20.10.2020

Move over Microblading, Lamination coming through…

You may feel you’ve learnt all there is to offer on brows but lamination is a whole new way of thinking, making the most of the brows your clients already have!

Has microblading had it’s day? With the cost of therapist’s insurance rising for more invasive cosmetic procedures and more clients than ever shunning semi-permanent treatments due to the risks, lamination has stepped up to fill the demand for bigger, more natural brows and brow correction. Taking the UK by storm, the latest innovation in brow shaping and definition are laminated brows. The trend has come over from Moscow and is designed to give brows a thicker, more defined and more uniform appearance working with the brows your clients already have. Results last typically for around a month and treatments are quick to offer, making them ideal for busy clients who want quick results.

With treatments earning therapists around £40 and taking only around 30-45 minutes, it’s a skill worth learning.

The beauty of lamination is that it can be combined with brow shaping (wax/tweezers or trimming) or tinting during the same appointment to give the ultimate in brow remastering and maximise your profits. They are also the ideal treatment to promote to your lash extension clients with lash and brow treatments going together perfectly. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then brows are the frames… Why not encourage your clients to add laminated brows onto their lash lift or lash extension treatments?

Don’t procrastinate, laminate!

Learning these treatments couldn’t be easier with our NEW COURSE! We are one of the first beauty training providers approved in the UK to introduce this technique, that is set to be the next big thing. Don’t miss out on offering these treatments first! Click below to book your training place now!

Glow-In-The-Dark Tattoos Are The Latest ’90s-Inspired Trend To See

Move over, minimalist tattoos: There’s a colorful new ink trend in town. Glow-in-the-dark tattoos first made their appearance in the 1990s, but like all things nostalgic, the style has made its way back into the spotlight. People are sharing their glowing ink on Instagram, proving that the neon trend has infiltrated just about everything it can.

Because we know you’re wondering, yes, glow-in-the-dark tattoos really do glow in the dark. But there’s a catch: The majority of them won’t activate simply by shutting off the lights. Most require the UVA rays of a blacklight, which when shined on the tattoo, triggers the neon glow.

People on social media are sharing their glowing works of art, from dainty flowers to full sleeves of neon ink. Some are also choosing to go with a more subtle glow, by adding glow-in-the-dark ink to only certain parts of their tattoo. Whatever the choice, it’s all looks crazy cool. Take a look:

And as for potential risks, experts says modern day glow-in-the-dark tattoos are as safe as a regular tattoo. When artists first started experimenting with them, they used inks containing phosphorus, which are no longer used since phosphorus is a carcinogen that can result in numerous skin conditions. (Phosphorus is the stuff in glow sticks that makes them light up, if that gives you any context into its toxicity.)

But given that no tattoo ink is regulated by the FDA, it’s always possible that a tattoo shop could be using inks containing phosphorus. Just make sure to do you research and work with a tattoo artist you trust. Glow-in-the-dark tattoos will also require the same aftercare as a regular tattoo, though they might need to be touched up more frequently due to the bright pigments.

Of course, because most people aren’t around blacklights that much, a glow-in-the-dark tattoo will look like a normal tattoo the majority of the time. So, if you choose to try out the trend, your chances of regretting it are pretty low. Sunburn tattoos, however… well, that’s a different story.

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