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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

A couple weeks ago we had the THRILL of working with some of LA's hottest event professionals. Our "bride" met us on a Wednesday evening, where Jessica then spent the next 4 hours hanging out and creating these beautiful full arm and leg floral pieces. They knew they wanted something gorgeous and romantic, but otherwise had no constraints. How fun is that? It's not often an artist gets to do exactly what she wants, so this was especially fun for the HC team.

The shoot itself took place on Sunday, which meant that the all natural henna had plenty of time to get super dark! Remember, if you want henna for a special event, make your appointment at least 2-3 days beforehand for peak color. That means your Valentine's Henna should be done on Feb 10 for best effect!

Keep an eye out for these gorgeous shots on instagram. It was a team effort and everybody had so much fun creating this look.

Photo by@thisischarliet
hair by me @

makeup by@erikareno_artistry 

coordination by@artandsoulevents 

flowers by @insta_kategilbert 

model @cinemansugar

henna by Jessica at @hennacaravan

And just for some extra giggles, here's some simple heart designs for your valentine's day inspiration!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Designs we LOVE to LOVE!

Love is in the air... And just like everybody else, February makes us all twitterpated. But you don't need to put little love hearts in your henna designs to make them "romantic". Henna is a beautiful art that evokes romance in its own right. Femininity and sensuality are natural aspects of henna, regardless of what type of design elements you are using.

Here's just a few of our inspirations this month, from some of our favorite global artists!

This is a design by @anoushka_irukandji, one of our favorite antipodean artists. She creates structured and symmetrical pieces that recreate motifs found in nature as well as recalling ancient bronze metalworks. Her Australian roots show, too, in the patters and fills she uses.

This amazing design is by Fatima Oulad Thami, and you can follow her work at @hand.of.fatima She is an incredible Moroccan artist who lives in the Netherlands. She uses glass syringes to make these awesome geometric pieces. And just check out her stain! We love how red this design looks and how sweetly it plays with the hand. 

This collaboration was by Veronica Lilu and Levgeniia Fyokla out in Ukraine! We absolutely love these open and light styles. They are so romantic and simple, and can make your hand look so beautiful. Thanks for the fantastic share! You can find more  at @fyoklamehndi

Know any artists we should check out? We love seeing the work of henna artists, and seeing women connecting all over the world. Its incredible how henna brings so many people together in celebration and love. Let us know your favorites so they can be our favorites too!