If your eyes are the windows to the soul, then brows would be the window frame.
Your brows not only accentuate your eyes and frame your face, but help give it character too, that’s why choosing the right brow treatment is so important!
Like with any trend, brow trends have come and gone and will likely keep repeating until the end of time, but the key to a timeless brow is to select the right treatment for you, your brows and your skin.
To help you out, here’s a look into our two most popular brow treatments…
Brow tinting and Henna.
Tinting is the OG when it comes to colouring the brows, it’s what most associate with a traditional brow treatment.
The consistency of paint and derived from vegetable oils, tint is often paired with wax to subtly define and shape the natural brow.
A tint is perfect if you're new to the brow game, have fair brows or just after a more subtle change to the natural tone of your brows.
Tint is designed to tint the brow hairs only, without leaving a stain on the skin. However, if you do find that there is a stain, it will wash away within in a couple of days following a tint.
Tint can be applied over the whole brow or solely to patchier areas to add depth and consistency of colour
What to expect:
Tint fades naturally over time, but usually lasts on the hairs for between 4-6 weeks depending on the thickness of your brow hairs and growth cycle.
Minimal aftercare is needed with your standard tint, although it is best to avoid excessive rubbing or touching of the brows, and if you can, avoid getting them wet for at least 12 hours.
Chances are you've heard of henna tattoos before and henna brows are no different.
A natural alternative to colouring the brows, powdered plant fibres packed full of natural benefits that are known strengthen and condition the brow hairs, while also encouraging growth are mixed with water to create a paste.
Henna is ideal if you’ve overplucked or fallen victim to the 90’s brow, prone to sneaky grey hairs or a fan of the fuller statement brow.
The beauty of henna is the wiggle room it gives you, whether you create an enhanced natural look or something more intense, it depends on your application.
Unlike standard tint, Henna not only tints the brow hairs but the skin beneath them, filling in gaps and adding depth and body to the brows that may not be there naturally.
What to Expect:
When it comes to Henna Brows, you can expect a longer brow appointment as it takes a little longer to process than your standard tint.
The skin stain that Henna creates usually lasts between 2-10 days with the tint on the brows naturally breaking down over a 4 to 10 week period.
Henna brow aftercare is a little more involved than your standard tint.
To ensure that they're long lasting, make sure you're avoiding heaving creams and exfoliants in the area and regularly hydrating the brows with a brow/facial oil.
Something to Remember:
Henna’s longevity is dependent on a number of different factors:
1. Your skin – If you have dry skin, Henna seems to hang on quite tightly and has the tendency to last a little longer, however, if you’re prone to oily skin or tend to sweat, henna may not hang around as long.
2. Your skincare routine – If you exfoliate regularly, use a particularly abrasive exfoliant or a heavy moisturiser, the likelihood of Henna disappearing faster than normal is high. When following your skincare routine, avoid the brows post Henna treatment.
No matter what you choose, you can have faith in the fact that we are here to support you on your journey to achieve your best brows.
Love Lauren xxx