Creating Ombre Brows with So Henna
So Henna Brows is an undeniably great treatment, and one which is rapidly gaining popularity among brow artists and their clients. You’d be forgiven for thinking that a graphic, one-tone look is all you can really achieve with Brow Henna, but we’re here to show you that you can get gorgeous ombre brows in a few super easy steps!
What are ombre brows?
Ombre brows give beautiful depth and definition to the eyebrows. This popular brow style allows for a more natural finish by creating a softer, less pigmented appearance at the start of the brow, gradually becoming more pigmented throughout the tail end of the brow.
How do I create ombre brows using brow henna?
Begin by mapping the brows - using callipers or a golden ratio divider, mark the inner brow, the top and bottom of the arch, and the tail. Then, using some black thread join the dots to outline the brows. Use White Paste around the outside of the brows to ensure that the Henna stays within the lines.
Next you’re going to mix up your brow henna. Use the spoon included with your So Henna jar to scoop out the perfect amount, and mix it with around 10 drops of water. Mix with our So Henna Mixing Tool until all the granules have completely dissolved, and you have a syrupy texture.
How do I apply brow henna?
Use an angled brush to apply the henna, starting from the tail end - this is the key to your ombre brows effect! Apply the henna mix in a thick and even layer working inwards and leave it on the brows for 8 to 20 minutes (this will depend on how rich a colour you’d like.
Let’s say you’re used to applying Brow Henna from the inner brow and moving outwards, and you forget to start from the tail end - no problem, what you’re going to do is remove the colour from the insides of the brows sooner than the rest by a minute or two, which will result in that ombre effect.
There’s one more way to achieve ombre brows with So Henna, but it’s a little bit trickier. Start like you normally would at the tail end and move inwards. When you’re about 2 thirds - 3 quarters done, apply a thin line of the brow henna to the inner corners, and taking a clean brush, gently drag the colour upwards. This will give you a beautiful final effect, but like we say, it is tricky and does require lots of practice!
We hope you liked this post and found it useful! Remember to tag us on @sohenna_official with your brow sets so that we can swoon over them!