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 DIYpsi
Henna 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!
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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!
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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 :
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Hello ! I really am liking this new henna design I did today – very viney and fun ! Makes the fingers look long and elegant. Perfect henna design for a party or prom night!
Henna is such a passion – I LOVE my work
The Fall is coming – just in time for school lock – in henna parties, bat mitzvahs & bar mitzvahs , & booking private appointments for henna designs for special events.
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I always get the question :
How long does henna last?
My answer is that it really depends on the area you have it done. The stain takes a little longer to develop fully on softer areas of the body, like the back. Usually though, henna lasts 10-15 days with the hands and feet lasting the longest.
Five days ago I did this henna tattoo on the back design . Today I got a chance to capture a picture of it. The stain came out so dark ! The dark brown color should last about 1 week and then gradually fade. Check out my newest henna tattoo on the back . This is day 5 for her henna design.
I love to do big, trailing flower designs on the back.Read More
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
More and more nowadays people are coming into the salon to try out a tattoo design in henna before they have it done permanently – which I think is a great idea. I can tell you first hand, trying out a tattoo with henna first has helped guide many of my clients in their decision. I’ll even meet with the same client, multiple times to try the same tattoo design in different spots and sizes.
Today I did a henna horse tattoo design trial for a client.
She picked out the horse tattoo from Pinterest and I replicated it in henna.
She really liked it and plans on having it done permanently .
Need more henna inspiration? Watch my Henna Video
What a fun day! Two henna belly designs at the salon today. Two friends who just happened to become pregnant around the same time decided it would be fun to get their bellies henna-ed together in celebration . They chose a matching design they found online- from Blue Lotus Henna, I believe. I really enjoyed doing the design that twice in a row was a-okay for me. Henna belly designs are some of my favorite henna designs to do.
This henna design for the belly is a pretty flower mandala – a design I really like because flowers make me happy .
Here are the pictures of the two matching designs – enjoy!
Seeing that as of 2013, 45 MILLION Americans have at least one tattoo, I am often asked to do a henna tattoo design around or in collaboration with an existing, permanent tattoo – which is something I find fun and challenging because I don’t have full freedom with the skin. I have to study what the first artist did to see the style of the piece which is also a clue into what the client likes (obviously) . I have tremendous respect for tattoo artists. I feel so much pressure for bridal henna that I practice the designs over and over because this will be on their skin for their wedding . I can’t imagine the pressure I would feel if it was permanent .
Henna is so fun for people because you can really play with different looks.
Here is a piece I did recently around an existing unicorn shoulder tattoo – the client really loved it
This henna tattoo I did in the fall for a great client who had the most intriguing tattoos. I really loved the beautiful bee tattoo here on her forearm .
Spring is officially here on the calendar .. but here in Ypsilanti, Michigan I still see a hefty coverage of brown, dirty snow still.
(snow, I love ya baby.. but you just gotta go)
I am feeling Spring – with my seedlings going strong, I felt inspired by flowers and seeds & came up with fun floral henna tattoos on the back of my dear friend. I love how the only space I had to work with on her back was the perfectly sweet little teardrop . I really like having a CREATIVE space to work with . Plus, this sweet girl just got back from a 3 week exploration trip in New Zealand & Australia so she has a nice glow to her skin. (She has such a pretty face, too)
I have been itching to do some creative henna tattoos on the back & in other sexy places. I have a creative leg henna design in mind, I just need the right gams to pull it off… coming soon.
Without further adieu, here is the sexy henna tattoos on the back that will have my friend’s lab coworkers curious . . .
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Here’s a new henna tattoo design I did for the lower forearm . It’s a simple flower with just a few vines & swirls – very feminine and I just love how it came out .
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I have been one busy henna artist this past summer! I have met so many wonderful clients who are now “regulars” at the salon & I have been to numerous awesome events. I have been so busy in fact, this summer I have added to my business two wonderful henna artists Sarah & Sathya. Lovely, talented artists who I am so glad to have on our team.
Since I have left you without many pictures to gaze on, here’s a bunch of recent henna designs from parties and events all across Michigan this summer. These range from weddings , to sweet 16 birthday parties , bridal showers & private appointments at the henna salon . ENJOY!
Today I had a henna party at the salon here in Ypsilanti, MI . This was a really fun group – a family that is hosting their own henna party with one of our henna artists. They came into the salon to have their henna designs done before the party they are having. Each of the girls had picked out a henna design and I repeated a similar design on their hands and feet. Here are the pictures :Read 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
Hello! Woah !! What a crazy past week I just had! I had 5 henna parties in three days. I really love doing henna parties. Everyone is always so excited when I get to the event. I had three high school senior all night parties from 11pm-3am in Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, and Warren Michigan as well as a birthday party and graduation party. Henna parties a great addition to any event. So without further adieu, here are a few designs from the henna parties this weekend.
Hello all! Spring is in full swing here in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I will do a post on just the outdoor gardening work I have been up to soon. Right now I have some pictures of henna tattoos on the foot to share. I love henna tattoos on the feet because they get really dark red / brown and last for 2 weeks.Read More
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 :
Yes, that’s right, Spring is HERE! That means people remember they have skin again and like to show it!
Even though there is a woman walking around New York without a shirt (AMEN sister!) the rest of our nation may have to play the waiting game until that becomes legal. Okay, back to henna designs…
Anyways, men henna designs are almost as rare as a woman who walks around in public without a shirt. Here is a simple one for those of you looking for ” men henna designs ” . Just some simple Roman numerals along the collarbone depicting the birthdays of his parents.
And another picture of men henna designs is from a while back at my salon in Ypsilanti, Michigan
A close up shot of the tree of his tribal tattoo design
Last henna design for men today. This client wanted to try out a tattoo idea he had. Instead of going right for the tattoo, he decided to try it out using henna first. He was one happy guy when we were all done and deided he WOULD get this tattoo done permanently.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.
Bridal Henna in Michigan
I met with a great bride-to-be today at my henna salon. She’s marrying her fiance in Mackinaw Island and came to Ypsilanti first to have her bridal henna for her wedding. She really liked the paisley / floral design for the top of her arms. Here are the pics. I can’t wait to see the photos from her wedding.
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:
Baby belly henna design I did with flowers and vines for a happy mommy-to-be. Enjoy =-)
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