Henna Designs – an update from a busy henna artist

Henna Designs – an update from a busy henna artist

I have been one busy henna artist this past summer! I have met so many wonderful clients who are now “regulars” at the salon & I have been to numerous awesome events. I have been so busy in fact, this summer I have added to my business two wonderful henna artists Sarah & Sathya. Lovely, talented artists who I am so glad to have on our team.

Since I have left you without many pictures to gaze on, here’s a bunch of recent henna designs from parties and events all across Michigan this summer. These range from weddings , to sweet 16 birthday parties , bridal showers & private appointments at the henna salon . ENJOY!

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henna tree tattoo on ribcage

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flower henna on the top of the foot

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floral hand henna design

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I love the fingers on these hands! Complementary henna designs for the top of the hands.

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Wedding henna for a fusion Indian wedding

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henna on the hands for a party

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hand and wrist henna tattoo designs

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henna on the hands with mandala henna flowers

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henna on the palms for an Indian fusion wedding

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vine and floral henna on the hands for a birthday party

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elaborate henna for a party on the hands

Henna Party for Girls

Henna Party for Girls

Today I had a henna party at the salon here in Ypsilanti, MI . This was a really fun group  – a family that is hosting their own henna party with one of our henna artists. They came into the salon to have their henna designs done before the party they are having. Each of the girls had picked out a henna design and I repeated a similar design on their hands and feet. Here are the pictures :

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henna on hands and feet with pedicure and manicure

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henna on hands and feet with pedicure and manicure

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henna on hands and feet

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henna on hands and feet

Simple Henna Designs

Simple Henna Designs

This has been one eventful summer! We have been to a lot of graduation parties, birthday parties & parties just for the sake of having a party. For larger parties we like to bring simple henna designs so we can get to as many guests as possible. But today I had a more intimate house party with some lovely ladies so we got to get creative with the henna designs.

Here are two of the fun designs we did .

One was for the host of the party. She wanted a henna sun design in the middle of her back. She really liked it.

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Henna sun tattoo on the back

For this other henna design, she requested a cuff design. I also really liked her permanent tattoos.

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henna tattoo cuff

Sexy Henna

Sexy Henna

I really like to do henna on creative places of the body. Sometimes I get to do some sexy henna designs like this one here on the top of the thigh. I think this falls into the ” sexy henna ” category because of the placement and because of the organic movement of the design. A henna design like this would be cute for a wedding instead of a garter of something fun for a party.

Without further adieu – here’s a pic of some sexy henna for your enjoyment  .

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sexy henna on the thigh

 

Floral Henna Feet

Floral Henna Feet

High arches make for fun floral henna feet designs ! I love doing fun henna designs in different places . The insides of the feet is a great place to put henna for the summer – you can see it while wearing flip flops, henna on the feet lasts for at least 14 days and it always gets nice and dark. Here’s the latest floral henna feet tattoo stain the next day. It will darken even more 48 hours after the henna was applied.

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floral foot henna design

Henna for a Bachelorette Party

Henna for a Bachelorette Party

I had a great group of ladies who came in for a session of Henna for a Bachelorette Party . They came into my salon to celebrate the non-traditional bride and her soon-to-be wedding day . I have to say, I do love some girl talk while I get to do henna for a bachelorette party.

Here are the pictures . This is what the bride had done – two hands with henna glove designs that she choose as well as a mandala henna design on her left shoulder .

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henna glove design for bride on hands

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shoulder mandala henna tattoo

This girl choose an interesting concept. She wanted a trail of flowers from her hand to her upper arm and then ends with a tree on the top. Very “out of the box” but she ended up really loving it.

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henna tree on arm

For this one, she asked for overlapping flowers that trailed up the arm and with a butterfly somewhere in the design.  So here is her floral henna sleeve .

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henna sleeve with flowers

This girl has my sense of humor. She wanted an octopus on her arm and cherry blossoms on her hand. So cute.

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henna octopus on arm

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henna cherry blossoms tattoo

Henna for Weddings

Henna for Weddings

The importance of henna for weddings, especially Indian weddings, doesn’t just stop at the bridal henna design. The mother of the bride and sister of the bride’s henna needs to be very special, too. Often time the bride’s mother and sister will come to my henna salon the day before before the official Mehndi party and have their henna applied so that their stain has already developed by the time of the henna party. Today the mother and sister came in to the salon because they wanted more elaborate henna designs than time would allow for tomorrow when we have 70 guests to henna-up at the Mehndi party. The bride is also getting married in Troy, Michigan with the reception the next day in Ohio.

