Beauty salons will soon be re-opening, but after a year in lockdown a lot of us have gotten way too comfortable with all the extra cash we saved by
Beauty salons will soon be re-opening, but after a year in lockdown a lot of us have gotten way too comfortable with all the extra cash we saved by going au natural at home. Of course, we’re all looking forward to glamming ourselves up for the first big night out, but we’re also quite conscious of how much we’ll be spending.
If all this time at home has made you re-evaluate your spending habits and you’ve become a solid DIY hairdresser, beautician and makeup artist, you should think about giving DIY brow lamination kits a try.
The eyebrow treatment essentially flattens your eyebrow hairs and gives them the ‘brushes up’ look that’s oh-so on trend right now, with minimal effort.
Prices vary at different salons when it comes to the treatment but you’re looking at somewhere between £40-80, and upwards from there if you’re after an eyebrow tint and wax on top too.
Looking good costs us a fortune – that’s something we already know. But some DIY treatments will actually save you so much money and give you salon-worthy results if you follow the instructions closely.
Express.co.uk spoke to experts in all things eyebrows and the owner of Brow HQ, Leisa Roberts.
The Cheshire-based salon and beauty brand owner revealed exactly how you should use an at-home brow lamination kit.
Comb through the brows using the disposable brush.
It’s important to note at this stage that you need to keep your eyebrows away from any water or cleanser, as the perming solution won’t react well to water.
If you use a wet cotton pad to wipe off any product later down the line, this will likely reverse or cancel out any lifting that your eyebrows have done.
Fix any stray hairs
Apply Brow Lamination Glue (only where needed) to secure individual unruly hairs in place before lifting/fixing.
Apply a generous coat of Step 1 – Lift Solution with the applicator, ensuring you start from the root.
Using the Y brush, straighten each hair ensuring you are setting every individual hair in the right direction.
Cling film round one
Cling film the eyebrow brow to keep secure, ensuring all hairs are super straight, make sure to cut it to the right size and stretch it tightly and securely onto the area.
Set the timer
Set the timer for the appropriate processing times (between six to nine minutes, depending on your hair colour and type).
Allow the solution to process, then remove excess solution using a dry cotton pad
Apply a generous coat of Step 2 – Fix Solution with the applicator from the root.
Again, carefully fix each hair with the Y brush, setting the hair in the right direction.
Set the timer once more
For the final time, set the timer for the appropriate time in order for the solution to process the hairs.
Once your time is up, remove with a dry cotton pad.
Comb using a disposable brush and apply a thin layer of Step 3 – Keratin to the brow hair with the Y brush.
You can also trim, tweeze or tint your brows for the perfect finish, et voila! You now have perfect fluffy eyebrows.
The appropriate processing times for the different hair types are as follows:
Fine hair – 6 minutes
Medium hair – 7.5 minutes
Coarse hair – 9 minutes