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Custom Henna Tattoos

braids, cornrows, wraps


Black Or Natural

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Here at Beach Braids – Hair Wraps and Henna we mix all of our henna paste and jagua gel in house with only the freshest and finest ingredients imported from Rajasthan (henna) and Panama (jagua).

WHAT IS HENNA? Henna paste is applied on the skin using a jacquard bottle.  After about 30 to 60 minutes, the mud will dry and begin to crack, and during this time it is important to not disturb the henna by touching or smearing.  Once dried the henna design can then be wrapped with tissue, plastic or tape to lock in body heat, creating a more intense color on the skin.  The wrap (not a traditional method), is worn for two to six hours and then removed.  When first removed, the henna design is pale to dark orange in color and gradually darkens through oxidation, over the course of 24 to 72 hours.  The final color is reddish brown and can last anywhere from one to two weeks depending on the persons skin type as well as where it was applied on the body (thicker skin stains darker and longer than thin skin). Moisturizing with natural oils, such as olive, sesame seed, or coconut, will also help extend the lifetime of the stain. Skin exfoliation causes the henna tattoo to fade.


One of the styles we provide at Beach Braids – Hair Wraps & Henna is the mehndi style application. Mehndi is the local variant of henna designs in India and neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, women use mehndi for festive occasions, such as weddings, religious events and traditional ceremonies.



Jagua ink is a temporary form of skin decoration resulting from the application of an extract of the fruit Genipa americana, also known as Jagua. Like henna paste it also is applied with a jacquard bottle, needs up to an hour to dry, cannot be touched while drying and needs to be left on the skin for several hours in order to stain properly. This fruit has been used for body ornamentation and medicinal purposes in many areas of South America for over 2000 years. Once applied the jagua penetrates and stains the top skin layer. When first removed the color is a very pale gray or silver color.It takes 12 to 24 hours for the color to develop and darken until it becomes blue-black.