Brow lamination is the hottest thing in the beauty world right now, and it's no wonder why. This procedure can give your clients the brows of their dreams by taming wild hairs and shaping them into a uniform, defined shape that lasts for weeks. But if you're thinking about waxing after brow lamination, hold up - you might be putting your brow game at risk.
Waxing is a popular hair removal technique that can leave your skin feeling silky smooth. We love it. Our clients love it. However, it's not always the best option when it comes to post-lamination brow maintenance. The chemical solution used in brow lamination can weaken hair strands, making them more vulnerable to breakage and damage during waxing. Plus, waxing can be harsh on already-irritated skin, leading to inflammation and redness that can undo all the hard work of your brow lamination. Think about the possibility of experiencing a client lift during a regular brow wax service, all because they forgot they were on antibiotics, or had used retinol in the area recently. Ultimately it is the client's blunder, but at the end of the day, who is going to end up being blamed? That's right, its the service provider.
To avoid any brow blunders, it's essential to wait at least two days after getting brow lamination before scheduling a waxing appointment. This will give the skin and hair follicles time to recover from the chemical treatment, reducing the risk of irritation and damage. Plus, waiting a few days will allow your brows to settle into their new shape, making it easier for you as the esthetician to wax them without disrupting the lamination.
If you absolutely feel the need to clean up the brows, or you know the client's skin like the back of your hand, you can still do so safely by mapping the brow prior to lamination. Apply a barrier product to protect the skin you plan to wax, and stay in that area during the waxing service.
Another option is to use a small amount of Elle-shield to provide slip to the skin and utilize a disposable dermaplane to remove the excess vellus hair along with the terminal hairs that are outside of your desired shape.
In conclusion, if you want to keep your brow game strong, it's crucial to follow the rules when it comes to combining brow lamination and waxing. Waiting a couple of days after your lamination procedure will help ensure that your skin and hair are in good shape for waxing, and that your brows stay looking their best. So, take it from us - be patient, give your brows the TLC they deserve, and watch as your lamination transformation takes your beauty game to the next level.