Did you see the music video Hymn for the Weekend ? Beyonce henna was so beautiful we had to do an homage I see this becoming a popular design, so I figured we would start practicing . Any other henna artists excited? I wonder what show we will get to see for the Beyonce and Coldplay Superbowl halftime show.
If you would like to make your appointment to get a henna tattoo, Beyonce henna style, send me an email to set up your private appointment.
Want to know more? Read this quick history of Henna:Henna is an all natural dye for the skin. Henna is extracted from the Lawsonia inermis tree by drying and grinding leaves and stems. The greenish powder, when mixed with an lemon juice, makes a temporary red, brown, or orange design on a porous surface. Indian families use henna in ritual skin painting, called Mehndi, for birth and marriage celebrations. Arabic and Turkish cultures also use henna. Western cultures have adopted henna to make temporary tattoos and organic hair dye. The Lawsonia inermis grows in hot, arid regions like North Africa and India. For centuries, people ground the foliage of the plant into a powder to dye cloth and skin. The strong pigment, lawsone, actually temporarily stains the skin. The dye is a dark pigment, but does not alter the surface permanently.
Want to see more Indian inspired henna designs like Beyonce’s? See our Henna Bridal Designs gallery.
Right in the midst of Winter and gearing up for another exciting henna season! Being a Michigan henna artist , Winter is a great time to try out new henna tattoo ideas, mingle with other creatives and catch up on your drawing. I have also been getting calls and dates have been being reserved for events all over Michigan for bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah, birthday parties and weddings as far out as September 2016 already ! It’s a good thing I have added 2 more lovely ladies to our group of talented henna artists !
Here are some recent henna designs I have done at the henna studio in Ypsilanti for private clients.
Natural henna stainRead More
Do you love vintage fashion? Do you love unique pieces of clothing? Do you love an adorable couple running a business together? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, hurry on over to Britzy Thrifty . Britzy Thrifty is run by husband and wife Steve & Sarah. Here’s a bit about them:“Britzy Thrifty began with a love of history & reverence for the uniqueness of vintage clothing/decor that resulted in a Michigan based shop. From Sarah: I’m a girl anachronism & a history buff. I long for days gone by, but I don’t live in the past. I rejoice in the history that each vintage piece has, and I’d love to share it with you! We are proud to say that this business is based in a small city in the Metro Detroit area of southeast Michigan. Sometimes we will have area specific items in our shop. Check out these selections to become more familiar with the history of our area! “
And my favorite part of their business?“A minimum of at least 10% of all the profits are donated to charity. One day soon we hope to sponsor members & organizations in our local community who need help raising funds for their various causes. If you know of a great cause in the Metro Detroit area that needs help fund raising, please share their info with us on our twitter page. “ “Second hand shopping is a great way to recycle! The vintage items you see in our shop all have a history, and some are so rare that you could even say they’re one of a kind. Our shop also uses recycled materials to pack orders as another way to “go green.” Check out our instagram page for some behind the scenes photos of us salvaging supplies! “
And if that’s not enough awesome for one post, Sarah & Steve’s sister, Stephanie, designs and crafts BEAUTIFUL cakes for parties and all special occasions. You can reach Stephanie for any of your cake and party food needs at email@example.com
More items available from Britzy Thrifty
Go see their updated Etsy shop and all the treasures in store – squee!
Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan
Oh boy have I had such a fun summer! So many of you have had excellent henna parties all across the state of Michigan and I and Lisse have been able to attend as your henna artists. Lisse and I have both travelled to Traverse City and Cadillac Michigan for different events : a henna workshop at the Traverse City Library , two graduation parties and a few corporate events. I have been to Canton, Royal Oak, Troy and Rochester Hills for many Michigan high school grads this summer and Lisse has been to Saline, Ann Arbor, and Dexter for birthday parties and girls nights. My henna studio in Ypsilanti has been buzzing with private appointments all season. We thank you for such an amazing Summer and are looking forward to a great Autumn.
This past week I did two henna parties for the same family, who previously had me as their henna artist for their son’s wedding two years ago in Cincinnati. Now it was the daughter’s turn to be married, and I have to say how thrilled I was to be working for this great, warm, friendly and super fun family again. On Wednesday was the bride’s mehndi party for her closest friends, aunties and family members. I was overwhelmed at how much love and joy was in the room! I also got to meet a few new ladies, including Monika who’s musing blog is over at Quibbling : Observations of the World Around Me - if you like to take a deep observational look at the ordinary, check her work out.
