Like fashion, eyebrow shapes cycle through changes. In the 90s, pencil-thin arches were in, while filled-in heavy brows were all the rage in the mid 2000s. Maybe we’re biased, but the new trend towards natural-looking eyebrows is our favorite yet. Full brows are often achieved by microblading, a form of semi-permanent tattooing. However, there’s a new method on the block that is quick and painless, with the results lasting four to six weeks: eyebrow lamination.
The newest trend in full brows, it originally hails from Russia. However, it has caught on quickly in regions where beautiful brows are emphasized, like here in the Middle East. Eyebrow lamination uses non-harmful chemicals to straighten the hair shaft, which makes them malleable. It also uses keratin to promote healthy growth, adding fullness of body and a glossy texture. After eyebrow lamination, you can manipulate your brows into whatever shape you want by brushing them, up, down, or to the side. Unruly brows have finally met their match.
Although eyebrow lamination is a popular treatment, there aren’t many reputable places in Dubai to get it done, which is why we were delighted to stumble upon the new Maris Beauty & Academy founded by Mari Santos. It offers professional microblading, facials, lash lifts, and more, but it’s the elusive eyebrow lamination (priced at a very reasonable AED 300) that drew us to its doors. Inside, the space is bright, feminine, and calming, replete with a garden and floral swing that guests use as a backdrop to flaunt their new look on social media. The staff is warm and knowledgeable, instantly easing you into the process by disclosing each step, the length of time it will take, and the effect it will have.
Eyebrow lamination begins with the application of a chemical lifting cream, which is then covered in plastic and left to set, after which a neutralizing cream that strengthens the hair follicle is applied. Brows are then carefully shaped, and then dyed for an extra AED 50 if you prefer an even fuller look. Et voilà, the most sensational brows you’ve ever had in only 45 minutes. They’re not too thick, they’re not too heavy, but they are stunning and completely natural-looking. In fact, weeks after the treatment, we’re still in love with the results. Perfect brows over lunch break? Sold.
To book an appointment at Maris Beauty & Academy, call (+971) 50 456 5601.