Prepare for a Henna Appt.

A question I am frequently asked is “How do I prepare for my henna appointment?” Here are a few key things to remember before having henna done and how to care for henna:

1. Henna stains the best on clean, dry skin. Please do not apply any lotions or oils to the area where you want your design. Its a good idea to shower and exfoliate before your appointment, too.

2. For brides, make sure you have someone to assist you after your appointment if your arms, hands, feet, legs will be covered in henna.

3. Be sure to eat, use the restroom, take out your contacts, etc BEFORE we get started doing your henna since it will be very difficult to do these tasks after the henna is applied to your hands.

4. Remember that henna takes anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes to totally dry depending on the environment and amount of henna applied. Be mindful of this before deciding where your design will go. The less you move before it dries, the better. You want to avoid smearing and premature cracking of the dried paste.  You’ll want to leave the dried paste on for as long as you can. The longer it stays on your skin, the darker you stain can get. At least 2 hours but overnight it best.

5. When the paste eventually falls off, the design will be a light orange / yellow. It will oxidize over the next 24 – 48 hours to be a rich dark brown / mahogany color.

6. Avoid scrubbing the area with water or soap. Apply a natural oil such as sesame oil, olive oil or a waxy body balm like Mama Bee Belly Balm from Burt’s Bees.

7. ENJOY the pampering experience of having henna done!

Bridal Henna in Michigan

Bridal henna in Michigan

Bridal Henna in Michigan

Hello!

Here are a few new bridal henna designs that are original designs I created. I did a video recording of these 4 arm designs that I will upload to YouTube soon and post here, too.

Meanwhile, here are the still photos I took. The designs are a mix between Indian and Arabic styles. I love to blend the two styles to make a beautiful work of art.

Here in Ann Arbor, the weather has been so nice. I am thoroughly enjoying this fall weather.

I should add I am going to be at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, Michigan doing henna on October 16th from 11am-7pm. https://rustbeltmarket.com/
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Henna Parties in Ann Arbor

The end of summer is approaching; Autumn is in the air. I love Michigan this time of the year. Almost time for apple cider and donuts.

Meanwhile, I’ve been pretty busy with henna parties. Here are some photos of recent henna designs I’ve done. I also did $2 henna tattoos at D.I.Ypsi in Ypsilanti which was a blast!

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The party I did henna for last night at Blue House in Ann Arbor I don’t have any pictures from, but that was such a good time!

Latest Henna Designs

Here are two recent henna design. For the first one, I couldn’t wait for my older henna to completely disappear before I decorated my hand again. =-)

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For the second one, I just snapped a quick picture in the kitchen before I went to work at the Henna booth in Briarwood Mall.
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The weather here in Ann Arbor is beautiful lately. I love being a henna artist here in Michigan. When I worked in Florida, I really missed the season changes. <3