Beauty Marks specializes in ALL NATURAL HENNA and JAGUA.  Both products last between 10 days up to 3 weeks depending on body part and aftercare.   


A note about "white henna."

"White henna" is the term used for a mix of body paint and body glue.  It is not henna at all,  but rather a temporary body decoration that sits on top of the skin and does not stain it.  'White henna" is best saved for "day of" events and photo shoots.  It starts to peel off fingers the same day, but can last elsewhere for up to 3 days. 

About Henna

  • Natural henna comes from the dried and powdered leaves of the lawsonia inermis plant.  
  • It is mixed with water or lemon juice, sugar, and essential oils to make a paste.
  • When henna paste is applied and left on the skin for 1-12 hours, it leaves a reddish stain.
  • Henna stains last from 1-3 weeks depending on various factors.
  • Henna takes 2-3 days to fully darken on the skin.  It starts off bright orange, and then turns darker.  

Henna paste ------ Fresh stain -------24-hr. stain

Henna paste ------ Fresh stain -------24-hr. stain

About Jagua

  • Jagua is an all-natural gel or paste that stains blue/black.
  • It comes from a fruit that grows in South America.  (Genipa Americana)
  • It is NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH black henna (more on that later)
  • Stains take 12-24 hours to develop (like a Polaroid) and last 1-3 weeks.
  • Allergic reactions are rare, but more likely if you are allergic to tropical fruits.
  • Jagua stains the skin very quickly, so smears cannot be fixed. For that reason, it is limited to private appointments.

Mature jagua stain-Blue/black color

Mature jagua stain-Blue/black color

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is henna made of?
A: Henna paste is made up of all natural ingredients including dried, powdered henna plant leaves; water or lemon juice, sugar, and essential oils.  

Q: How long do henna and jagua stains last?
A: From 1-3 weeks depending on body part and aftercare


Q: Is henna safe?
A: Yes! Natural henna is very safe.  On rare occasions, a person may be allergic to one of the ingredients (lemon juice or essential oil).


Q: What is "black henna" and how is it different from natural henna?
A: "Black henna" is made from chemical hair dye and can be highly toxic. For this reason, ALWAYS ask  the  henna artist "What is in your henna?"  The answer should sound like my Q #1.
It is always best to do your due diligence and research to make sure you are working with a reputable henna artist.
Also, it's good to steer clear of henna being done in areas with a high tourist population.