Henna in Michigan – Novi
For an event at the Dirty Martini Bar in Novi I needed a model. Here are the henna tattoos I did for Farah, my henna model.Read More
Here’s the video I made featuring my new drawing I featured here . I used Prismacolors, Copic Markers & Faber-Castell pens. This took about 3.5 hours to complete. Enjoy!Read More
The henna season is just getting going so since I am excited to get it going, my creative energy is flowing. Here’s a picture of the final product of an art drawing I did using Copic Markers, Prismacolor markers & Faber-Castell art pens. This took about 3.5 hours to complete. I also created a video of this that should be online shortly.Read More
Stretching my creative muscle, its always nice to work off the body and do some art. Here I took a regular Kroger paper grocery bag we used for groceries and used my Copic Markers , white Prismacolor colored pencil, and the fine tip Faber-Castell art pen to create this. I really like how it came out. It will be hanging up at the Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti.Read More
Here is the video for my recent Arabic style mehndi on my hand.
Arabic henna videoRead More
Mehndi I did on my hand today. I also made a henna video of this design. I like designs on my hand to feature flowers and paisleys. I don’t think that’s a surprise =-)
Heres a four leaf clover abstract design with henna. This is on the side torso area.Read More
New henna Mandala design! I really enjoy doing circular henna designs with elaborate lines.Read More
Another fun henna tattoo style design on a forearm. This is an original floral & paisley – my favorite type of designRead More
Here are a few pictures of recent henna designs. One on a leg and two for the hands. These were done at the B-24s Cafe in Ypsilanti where I do some of my local private appointments. Enjoy the new pictures :Read More
A new Henna tattoo design on the back. Floral elements & organic shapes. Enjoy this new YouTube video!Read More
Last night I was in Troy, Michigan and did a few designs and I liked this foot design I did. The client asked for a henna tattoo on her foot with flowers & leaves . I think I did what she asked seeing as she was really excited when it was all finished. Here is the tattoo from last night:
Hello. I did this design for a great client in Dearborn, Michigan. I really enjoy mandala designs with henna. Where I live isn’t too far from Dearborn so I meet many clients to do henna there frequently. Anyway, enjoy the new mandala design!Read More
Here is a new henna design on an arm that I did. I love getting to do a simple floral motif. Something therapeutic about the lovely repetition.Read More
The second volume of my Modern Mehndi henna ebook series has been released! Its a Festival Henna Design ebook with over 150 designs perfect for doing henna at parties and festivals.
You can download a free sample so you can see the examples of the Henna Designs found in this ebook volume.
Just enter your email below and push the download button, you’ll receive a free henna ebook sample in your email box.
Here are a few new henna designs . I have REALLY enjoyed using the back as a canvas lately. Less restrictions and more room to make LARGE art. These photos were taken by Linda Michele-Dobel Photography in Howell, Michigan with model Shalisa Goodman.Read More
Another fantastic photograph taken by Tana Helene of an original henna design I did.
A back design that was completed in about 35 minutes.
As a henna artist, I fair well. As a chef, however, I do not. This year I thought I would try my hand at the latter. I had a cookie exchange party for a few of my friends & family. We had some AMAZING cookies and the food I made even went over well.
The cookies that were made were just too good. We had double chocolate peppermint cookies, chocolate chip, sugar cookies, nanaimo bars (which won Best Tasting of the evening) , cannoli, Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake that my husband had delivered here, snowball cookies, snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts etc etc etc YUMM!!
Singing carols & eating yummy treats with your friends and family REALLY makes the holidays come alive. I just love this time of the year .
Without further adieu.. here are the pictures to feast your eyes on:Read More
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE to decorate pregnant bellies with henna? Since its usually a large area I am designing on, my clients and I get to chat about babies, toys, diapers and all that fun stuff. Another amazing aspect of doing henna for a baby belly is getting so see little feet & arm movements while you’re working. So adorable. Well, here is a boy baby belly design I recently did. The mommy-to-be loves lines and dots & flowers, but she wanted It to represent her little boy, so she choose a cute elephant for the middle instead of the floral design.
It took about 45 minutes to complete.
A question I am frequently asked is “How do I prepare for my henna appointment?” Here are a few key things to remember before having henna done and how to care for henna:
1. Henna stains the best on clean, dry skin. Please do not apply any lotions or oils to the area where you want your design. Its a good idea to shower and exfoliate before your appointment, too.
2. For brides, make sure you have someone to assist you after your appointment if your arms, hands, feet, legs will be covered in henna.
3. Be sure to eat, use the restroom, take out your contacts, etc BEFORE we get started doing your henna since it will be very difficult to do these tasks after the henna is applied to your hands.
4. Remember that henna takes anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes to totally dry depending on the environment and amount of henna applied. Be mindful of this before deciding where your design will go. The less you move before it dries, the better. You want to avoid smearing and premature cracking of the dried paste. You’ll want to leave the dried paste on for as long as you can. The longer it stays on your skin, the darker you stain can get. At least 2 hours but overnight it best.
5. When the paste eventually falls off, the design will be a light orange / yellow. It will oxidize over the next 24 – 48 hours to be a rich dark brown / mahogany color.
6. Avoid scrubbing the area with water or soap. Apply a natural oil such as sesame oil, olive oil or a waxy body balm like Mama Bee Belly Balm from Burt’s Bees.
7. ENJOY the pampering experience of having henna done!Read More
Today I got the privilege to decorate Patricia’s head with a Henna Crown – She’s a lovely, upbeat lady who also lives in Ypsilanti. Here are the pics of the floral, medallion motif henna crown I did.Read More
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I have been creating professional, beautiful henna art for 7 years. I was a henna artist at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for 2 years and now I work throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio &…
Getting the opportunity to collaborate with this great group of artists & models really makes what I do such a dream career.
Mike & Robin’s low-key / high-key work really captures the delicate henna lines on the skin perfectly.
Here are a few sample photos from the shoot:Read More
I met two lovely ladies in Dearborn, MI on Friday night to do a few pretty henna designs on their hands – palm & top of the hand for both of them.
The designs were floral and feminine and accentuated their style.Read More
Henna application on an arm &palm/ The design is floral & paisley. An original design by me. This would be nice for an elegant occasion or a wedding.
This design took 30 minutes to complete.Read More