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  • Writer's pictureRachael Tsang

Brow lamination or Microblading?

2022 has seen the rise of brow treatments sought after within beauty salons and the emphasis on eyebrow grooming looks set to stay as we realise the positive impact a full brow can have on beautifully framing our eyes.

Aside from the more simple brow treatments such as waxing, threading and tinting, the two biggest contenders of treatments dominating the brow industry are lamination and microblading. Not sure which to go for? Read on to find out more!

What is brow lamination?

Brow lamination is the process in realigning your eyebrow hairs and setting them upwards to give a 'brushed up' look. It is similar to a lash lift whereby bonds with the hair strands are softened, styled and coaxed upwards, then fixed in place. Results last between 6-8 weeks.

Who is brow lamination good for?

- It only really works on clients who already have brow hairs

- For clients who want the 'brushed up' look

- For those who don't want something permanent

What is microblading?

Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup, also known as a cosmetic tattoo. Pigment is implanted into the skin in a hair-like stroke, to colour the skin whilst mimicking eyebrow hairs, to give the illusion of a fuller brow. It is a sweat-proof, waterproof alternative to makeup and you get to wakeup with perfect brows every day. Microblading lasts between 12-18 months before needing a colour boost.

Who is microblading good for?

- Clients with thin eyebrows, a lack of shape, or even for clients with a good body of hairs but who still use a pencil to fill in gaps and sparse areas

- Some medical conditions may not allow for microblading. Always disclose your medical history to your artist to check your suitability. Your medical condition may not mean you can never have microblading, but finding a time when your body's healing ability is at it's best, is important


So in the quest of deciding between brow lamination or microblading, you can see that the two treatments are completely different. Picking between the two is really about which outcome you desire.

Rachael x

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