in my Instagram feed with perfectly curved eyebrows that looked almost as if they had been smoothed out with a glue stick, my interest was aroused immediately. You see, I have really thick, curly eyebrows that take a lot of work to achieve this effortlessly bushy look. At night while applying my skin care product, I use the fleshy part of my palms to raise my brows with serum and moisturizer and imagine what it would be like if the hair was lying flat all the time.
It turns out that this is exactly the result you get by laminating your eyebrows. You've probably heard of this treatment since it has gained immense popularity in the past few months, but what exactly is it? I touched cosmetic tattooist and eyebrow specialist Aja Vines at Hyperreal Brows in Los Angeles to find out what brow treatment I had been waiting for all my life. Read on to get a complete breakdown of the eyebrow lamination process, including some incredible upgrades and improvements.
Preparing for this service was relatively easy. Vines informed me that I need to take a break from retinoids, AHAs, BHAs, and physical peels to make sure my skin is ready and ready for my treatment – simple enough. "I also don't recommend waxing or shaping your eyebrows within a week of your treatment," she said. "Your eyebrow artist should be able to remove unwanted hair after the service."
When I asked about the risks associated with laminating eyebrows, Vines said that people with sensitive skin were at greatest risk of side effects. "It is possible that people with very sensitive skin may experience irritation or inflammation," she warned. "If you are concerned about a response, do not hesitate to ask your eyebrow artist to do a patch test beforehand. As with any other beauty salon, it is important to see a professional you trust. Chemical solutions are used in brow lamination. If you leave the product in for too long, you risk frying the hair."
Since I knew that my eyebrows (and my entire face) had to stay dry for a long time after laminating the eyebrows, I decided on the morning of my appointment for a thorough facial cleansing and a minimal make-up so that I could only feel good a pseudo-wash in the evening before going to bed.
You already know my mantra: SPF, all the time, no matter what.
When I got to Vines & # 39; studio, I was immediately told to lie down, just like any other brow care company. "The brow lamination is basically like a chemical relaxer, but for your brow," she said. "This procedure straightens and straightens the hair and helps to redirect the natural growth pattern into a more desirable, more even shape. Whether your hair is thin, thin or straightened, the brow lamination increases your brow game."
After brushing through my brows to prepare and separate them for treatment, Vines applied the first of three layers of creams. This step was essentially the perm section. She covered my solution-covered brows with a small piece of plastic, similar to the type of wrap you would put over your leftovers. "This service has so many advantages," she says. "For starters, you get important results in no time. In about 30 minutes, your brows look fuller, more voluminous, and more even." After this layer had been used up for about 10 minutes, Vines removed the film, applied the lamination cream and repeated the whole process a third time with the final setting cream.
"The brow lamination is impressively long-lasting. One treatment can make your brows look beautiful for up to eight weeks," said Vines. "The best thing is that this service is painless, non-invasive, and fairly affordable. Prices typically range between $ 60 and $ 150." I had no pain or discomfort during this process. There was no itching, tingling, or burning. As mentioned earlier, it is important to see a qualified doctor to make sure that you have a similarly smooth process.
Overall, laminating the eyebrows was a quick and painless process that made my brows look perfectly polished. I am now about three weeks away from the treatment and while my brows are not as prominent as in the first two weeks, they are definitely easier to maintain in the morning. I also added a lot less makeup because many of the sparse areas that I normally fill with a pigmented product no longer appear nearly as thin. All in all, I would say that this service has taken my eyebrow game to the next level as Vines promised, and I plan to make it part of my regular routine for eyebrow care.