Finding A Henna Artist

How to Find the Right Henna Artist for Your Event

You want to have a henna artist for your next birthday party or celebration – but how do you know the right artist to book? I’ll walk you through the questions to ask as well as what to look for before you book your henna artist. 

What Type of Event Do You Need Henna For?

This would be the first place to start in deciding on what henna artist to hire. As with anything, you do get what you pay for. However, as long as they use a safe product (which we will address below), there are aritsts just starting their career that will be suiltable for a young child’s birthday party or fundraising event. Everyone needs opportunities to practice in the real world, so hiring a less expensive artist with little expereince isn’t a bad thing, but you just need to assess the application. I wouldn’t hire a beginner henna artist for a corporate event, an event with more than 15 people, or certainly never for a wedding – leave those events to a more seasoned professional.

Where to Find a Henna Artist

With hiring any entertainer, word of mouth or experiencing the artist yourself is always the best way to hire. However, a simple Google search for Henna artist in (insert your city here)   should bring up a variety of artists within 50 miles of you to choose from. 

How to Tell Professional from Beginner

There’s more to being professional than just the look of a henna artist’s pictures online, though that helps. Professionalism comes from experience with a variety of scenarios, clients, and requests. Beginner henna artists may spook easily and be overwhelmed by 30 teens swarming them  from all sides with their iPhones asking for a design off Pinterest rather than the design book they set out. However, a professional henna artist will be able to wrangle the crowd of henna lovers in a calm and kind manner. A beginner henna artist may sweat under the pressure of Aunties requesting more and more intricate designs for the bridal mehndi while a professional will look to the bride for her preferences. Professionalism is more than good work – it’s good attitude and presentation. Before choosing your artist to hire, we suggest talking to them over the phone and asking questions about their experience with the type of event you are hosting. If you’re looking at an artist’s work online, look for a variety of designs as well as cleanliness of the work. Are the lines jagged and crooked? Are the designs poorly constructed and mismatched? Do they have a wide sampling of photos? Another good resource for vetting a henna artist is their social media account as well as online reviews such as Yelp or Google.

Information about Quality Henna Paste

This is crucial. If an artist doesn’t make their own henna paste or purchase paste from a professional henna artist, do not hire them. The reason being is for safety; store bought, commercial cones are made with unknown ingredients and have  stabilizers and preservatives to retain their ability to stain and survive their life on a store shelf (although this stain is usually a very poor quality anyway). The best and most safe henna paste is made by the artist because they will know the ingredients used as well as when it was made. Store bought cones with preservatives can harm skin so they should not be used on anyone. Professional henna paste is safe for all skin types that have no sensitivity to the essential oils the artist used. Pure, professional henna is made with henna powder that consists of  USDA Organic henna leaves that stay vacuum sealed until mixing. The paste will consist of two essential oils (tea tree, lavender, cajeput, frankincense etc.) , water, a sugar, (maybe lemon juice or tea water) and nothing else . The paste should remain frozen until right before use. Henna should smell earthy, not pungent or sour. When you are speaking with an artist prior to hire, ask what they make their paste with and how they mix it. If they can’t tell you, do not hire.

Hiring a henna artist is a fun addition to any party – its entertainment and a party favor all in one! By following our tips above you can find the perfect henna artist for your occasion. Any questions please contact us and we will be happy to help . -Kelly

Henna Designs

Hello Lovelies !

It’s been a great year for Kelly Caroline Henna Art – we have added new artists to our team, expanded to New York with our henna artists, and added so many new henna designs .

Here are our FAVORITE henna designs of 2017

See more ideas in our henna designs gallery

Follow us on Instagram where our latest henna designs are posted first .

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Pregnant belly prenatal henna designs for baby shower

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Bridal mehndi for Indian wedding – full arm henna designs by Kelly Caroline

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Henna on hands for wedding – Arabic style henna designs

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Henna style tattoo design – henna designs by Kelly Caroline

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Hand henna with half mandala henna designs

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Henna tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder

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Drawn henna tattoo design mandala – henna designs for tattoos

Henna Brooklyn, New York

Henna Brooklyn, New York

An update on our henna Brooklyn, New York –

 

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Sarah M

 New York Henna Artist Team Sarah M – Sarah has worked for Kelly Caroline Henna Art for 3 years. Also an accomplished violinist, Sarah has a true love for the arts, music, and fashion.

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Frances R.

New York Henna Artist Team Frances R – As well as being a wonderful henna artist, Frances is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, acrylic painter and glassblower. Frances adds so much fun to every event!

Frances and Sarah – our two great henna artists are available to serve our clients in the Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Lower East Side areas of New York. They are available for private appointments at our coffee shop location in Brooklyn . You can learn more about private henna appointments and how to book henna parties in Brooklyn here 

Both of these talented henna artists were a part of our Michigan henna artist team but have both since moved to Brooklyn, NY to study art and design and take henna to all of New York City. They are willing to travel for henna events, parties, and special occasions as well.

Some work of our Henna Brooklyn Artist team can be seen here 

 

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Brooklyn Henna Artist

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New York Henna Artists !

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Big (apple) News!

Kelly Caroline Henna Art is expanding to New York City ! We have henna artists available for your henna parties, events, weddings, and private appointments.

Booking will still be through our site here for private appointments , henna parties , and other questions

Our Team of Artists in New York are

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Sarah M

 Sarah M – Sarah has worked for Kelly Caroline Henna Art for 3 years. Also an accomplished violinist, Sarah has a true love for the arts, music, and fashion. New York Henna Artists

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Frances R.

Frances R – As well as being a wonderful henna artist, Frances is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, acrylic painter and glassblower. Frances adds so much fun to every event! New York Henna Artists

When our henna artists are doing festivals and art events in New York we will be sure to post where to find them.

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