What is eyebrow lamination and how does it work? Here’s the beauty lowdown

Eyebrow lamination is a full-proof way to avoid smudgy eyebrows and also helps cut the makeup process. (Getty)
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Updated 14 May 2020

What is eyebrow lamination and how does it work? Here’s the beauty lowdown

DUBAI: The transformative powers of a set of perfectly-groomed eyebrows are undeniable, so it is no wonder that the brow-boosting treatment eyebrow lamination has skyrocketed to popularity in recent months.

With the instant ability to add the kind of definition and depth to your arches that even the best brow pencil can’t replicate, the treatment is being lamented as the new microblading. Plus, with the Middle Eastern climate, eyebrow lamination is a full-proof way to avoid smudgy eyebrows and also helps cut the makeup process.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Brow lamination is perfect for those who want bold, thick eyebrows without the fuss of makeup,” said Kavitha Bhoopathy, eyebrow expert at Sister’s Beauty Lounge in Dubai. 

Patsy Kerr, hair stroke eyebrow expert, agrees, sharing that eyebrow lamination is “particularly great for people who have eyebrow hairs that droop or don’t stay in place.” 

To begin the process, Bhoopathy explained, “We start by brushing all your individual eyebrow hairs up before applying a fixing lotion to smooth them out and keep them in the desired shape.” For a dramatic effect, eyebrows are then tinted — normally in the same shade as one’s hair color — to give the appearance of extra fullness.

“Brow lamination can last up to eight weeks if properly cared for,” shared Bhoopathy. To prolong the results, the brow technician suggests not wetting the brows for 24 hours, avoiding putting oil-based products on the brows, combing them out regularly and using a conditioning serum to hydrate the treated area as the fixing lotion comprises ammonia hydroperoxide, which can be drying.

However, Kerr doesn’t recommend the treatment for those who have naturally fine or thin eyebrow hairs. “Other potential side effects can include frizzing of the eyebrow hair if the lifting or setting solutions are left on for too long,” the brow expert states.

However, the 45-minute treatment is ideal for those whose hair grows in an irregular direction or who have gaps in their eyebrows as it creates the appearance of full, perfectly-groomed arches.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unlike microblading, which is a semi-permanent treatment that involves implanting pigment under the skin, brow lamination is non-invasive and works on the hairs, not the dermis. Plus, it costs a fraction of the price, going for $68 (250 AED) at Sister’s Beauty Lounge in The Dubai Mall.

When researching the treatment, it’s important to seek out a professional practitioner who is qualified to carry out the procedure to avoid any potential adverse reactions, including skin tingling, itching or hair loss.

As always, consult with your brow expert or dermatologist before embarking on any new treatment as everyone’s skin is different.


Birthday tributes for Halima Aden flood social media

Updated 20 September 2020

Birthday tributes for Halima Aden flood social media

DUBAI: Tributes from all over the world poured in for US-Somali model Halima Aden’s birthday this week. Models, actresses and designers have all taken to social media to wish the newly-minted 23-year-old a happy birthday. 

“Happy birthday, baby,” wrote Egyptian model and actress Salma Abu Deif on her Instagram Stories. “Love you always,” she added alongside a black-and-white snap of the two together.

Also taking to the photo-sharing platform to celebrate Aden on her big day was US designer Tommy Hilfiger, for whom the hijab-wearing catwalker recently starred in a campaign. 

Egyptian actress Salma Abu Deif wished the model a happy birthday. Instagram

American actress Larsen Thompson posted an adorable snap of the friends in an embrace, writing, “Happy birthday to my beautiful sis @Halima. You amaze me! Love and miss you!”

Meanwhile, US-Lebanese designer Eli Mizrahi posted an editorial from Aden’s instantly-iconic 2017 shoot with CR Fashion Book, captioning it: “Definition of a superstar! Happy birthday, @halima.”

“Thank you for all the birthday wishes,” posted the model on Instagram. “Alhamdulilah, 23 never felt so good.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you for all the birthday wishes alhamdulilah 23 never felt so good #jordanyear

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Many celebrities took to the comment section to share their well-wishes, including supermodels Shanina Shaik, Iman Abdulmajeed and singer Austin Mahone. 

Though Aden just turned 23, she has already achieved many career milestones.

The model, who grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before migrating to Minnesota with her family aged seven, made headlines at the age of 19 when she was the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant, where she made the semifinals, in 2016.

Also taking to the photo-sharing platform to celebrate Aden on her big day was US designer Tommy Hilfiger. Instagram

She would go on to make her runway debut at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 showcase during New York Fashion Week in 2017, becoming the first model to wear a hijab on the international runway.

 After her debut, she walked for a number of prestigious brands such as Moschino and Max Mara and was the first model to wear her hijab on the covers of major women’s magazines, such as Allure, British Vogue, Teen Vogue and Sports Illustrated. 

When she’s not turning heads on the runways or pages of renowned magazines, Aden, who was announced as a UNICEF ambassador in 2018, uses her voice and platform to advocate for children’s rights. 

But despite all of her exceptional achievements, it is clear that Aden is only getting started and is certain to be breaking boundaries for years to come.