Henna or mendhi is a plant that is ground into a powder, mixed with water, and then used to stain hands and hair. It leaves behind a reddish/maroon color (that becomes darker with more heat). In parts of the Middle East and South Asia, henna patterns and designs are drawn onto the hands of a bride and bridesmaids as part of centuries old traditions. These patterns can be as simple as colored circles and flowers or as intricate as mathematically calculated patterned algorithms.
Photo: E. Troudt - Applying mendhi with a cone.
Photo: A. Gatti - Me applying mendhi with a cone on myself
Hello and welcome to my website! Based in New York City, I have over ten years of experience in the art of henna. I am self taught and can work quickly with results that are stunning. Whether it is bridal henna or a henna party, no occasion is too big or too small. Please feel free to contact me regarding availability, prices and dates. Check out my gallery and blog and comment away! I look forward to hearing from you.