All About Brow Henna & Brow Shaping
In today’s beauty world, bodacious brows are a must-have for many. There are various roads clients can take to achieve the perfect brow. Are your clients looking for something that will spare them having to draw their brows every morning, but aren’t ready to commit to microblading yet? Brow Henna is the perfect fit! Keep reading to find out the inside scoop on Brow Henna and why it is the perfect new service for you to offer in your salon!
What is Brow Henna?
Brow Henna is a form of tinting the eyebrows with a natural dye that stains the skin. The effect lasts 2-4 weeks for most who receive it. Brow henna is the perfect way to achieve a bolder, thicker brow
How are Brow Hennas Different From Each Other?
With a plethora of henna brows to choose from on the market, it can be hard to decide which one you should trust your client’s brows to. In order to understand the difference between the products that are available to you, it is important that you understand the different types of henna that are used.
What is henna?
Henna is a plant that is used to make dye. It has been used for years to decorate the body. Henna in its original state takes many hours to oxidize and will only stain in shades of burgundy and red. Henna-based products in combination with other herbs can stain shades of yellow, brown and dark brown but still require hours of waiting.
Different Kinds of Henna
- Powder Paints:
Do not have a single gram of natural henna; Activated by drying the skin with hydrogen peroxide; Usually appears in 2-3 colors; Stains both the hair and the skin impermanently (maximum 3 days).
- Gel henna, or paints:
Ease of use caused them to dominate the cosmetics market; Gel paint is a convenient and easy-to-use product that perfectly colors the hair, but does not stay on the skin for more than 48 hours.
- Powdered henna:
Does not limit us to mapping only in the area where hair grows, but also where it is lacking; Based on an extract of plants; No need to use hydrogen peroxide or ammonia.
Which Henna Should You Use?
As new hennas hit the market, each new type tends to “one-up” the other. The longest-lasting and most time-efficient option to use on brows is powder henna. Powder henna can be used on any client. It is perfect for people who have permanent makeup that will not be renewed, and for clients who would like to achieve perfect temporary pigmentation of the skin and hair.
Remember, however, that powder henna only stays on the epidermis cells, so it exfoliates with it, and thus the retention time varies by client. Powder henna typically lasts 3-14 days on the skin and about 6 weeks on the hair.
Why Should You Use Brow Henna?
There is no shortage of companies producing powder henna for salons. The task of choosing between formulas can be daunting for any stylist. The first thing that stylists should take into account when choosing a powder henna is the amount of active natural ingredients in the formula.
Active ingredients are the ones that create the magic! They will stimulate the hair follicles to grow new hair, as well as nourish and strengthen the visible hairs- so your clients will see a real difference in the condition of their eyebrows.
Tips for Choosing a Brow Henna
Choose a brow henna that can be freely combined and mixed – giving you the ability to custom create the perfect color for each client! The henna formula you pick should contain a high amount of active herbs in its unique composition for best results.
Many formulas also contain herbal medicine to effectively stimulate hair to grow again. Due to its stimulating growth, these formulas are especially recommended for people who want to rebuild their eyebrows or stimulate dormant hair follicles.
Look out for Indian gooseberry extract, which is contained in many henna powders. It contains necessary fatty acids that strengthen the hair follicles, while giving the hair smoothness, shine and beautiful appearance. This extract also contains vitamin C, which can stop premature graying. Indian gooseberry extract wonderfully conditions the hair, while reducing problems with flaking of the epidermis, thus preventing the natural effect of henna drying the skin.
Henna Eyebrow Shaping
As a brow professional how many of you have heard the term eyebrow geometry? How about eyebrow architecture, eyebrow styling, eyebrow shaping or eyebrow reconstruction? Chances are, you have come across these phrases more than once. All these names boil down to one ultimate goal—to create perfect eyebrows. This is an especially important factor for henna brows.
Stylists are the architects of the eyebrows! The first steps to eyebrow shaping are drawing and mapping the brows. The sketch must be precise and matched to the face shape and the position of the eyes. Shop our preferred mapping methods to get the best results.
No less important is the color – stylists must take into account not only color intensity but also the tone, so that it harmonizes with the type of beauty of your client.
All these nuances make eyebrow shaping a procedure that is widely desired by clients. Today’s education and the involvement of stylists means that customers can leave the beauty salon with the eyebrows of their dreams – looking like they are walking straight out of instagram and into the real world.
Stock up on Eyebrow Shaping Supplies
Stylists use a variety of tools to perform eyebrow shaping, such as eyebrow compasses, calipers, dyed thread and brow paste. Do you have the materials it takes to map out the perfect brows for your client? Be sure to check out our line of mapping supplies that will ensure you get the perfect results every time!
Once you’ve shaped out the perfect brows for your client’s face, you will be ready to apply the henna. Happy henna-ing!