Welcome to the international art of henna!
Photo credit: Dana Nollch, PhotoZen
I'm sure you will come to love it as much as I do. This form of adornment has been used for hundreds of years in many parts of the world. Henna is the Persian name for Lawsonia inermis, a shrub producing a natural skin and hair dye, and for the artwork created using this plant. In India the technique is known as Mehndi or Mehandi. Whether used in a traditional setting like a wedding, for special events like birthdays or graduations, to pamper the mother-to-be or just to acknowledge that you're worth decorating, henna body art is a celebration and a blessing.
I use only the highest quality henna powders imported from Rajasthan and Pakistan. I blend these with lemon juice, sugar, molasses, and essential oils to produce an all-natural, chemical free paste that gives dark, long-lasting stains every time.
Henna Blessings is available to help you celebrate throughout the Reno-Tahoe region.
Henna Blessings Upcoming Events
Join me on March 16, 2013 10 AM to 1 PM at The Widlflower Village, 4335 W. 4th street in Reno, as we celebrate the grand opening of the Indie Reno Artisan's Boutique. I will be donating all proceeds to Artown. Check out www.indiereno.org for details! March 23-24 I will be at the Reno Events Center for the 11th annual Nevada Women's Expo! 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. www.NevadaWomensExpo.com. April 21, 2013 RENO EARTH DAY! Idlewylde Park. Look for Henna Blessings' big banner and get your organic, all natural body adornment. I anticpate lines, so come early! Event begins at 10 AM. http://renoearthday.webs.com/
About the artist
Kimberly Allcock has been an artist and henna enthusiast for many years. In May of 2009 she turned this passion into a business, and Henna Blessings was born. She loves the sense of connection that the art of henna brings. Kimberly draws on inspiration both traditional and modern to create unique and beautiful works of art. In addition to creating ephemeral artwork on skin, she handcrafts permanent pieces using acrylic, clay and silkscreen to create artworks, decorative items, jewelry and clothing designs inspired by the application techniques and traditional styles of henna from around the world.