Everything You Need to Know About Brow Laminationfeaturing RefectoCil
You’ve seen your clients through a lot of brow iterations throughout the years - from pencil-thin to block brows to fluffy, editorial-inspired arches. In 2020, your clients probably learned about brow lamination, and as things start to return to normal, you can expect client requests for this service to skyrocket.
So if you’re looking for ways to increase your revenue with a quick and easy add-on to your menu, this is it. Are you ready? Below, Chrissie Paraschos, Refectocil North America Head Trainer, breaks down everything you need to know about the process - including the tools you’ll need in your brow lamination kit, step-by-steps, FAQs and aftercare advice.
Refectocil Brow Lamination - Before
Refectocil Brow Lamination - After
WHAT IS BROW LAMINATION?Brow lamination takes unruly or thinning brow hairs and smooths them out while lifting the hair in a more vertical direction, relaxing and lifting the hairs that have a natural downward growth pattern. It is very important that brow lamination be performed by a professional, as it requires strong, high-grade ingredients.
WHO IS BROW LAMINATION FOR?
Clients with unruly brows that tend to go in different directions, clients looking to create the illusion of a bigger arch, clients with gaps in their brows, thinning brows or clients who are looking for an alternative to microblading.
BROW LAMINATION PROCESS
Using the solutions from the Refectocil Eyelash Curl or Eyelash Lift Kits
1. Clean brows with RefectoCil Micellar Eye Make-up Remover. Use the Saline Solution to degrease and remove any residue. Skin and hair must be dry before starting the application.
2. Use the rubber spoolie to brush through the brows and comb them into the desired shape.
3. Apply Lashperm (1). Start at the beginning of the brow and continue the application in the same direction the brows have been combed.
4. Be careful to leave out the skin around the brows and remove any unwanted product from the skin with a clean, cotton swab. Let sit for 7 to 8 minutes.
5. Remove Lashperm with a dry cotton swab or pad. Follow the direction in which you brushed the hair. If necessary, correct individual hairs.
6. Apply the Neutralizer (2) using a brush. Repeat step 3, and let sit for 5 minutes.
7. Remove the Neutralizer with a moist cotton pad. Clean the brow area thoroughly with the RefectoCil Saline Solution to remove any residue.
8. If desired, tint the brows in the desired color using RefectoCil Eyelash & Eyebrow Dye. Let sit for 3 minutes.
9. After removing the color, brush the brows once more into shape using the rubber spoolie. If necessary, trim the hairs using eyebrow scissors.
Check out the brow lamination step-by-step!
BROW LAMINATION AFTERCARE ADVICE
RefectoCil Styling Gel should always be applied to the brows after the service has been completed. Let your client know the benefits of this aftercare product as a retail item - it seals in the service and helps the tint last.
Instruct your client to avoid oils or waterproof makeup for the next 24 hours. This includes pencils, powders and gels, as an oil-based makeup remover will need to be used. They can take a shower but should limit the time, as humidity can affect the results within the first 24 hours. When sleeping for the first night, they should be careful not to put their face down in the pillow as it will disrupt the new hair shape as the treatment was freshly done.
BROW LAMINATION PRICING
Depending on your location and your clientele, Chrissie recommends charging between $70 and $90. “I always suggest pairing the lamination with a tint and shape to emphasize and give depth to the brow. “With this, you can charge anywhere from $90 to $125,” she says.
BROW LAMINATION FAQS
Still have questions? Chrissie shares her most common brow lamination questions from fellow stylists.
I have the Refectocil Eyelash Lift and Eyelash Curl kit, can I use either of these for brow lamination?
Yes! Both kits have the same solutions that can be used for brow lamination - the Lash Perm Solution and Neutralizer.
Is brow lamination good for clients who have had microblading?
Yes! Brow lamination is good for those who have microblading and semi permanent brow tattooing. Resetting the hair over the tattooing makes brows look more textured, uniform and natural.
Can brow lamination and microblading be done on the same day?
Due to conflicting natures of the aftercare processes, the two procedures must be done on separate days. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the entire healing process of microblading. Therefore, you must wait up to 8 weeks before you can do a brow lamination.
Will brow lamination affect existing microblading?
As long as the microblading has gone through its entire healing process(6 to 8 weeks) it will not affect the strokes.
How often should my clients schedule their lamination services?
A brow lamination should last a good 4 weeks. It depends on the maintenance care your client is taking, but ideally they should come back every 4 to 6 weeks.