On Friday was the Sangeet at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti. A Sangeet is a party the day before an Indian wedding, filled with fun presentations, dances, speeches, and games put on by the bride and groom’s family and friends. I always have a great time attending a Sangeet as a henna artist because you get to see the fun and silly side of the families. Not to mention the amazing color and decorations! The decorations were done by the ladies at JDV Events . Go look at their AMAZING gallery of weddings including their traditional weddings as well as their fusion weddings – so lovely. I snagged some pictures at the Sangeet this weekend. I was set up in this colorful jewel-toned lounge for henna.
I also got a few photos of the henna tattoos from two days before that were done at the Mehndi party. It’s rare when I see designs after they have walked away! Such is the life for henna artist Michigan .
Here are a few pictures of the mehndi I did for the guests the night of the Sangeet
And of course, no Indian wedding post would be complete without seeing the bride’s mehndi ! I was so lucky I got to spend so much time doing this lovely bride’s henna because she is such a loved person by her friends and family, and I can see why!
She wanted traditional henna, fitting for a bride.
I love my business and how many great people I get to meet through it!
Sangeet Henna Artist MichiganRead More
Henna Tattoo Design by Kelly Caroline
Wow has this been a BUSY Summer for henna tattoos in Michigan! I cannot thank my lovely clients enough for all the love! This is the beautiful @hadnasty sporting her henna I did for her in the studio. This photo of her henna tattoo can be found on her insta feed. Go check out her amazing hair styling talent and beautiful pics – wow
See more henna designs here
An Instagram photo by henna artist, Kelly Caroline.Read More
Happy New Year! Winter is in FULL effect here in Michigan! Celebrate with us and take 15% OFF your next Henna Appointment at our NEW salon or your next Henna Party . Use code 15CELEBRATE when you book your session *.
*offer valid until February 1st, 2015 – Henna Tattoos Michigan
Our new private salon is located in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan . Open for private appointments or groups.
A fun way to try out that tattoo design you’ve been thinking of getting done, too!
CALL to make an appointment with Henna Tattoos Michigan artist Kelly Caroline
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A wedding Ganesh henna cuff for a wonderful girl! One of my favorite clients. Best part? She’s getting this design tattooed to be permanent after the wedding. She’s getting married in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
see more henna designs here
A lovely bride from this weekend in Novi. She chose lovely henna designs for her engagement ceremony henna. She wanted traditional Indian style henna with paisleys for the top of the hands and mandalas with negative space for the palms.
I just couldn’t get over that hand embroidered pattern on her dress!
Here is the picture of her wedding henna design :
see more henna designs here
As promised, here are the henna party pictures from the 2-day event for a great bride. I really enjoyed meeting all her family – traveling from all over the world from San Francisco, CA to Brooklyn, NY to Frankfort, Denmark ! The second day’s event was held at the lovely Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.
It’s not often I am around to see the bridal henna stain the next day but since I was, I made sure to get a picture of her henna 24 hours after it was applied.
Day 1 – henna application
Day 2 – 24 hours later . It still has darkening to do over the next 12 hours.
Here are the henna party pictures from the two days of mehndi parties .
oh! I loved the beading on her beautiful dress!
Today was a great Mehndi party here in Ann Arbor with great Indian food ! I will have more pictures up soon but here is just a taste .
I love fun groups for a mehndi party – it’s great to be a part of big wedding celebrations.Read More
Tiffanys Themed Bachelorette Party
Hello everyone! If you have been wondering why I have been pretty silent these past few weeks is because I have been in my studio preparing to throw my sister’s Breakfast at Tiffanys themed bachelorette party . I have been planning this party for 3 months which game me a good amount of time to devote to all the DIY touches . We had about 15 ladies that came and we all had so much fun! I can’t share all the details since it was a BACHELORETTE party, but it’s safe to say we all had a rowdy time We stayed at the Marriott suite here in Ypsilanti and had a car service drive us to The Wurst Bar for a very special Drag Queen Bingo that I arranged. Then we headed back to the suite for party games, dessert, drinks & more entertainment. The Tiffany’s party theme was so much fun to add fun touches to.
Here are the pictures I can share:
I assembled each of those little Tiffany blue favor boxes, wrapped ribbon and tied them. Inside were rings from Wholesale Fashion Square that everyone wore . A party favor that everyone can wear and enjoy after the party is really important . The 4 Tiffany blue champagne flutes filled with white Jordan Almonds.
