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Lego 4th of July #lego #legos #america #buzzlightyear #wonderwoman #fourthofjuly #4thofjuly #america #amerika #americanflag #redwhiteblue #red

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Lego 4th of July #lego #legos #america #buzzlightyear #wonderwoman #fourthofjuly #4thofjuly #america #amerika #americanflag #redwhiteblue #red

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Here's to a Happy 4th of July !#fourthofjuly #america #4thofjuly #americasbirthday #holiday #americanflag #buzzlighter #wonderwoman #patriotic #usa #flag #redwhiteblue #ypsilanti #kellycaroline #funny #amerika #celebrate #freedom

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Here's to a Happy 4th of July !#fourthofjuly #america #4thofjuly #americasbirthday #holiday #americanflag #buzzlighter #wonderwoman #patriotic #usa #flag #redwhiteblue #ypsilanti #kellycaroline #funny #amerika #celebrate #freedom

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Pineapples and watermelon . Perfect lickable wallpaper#watermelon #pineapple #watercolors #painting #drawing #ink #art #kellycaroline #willywonka #wallpaper #pattern #summer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Pineapples and watermelon . Perfect lickable wallpaper#watermelon #pineapple #watercolors #painting #drawing #ink #art #kellycaroline #willywonka #wallpaper #pattern #summer

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girl in the summer #kellycaroline #girl #summer #naturalgirl #nature #drawing #art #ink #ypsilanti

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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girl in the summer #kellycaroline #girl #summer #naturalgirl #nature #drawing #art #ink #ypsilanti

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Henna Instruction Video

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Henna, Video | 0 comments

Henna Instruction Video

Henna Instruction Video

Are you searching for some basic henna know-how ? How to mix henna paste ? Henna DIY ? How to start your henna career ? How to develop your own henna design ? Need festival design ideas ? How about an overview on the history of henna ? All of this and more is included in our special Henna Instruction Video : Modern Mehndi . With over 2 hours of henna how – to footage, examples and photo slideshow, this Henna instruction video is the one for you. Watch Modern Mehndi on Amazon or order the DVD.

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Roxy

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Roxy

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Henna style leaves #kellycaroline #henna #ypsilanti #art #drawing #ink #tattoos #tattoo #design #detroit #flowers #leaves #mehndi

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Henna style leaves #kellycaroline #henna #ypsilanti #art #drawing #ink #tattoos #tattoo #design #detroit #flowers #leaves #mehndi

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Henna floral medallion #henna #floral #medallion #mehndi #drawing #art #ink #tattoos #tattoo #design #ypsilanti #kellycaroline

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Henna floral medallion #henna #floral #medallion #mehndi #drawing #art #ink #tattoos #tattoo #design #ypsilanti #kellycaroline

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Triangle bit.. #triangles #drawing #henna #art #kellycaroline #ypsilanti #geometric #hennaart #tattoos #tattoo

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Triangle bit.. #triangles #drawing #henna #art #kellycaroline #ypsilanti #geometric #hennaart #tattoos #tattoo

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Henna drawing with an "under the sea" feel #henna #michigan #drawing #art #mehndi #floral #flowers #octopus #tattoos #ink #kellycaroline

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Henna drawing with an "under the sea" feel #henna #michigan #drawing #art #mehndi #floral #flowers #octopus  #tattoos #ink #kellycaroline

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Swirly feathery doodles .. #henna #art #feathers #tattoo #design #drawing #vines #swirls #doodles #drawing #kellycaroline

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Swirly feathery doodles .. #henna #art #feathers #tattoo #design #drawing #vines #swirls #doodles #drawing #kellycaroline

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Morning mandala drawing … #mandala #henna #drawing #art #ypsilanti #kellycaroline #floral #ink #tattoodesign

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Morning mandala drawing ... #mandala #henna #drawing #art #ypsilanti #kellycaroline #floral #ink #tattoodesign

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Henna for wedding #henna #kellycaroline

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

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Henna for wedding #henna #kellycaroline

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Henna Drawing

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in art, Crafts, Henna, henna back designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design | 0 comments

Lately I’ve been wanting to draw on ol’ fashion paper with a marker so this is what I came up with! Of course, its a henna drawing.

