Henna Design/Birthday/Bridal

The English name "henna" comes from the Arabic word حــنــا pronounced ħinnā and is also known as Mehndi or Mehandi in South Asia and India. 

What is Henna ?                       https://book.pocketsuite.io/book/dzUq/results

Henna is an all-natural paste made out of crushed leaves and twigs from the henna plant. The plant (bionomial name - Lawsonia inermis) is found and grown in South Asian and North African countries. The application of henna has been used since ancient times as a temporary decoration to color skin, hair, fingernails, leather, and wool, and more recently becoming known worldwide as trendy temporary tattooing. When the paste is applied on the skin and left for few hours, it leaves a reddish-orange stain in the skin which fades away in 7 to 14 days. Since henna application is work of art, the size and intricacy determines the time needed and cost.

Traditionally, henna is applied on the hands, arms, and feet. Henna has been used to adorn young women's bodies as part of social and holiday celebrations since the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean. Henna was regarded as having "Barakah," or blessings, and was applied for luck as well as joy and beauty. It is still used today as an adornment and part of the preparation celebration for Brides-to-be prior to her wedding! In Egypt, henna is often applied after Ramadan and during Eid holiday festivities!

Is Henna Safe ?

Since henna is made of natural ingredients it is completely safe for all skin types. Henna designs have been applied on thousands of people of all ages (even babies!) and have had no known adverse reactions. However, henna paste is often made with some traces of eucalyptus and clove oil. If you are allergic to eucalyptus or clove oil, it is advised not to get henna. Of course, as with all skin applications, a test site may be used to determine reaction for your safety. 

Henna Crowns for Alopecia and Cancer Patients

Many hair loss sufferers have found Henna uplifting and it has given them a new sense of beauty in their daily lives. Henna Crowns are done in many different designs and can be very simple or very intricate and trail down the neck. Since henna is made of natural ingredients it is completely safe for all skin types. However, henna paste is often made with some traces of eucalyptus and clove oil. A patch test can be done before artwork is started to see if you have a reaction to the paste, although it is very rare.

~ Significance of Henna for Brides and Weddings ~  https://book.pocketsuite.io/book/dzUq/results


Henna (mehndi) is very important and essential in East Asian weddings. There is a special night dedicated for mehndi rituals called 'Mehandi Rashm' meaning 'Henna Rituals'. Traditionally, on this night friends, relatives, and family get together in a decorated room where fresh henna powder is mixed together to prepare henna paste. One who has more talent in henna designs is chosen to do the henna on the hands of the Bride (called Dulhan in Hindi) but usually it goes to an influential person in the family. In recent times, ready made henna cones are brought in from the market and henna artists are hired to do the application.

Special henna services are available for wedding parties and it makes a great alternative to the typical Bachlorette party! 

Our Bridal package includes design application for the Bride-to-be and members of the wedding party! Since wedding parties vary, a CONSULTATION should be scheduled and arrangements will be discussed and price quote given at that time. The best part is the Artist comes to you! 


Henna Design Rates

Henna makes a great party activity! (Only natural henna is used which produces a dark amber orange design. No black henna.)

Henna Designs By the Hour: $75.00/hr
  • Design Services for All Ages (even babies have gotten henna!)
  • Assortment of natural henna as well as "white henna" painted design, and "glitter henna" painted design choices
  • Areas covered are for hand, wrist, arm, and top of foot - with simple design patterns
  • Education on history and care instructions provided

Bridal Party Henna:  (Bride and 9 Guests) $200.00
  • Two Hours of design services for the Bride and up to 9 guests
  • Intricate design for Bride and small matching designs for the guests
  • Education on history and care instructions provided

Beauty Crown Henna:  (For Alopecia or Chemo)  $80.00  (Donation of $30.00 goes to Charity for Cancer Research.)
Includes: Two Hours of design services with customization for each individual. Makes a great gift to brighten someone's day!