by Kelly | Jan 10, 2019 | Henna, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, new york henna, Private appointments, South Asian Wedding Michigan, Weddings
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. where to buy ivermectin in singapore
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
by Kelly | Jan 22, 2018 | Henna, henna back designs, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, new york henna, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings
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 .
Sexy upper thigh henna tattoo henna designs
Pregnant belly prenatal henna designs for baby shower
Bridal mehndi for Indian wedding – full arm henna designs by Kelly Caroline
Henna on hands for wedding – Arabic style henna designs
Henna style tattoo design – henna designs by Kelly Caroline
Hand henna with half mandala henna designs
Indian wedding Michigan henna artist – bridal henna designs
Henna on the hand with rings – henna designs for the hand and wrist
Henna rose tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder
Henna tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder
Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo – henna designs for the back
Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo – henna designs for the back
Drawn henna tattoo design mandala – henna designs for tattoos
by Kelly | Sep 27, 2017 | new york henna, Private appointments, simple henna design
Henna Brooklyn, New York
An update on our henna Brooklyn, New York –
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.
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
Brooklyn henna artist
Brooklyn Henna Artist
Brooklyn henna artist Francis by Kelly Caroline
by Kelly | Apr 25, 2017 | Henna, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo
Hello Everyone! Here in Michigan we have been blessed with more and more sunshine lately, allowing us all to enjoy being outside more! I do love this time of the year. My flower garden is starting to sprout and I’m looking forward to a long growing season.
In other news, lately especially, I have been getting 1-2 requests per week for permanent tattoo designing for ladies as well as copyright requests for drawn art I have done to be permanently done by professional tattoo artists. I have always had clients at the salon have henna done at the salon to test out a permanent tattoo, which is a great idea.
I love that my art can touch individuals in such a way that they want to have it forever. I want to share a few emails I have gotten lately about permanent tattoo designing :
“I have absolutely fallen in love with one of your henna tattoo designs and I am actually interested in having it permanently tattoo-ed on my body” -B.K.
“This design catches my eye because it is like a Mandala, but very nature/floral which is something that is absolutely me. It is a beautiful reminder of how complex we are as human creatures, so beautiful and elegant, like flowers – and yet so connected to earth, simple, organic, fragile, like flowers.” – Brittany
“I would love for you to design something fun for me! I want to get it on the top of my foot. I definitely want it to be circular. A little bit about me that may help design– I am a yoga teacher so I work barefoot. I LOVE elephants!” -S.K
“Kelly! I LOVE THIS!! Thank you so much. I am making an appointment somewhere around Ann Arbor for the end of April/May. I will definitely keep you posted and give you credit in all social media posts. Again, thank you so much. I really appreciate this. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to promote you” – K
“First I’d like to tell you I absolutely adore your work. Every piece is just gorgeously done. I’m interested in tattooing one/two of your designs on my hip. I’d like permission to do that. I’d be looking to join two pieces together for the whole tattoo.” – Marisa
“I just wanted to share that I got one of your designs as a tattoo last April! I get sooooo many compliments! Love it!” – Whitney
“I saw it on Pinterest and fell in love. I looked at it for a month and I realized I’ld love to have it on my body forever. I now have seen it on my body these past couple day and I love it even more!” – Amanda
*Blush* Thank you ladies – those words touch me deeply. Thank you!
Here are some photos of the henna tattoo designs of mine that have been turned into permanent tattoo designs and drawings that have been made into permanent tattoo designs as well.
henna mandala elephant tattoo
floral henna tattoo turned into a permanent tattoo
flower henna tattoo turned into a permanent henna tattoo by Michigan henna artist, Kelly Caroline
by Kelly | Sep 30, 2016 | art, electric forest, Henna, henna feet tattoo designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo
Farewell Summer! Hello Fall!
As fall is arriving, everyone is getting into Pumpkin Spice mode, raking leaves and going to apple orchards, our public henna festival season is drawing to a close. But what a wonderful summer for henna it was! We got to be in three amazing summer events this year with our henna booth. We got to meet so many of you and share in your great stories while you spent time in our booth. The three top public events we did this year were Electric Forest , DIYpsi , and The Vintage Market in Monroe.
Here are some highlight photos of each event this summer:
Kelly Caroline Henna Art at Electric Forest 2016
Our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016
Highlights from our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016
Our Henna Booth at DIYpsi
Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti
Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI
Henna at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI
Henna at The Vintage Market in Monroe, Michigan
Our packed booth at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI
Henna for The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI
The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan Henna booth
Happy guests at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan
All of us at Kelly Caroline Henna Art want to say a HUGE “THANK YOU” to everyone who supported us this summer at all our our public events and private events, too! Here’s to another great season!
Don’t forget, you are always welcome to come into our henna studio in Ypsilanti for private appointments year-round and booking events is easy. Fill out our CONTACT FORM here.
by Kelly | Feb 17, 2016 | art, Henna, henna crown, henna crown designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo
February 27th we are hosting “Celebration Henna Crowns” at the Wyandotte Public Library, Bacon Memorial District Library . “Celebration Henna Crowns” is an afternoon of beautiful henna designs for men, women, and children with alopecia or undergoing chemotherapy. The event is from 2:00-5:00 pm.
Henna Crowns offer a beautiful alternative to the traditional hats, scarves, and wigs that many use. Henna is a natural way to beautify the body and celebrate life. This is a free event for anyone who has lost his or her hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia.
“Kelly decorated my bald head when I lost all my hair to chemo treatment.” said Patricia Berry from Ypsilanti. “The design was beautiful and her presence was lovely at the celebration henna party we threw to mark the event. She’s an amazing artist, a consummate business professional and a good soul.”
Guests may choose from floral designs, tribal and geometric designs, or bring their own ideas. Each guest will get a unique, personal design. It is recommended that the head is free of lotions or oils prior to the henna being applied. There will also be brief presentation of the history and use of henna as well as how the natural paste is made from organic henna leaves and pure essential oils
The event is free, so call to reserve your spot (734) 536-1705
Join us February 27th 2-5pm for “Celebration Henna Crowns”