Here are pictures of the henna for the weddings :

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Mother of the bride henna design for Indian wedding

 

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Sister of the bride henna for weddings

Henna Parties and Party Designs

Henna Parties and Party Designs

Hello! Woah !! What a crazy past week I just had! I had 5 henna parties in three days. I really love doing henna parties. Everyone is always so excited when I get to the event. I had three high school senior all night parties from 11pm-3am in Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, and Warren Michigan as well as a birthday party and graduation party. Henna parties a great addition to any event. So without further adieu, here are a few designs from the henna parties this weekend.

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Henna stain on the hand

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Belly Dancer Henna hand design

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floral henna hand designs for parties



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Hand designs for henna parties

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henna on collarbone tattoo

Henna tattoos on the foot

Henna tattoos on the foot

Hello all! Spring is in full swing here in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I will do a post on just the outdoor gardening work I have been up to soon. Right now I have some pictures of henna tattoos on the foot to share. I love henna tattoos on the feet because they get really dark red / brown and last for 2 weeks.

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henna tattoos on foot

henna tattoo on the foot

henna tattoo on the foot

Free Henna Designs

Free Henna Designs

Here is a page of the free henna designs book I  made recently. What I do now is I have all my henna designs on my ipad and let clients scroll through them at events. Here is a very simple set of designs you can have of free henna designs that I drew for my henna parties. Enjoy!

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Indian Wedding Henna designs

Indian Wedding Henna designs

Hello! Yesterday I did henna for a mehndi party in Livonia, Michigan and wedding henna designs for a lovely bride. I worked with the bride on her arm and feet designs via email since she lives in Georgia. She did come into the henna salon for a wedding henna trial and consultation when she travelled to Michigan earlier this year. I was very happy with her henna design choices. Here are the pictures of her wedding henna :

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wedding henna design on arms

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hands and feet wedding henna

 

 

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Close up of wedding henna on the hand

 

Henna tattoo on the hands

Henna tattoo on the hands

Henna tattoo on hands

Henna tattoo on hands

Hello everyone!

Today my fashionista client came in today. She loves getting her henna tattoo on the hands because she says it gets the most comments since people can see it no matter what you wear. Of course I agree. I really like having a henna tattoo on the hands. Also I love the stain that comes from henna on the top or palms of the hands.

 

Here’s the picture I snapped of her design

 

Tea Tree Oil Uses

Tea Tree Oil Uses

One of the main ingredients of my henna mixture is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has that fresh, mint-like smell that is invigorating to the senses.  Here’s some background information on tea tree oil and some tea tree oil uses : “Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is a pale yellow color to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia.”

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Tea tree oil uses extend to medicinal as well. The indigenous Bundjalung people of eastern Australia use “tea trees” as a traditional medicine by inhaling the oils from the crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds. Some sources suggest beneficial medical properties when applied topically, including antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. The antiseptic properties can help in the fight against skin blemishes (acne). It also has beneficial cosmetic properties.

 

By using tea tree oil in my henna mixture, it actually adds a skin healing element to the lovely design you’ll receive. If you’re a fellow henna artist, I would suggest giving tea tree essential oil in your henna paste a try. Since there are so many uses for tea tree oil, it’s a win/win

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Henna Supplies

Henna Supplies

Today is a special day:  the first day henna supplies are on sale on this site! The henna supplies are being shipped from Darcy at Henna Lounge  – let’s all take a minute to oggle her gorgeous designs *mmmmmm….*

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The henna powder that we carry is the very finest henna in the world. This is the same henna we use on our own clients. This henna powder is fresh Organic Rajasthani Henna directly from a farm in the Sojat region of Rajasthan. This henna is stringy and has a great reputation for a lovely dark mahogany stain.

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Of course, with henna powder we cannot forget one of the “essential” henna supplies : essential oils .

The varieties we are currently carrying are :

egyptian geranium oil

And yes! Henna supplies for hair! Natural henna is a traditional method of dying the hair. Henna, or lawsonia inermis, imparts a natural red dye which is useful for covering gray hair, or adding a coppery sheen to your hair. Henna beard dye is simply henna, applied to the beard. Because there are no chemicals or additives it is a safe and natural way to dye almost any hair.

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If you’re a beginner, here is a complete henna kit to get started in making your own unique henna designs.  It also comes complete with henna instructions of how to mix the paste together.

