Posts Tagged "ypsilanti"

Honor Courage Beloved henna tattoo on the ribs – at my salon in Downtown Ypsilanti #henna #hennaartist #kellycaroline #tattoo #tats #tattoos #honor #courage #beloved #mehndi #ypsi #ypsilanti #script #words #art #design #artist #salon #hennadesigns #tattoodesign

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Crafts | 0 comments

Honor Courage Beloved henna tattoo on the ribs - at my salon in Downtown Ypsilanti #henna #hennaartist #kellycaroline #tattoo #tats #tattoos #honor #courage #beloved #mehndi #ypsi #ypsilanti #script #words #art #design #artist #salon #hennadesigns #tattoodesign

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Wedding Ganesh henna cuff for a wonderful girl!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo, Weddings | 0 comments

A wedding Ganesh henna cuff for a wonderful girl! One of my favorite clients. Best part? She’s getting this design tattooed to be permanent after the wedding. She’s getting married in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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A wedding Ganesh cuff for a wonderful girl! One of my favorite clients. Best part? She's getting this design tattooed to be permanent after the wedding.#henna #ganesh #wedding #weddinghenna #bride #mehndi #flowers #floral #tattoo #tattoos #hennaartist #hennatattoo #hennadesigns #art #artist #cuff #leaves #elephant #india #ypsi #ypsilanti #michigan #michiganhennaartist #kellycaroline #love #salon

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Henna festival tent at DIYPSI – Henna Michigan Kelly Caroline

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Henna | 0 comments

Henna festival tent at DIYPSI – Henna Michigan Kelly Caroline

An awesome DIYpsi Weekend here in Ypsilanti! I love being apart of such an amazing event. Miss Shela at the Metro Times snapped this pic of me hard at work in my gypsy style henna festival tent that I decorated. We all had so much fun! Can’t wait for next year!

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Thanks to @miss_shela from metro times for snapping this sweet picture of my henna booth @diypsi this past weekend ! And thanks to @gibnerd for finding it http://photos.metrotimes.com/21-photos-from-the-diy-ypsi-art-fair/#12 #henna #kellycaroline #michiganhennaartist #metrotimes #missshela #photography #wideangle #nofilter #hennabooth #diypsi #ypsi #ypsilanti #michigan #mehndi #colors #gypsy #festival #organic #tattoos #tattoo #tattoodesign #art #artist

Thanks to @miss_shela from metro times for snapping this sweet picture of my henna booth @diypsi this past weekend ! And thanks to @gibnerd for finding it http://photos.metrotimes.com/21-photos-from-the-diy-ypsi-art-fair/#12 #henna #kellycaroline #michiganhennaartist #metrotimes #missshela #photography #wideangle #nofilter #hennabooth #diypsi #ypsi #ypsilanti #michigan #mehndi #colors #gypsy #festival #organic #tattoos #tattoo #tattoodesign #art #artist

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Henna Crown Designs

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in art, Henna, henna back designs, henna crown, henna crown designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 1 comment

 Sneak Peek of a new project!

This summer I am working with two lovely ladies : Jamie Smith of Hair Peace in Owosso, Michigan and Stacey Jenkinson of Stacey Jenkinson Photography  . We are collaborating for a secret project (that won’t be secret for long) and I am excited to show you a sneak peek of the henna crown design I did . I really loved working with this sweet model – she was so fun and already had her head shaved like that *love* .

That’s one of my favorite things about being a henna artist – each client is has a unique form to work with.

The design starts to develop itself based off the person. 

Here’s the sneak peek of my latest henna crown design for our model.

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Henna crown design

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DIYpsi – Henna Art in Ypsilanti

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in art, Crafts, Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, Pregnant belly, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello ! What a FUN Summer it has been! I have been most busy with private appointments lately because Lisse has been our main event artist for the graduation parties and birthday parties this summer.

I usually only do one public event each year and it happens to be coming up !  Summer DIYpsi 2014 is at the Corner Brewery on Saturday August 23 from 11-11 and Sunday August 24 from 12-6 . DIYpsi  (dip-see) is a handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town District . I’ll be there in the beer garden. Come be apart of this amazing weekend!

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014 , Ypsilanti, Michigan, Corner brewery

DIYpsi Art Fair Summer 2014

In other news, here are some pictures of  my most recent henna clients :

Here’s a henna mandala design on the upper forearm

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henna flower design on the arm

 

Henna Baby Belly design with a few flowers.

Here’s more henna baby belly designs baby_belly_henna_design

& a new tribal henna design up the hand

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Henna Drawing

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in art, Crafts, Henna, henna back designs, mehndi traditional, simple henna design | 0 comments

Lately I’ve been wanting to draw on ol’ fashion paper with a marker so this is what I came up with! Of course, its a henna drawing.

