What is henna?
Henna is a plant (lawsonia inermis), grown in hot, dry climates, such as India, Pakistan and Morocco. The leaves of the plant, which have a staining quality, are dried and crushed into a fine powder. It is then mixed into a paste which can be applied to hair, fingernails, skin, and most fabrics or materials that are porous.
How long does it last on your skin?
The stains can last 1-3 weeks, depending on the body part, how long the henna paste is left on the skin after application, your body temperature, natural oils, how often you wash and your aftercare. Henna actually stains your skin permanently, but our skin's surface isn't permanent. As your skin naturally exfoliates, the henna stain fades away.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary, depending on the design, difficulty and amount of paste used.
-$15 minimum at Woolworth Walk on Saturdays.
-$30 minimum at Studio Wed.
$65-75/hour* (with a 2-hour minimum) for House Visits.
*(If I am creating a custom design for you, I charge $75/hour).
Where are you located?
I have an indoor booth at Woolworth Walk, in downtown Asheville. I usually work there every Saturday, from 1-5 or 2-6, and accept walk-ins. No appointment is needed, however, I recommend you check my Facebook or Instagram page, or text me (828.216.2123) to confirm I am there.
I also have a shared studio space at Studio Wed, just north of downtown. This is a beautiful space and has a private room, if requested. I schedule appointments here during the week.
I also make house visits for individual appointments, wedding parties and I work at corporate parties/events.
Do I need an appointment?
Walk-ins are welcome on Saturdays, 1-5 or 2-6 pm, at my indoor booth at Woolworth Walk, 25 Haywood Street, 28801. No appointment needed.
If you are wanting a large design or work that might take more than an hour, I recommend scheduling an appointment HERE.
Please note: I use only natural henna, which is a plant dye that stains the skin a reddish-brown color, and lasts 1-3 weeks. My recipe also includes distilled water, sugar, and lavender essential oil.