Peace to you all! My name is Naasirah. I am a henna artist living in Orlando, Fl. I have been practicing the beautiful art of henna for about 9 years. I became interested in henna when a friend of mine had it done for her wedding. It was the most exquisite thing I had ever saw. I had to learn how to do it. In the beginning I just did henna on myself, but then people started asking me who did my henna? When I told them I did it they were shocked, and would ask if I could do theirs. So that is how I got started!! I love to experiement with new designs & styles of henna. It's wonderful, enjoyable and relaxing! It allows me to meet interesting people and express myself in an artistic way.
Enjoy the site & contact me if you are interested in some henna love.
Henna is a paste created by the crushed leaves of henna plants, which
have a natural staining ability. All natural ingredients are added such as lemon juice and
essential oils to enhance the color of the henna.
Henna can be a variety of colors from deep, coffee brown to light orange.
Stains on palms of hands & soles of feet always get the darkest.
Stains last from 3-21 days depending on care & skin type.
The use of the paste to create body decoration, or "Mehndi Art,"
originated in India. Mehndi art has been used in India, Africa, and the
Middle East for thousands of years to decorate the skin of brides for their marriage ceremonies.
Now it is used for everyday beautification as well as traditional uses.
HENNA IS NEVER BLACK
how henna works...
The paste is applied to the skin freehand or using a stencil. The paste takes
about 15 to 45 minutes to dry(depending on the thickness of the paste). Then
it crackles, flakes and falls off leaving your henna tattoo on your skin. Leaving the dried paste fall off on it's own. Henna paste is will stain the skin. Water will inhibit the stains richness. The longer it is left on the skin, the darker the stain will become. The design will darken over the first 24 hours to its natural reddish brown color.