I love to practice henna designs on paper.

I think this design would be so sexy on the back between the shoulder blades or for a baby belly design.

Check out more designs for more inspiration.

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flower henna drawing

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Henna Tattoo on the Back

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in clothing, Henna, henna back designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

I always get the question :

How long does henna last?

My answer is that it really depends on the area you have it done. The stain takes a little longer to develop fully on softer areas of the body, like the back. Usually though, henna lasts 10-15 days with the hands and feet lasting the longest.

Five days ago I did this henna tattoo on the back design . Today I got a chance to capture a picture of it. The stain came out so dark ! The dark brown color should last about 1 week and then gradually fade. Check out my newest henna tattoo on the back . This is day 5 for her henna design.

I love to do big, trailing flower designs on the back.

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henna tattoo on the back

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Henna Party Pictures

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design, Weddings | 0 comments

As promised, here are the henna party pictures from the 2-day event for a great bride. I really enjoyed meeting all her family – traveling from all over the world from San Francisco, CA  to Brooklyn, NY to Frankfort, Denmark ! The second day’s event was held at the lovely Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.

It’s not often I am around to see the bridal henna stain the next day but since I was, I made sure to get a picture of her henna 24 hours after it was applied.

Day 1 – henna application

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bridal henna designs with flowers

Day 2 – 24 hours later .  It still has darkening to do over the next 12 hours.

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bridal henna design stain the next day

 

Here are the henna party pictures from the two days of mehndi parties .

oh! I loved the beading on her beautiful dress!

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mehndi party henna ideas

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mehndi ceremony henna designs

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mehndi ceremony for fusion wedding

 

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bridal henna on hands and feet

 

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Ann Arbor Mehndi Party

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, simple henna design, Weddings | 0 comments

Today was a great Mehndi party here in Ann Arbor with great Indian food ! I will have more pictures up soon but here is just a taste .

I love fun groups for a mehndi party – it’s great to be a part of big wedding celebrations. 

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henna party in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Henna Horse Tattoo Design

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

More and more nowadays people are coming into the salon to try out a tattoo design in henna before they have it done permanently – which I think is a great idea. I can tell you first hand, trying out a tattoo with henna first has helped guide many of my clients in their decision. I’ll even meet with the same client, multiple times to try the same tattoo design in different spots and sizes.

Today I did a henna horse tattoo design trial for a client.

She picked out the horse tattoo from Pinterest and I replicated it in henna.

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henna horse tattoo design

She really liked it and plans on having it done permanently .

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Henna Crown Designs

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments | 0 comments

Henna crown designs are henna designs applied to a shaved head – usually due to hair loss from chemotherapy treatments. Henna crown designs are a great way to celebrate life and adorn yourself with art – in the midst of a hard situation. My most recent henna crown design was for a great girl, who was on her way to the 7th annual stupid cancer OMG2014 Summit for Young Adults .

And for the record, cancer IS stupid .

You can check out the video for the last year’s conference here :

OMG2013 Sizzle Reel from Stupid Cancer on Vimeo.

Note * Is henna safe when you have cancer ? My answer is to check with your doctor before having henna applied because every medical situation is unique. I have never had a client being treated chemotherapy have any negative reaction to henna. That being said, check with your doctor first. Before you have henna applied, you should ALWAYS check the ingredients with the artist to ensure the henna paste only has henna leaves, pure essential oils (ex:  tea tree, lavender or eucalyptus ) , sugar, & water. This is true for anyone having henna done, but ESPECIALLY true for people who have cancer or extremely sensitive skin . Never (without exception) let anyone use “black” henna on your skin.

As for her henna crown designs , she brought in a few ideas with flowers and leaves and paisleys so I just combined them all together for one great look .

She was really thrilled with the results.

