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 | Apr 24, 2018 | Henna, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, South Asian Wedding Michigan, Weddings
Hello All! Happy Spring! Kicking off the wedding season right with our latest bride Teja who is the sweetest, most calm happy bride -which really makes my job a lot easier & fun, too! Her South Indian wedding henna and wedding venue was a lovely Garden Themed affair set at the Southfield Town Center. We got sneak peek photos that I cannot wait to share with you today from their incredibly talented photographers Intimate Wedding Photographers ME+HIM Photography
First, here’s a photo that I took of her bridal mehndi after just being applied . She wanted South Indian wedding henna designs, front and back of the arms and symmetrical henna designs for the feet as well. I think her henna turned out really beautiful on her and matched her style.
by Kelly | Mar 29, 2018 | Henna, henna back designs, henna feet tattoo designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, Weddings
This was an amazingly fun & beautiful shoot out together by us at Henna by Kelly Caroline and Meaghan with Birch Affair
. Birch Affair
did the visual art and decor styling for the vintage bohemian wedding photoshoot we envisioned. The venue we went with was Ypsilanti Freighthouse
which is a beautifully restored vintage train station that is open for weddings and special events in my hometown of Ypsilanti, Michigan. The photography for our wedding shoot is by the very talented Tana Helene Photography
For the henna for the bride, I met with her three days prior to the photoshoot so I could ensure the best outcome for her henna stain. The henna powder I used was from Henna Guru .
I did my normal henna recipe but then I added jagua juice to the mix that I got from Henna Guru . After I applied their henna designs, I waited for them to dry and then I applied Mefix tape
to their designs. Mefix tape
is such an awesome product – it adheres to the skin but doesn’t smudge the dried henna design- instead it holds it in place allowing the body’s natural heat to make the henna darker and stay on the skin longer.The jagua henna mixture came out so lovely and dark on all the models. It was a beautiful henna day !
Once we had the core of our team – photography, visuals, & decor stylist, we moved forward with the rest of our team. Meaghan brought on Fudge Beauty
for make up for the models and Unwind Salon
for the hair styling. We were so pleased with both of their talents and then pairing the clothing from Birch & Elm
and the handmade jewelry for my favorite jewelry artist Courtney Fischer Jewelry
made the perfect boho feel.
To complete our vintage, boho wedding look, Birch Affair
reached out to Rose Marine Textiles
for our linens, napkins, and table runners. Rose Marine Textiles
hand dyes all of her textiles that she uses *swoon* . Our fantastic table wasn’t complete without the handmade ceramic of Make Do Studio
which I just loved. The plates and bowls were so beautiful and tactile but delicate ah! The Good Rug
was our source for rugs and pillows for our lounge areas and Jessica & Co Vintage
is our main gal for all the seating & lovely vintage furniture ! Gigi & Laclede
is where we found the glassware and filled it with the tasty wine from Vintners Canton Winery
and on those plates from Make Do Studio
we were sure to include the pastries from Good Cupcakes
who made a gorgeous naked cake filled flavored with lavender and tea cupcakes mmmm!
Detroit Bridal House
had the most beautiful wedding dresses for us to choose from so we went with what the bride Brittany Miller
loved the most which was a modern take on a classical vintage look. She put together the skirt from Detroit Bridal House
and a sweet little black silk blouse for her reception look and a gorgeous gown for her ceremony. Brittany and Kevin Smigeilski
, our bride & groom, are engaged in real life and are the founders of Shock The World
– an organization for strengthening community with Jesus-looking love. Their events are based in Detroit, Michigan.
The amount of talent at this photoshoot was unreal! I am so thankful I got to be around all these creative individuals all at the same time – it has given me a creative buzz that I’ve been coasting on all week.
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 | Feb 6, 2016 | art, Beyonce henna design, Henna, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Michigan Wedding, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings
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 . العاب ربح المال من الانترنت 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.
Beyonce henna design from her new music video with Coldplay
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.
by Kelly | Jan 28, 2016 | Henna, henna back designs, Henna Party designs, Henna Tattoos Michigan, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo, Weddings
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.
henna tattoo on the back for wedding
henna hand design for a party with flowers
Henna for destination wedding
Henna tattoos on hand, pair
henna for Diwali for henna party
Natural henna stain
henna stain on top of the hand. natural brown henna