We know what you are thinking, that decorative clay-colored tattoo you can get a fair or festival. Close, but so much better. Brow henna is a form of tinting that not only tints the hair, but the skin underneath. This provides a sharper shape, and longer stay as it lasts between 2-6 weeks.
What is Brow Henna and How Does it Work?
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as hina or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as make up.
What is the Brow Henna Process?
The process for henna brows is very similar to henna coloring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however, the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.
First we clean the brow, trim and shape it according to the clients desired outcome. Once the brows have the perfect shape, we use a concentrated henna tint and apply it to the brows.
For the color of the tint, we have options for blonder hair colors, but we also have darker tints for those with naturally dark pigmented hair or if dark is the desired look!
After painting on the henna, it will sit on the client’s brows for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the clients hairs ability to soak up the dye. If you are looking for a more dramatic darker brow, we will keep it on slightly longer.
Once the brow hair has soaked up the henna, it’s wiped away with a special rose oil and in order to help seal and condition the brow (think of a deep conditioning treatment add-on you would get at the salon after an all over hair color).
Avoid washing for up to 24 hours to maximize longevity!
This method is a great alternative to microblading and lasts nearly twice as long as tint!