When it comes to beauty treatments, there are the ones you need and the ones you want. For me, massages and manicures fall into the latter category, whilst brows are most definitely in the former. There is nothing quite like a freshly tended set of brows to make you look and feel like you’ve got your priorities in order, and mornings where I can brush through brow gel and go are always dreamy.
So, when Now by One Spa, situated in the dreamy Sheraton hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, got in touch to see if I’d like to try their new Henna brow treatment, and I absolutely jumped at the chance. By sheer coincidence, I’d been growing my brows out, and they were in desperate need for a tidy up, so I popped through to the salon on a Tuesday morning, to find out what Henna brows entailed.
Now by One Spa, is a perfect spot to visit if you’re looking for a quick relaxation hit. There’s parking on-site, which means you can pop in without worrying about leaving the car, and there is even a gorgeous little cafe, where I sat and enjoyed a tea whilst buzzing through emails before my appointment. Like with all dye jobs, you will need a quick patch test with the henna (it takes about 30 minutes) then you’re good to go.
My henna treatment may just be the most relaxing brow appointment I’ve ever had – nestled in one of the spa’s massage chairs, my brows were measured out, waxed, and then the henna is applied, and allowed to dry. The henna used in the treatment is Supercilium – a cruelty free, vegan product made of the very purest, finest henna. There are a selection of colours to choose from and the formula is painted on and left to dry, so not only does it tint your hairs, but the skin underneath too. This means your brows look super thick and groomed – the skin tint lasts about a fortnight, whilst the hair tint lasts about six weeks. The whole treatment took about an hour, and honestly, it was so relaxing I fell asleep in the (massage) chair, and I left with brows which were perfectly groomed – thick, angled and groomed, yet natural looking. It’s shaved off about 10 minutes of filling in and gelling each morning, and it’s a perfect spot to try if you’re after great brows in Edinburgh!
A brow wax and henna treatment is priced at £34 and more information is available here