Tired of having to fill in your eyebrows every morning? How great would it be to wake up with them already good to go? Well we’ve got you covered!
With henna, you can temporarily tint your eyebrows in an all-natural and painless way so they’re shaped and full, with no need for pencils or powders. It’s also a really great way to trial a shape before you commit to micro-blading, which we’ll be adding to our little box of secrets early 2019! This exciting new treatment is the perfect addition to your lazy morning routine.
VEGAN ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Henna tinting 'stains' the skin and hairs more effectively than regular tinting and sets to a powder like matte finish that last 4 to 8 weeks depending on the skin type. Vegan friendly and all natural, many clients love that it reduces the need to fill in the brows and adds definition where hairs are sparse or non-existent.
SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Henna has healing properties, therefore, it not only colors, but also restores damaged eyebrows and makes hair thicker. No peroxides or preservatives. Perfectly suited to sensitive skin types. But it is recommended to do a patch test 24 - 48 hours before the treatment to make sure.
Coloring lasts from 5 to 14 days on the skin and up to 6-7 weeks on the hairs. Drier skin types tend to retain the pigment far more effectively than oilier skin types. Clients who are heavy users of “active” ingredients in their skincare such as retinol, AHA and vitamin A, C and E, will experience a quicker fade out as the skin’s cell turnover is faster.
PRICE: 70 Euros
Estimated time: 30 - 45mns
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are henna brows?
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.
The process for henna brows is very similar to henna colouring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.
What does the henna brow process involve?
The henna brow process is generally quick and easy and takes around 30 minutes.
We start by sculpting your brow line into your preferred shape via tweezing, then select a suitable henna shade to use.
Henna powder and demineralised water are mixed together to create a paste, which is then applied through the shape of your eyebrows and allowed to soak into the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Less intensity is applied that the beginning of the brow, with more strength in the arch and tail for an ombré effect.
How do henna brows compare to other temporary tints?
“We find most clients prefer the Henna brows to traditional tinting as the henna is a natural product and generally produces longer lasting results,” said Henna Brow trainer Kathryn Turner from Melbourne College of Cosmetic Tattooing.
Kathryn said its a good stepping stone to more permanent eyebrow procedures.
“We have found its been beneficial to those wanting better definition to their eyebrows perhaps not quite ready to tackle cosmetic tattooing or microblading eyebrows.”
Amy Jean of Amy Jean Brow Agency said henna tinting is more effective for staining the skin compared with other forms of eyebrow tinting.
“It will appear matte and fluffier than regular tinting. Traditional hair and brow dye will tint the hairs more effectively, whereas henna successfully grips the skin.”
How long do henna brows last and how do you maintain them?
The results of henna brows typically last between 2-4 weeks, but it’s dependant on your skin type. If you have a dryer complexion, henna brows will tend to last a bit longer than they would on someone with an oily complexion.
To maintain them for as long as possible, Kathryn said its important to not over-wash your face. You can also purchase conditioners and oils to help them last longer.
She said henna works best on clients with healthy skin. Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema will mean the henna won’t last as long. Freshly exfoliated skin is not ideal.
The more brow hair the better – people with little hair in their brows won’t see as long lasting results.
Amy Jean said the henna will shed as your skin does.
“Henna dye is semi-permanent but the important fact is, the skin is not. We are continually releasing oils and the renewal of skin cells, paired with environmental factors means the henna will shed as the skin does.