I love to practice henna designs on paper.

I think this design would be so sexy on the back between the shoulder blades or for a baby belly design.

Check out more designs for more inspiration.

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flower henna drawing

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Henna Horse Tattoo Design

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

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.

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henna horse tattoo design

She really liked it and plans on having it done permanently .

Need more henna inspiration? Watch my Henna Video

 

 

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Fun Floral Henna Tattoos on the Back

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Henna, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

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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Henna tattoos for the back

 

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Breakfast at Tiffanys Themed Bachelorette Party DIY

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in art, Crafts, Weddings | 0 comments

Tiffanys Themed Bachelorette Party

Hello everyone! If you have been wondering why I have been pretty silent these past few weeks is because I have been in my studio preparing to throw my sister’s Breakfast at Tiffanys themed bachelorette party . I have been planning this party for 3 months which game me a good amount of time to devote to all the DIY touches . We had about 15 ladies that came and we all had so much fun! I can’t share all the details since it was a BACHELORETTE party, but it’s safe to say we all had a rowdy time ;-)   We stayed at the Marriott  suite here in Ypsilanti and  had a car service drive us to The Wurst Bar for a very special Drag Queen Bingo that I arranged. Then we headed back to the suite for party games, dessert, drinks & more entertainment.  The Tiffany’s party theme was so much fun to add fun touches to.

 

Here are the pictures I can share:

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Breakfast at Tiffanys party DIY dessert table

 

I assembled each of those little Tiffany blue favor boxes, wrapped ribbon and tied them. Inside were rings from Wholesale Fashion Square  that everyone wore . A party favor that everyone can wear and enjoy after the party is really important . The 4 Tiffany blue champagne flutes filled with white Jordan Almonds.

white Jordan almonds

white Jordan almonds

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Tiffany blue party favors & dessert table

I ordered the Tiffany’s boxes and bought white stain ribbon and tied each of them after I placed the rings inside on their ring holder.

Tiffany blue favor boxes

Tiffany blue favor boxes

 

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Tiffanys dessert table cupcake display

I added edible luster powder & pearls to the cupcakes and desserts.  I also added those lovely diamonds to every table surface . The cupcake toppers I made with my handy circle cutters and printed some icons I made in Photoshop off the computer, glued them together with a blue toothpick in between them and viola!

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Tiffanys blue alcohol drink – made with Vodka and something blue hah

Tiffanys blue alcoholic drink mix – yummy! I added my turquoise necklace to the top to add more flair to the drink dispenser. The martini drink glasses really were a big hit. I added a little tiffany’s blue ribbon to them.

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I did a few watercolor paintings to hang up around the hotel suite – I gave this watercolor chandelier to my sister.

Watercolor chandelier painting to add to the theme – also, inexpensive party decor ! I made those hanging paper mobiles using a circle cutter and thread .

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paper circle cutter

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Yumm !

Grab this awesome glass drink dispenser here – I have used this SO many times, I’m glad I finally got one.

glass drink dispenser

glass drink dispenser

Tiffany’s Blue Punch Recipe :

1 part Blue Hawaiian Punch

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blue hawaiian punch

1 part lemonade

country time lemonade

country time lemonade

Malibu Rum to taste ;-)

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paper flowers with jewels DIY party decorations

I made these flowers from drawing paper , skewers, tape and I hot glued druzy cabochons to the top. I added the lantern below as an accent, drawing in the color. Chinese lanterns here

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tiffany blue Chinese lantern

Drag Queen Bingo for bachelorette party

Drag Queen Bingo for bachelorette party

 

Everyone loved the Drag Queen Bingo. Find the Bingo cards here

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disposable bingo cards

 

NSFW

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bachelorette party gift favors idea – diy

And last but not least, I made these watercolor paintings for one of the bachelorette party games ;-)

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Henna Artist in Michigan

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Henna, mehndi traditional, Private appointments | 0 comments

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.

 

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henna on the hands with floral patterns and vines

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floral henna on the top of the feet

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floral mehndi henna on the tops of hands

 

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Henna Party for Girls

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Henna, Henna Party designs, mehndi traditional, Private appointments, simple henna design | 0 comments

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 :

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henna on hands and feet with pedicure and manicure

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henna on hands and feet with pedicure and manicure

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henna on hands and feet

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henna on hands and feet

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Henna tattoos on the foot

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Henna, Henna Party designs, Michigan henna tattoo, Private appointments, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

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.

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henna tattoos on foot

henna tattoo on the foot

henna tattoo on the foot

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Men Henna Designs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Henna, man henna design, Private appointments, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello everyone.

