Henna Brows are quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in eyebrow tinting but what exactly are henna brows and what’s so great about getting them done or offering a henna brow service to your clients?
As spa professionals, we have been offering professional henna brow tinting to our clients for years and, after becoming frustrated that we couldn’t find a henna brow product we loved, we created our own proprietary henna brow tint called Henna Bee.
Through our experience with Henna Bee, we have put together an outline of some of the top FAQs we receive from potential henna brow clients and fellow spa professionals considering adding the Henna Bee eyebrow tint service to their roster.
What are henna brows & why is it better than a traditional eyebrow tint?
Henna brows are a natural alternative to traditional eyebrow coloring. Traditional eyebrow tints are primarily made of chemicals while most henna brow products are made of natural plant-based ingredients including Lewsonia Insermis aka – henna, a flowering plant commonly used to dye skin, hair and fingernails.
With a henna brow product, like Henna Bee, you are getting a product that is made with 75% plant-based ingredients, contains no lead or ammonia, is vegan-friendly, and requires no chemicals or oxidants to activate, only warm water. This means it’s safer for clients AND for spa professionals.
Plus, unlike traditional chemical-based tints that dry out or damage eyebrows, henna brows coats the hair locking in moisture keeping hair healthy and hydrated which often encourages hair growth.
One of the other key benefits of henna brows compared to a traditional eyebrow tint is the fact henna brows not only dye the eyebrow but it is also a brow filler. The henna stains the skin beneath the brows for up to a week with the tint lasting on the eyebrows for 6-8 weeks.
Will henna brows turn my eyebrows a reddish-brown?
You’re probably familiar with henna body art, also known as Mehndi, used in many ancient traditions. The henna dye stains the skin orange to start and darkens over days to a deep reddish-brown due to oxidation.
But fear not, by using high-quality henna brow products like Henna Bee your eyebrows will not turn bright orange or change color over time. With Henna Bee our formula includes other plant-based ingredients including Cassia Obovata and Indigofera Tinctoria which work alongside the henna to ensure consistent colors that do not oxidize over time. Your eyebrows will remain true to color.
With Henna Bee we have six colors available to match any complexion or brow color. You can also mix our colors to create the perfect shade for any client.
How long do henna brows last?
Traditionally the stain on the skin from henna brows can last 1-2 weeks and the dye on eyebrows lasts 6-8 weeks, which is significantly longer than traditional tints that only last around 4 weeks.
With regards to how long the henna lasts on the skin, it really depends on the client’s skin type. Clients with oily complexions or in humid climates may find the stain on the skin does not last as long due to the fact their skin will not hold onto the dye for as long. While we love the fact henna stains the skin the true benefit of henna brows is that it is a far superior eyebrow tint.
WILL HENNA COVER GREY HAIRS OR THOSE COARSE WHITE HAIRS?
YES, IT DOES! Due to its unique formulation henna coats the hair which allows it to cover up those pesky greys or those irritating, stubborn coarse white hairs! The henna will cover this stubborn hair for 6-8 weeks!
How long is a henna brow service?
A standard henna brow service with Henna Bee should take no longer than 30 minutes. Many spa professionals can complete a henna brow service AND a hair removal service within a 30-minute booking window!
Is henna brow easy to use?
Not every henna brow product is created equal, but Henna Bee is designed to be incredibly easy for spa professionals to use. All you need is very warm water to activate the product plus a cotton pad & warm water to remove it.
You can watch our Henna Bee training video in our Bee Hive our online support hub to see how easy a Henna Bee application is!
Who is a henna brow service good for?
One of the best things about a henna brow service is that it’s a great service for almost everyone! From old to young, to clients with lots, or little hair, henna brows is a great non-invasive, non-permanent eyebrow coloring solution for anyone.
The only people we don’t recommend a henna brow service for is anyone with broken skin or skin disorders near the eyebrow, G6PD deficiency, or Seborrheic dermatitis.
For customers with sensitive skin, we recommend conducting a patch test 24 hours prior to service to ensure no sensitivities. However, we have yet to come across any clients who had a negative reaction to a Henna Bee eyebrow tinting service.
I provide microblading to my clients, why would I also offer henna brows?
We often call henna brows the gateway to microblading as it gives clients a chance to get used to a new eyebrow look before committing to the microblading procedure.
We also find many clients who are nearing the end of their microblading procedure use henna brows as a way to fill in their brows until their next touch up.
Learn more about how microblading and henna brows can actually work together at the same spa in our article Henna Brows vs Microblading – The differences between two eyebrow services.
What are the best henna eyebrow tints?
As mentioned above, not all henna brow products are equal. Before we created Henna Bee we tested many different henna eyebrow kits with our clients and we could not find one that we liked, in fact, one of the products we used did not even contain henna!
Through our frustration, we worked directly with a supplier in India to create, in our opinion, the best henna eyebrow formula available, Henna Bee. We have six colors available and you can easily mix colors to match any client’s skin complexion.
Henna Bee is created by spa professionals for spa professionals. We have made it easy to start offering professional henna eyebrow tinting to your clients with our online training videos, and Henna Bee starter kits.
We have several starter kits available to equip you with all of the tools, and training required to offer a henna brow service at your spa:
Classic Starter Kit – $259 USD
Includes all 6 Henna Bee colors, all tools required for the service, color matching waterproof brow pencils plus the ability to become Henna Bee certified.
Blonde & Brunette Bundles – $109 USD
Our blonde and brunette bundles include 3 Henna Bee colors curated for a blonde or brunette clientele, all tools required for the service, color matching waterproof brow pencils, and the ability to become Henna Bee certified.
Brunette bundle: https://shopbeepampered.com/shop/brunette-bundle
Blonde bundle: https://shopbeepampered.com/shop/blonde-bundle
Deluxe Starter Kit – $349 USD
Perfect for larger spas with multiple users our Deluxe Henna Bee kit includes 8 Henna Bee colors, all tools, color matching waterproof brow pencils, our brow styling balm, ring light, and unlimited certifications.
Ultimate Starter Kit – $499 USD
Kick start your business by offering 4 new services! Henna brows, lash lifts, lash tints AND brow lamination with our Ultimate Starter kit. Receive everything included in our classic Henna Bee starter kit plus our lifting lotions used for brow lamination and lash lift services plus our PPD-Free lash tint! With our lash lift and tint product you can apply the setting lotion and tint to the lashes in one step which cuts yous lash lift and tint service time in half!
Each of our 3.5g bottles of Henna Bee contains enough product for up to 30 treatments. At our recommended minimum charge of $35 per service each bottle of Henna Bee contains enough product for over $1000 in revenue!
Plus, by purchasing a Henna Bee starter kit and taking your certification exam you will be added to our online certified artist finder.
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