A contraindication is something such as a condition or symptom that would make this service unadvisable to the client.
Contraindications for Brow Lamination include but are not limited to: Psoriasis/Eczema Recent Eye Surgery Alopecia Recent Permanent Make up (must be healed by 6 weeks) Sunburn Ultra-Sensitive Skin Blood Thinners Pink Eye Scar Tissue in the treatment area. Pregnant/Breast Feeding Brow Growth Serums Retinol Accutane AHA, BHA etc Curly Brows
We do not recommend using brow lamination if your client is pregnant or breastfeeding. There are a number of reasons including elevated sensitivity caused by hormones produced during pregnancy and after/during breastfeeding. Elevated sensitivity can trigger reactions and also inconsistent results. It would be best to avoid performing this procedure on pregnant or nursing moms, ideally waiting a minimum of 3 months (12 weeks) post breastfeeding.
Due to the fact that there are many brow growth serums on the market with many versions of formulations and ingredients, we are unable to offer specific conclusive advice regarding mixing brow growth serums and brow perm/lamination products. Each individual is encouraged to consult professional advice (dermatologist) to assess the condition of their skin and undergoing a brow lamination procedure.
If your client is on any type of retinol, AHA, BHA, etc or prescription topical for their skin, they should seek advice/clearance from a dermatologist prior to undergoing the procedure.
Brow lamination is not recommended for natural curly brow hair due to the possibility of variances in hair porosity which can lead to uneven processing in some cases.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 1 week in between lamination and tinting to preserve the integrity of the hair.
Lacquer Brow Lamination is not compatible with Henna.
PROCEDURE GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cleanse the entire brow area using the oil-free LACQUER BROW SHAMPOO.
2. Apply Lacquer Skin Barrier to the skin surrounding the eyebrows.
3. If your client has very coarse hair, we have included LACQUER STYLING ADHESIVE to help set the coarse brows in place prior to applying LACQUER LIFT. Use a clean spoolie brush with each dip into the adhesive bottle. Roll the brow hairs upward to hold in place. Do not wipe off the adhesive. This will hold the brows in place for LACQUERLIFT solution. A little adhesive does the trick.
*NOTE* Lacquer Styling Adhesive is NOT necessary for all clients. Use it sparingly and only for clients who have very coarse or stubborn hair. In most cases, styling adhesive is not necessary. If you use too much it can create a barrier and Step 1 will not penetrate the hair properly.
LACQUER PRO TIP: Never double-dip into any products. Always use a new applicator when collecting more product to prevent cross-contamination.
4. Using a clean doe-foot applicator, apply Step 1, LACQUER LIFT in an upward direction, ensuring each hair is saturated. Using the applicator, set each hair in the desired shape and direction. Be sure to focus the lotion on the root brushing in an upward direction.
4. Carefully cover the brows with LACQUER BROW WRAP. When applying the brow wrap, be sure that every hair is lifted in the correct position from the root, and the plastic wrap is tight to the client's skin. If there is any bend or curl in the placement, the hair will set in that position.
5. Set your timer for 3-5 minutes. (Very fine hair tends to lift by 3-4 minutes, while medium to coarse hair tends to lift by 5 minutes). After the appropriate time has passed, remove the plastic wrap and set it aside. With a dry Q-Tip, remove LACQUER LIFT and brush the brows upward. If the hair is NOT FLAT to the clients face, applymore productand cover the brows again for another 1-2 minutes.
Processing times may vary from client to client. We do not recommend leaving the solutions on for more than 6 minutes. Step 1 and Step 2 should be processed for the same amount of time. Final processing time is at the discretion of the Lamination Technician. Our recommendations are guidelines but each client is different.
6. Using a dry Q-Tip, wipe away step 1, LACQUER LIFT in the direction of hair growth. Roll the Q-Tip to collect the product. Be sure to remove all product from root to tip.
7. With a clean doe foot applicator, apply step 2, LACQUER LAMINATE to the entire brow brushing upwards. Cover with a new piece of brow wrap and set the timer.
8. Use a slightly damp cotton round with LACQUER BROW SHAMPOO to thoroughly wipe away step 2, LACQUER LAMINATE. You must ensure all product had been cleansed from the brow. Even a small amount of product left behind will continue to process and can damage the hair.
9. We do not recommend performing both the lamination and tinting procedure on the same day. It’s best to wait a minimum of one week in between procedures to prevent overprocessing the hair. If you wish to tint on the same day, you may choose to do so at your own risk. Keep in mind it’s important to assess the client’s brow hair condition and history prior to tinting. Lamination and tinting should not be performed over hair which has been previously colored/tinting using color which contains metallic salts. If your client has previously tinted their brows, we recommend waiting a minimum of 2-3 weeks
10. Remove any unwanted hair according to your waxing or threading training. If any adhesive residue is left on the skin, use step3, LACQUER SET, to gently massage the area and loosen up the adhesive, then wipe away.
11. Finish the procedure by applying a thin layer of step 3, LACQUER SET. Style the brows with your spoolie brush and advise your client to leave LACQUER SET (which is a nourishing agent) on for the next 24-48 hours.
12. Send your client home with LACQUER BROW BALM and aftercare instructions. They should use LACQUER BROW BALM daily to keep their new brows healthy and strong.