I ordered the Tiffany’s boxes and bought white stain ribbon and tied each of them after I placed the rings inside on their ring holder.
I added edible luster powder & pearls to the cupcakes and desserts. I also added those lovely diamonds to every table surface . The cupcake toppers I made with my handy circle cutters and printed some icons I made in Photoshop off the computer, glued them together with a blue toothpick in between them and viola!
Tiffanys blue alcoholic drink mix – yummy! I added my turquoise necklace to the top to add more flair to the drink dispenser. The martini drink glasses really were a big hit. I added a little tiffany’s blue ribbon to them.
Watercolor chandelier painting to add to the theme – also, inexpensive party decor ! I made those hanging paper mobiles using a circle cutter and thread .
Grab this awesome glass drink dispenser here – I have used this SO many times, I’m glad I finally got one.
Tiffany’s Blue Punch Recipe :
1 part Blue Hawaiian Punch
1 part lemonade
Malibu Rum to taste
I made these flowers from drawing paper , skewers, tape and I hot glued druzy cabochons to the top. I added the lantern below as an accent, drawing in the color. Chinese lanterns here
Everyone loved the Drag Queen Bingo. Find the Bingo cards here
And last but not least, I made these watercolor paintings for one of the bachelorette party gamesRead More
This past week has been vey busy with henna parties. One of my favorites was a Mehndi Sangeet party in Ann Arbor at the Sheridan Hotel. I love the jewel tones at a Mehndi Sangeet party . Here are a few pictures of the henna we did:Read More
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 :
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 :
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!”
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
YAY! I’ll post pictures of the complete outfit when they all come together in a perfect harmony.
For bridal packages, a free bridal henna sample is always included. If the bride chooses to, we meet at my salon few weeks ahead of time for a face to face to discuss the final bridal design and to a free bridal henna sample to showcase the stain she will be getting for her wedding. The sample is usually just a simple henna design, like one her bridesmaids can choose to have done at her mehndi party.
Here is a sample for a bride getting married in Livonia, Michigan.Read More
Hello all. Here’s a picture of the henna demonstration I did for the Greenroom in Ann Arbor. It tied into the series we’re doing on Our Creative Soul.
It’s design took about 20 minutes to complete.Read More
Hello! Long time no talk, eh? Well, I apologize for my recent absence – lots of positive things have been happening that have kept me quite busy! Anyways, here is a wedding henna design that incorporates my two favorite things : flowers and paisleys . I hope you enjoy this wedding henna as much as I do.
Here are the photos for the Indian henna party in Traverse City, Michigan. It was a fusion wedding- so there were lots of people unfamiliar with henna which made it fun for me to explain the art of henna to them. Also, I really love Traverse City and eating at Amical – one of my favorite restaurants.
Here are the pics:
Hello everyone ! I just wanted to post a quick photo of recent bridal mehndi that I did a few weeks ago. I was just contacted again by my client and she said that the stain is faint but is STILL there three weeks later.. crazy !
Enjoy this recent bridal mehndi :Read More
Hello all! I had a lovely model in the henna salon and photo studio for a few moments to showcase some simple bridal henna designs on her hands. There is a photography studio set up at my henna salon at all times. When you get your henna done, you can get pics taken for free! I’ll email them to you so you can have professional photos taken of your special henna design.
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did doing them.
Today I worked on part one of a photoshoot and did bridal mehndi designs on the model . Then we are meeting again for the other photos at my henna salon in three days when the stain will look great as it turns dark brown.
Here are the photos of today’s bridal mehndi -style henna at my henna salon:
Here’s Stacey’s Bridal Henna – a lovely bride having a destination wedding in Hawaii. She wanted simple and sweet bridal henna for her wedding. She came to my henna salon to have her bridal henna applied and I got to meet her nice fiance. They make a cute couple. Here’s the pics! Enjoy
Indian Bridal Henna Michigan – Mehndi Party
Hello! I just got back from my trip to KawKawlin, Michigan to do Indian Bridal Henna for a very sweet bride whose destination wedding is to Jamaica. She wanted elaborate Indian mehndi from her elbows to finger tips on the palm side and elaborate but less intricate design on the back of her hands. She also wanted to incorporate the peacock in her design. I also did her feet with pretty flowers and paisleys. I love the way it came out! I hope you like it, too.