 

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henna crown design – side view

 

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henna crown design with flowers

 

 

 

 

 

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Henna Belly Designs

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments | 0 comments

What a fun day! Two henna belly designs at the salon today. Two friends who just happened to become pregnant around the same time decided it would be fun to get their bellies henna-ed together in celebration  . They chose a matching design they found online- from Blue Lotus Henna, I believe.  I really enjoyed doing the design that twice in a row was a-okay for me. Henna belly designs are some of my favorite henna designs to do.

This henna design for the belly is a pretty flower mandala – a design I really like because flowers make me happy .

Here are the pictures of the two matching designs – enjoy!

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matching henna baby belly designs

 

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baby belly henna design flower

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flower henna baby belly design

 

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prenatal henna designs for the belly

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Phoenix Henna Tattoo

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Today a great client, one of my regulars, came by the salon today. She always has fun & different design ideas to work with. Today she had the idea to do a phoenix henna tattoo design. She came in today to have this design done to test out making it permanent.

The phoenix represents rising up from the ashes to be reborn – I think many of us have related to a phoenix at one time in our lives.

We went bold with a big phoenix henna tattoo on her back  and she loved it.

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phoenix henna tattoo on the back

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Henna Tattoo Design

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Seeing that as of 2013, 45 MILLION Americans have at least one tattoo, I am often asked to do a henna tattoo design around or in collaboration with an existing, permanent tattoo – which is something I find fun and challenging because I don’t have full freedom with the skin. I have to study what the first artist did to see the style of the piece which is also a clue into what the client likes (obviously) . I have tremendous respect for tattoo artists. I feel so much pressure for bridal henna that I practice the designs over and over because this will be on their skin for their wedding . I can’t imagine the pressure I would feel if it was permanent .

Henna is so fun for people because you can really play with different looks.

Here is a piece I did recently around an existing unicorn shoulder tattoo – the client really loved it

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shoulder henna tattoo

 

This henna tattoo I did in the fall for a great client who had the most intriguing tattoos. I really loved the beautiful bee tattoo here on her forearm .

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henna tattoo cuff design

 

 

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Fun Floral Henna Tattoos on the Back

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Spring is officially here on the calendar .. but here in Ypsilanti, Michigan  I still see a hefty coverage of brown, dirty snow still.

(snow, I love ya baby.. but you just gotta go)

I am feeling Spring – with my seedlings going strong, I felt inspired by flowers and seeds & came up with fun floral henna tattoos on the back of my dear friend. I love how the only space I had to work with on her back was the perfectly sweet little teardrop . I really like having a CREATIVE space to work with . Plus, this sweet girl just got back from a 3 week exploration trip in New Zealand & Australia so she has a nice glow to her skin. (She has such a pretty face, too)

I have been itching to do some creative henna tattoos on the back & in other sexy places. I have a creative leg henna design in mind, I just need the right gams to pull it off… coming soon.

Without further adieu, here is the sexy henna tattoos on the back that will have my friend’s lab coworkers curious . . .

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Henna tattoos for the back

 

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Henna Tattoos for a Party

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Tis the season for baby bellies ! I had a great opportunity to do a fun baby belly design and henna tattoos for a party at the same time here in Ann Arbor at the Bead Gallery . The mommy-to-be was having a boy so she wanted a sun for her son , but still some flowers so I did a “son-flower” (sunflower) design with floral elements around it.

We also did henna tattoos on both her hands to compliment her baby belly design  ::  see more baby belly designs here

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baby belly henna design with a sunflower

paisley henna tattoo design

paisley henna design

A fun floral mehndi design from the finger to the wrist .

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mehndi design henna tattoo for the hand

One henna tattoo design for the top of the hand and one for the palm – complimentary designs of paisley and florals

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henna tattoos on the palm and top of hands

And the last impromptu design, which I found to be the most fun to be creative with ! I rarely will apply henna to the face, but she wanted it SO badly – and I think it looked super cute :) xoxo

henna tattoo design on face

henna tattoo design on face

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Henna Tattoo

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in art, Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Here’s a new henna tattoo design I did for the lower forearm . It’s a simple flower with just a few vines & swirls – very feminine and I just love how it came out .

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henna tattoo flower

 

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