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.

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men henna designs

 

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And another picture of men henna designs is from a while back at my salon in Ypsilanti, Michigan

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henna tribal tattoo for men

 

A close up shot of the tree of his tribal tattoo design

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pine tree henna tattoo

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.

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tribal body tattoo for men

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Another LOVELY pair of Dear Golden shoes..

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in accessories, clothing, Weddings | 0 comments

Ladies *(and gentlemen if there are gentlemen that peruse this blog), I once again have found an AMAZING pair of shoes from my favorite vintage shop: Dear Golden here in Ypsilanti. Some of you may remember these shoes I bought for a wedding. I now am IN the wedding of a great friend and we were tasked with finding our own bridesmaid dress, shoes etc. and I was jazzed for the opportunity. The only perimeters was it needed to be a pastel sundress. Any pattern, brand or color choice was up to us as long as it fell into the pastel/sundress category. When my friend told us the requirements my brain was like: “You mean, I get to be apart of your big day and you’re giving me an excuse to buy a dress I’ll actually WEAR AGAIN??!?… OKAY!”

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Soooo. what did I do? Of course I directed myself to contact my go-to  lady team of “people who let me buy their lovely items” : THREADBEAT  and Dear Golden .    Rebecca Tanner-Russell , the wonder woman behind THREADBEAT  created a beautifully detailed sundress for me to wear in the wedding. (You’ll have to wait for pictures of that)  After the dress arrived and fit perfectly, I found the necklace I’ll be wearing at a cute resale shop in Grand Rapids for $6!

After that, I set my sights on Dear Golden for my shoes. Shoes are always tough for me to buy for a few reasons:

1. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on shoes

2. I need COMFORTABLE shoes

3. I would like them to be well made

4. I don’t like to support mass made shoes

5. I’d like them to be somewhat stylish

(Do you see how #s 2-5 contradict with #1??? yeah, so now you know why it’s tough)

 

Annnyways, all of this to say why I am very ,very happy with my new (to me) Italian leather janes

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mmmmm…. shoes

 

 

YAY! I’ll post pictures of the complete outfit when they all come together in a perfect harmony.

 

*Kelly*

 

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Floral henna tattoo

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in art, Henna, mehndi traditional, Michigan henna tattoo, simple henna design, tattoo | 0 comments

Hello all! Spring is around the corner and you know what that means! Henna tattoo season is almost here

Here’s a Henna tattoo design that I did on my forearm. It was inspired by a picture I found on the Internet. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this design and I really like it. This is the Henna stain design four days after I applied it.

Make an appointment for your henna tattoo design today!

 

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henna tattoo design

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Henna Michigan – Wedding Henna

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Henna, mehndi traditional, Weddings | 0 comments

Henna Michigan

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.

 

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wedding henna

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bridal mehndi

 

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Bridal Henna in Michigan

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Crafts | 0 comments

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.

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bridal henna on arm

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bridal henna on left arm

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bridal henna on right arm

 

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Baby Belly Henna Design

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Henna, mehndi traditional, Pregnant belly | 0 comments

 

Met with a really nice mom-to-be with her second child. She came to my henna salon in Ypsilanti and got to relax on our really comfy couches there. She wanted a mandala baby belly henna design – my favorite prenatal belly henna designs to do. She really liked it – I hope you do to.

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baby belly henna, pregnant belly design, henna flower design

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Henna Photos

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in art, Henna, Weddings | 0 comments

Here are the henna 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

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Ka Xiong Photoshoot

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in art, Henna | 0 comments

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
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Henna with Tana

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in art, Henna | 0 comments

Excitement! Photos are up from the shoot with Emi – our lovely model & Tana Helene Photography. Please enjoy – this was such an amazing collaboration. Wonderfully talented ladies on a beautiful Michigan day. <3
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Henna Tattoo Michigan

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 0 comments

This is a back Henna tattoo for Ashley . I met her at The Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti. (awesome food, awesome people) She wanted an organic, flowing design up her back. Enjoy !

Henna tattoo Michigan

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Henna Tattoos for Hands

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Henna, tattoo | 0 comments

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 :

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Henna Crown

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Henna, henna crown | 0 comments

Today I got the privilege to decorate Patricia’s head with a Henna Crown – She’s a lovely, upbeat lady who also lives in Ypsilanti. Here are the pics of the floral, medallion motif henna crown I did.

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henna on head, floral, henna crown

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henna crown

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Back and Arms Henna

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in Henna | 0 comments

This is henna I did on Maralyn for her Warrior Dash. She wanted decoration on her body for her marathon she was running. I think we did a great job picking a design that was feminine, yet had an edge.
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