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. 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

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Top 5 Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

Top 5 Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

As a henna artist, my clients will sometimes bring up photos of henna tattoo designs they want done that are by other henna artists or henna designs I have done in the past and most of the time the work they show me I have seen before. They will usually pull up images via Pinterest or Google Images . So I thought it would be fun to compile a list of the 5 most popular henna tattoo designs. I am also somewhat of a social science enthusiast so I know that a big factor that goes into what people like and what catches their eye is not only the henna design, but also the photo styling i.e. colors, placement, surroundings. It’s fascinating to me when I see the same images time and time again as I think to myself “what is it about this photo in particular that people love?” I have a drawing that I did a few years back that has really been very popular and about 10 ladies have had it tattooed on them (that I know of) – you can read more about that very popular tattoo design here as well as other tattoos I have designed . *Note – I will be giving proper credit to these lovely henna artists when I know whom to give credit to. If there is no credit given, it’s just because I’m unaware of who did it so PLEASE let me know if you know who created it!  I will be sure to make the proper corrections. 

Number 5

Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

The Henna Sleeve


I would say about 25% of client coming into the studio request a full henna tattoo sleeve design. These are lovely and end up coming out quite nice. And most of the time clients are using this to test out a tattoo they would like to have and using henna to envision having that much tattoo coverage on their skin. Henna is a great way to test out tattoo designs.

Number 4

Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

Henna Floral Design


This is a design I did several years ago. The beauty of this henna design is that it is universal –  it can be applied almost anywhere on the body. I have done this same floral henna tattoo on the arm, hand, chest, and back. ivermectin sheep drench for chickens Originally this design was created as a lower back henna tattoo. I am glad it has stood the test of time as has been repinned on Pinterest over 6,000 times!

Number 3

Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

The Shoulder Cap Tattoo


This design is by the incomparable Darcy Vasudev of Henna Lounge and I see it many times from clients as a henna tattoo inspiration. (Side note – I’ve been getting my organic henna supplies from Darcy’s shop Henna Guru for over 6 years and I can’t say enough positive things about the customer service and quality of product!) A shoulder henna design is very popular because it can be a hidden place to get henna if you have a job that doesn’t allow for visible tattoos but it is also the perfect place to highlight your henna design with a sleeveless dress, swimsuit, or tank top.

Number 2

Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

The Glove Style Henna Design


Many of my clients request this style – the henna glove hand tattoo. What is important to do with this type of design is the symmetrical point that ends midway down the hand and the henna finger details where it looks like rings. To make this design really POP – get a lovely manicure with a pink or red polish color. oh yes!

Number 1

Most Popular Henna Tattoo Designs

The Asymmetrical Henna Hand Design


And of course, if you’ve been a henna artist for more than a day, you have come across this design by Henna By Divya. It seems to have everything a client is looking for – intricacy, movement, finger details, and floral elements so can you blame people for choosing this design time and time again? I certainly can’t! Great capture with the proper manicure, delicate pinky ring, and flawless application of henna. Well done Divya!

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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Sexy upper thigh henna tattoo henna designs

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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

Henna on hands for wedding - Arabic style henna designs

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 on the hand with rings – henna designs for the hand and wrist

Henna rose tattoo design, henna designs for the shoulder

Henna rose tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder

Henna tattoo design, henna designs for the shoulder

Henna tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder

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Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo – henna designs for the back

Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo, henna designs for the back

Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo – henna designs for the back

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Drawn henna tattoo design mandala – henna designs for tattoos

A Wonderful Summer for Henna

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

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Our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016

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Highlights from our henna booth at Electric Forest 2016

Our Henna Booth at DIYpsi

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Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti

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Our henna booth at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI

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Henna at DIYpsi in Ypsilanti, MI

Henna at The Vintage Market in Monroe, Michigan

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Our packed booth at The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI

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Henna for The Vintage Market in Monroe, MI

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The Vintage Market in Monroe, MIchigan Henna booth

Henna tattoos Vintage Market, Monroe, MIchigan

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.