You know when you buy a new car and then all you seem to see for the next month is that exact type of car, everywhere you go? That’s how I felt about henna brows after first hearing that they were a thing a few weeks ago. All of a sudden, they were everywhere! But I still didn’t know too much about exactly what henna brows even were. So I went and got some henna brows of my own, and now I’m here to tell the tale…MORE
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Save time and product in the mornings by scheduling in pre-work beauty prep before returning to the office. For brows, a simple shape and tint will help you appear more together. If it’s longevity you’re after, consider henna — the dye permeates deeper into skin, offering a strong colour payoff that lasts up to twice as long as a standard brow tint (additional $17 to any brow service from offandon.co.nz). A lash tint may suffice for those who subscribe to a low-maintenance look, otherwise add a lash lift to your treatment for extra oomph. Go easy on eyeshadow — soft taupe will help you appear more awake. MORE
"Off & On is a hair removal and brow bar with locations all over New Zealand. you’ve probably heard us talk about them before, because they are so damn, amazing!"
"I am obsessed with their Henna Spa Treatment. Because, well look.....I don’t even wear makeup when I have my brows looking this good"
Brows provide context to a face and they are kind of like the road maps of how we see the face, and therefore decide if somebody looks beautiful, or older, or harsh. The more we can strengthen that frame, the better. When you don't have any strength or colour, brows that kind of wash into the skin; you've lost the ability to create context. MORE
"Ten days on I’m really happy, they still look very defined and are a definite improvement over regular tinting. At $65, I probably won’t go every time my brows need shaping but I it will definitely be something I work into my regular beauty routine every few months! It’s a big YES from me! I would highly recommend both henna as an option for brows, and Off and On as a one stop shop for all things brows" MORE
We’re talking colour, gloss and vibrancy with no nasty chemicals in sight. OFF & ON’s innovative (and oh-so pampering) henna spa treatment will leave you with tattoo-like colour—without the commitment. And, better yet, the natural colour lasts up to twice as long as traditional brow tints. Um yes, please! MORE
Janetta Mackay gives her verdict on a five-step henna brow treatment.
The verdict: I’d be wary of henna in the wrong hands, as getting the colour right is vital. I was happy with mine. The henna definitely lasted more than twice as long as a standard tint does on me, pushing the “why did I bother” question from around 4-5 days to nearer a fortnight. This would make for a good pre-holiday service. MORE