Santa fe and Taos we coming up again

We will be back Up in the Mountains this Thursday and Friday.  Please Contact me via text or call 505-603-1034 or you can email me at thehennafairy@gmail.com. By appointment only, We have limited space left, and here it is below:

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Thursday May 28 from 10:30 – 12:30

#taos
Thursday May 28 From 7pm-9pm
Friday May 29 9am-11am

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Henna: Unique Wedding ideas that are Friendly for EVERYONEfine art

Professional Master Henna Artist and Handmade products

Professional Master Henna Artist and Handmade products

This safe, healthy and beautiful method of body adornment has been adopted by cultures far and wide for thousands of years.  Henna temporary Body Art shared between Brides and Grooms, Wedding Parties and Guests is a and safe to have everyone interact and share this special time together.  We use organic/natural grown 100% pure henna.  The crushed leaves are turned into a paste using organic lemon and sugar and then filled into hand rolled applicator cones.  Everything is made in house and fresh.  We are also proud to announce that our work was Featured in the 2014 December issue of Inside Wedding NYC.

Bridal Henna:During the few days before the event stress levels and nerves skyrocket making us making us tired mentally, physically and emotionally and easily susceptible to illness.  Bridal henna applications are a traditional spa treatment to promote body and mind relaxation, beautification and protection.  The henna plant is known as muscle relaxant, aphrodisiac, blood purifier.  It strong antimicrobial to protect against the flu and other illnesses. Beautiful henna patterns, filled with symbolism and traditional patterns are drawn over the limbs. Brides and Grooms both enjoy this treatment and can be customized to match, adding auspiciousness to your occasion.

Bridal Parties: Many lasting memories are created during pre wedding celebrations and adding henna encourages creativity and interaction.  Whether you choose to incorporate a professional henna artist or henna bridal party kits you can be sure that your guests will enjoy themselves and take a token of your wedding with them for weeks ahead. 

Henna celebration kits cones: Presenting premade henna and mineral pastes in henna cones for your guests to embellish themselves and each other is always a sure way to have everyone involved.  This is a fun, safe and easy to use activity will leave all ages rejuvenated, laughing, talking and creating.

Henna Therapy for Psoriasis, Eczema and Alopecia

Henna is a well known herb for its healing properties.  Some of which include Psoriasis, Eczema and Alopecia.  Learn more about Henna Medicine and Henna Safety.

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RELAX AND BE ADORNED

Many countries including Morocco and India have traditions of applying henna during the third trimester of pregnancy. Henna is believed to protect and bless the mother and child from any evil or malicious spirits that may be near during delivery.

The red coloring of the dye and protective images used in the patterns guard against the evil eye and are thought to protect the pair during the child’s difficult passage into this world.

As henna is being incorporated into modern culture, new traditions are being created. One new way women are using henna is to decorate the belly during pregnancy. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the body’s physical changes during pregnancy and embrace this special time. Baby showers and henna parties can be combined into a day of pampering and relaxation for the new expectant mom, her friends, and family.

100% safe and 100% Natural

I use only natural henna, lemon juice, sugar and lavender oil in our mixes for pregnant women. It is important to keep the ingredients simple during pregnancy so you don’t stress the body, baby, or cause an allergic reaction. Other ingredients may be added such as coffee, tea, tamarind, or clove depending on the artist’s preference but simple is always better during pregnancy.

Natural henna is incredibly safe and poses no danger to a healthy pregnancy. There are people who use chemical additives such as hair dyes in the mix to speed up the process or obtain a black stain. This is not safe or legal. Chemical dyes often contain a chemical known as PPD which is toxic and can cause long term damage, including scaring. Chemical dyes will stain the skin within 30 minutes and be dark immediately, these should always be avoided.

Designs usually last 7-10 days, depending on body chemistry, how long the paste was allowed to soak in, and location on the body. Henna always lasts longest on the hands and feet, less on the torso where skin is thinner. It is very important to keep in mind that natural henna stains a reddish brown color and needs to soak on the skin 4-8 hours. The color will be a light orange at first and darken to a richer shade over 2 days.

Pure Henna Or Not?!?

When it comes to Henna there are many deceptions and even more misconceptions.  This article will briefly go through tips and tricks to help you keep yourself safe while keeping the integrity of the Henna plant.

First thing, Henna is many shades of ONE COLOR, which is orange to burgundy brown.  It is possible, through henna after care and darkening tips, to achieve a very dark wine burgundy color that in pictures will seem black, however when you look closer, it is actually a deep dark burgundy or Brownish Burgundy.  Any Colored Henna is chemical, no other plant leaves on earth leaves a temporary stain the way henna does.

For hair color, additives are added in an attempt to bring out the Hues within hennas natural orange –  brown – burgundy range.  Of these only indigo by itself has the ability dye HAIR a blue black, but not the skin.

Pre made Henna Cones

Of the two form that henna can be bought, this is the easier to decipher chemical mixed or not.  The best practice is making the mix yourself, however it takes some time and experience to get the consistency and viscosity that is manageable for body art use thus many still purchase their henna cones.  I also sell them Here, and do sell them to everyone and anyone, however the recipe used is clearly stated on the packaging, on this site and i usually repeat it if you purchase/pickup locally.  Thus it is always best to ask the recipe and it must be fully disclosed.  Should the artist not be aware of the recipe, even if they say that they have never had complaints, it is best to stay away.

Many are adding PPD (black Hair dye), ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, etc.  Into the paste to ensure a dark stain.  Before having henna applied ask how long the henna should be left on.  If the answer is less than 4 hours, than you can be sure that there is an enhancer added into the paste.  The artist may not be aware of this themselves.

Manufactured Pre Made Henna cones from overseas such as thailand, India, Pakistan, Saudi, etc… should never be used.  Most of them sit for years in the backs of store rooms and so far in my experience I have not seen a cone that is pure from overseas.

Henna Leaf Powder

This is a difficult one as many manufacturers of henna are adding dyes and aroma enhancers to make the henna look and smell fresh. A common misconception is that henna looses its tannin the longer it sits.  As long as the henna is cultivated ethically with the plants health in mind and dried by hand in the shade and finally stored in cool dark, airtight place, henna lasts for a long long long time.

Usually henna is over cultivated from farms and then heat dried at high temperatures shortening its life span and making it less useful in medicine.  This misconception also helps manufacturers turn over product.  You will find some packages that have date stamped, it doesn’t really matter.

Finally having your henna powder lab tested can ensure purity.  Metal salts are added into the powders and any lab testing will reveal the contents.  Henna is usually a brown green powder.  Usually very bright green has been dyed to look as such.  The less debris you find in the powder the better the sift is but not necessarily the quality.