Hennatician products are skin-safe, plant-based, cruelty-free, vegan, and free of ammonia & peroxide.
How is Brow Henna different than Brow Tinting?
Old-school brow tints can be damaging and drying. Henna is not only conditioning to the brow hair, but both the hair and skin stains achieved with it last notably longer.
How long will the color last?
The skin stain will last 2-3 weeks with proper aftercare, and the hair will be visibly stained for up to 6 weeks. Darker colors typically last longer than lighter colors, and darker skin tones hold color best.
How do you choose the color?
Many factors go into this! Skin tone, brow color, hair color, favorite brow makeup, desired result… We custom-mix henna colors for each client, and have an option for everyone.
Can you make my brows thicker this way?
It’s best to apply henna only where there is natural brow hair. If you’d like to significantly change the shape of your brows, permanent makeup would be the best solution.
Do I need to do a patch test?
If you’ve ever had a reaction to haircolor or dyes, or you’re concerned that you might react to henna, you may want to come in for a patch test. Patch tests can be booked online, and must be done at least 48 hours prior to your first henna brow appointment. Whether or not you choose to come in for a patch test, you’ll be required to sign a waiver before your appointment.
Is there anything that would make me ineligible for brow henna services?
If any of the following apply to you, we will not be able to perform henna services: Allergies to fava beans or moth balls, G6PDD (human enzyme deficiency)*, pregnant/nursing with a history of G6PDD in your family*, a history of reactions to henna products, an active contagious eye disease, broken skin in the area to be treated, topical dermatitis or eczema in the area to be treated.
*There is not enough scientific evidence to prove that henna products pose a real risk to those with G6PDD, but there is a chance that exposure can result in anemia.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
If your brows are significantly grown out and in need of shaping, please book a brow wax with an esthetician you trust. If you have sensitive skin, please book for 1-7 days before your henna service. If you do not have sensitive skin, you can book this for immediately before your henna service if you’d like. Aside from our own master esthetician, we recommend Waxed By Amy, just across the hall from JDB. If only a “clean up” of stray hairs is necessary, booking a separate brow wax is not needed. Please do not use self-tanner or waterproof brow products for 24h prior to your appointment. Please arrive with no makeup on the brow area. You should set aside 1 hour for your service.
What do I do after my appointment?
You must keep the brows totally dry for a full 12 hours while the stain oxidizes, and do your best to avoid sunlight. You can expect the color to darken a bit during this time. To prolong the color, keep exfoliants, acids, and resurfacing products at least 1” from the area.