Let's call a spade to spade.
Henna is way tougher than it looks.
You think, oh it looks cute and easy, I should give it a try. But low and behold, after holding a henna cone you discover your lines and designs are not being implemented the way your brain orders it to.
I was once in your shoes - just trying to figure out how I can perfect my henna recipe to guarantee the darkest stains possible, how I can get those nice clean lines and obviously how I can design the darn thing.
Well, I got amazing news for you. There are actually henna artists out there who provide a lot of henna info. so you can learn from their experiences.
I also got a little bonus tip for you in the end, so stick around ;)
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1) THE HENNA PROJECT
Not to be tooting my own horn here, but yes, as a henna artist myself in the biz for a little while now, I've totally devoted my extra time to help educate other artists in the sphere.
That's probably what landed you here you tough cookie.
Originally from Egypt and based in Toronto, I blog twice a week (every week without fail) offering you effective tips about henna not just as an art but how you can make a career out of it too and the best uses of instagram to attract more clients and grow your following.
I also send weekly emails that provide 100% education and zero self-promotion.
2) NIGHAT KAZIM HENNA PRO:
Based in London, Nighat has amazing design breakdowns spread through out her instagram feed.
Talk about deconstruction!
She makes it look so easy when you isolate each design element on its own.
A lot of her images are literally a step by step guide on how you can create her amazing henna creations.
3) ROSE MEHNDI
The beautiful Emma of Rose Mehndi is seriously astounding. I'm not going to even mention how beautiful her henna art is (you can swoon over it yourself on her instagram page).
Not only does she offer one-on-one henna mentoring sessions that are totally customizable to what you want to learn, but check out her instastory highlights where she reveals how you get the two tone henna designs.
Did I mention, she's just 20 years old? WHAAAAT?!
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4) HENNA SOOQ
In between Maryland and Canada, Khadija of Henna Sooq is a gem in her own right.
She's built her own little henna empire offering a range of henna products, and she also has a super educational Youtube channel and blog all dedicated to informing you the best practices of henna.
From body art to henna for hair, Khadija's definitely your gal.
To check out her YouTube channel, click here.
To check out her blog, click here.
5) HENNA LOUNGE
If you don't know Darcy of Henna Lounge and have been in the henna game for quiet a while, were you living under a rock?
Other than her amazing stellar henna designs (and dare I say spot-on captivating photography!), Darcy offers one-on-one mentoring sessions for henna artists to jump start your social media, and how you should be using social media to draw in the right clients.
**I've taken a mentoring session with Darcy myself and OH MY GOD it was freakin' insightful. I cannot vouch her enough.
Because you've stuck it out to the end of this blog post, I have an awesome bonus gift for you!
I've curated an entire Pinterest board all about henna tutorials and tips to enhancing your henna art.