Henna Hair Salons
My sister recently picked up a new hobby, dying people's hair with Henna dye. I've gotten pretty tired of my ombre blonde look so I decided there was no harm in letting her experiment her newfound interest on me.
When we were done my blonde hair was transformed into a beautiful reddish brown. I was impressed! If amateurs like us could do this, I bet that were salons that do it too. So I decided I would go on a hunt for salons that offer henna dye treatments. Though the list is rather small now, I expect it will grow as more and more people learn of Henna.
What is Henna?
Henna typically refers to a dye prepared from the flowering plant of the same name. Henna is used to make temporary (albeit long lasting) tattoos, dye hair, paint nails, and dye fabrics. The use of Henna dyes date as far back as Ancient Egypt and variations of the dye can be found throughout history in Africa, the Middle East, and in Asia.
Today, Henna is best known for the beautifully intricate tattoos made with the dyes. However as more natural lifestyle methods become increasingly more popular, so is interest in Henna Hair coloring.
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How do you dye your hair with Henna?
Henna dye can be purchased in a green powdery or brick form. By mixing the powder or breaking down the brick in water, tea, or coffee, you create a paste that is then applied to your hair. After the application of the green muddy paste, your hair is wrapped up and you must wait for four hours for the colour to set before you are able to wash it all out.
As you can imagine, this is a very messy, very tedious process. However, the end results are well worth the burden of going through the trouble! Henna leaves your hair looking bright, shiny, and healthy. You don't have to deal with harsh chemicals and their smells. The colour is vibrant and yet very natural looking. Overall, it's a wonderful product.
Though, due to the hassle it causes to Henna dye your hair in the first place, I've decided to search for professional services in New York to see if I can get the same beautiful results without all the trouble.
- Some salons that don't normally offer Henna hair coloring may be willing to do it for you anyway if you an express interest or tell them you do not or no longer want harmful chemicals going on your hair. In these cases, you can negotiate a price that works for you and your stylist.
- While searching for salons I discovered through forums that many places that offer threading also offer Henna hair coloring for $20 or more. If you know of a threading business nearby see if they offer these services as well.
Henna Hair Salons
Since Henna hair coloring is such an involved and time-consuming process, not many salons offer it, currently. However, I believe as knowledge of the product spreads and the desire for more natural and less damaging hair dye alternatives grows, more salons will start to offer this service in the future. I will try to update this list every so often. If you know of a salon that offers Henna that is not included here, please feel free to share.
Here are some I found by browsing the internet:
851 Oak Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
4060 Five Forks Trickum Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
Offers Henna hair coloring for $30+.
328A Main Street (Rte28)
Reading, MA 01867
Offers Henna hair coloring for $70+.
Earthly Roots Hair Studio
124 Hall St., Ste I-2
Concord, NH 03301
Offers Henna hair coloring for $75+.
822 E Jericho Tpk
Huntington, NY 11746
Offer Henna hair treatment for $35+.
Appearances Salon & Spa
11199D Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Henna treatment for hair starting at $50.
Henna Hair Dye Products
If you can't make it to one of these salons, you can still try henna dye out for yourself by buying from these well known brands.
Rainbow Research's Persian Mahogany was the first Henna dye I ever tried on my hair. It turned my brown-blonde ombre hair to a dark brown-light brown ombre with a pretty red shine.
Caca Marron from LUSH seems to be a very popular product online for people interested in using Henna to dye their hair. However, it's way more expensive!