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!
Today a great client, one of my regulars, came by the salon today. She always has fun & different design ideas to work with. Today she had the idea to do a phoenix henna tattoo design. She came in today to have this design done to test out making it permanent.
The phoenix represents rising up from the ashes to be reborn – I think many of us have related to a phoenix at one time in our lives.
We went bold with a big phoenix henna tattoo on her back and she loved it.Read More
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 . . .
see more designs here
Have I mentioned how much I love to do baby belly henna designs ? ? Why.. yes, I have. This past week I have had three baby belly henna designs to do. Here are photos from my most recent client who came to the salon. She is at that perfect time to have henna designs on your belly – that 30 – 37 week mark. Just in time to have her photoshoot session, too. She and and her friend who drove her were lovely. Plus, her friend got in on some henna action, too .
For the baby belly design, she wanted it to be less of a circular, mandalla design and more flowing henna design with flowers including a henna peacock . This is what I came up with. I think she really liked it.
It makes me so happy to see others happy from my art : )
Here are the pictures of the baby belly henna designs
Hello all! Happy Fall! It’s this time of the year that I am so happy to be a henna artist in Michigan because I get enjoy this beautiful fall weather. When I was a henna artist in Orlando, Florida working at Universal Studios, the people were always so fun because they were on vacation, but after a long, hot summer I need a cool Fall and chilly Winter but living in Florida, you don’t get fun season changes . Being a henna artist in Michigan , specifically Ypsilanti, Michigan is what I love.
Today I met a lovely client who wanted to pamper herself so she booked a private appointment at the henna salon. She requested fun, floral designs with vines for the tops of her hands and the tops of her feet . This was her first time having henna applied so before her appointment she read the FAQ – frequently asked questions about henna and how to prepare for her appointment.
Here are the photos of her henna on the tops of her hands and feet.
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!
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! 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 :
Today is a special day: the first day henna supplies are on sale on this site! The henna supplies are being shipped from Darcy at Henna Lounge – let’s all take a minute to oggle her gorgeous designs *mmmmmm….*
The henna powder that we carry is the very finest henna in the world. This is the same henna we use on our own clients. This henna powder is fresh Organic Rajasthani Henna directly from a farm in the Sojat region of Rajasthan. This henna is stringy and has a great reputation for a lovely dark mahogany stain.
Of course, with henna powder we cannot forget one of the “essential” henna supplies : essential oils .
The varieties we are currently carrying are :
- Australian Cajeput Essential Oil
- Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil – High Altitude
- Cardamom Essential Oil
- Clove Bud Essential Oil – Madagascar Wild
- Egyptian Geranium Essential Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Henna Masala Essential Masala Oil Blend
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
And yes! Henna supplies for hair! Natural henna is a traditional method of dying the hair. Henna, or lawsonia inermis, imparts a natural red dye which is useful for covering gray hair, or adding a coppery sheen to your hair. Henna beard dye is simply henna, applied to the beard. Because there are no chemicals or additives it is a safe and natural way to dye almost any hair.
If you’re a beginner, here is a complete henna kit to get started in making your own unique henna designs. It also comes complete with henna instructions of how to mix the paste together.
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Hi hi hi there. I had another great week .. Hope you did, too! Although, I’m Getting pretty pale and I wish the sun would come out once in a while. I can’t wait to do some henna designs on pretty sun-kissed skin. Here are two henna hand designs that I did on the hands Of two new clients. One wanted some coverage on the tops of her hands and then the other one wanted pretty dense Henna coverage on her palms.
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.
Hello all! Check out these foot henna tattoos – one I had to work around a pre-existing permanent tattoo. Henna lasts so long on the feet so its a great place to put henna during the summer.Read More
Here are three floral henna tattoos – one is a side henna tattoo with vines and flowers, a botanical fern with henna on a client’s arm and the other is a mandalla henna design on the shoulder.Read More
I love flowers – I think that’s more than apparent with my henna back designs . Enjoy another florally henna back design <3 and have a wonderful day <3Read More
Hello! What a lovely day it was today – perfect weather here in Michigan. Perfect day to do a summery henna back design. One of my favorite motifs – flowers & leaves. Enjoy this great henna back design – an original design by Kelly Caroline Henna Art.Read More
Kelly Caroline – Michigan Henna Artist
Here are a few photos of me doing henna again today in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan. I really love doing henna outside on a lovely afternoon like today. I feel very blessed to be a henna artist in the great state of Michigan. Living in Michigan, we get to experience every season (although we have had some strange occurrences with the weather this year).
Anyways, its lovely to live here in Michigan. <3 hope you enjoy the pics.
*This is not an original design by Kelly Caroline Henna Art – my client found the design online and I’m not sure where so I cannot properly credit the artist*
*This is not an original design by Kelly Caroline Henna Art – my client found the design online and I’m not sure where so I cannot properly credit the artist*Read More
Here is a sneak peek at the photos from the shoot with Ka Xiong . Our lovely model, Polly Theism & make up artist / hair stylist Sandy Bambi and of course, henna by Kelly Caroline (me) shot in Ypsilanti, Michigan – Depot Town <3
Mehndi I did on my hand today. I also made a henna video of this design. I like designs on my hand to feature flowers and paisleys. I don’t think that’s a surprise =-)
Here are a few pictures of recent henna designs. One on a leg and two for the hands. These were done at the B-24s Cafe in Ypsilanti where I do some of my local private appointments. Enjoy the new pictures :Read More
Last night I was in Troy, Michigan and did a few designs and I liked this foot design I did. The client asked for a henna tattoo on her foot with flowers & leaves . I think I did what she asked seeing as she was really excited when it was all finished. Here is the tattoo from last night:
Hello. I did this design for a great client in Dearborn, Michigan. I really enjoy mandala designs with henna. Where I live isn’t too far from Dearborn so I meet many clients to do henna there frequently. Anyway, enjoy the new mandala design!Read More
The second volume of my Modern Mehndi henna ebook series has been released! Its a Festival Henna Design ebook with over 150 designs perfect for doing henna at parties and festivals.
You can download a free sample so you can see the examples of the Henna Designs found in this ebook volume.
Just enter your email below and push the download button, you’ll receive a free henna ebook sample in your email box.
Here are a few new henna designs . I have REALLY enjoyed using the back as a canvas lately. Less restrictions and more room to make LARGE art. These photos were taken by Linda Michele-Dobel Photography in Howell, Michigan with model Shalisa Goodman.Read More
Henna application on an arm &palm/ The design is floral & paisley. An original design by me. This would be nice for an elegant occasion or a wedding.
This design took 30 minutes to complete.Read More