Another fun henna tattoo style design on a forearm. This is an original floral & paisley – my favorite type of design 🙂
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 :
A new Henna tattoo design on the back. Floral elements & organic shapes. Enjoy this new YouTube video!
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!
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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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:
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.
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.
This is a video I made. Bridal mehndi, applying henna with a cone. This design is a mix of Arabic and Indian style floral motifs and paisleys. First of many henna demonstrations to come.
Bridal henna in Michigan
Bridal Henna in Michigan
Here are a few new bridal henna designs that are original designs I created. I did a video recording of these 4 arm designs that I will upload to YouTube soon and post here, too.
Meanwhile, here are the still photos I took. The designs are a mix between Indian and Arabic styles. I love to blend the two styles to make a beautiful work of art.
Here in Ann Arbor, the weather has been so nice. I am thoroughly enjoying this fall weather.
I got this simple navy blue cotton dress for $0.80 from the thrift store! It was a great buy, but a little plain for my taste. I saw some tutorials for bleach pen decorating, so I went out and got a few Clorox Bleach Pens at the supermarket.
The bleach comes out as a paste and since I’m a henna artist, it easily translated into a medium I am already comfortable working with.. 🙂
I did one side at a time. I put a piece of cardboard between the two layers of the dress as I carefully squeezed the bleach onto the dress. I just free-handed the design. no planning involved here.
I let the bleach sit on the fabric for 5 minutes then immediately washed it with cold water in the tub. Then I ran it in my washer on a quick spin so it came out slightly damp, but not dripping wet.. and repeated the process until it was all done!
I just feel like the design I did made it into a permanent piece of henna art!
and here are the pics! c&c welcome!!
That’s the front
and the back
and it on.
<3 Kelly Caroline
The end of summer is approaching; Autumn is in the air. I love Michigan this time of the year. Almost time for apple cider and donuts.
Meanwhile, I’ve been pretty busy with henna parties. Here are some photos of recent henna designs I’ve done. I also did $2 henna tattoos at D.I.Ypsi in Ypsilanti which was a blast!
The party I did henna for last night at Blue House in Ann Arbor I don’t have any pictures from, but that was such a good time!
Pleased to announce my first Henna design eBook out for Kindle :
“Modern Mehndi – A Collection of Henna Designs”
You can find it on Amazon here: Modern Mehndi
This is henna I did on Maralyn for her Warrior Dash. She wanted decoration on her body for her marathon she was running. I think we did a great job picking a design that was feminine, yet had an edge.
I have been very busy lately! Summer is the best time of the year for meeting people and doing henna on them. The past few events I have done have included a party of lovely ladies for a henna photoshoot to celebrate our bodies and a prenatal belly with such a lovely mommy-to-be.
Henna on a pregnant belly is a symbol of good luck and good health for the mom and baby.
Here are images of the beautiful wedding dress and her henna. Her wedding was in Canton, Michigan.