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Need ideas for henna designs? Pick up my henna design ebooks that are instantly delivered to your email.

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Need some design inspiration right away? Check out my Free Henna Ebook <3

Men Henna Designs

Men Henna Designs

Hello everyone.

Yes, that’s right, Spring is HERE! That means people remember they have skin again and like to show it!

Even though there is a woman walking around New York without a shirt (AMEN sister!)  the rest of our nation may have to play the waiting game until that becomes legal. Okay, back to henna designs…

 

Anyways, men henna designs are almost as rare as a woman who walks around in public without a shirt.  Here is a simple one for those of you looking for ” men henna designs ” . Just some simple Roman numerals  along the collarbone depicting the birthdays of his parents.

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men henna designs

 

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And another picture of men henna designs is from a while back at my salon in Ypsilanti, Michigan

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henna tribal tattoo for men

 

A close up shot of the tree of his tribal tattoo design

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pine tree henna tattoo

Last henna design for men today. This client wanted to try out a tattoo idea he had. Instead of going right for the tattoo, he decided to try it out using henna first. He was one happy guy when we were all done and deided he WOULD get this tattoo done permanently.

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tribal body tattoo for men

Another LOVELY pair of Dear Golden shoes..

Another LOVELY pair of Dear Golden shoes..

Ladies *(and gentlemen if there are gentlemen that peruse this blog), I once again have found an AMAZING pair of shoes from my favorite vintage shop: Dear Golden here in Ypsilanti. Some of you may remember these shoes I bought for a wedding. I now am IN the wedding of a great friend and we were tasked with finding our own bridesmaid dress, shoes etc. and I was jazzed for the opportunity. The only perimeters was it needed to be a pastel sundress. Any pattern, brand or color choice was up to us as long as it fell into the pastel/sundress category. When my friend told us the requirements my brain was like: “You mean, I get to be apart of your big day and you’re giving me an excuse to buy a dress I’ll actually WEAR AGAIN??!?… OKAY!”

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Soooo. what did I do? Of course I directed myself to contact my go-to  lady team of “people who let me buy their lovely items” : THREADBEAT  and Dear Golden .    Rebecca Tanner-Russell , the wonder woman behind THREADBEAT  created a beautifully detailed sundress for me to wear in the wedding. (You’ll have to wait for pictures of that)  After the dress arrived and fit perfectly, I found the necklace I’ll be wearing at a cute resale shop in Grand Rapids for $6!

After that, I set my sights on Dear Golden for my shoes. Shoes are always tough for me to buy for a few reasons:

1. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on shoes

2. I need COMFORTABLE shoes

3. I would like them to be well made

4. I don’t like to support mass made shoes

5. I’d like them to be somewhat stylish

(Do you see how #s 2-5 contradict with #1??? yeah, so now you know why it’s tough)

 

Annnyways, all of this to say why I am very ,very happy with my new (to me) Italian leather janes

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mmmmm…. shoes

 

 

YAY! I’ll post pictures of the complete outfit when they all come together in a perfect harmony.

 

*Kelly*

 

Henna Party Tattoos at the Salon

Henna Party Tattoos at the Salon

Hello all! Today was a busy day at the salon. Two different party groups came in today for some henna party tattoos . It was a girls day, for sure. Lots of lovely ladies and fun girl chat makes my job a lot of fun.

Here are a few of the henna tattoo designs clients got today. These ladies came in for a 16th birthday henna party celebration. I think it was a great idea – everyone got to participate and the birthday girl got the most henna, which made it special for her.

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henna tattoos on the hand

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Henna tattoo party ladies!

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Henna hand Designs

Henna hand Designs

Hi hi hi there. I had another great week .. Hope you did, too! Although, I’m Getting pretty pale and I wish the sun would come out once in a while. I can’t wait to do some henna designs on pretty sun-kissed skin. Here are two henna hand designs that I did on the hands Of two new clients. One wanted some coverage on the tops of her hands and then the other one wanted pretty dense Henna coverage on her palms.

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Henna hand design

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Henna tattoo on hand

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Henna tattoo on palm

Floral henna tattoo

Floral henna tattoo

Hello all! Spring is around the corner and you know what that means! Henna tattoo season is almost here

Here’s a Henna tattoo design that I did on my forearm. It was inspired by a picture I found on the Internet. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this design and I really like it. This is the Henna stain design four days after I applied it.

Make an appointment for your henna tattoo design today!

 

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henna tattoo design

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