Eyebrow Shaping is hair removal using wax to remove your eyebrow hair from the root.
Eyebrow Tinting is dying your eyebrow hair to match your hair color. Lasts 1-3 weeks.
New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks. Some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle.
Why would you want to tint your eyebrows?
Eyebrow tinting is a great option in the following circumstances:
1. You have radically changed your hair color
For very dark haired people who dye their hair a much lighter color, dark eyebrows can be a dead giveaway. In this situation, tinting the eyebrows one or two shades lighter is an easy and effective way to make the change look more natural.
Similarly, blondes and redheads who wish to dye their hair dark may also consider tinting their eyebrows to match. However, you should remember that your eyebrows don’t necessarily have to match your hair color precisely. You are generally advised to keep your eyebrows one or two shades lighter or darker than your hair color.
2. You have noticed grey hairs
Greying hair is a natural part of getting older. Whereas some people choose to let nature take its course, others prefer to conceal it. Although plucking the odd stray hair from the scalp is fine, plucking hairs from the relatively sparse eyebrow area is likely to produce unsightly bald patches and leave the brow looking misshapen. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the tweezers and opt instead for an eyebrow tint, which simply dyes the grey to match the surrounding hairs.
3. You want the look of Fuller eyebrows
Pale, translucent hairs can make the eyebrows look thin and straggly. Tinting these hairs could reveal a neat, shapely brow you never even knew was there. Even though the thickness and denseness of your eyebrow hair can of course not be changed in the tinting session alone, the darker color will make them appear naturally thicker.
4. You want to add definition to your face
It’s amazing what a difference a nice pair of shapely tinted eyebrows can make the structure of your face. Having neat, defined eyebrows frames the eyes, boosts facial symmetry and creates an attractive high-contrast look.
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With henna, you can temporarily tint your eyebrows in a painless and all-natural way so they’re shaped every morning, with no need for pencils or powders. It’s also a really great way to trial a shape before you commit to feather-touch tattooing.
The service is fairly new to USA, but henna dye has been used for thousands of years for body art and temporary tattoos. So, we spoke with the experts to give you everything you need to know about 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.
Henna is a safe and natural alternative to tints and dyes. It is vegan friendly and free from peroxide activators, making it a suitable option for anyone with sensitive skin.
We find most clients prefer the Henna brows to traditional tinting as the henna is a natural product and generally produces longer lasting results.
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. 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.
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, Olga 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 bow hair the better – people with little hair in their brows won’t see as long lasting results.
Olga 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.”