Henna Hand Art Definations
I've been doing henna off and on for about 20 years. I started at the age of 9
when my father brought home a book about Krishna. At first my 'henna'
consisted of magic markers. But eventually with a little help, I figured it out.
During my teenage years I abandoned the art form almost completely. Boys
and fun seemed more important and other artistic endeavors caught my
attention. It didn't help that no one really understood henna or what I was
doing. The confused looks and constant questions were an unwelcome
Then about 4 years ago a friend had a 'toothpaste tube' of henna that was
about to expire and no talent for art. She asked me to henna her feet. When
all was said and done, her feet looked wonderful, my hands were cramped
and painfully throbbing but my passion was again ignited! The next day a
sweet Indian lady had asked her how much I charge for weddings after
seeing my friend's feet. I was truly back in the saddle again!
I strive to be the best henna artist / mehndiwalli that I can be. My passion for mehndi is almost an
obsession! I've worked and studied hard to educate others and myself and to spread public awareness
of the dangers of 'Black henna'. To reach these goals I became certified by the ICNHA, which is an
organization dedicated to ensuring quality standards among henna artists. Examination consists of
hygiene, safety, botany, biology, culture and traditions, and the fundamental principles of henna
including submission of a small portfolio with your working henna paste recipe.
I'm very proud to be able to put my 'henna dreams' on paper and share them with others in the form of
my books. They have been so well received and I have to thank all of those who have supported me
emotionally as well as those that have supported my work by purchasing my patterns.
Elizabeth has been practicing the art of henna since 1994 and is the founder of LAHenna.com since 2004. American born with Middle Eastern heritage she was always fascinated by the art form.Started out simply by getting in touch with her culture, through art. Best known for her ability to produce homemade all natural henna from India and Morocco. Elizabeth draws traditional henna tattoos in a free style form.
Her first public henna art was available at the Melrose Hollywood Farmers Market in 2005. From then on she focused on private parties and events. Aside from parties and events, Elizabeth has lectured and led workshops for artists at Disney. She has been featured on multiple television shows and film documentaries demonstrating henna art.
Elizabeth was asked to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show and is a personal henna artist for numerous high profile celebrities.
Our HENNA is imported from a private local farmer in Rajasthan, India. Our farmer has been researched and chosen specially for us by the best in the farming and henna industry. The soil, the climate, and the time the henna leaves are picked throughout the year all make a huge difference. This picture was taken on the 4th day after henna was first applied (after many times of washing hands). Our henna gives a natural dark rich maroon color stain. This is all mother nature at work. I add only water and oil to make it smooth.