This popular phrase applies to mehndi artists too.
'Tips are not expected but appreciated.'
There's something even more valuable than tips for a henna artist!
To make it a little less vague, here's my suggestion as a henna artist with 13 yrs experience.
As a client how was your experience quality working with the artist?
Tip + leave a review
Tip + review + recommend to friends
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What color is henna?
Let's start with the basics.
Henna is a plant and its leaves are harvested, dried and milled into a powder.
This powder is used to make henna paste.
Let's take an example of spinach that you can buy at any regular grocery store.
When you cook these green spinach leaves, they turn to a dark green mess...lol.
Henna paste is the same color - dark green.
Now let's talk about the color that henna paste leaves behind on the skin.
The naturally occurring dye in henna is a translucent orange color.
When exposed to air, this dye gets darker - more red to dark brown shades.
Watch this video to see the progression of henna stain on skin.
What else can I help you with today?
I bet you are one of those people who like to educate yourself before you get into something.
If that something is getting henna done then you're in the right place!
I'm sharing my aftercare instructions below.
If you follow these instructions carefully, I'm sure it will result in a beautiful henna stain.
I would love to hear from you if it worked or not in the comments below.
I know you are excited about your beautiful henna design. Most probably you are told to keep the paste on for several hours for best results.
But it's already bed time.
The henna paste seems to be cracking and flaking off in places.
What can you do protect your henna design?
What can you do to protect your bedding from getting stained?
Don't worry my friend! I got you.
Below is my true and tried method that'll take care of your worries.
Grab a toilet paper roll and an old sock.
Good alternatives for the sock are nylon stocking. If none of those are handy, grab cling-wrap or a plastic bag.
Follow these steps:
* Take the toilet paper roll and start wrapping the henna design. Wrap it a couple of times.
* Make sure all the henna design is covered in toilet paper.
* Now wear the sock/ stocking over it. If using cling-wrap or plastic bag - wrap it covering the bundled up design.
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If you've tried it, I'd love to know if it worked for you too!
If you'd like to see pictures or a step-by-step video of the above process, comment below!