Hope you find answers to some of your questions related to Henna or my work, if not then please feel free to contact me.

How do I prepare my Henna Paste?

I prepare my henna paste with 100% natural Henna powder, lemon juice, and essential oils.

Is the process painful? How does it compare to getting a tattoo?

Henna is completely painless and a temporary work of body art (as opposed to getting a tattoo which is permanent). Henna is, first and foremost, an adornment, a way of beautifying oneself (traditionally as preparation for a special occasion such as a wedding, engagement).

How long is the application process?

It depends on the intricacy/size of the design and the henna artist. A standard, simple design extending from the wrist up one finger takes me about 5 minutes. Full bridal henna may take anywhere from 3-6 hours (yes!). Individual henna appointment varies in time and you can book accordingly depending on the design/intricacy you choose to get done.

When should henna be applied for an event?

Natural henna cannot produce instant, dark results. Natural henna reaches its darkest colour in approx. 36-48 hours. It first stains a bright orange, then gradually gets darker till it reaches a dark maroon / brown / cherry colour. Hence henna should always be applied 2-3 days before the event.

How can I book you as a henna artist?

If you are interested in booking me as a henna artist for your wedding henna,or any other occassion, you can contact me by whatsapp, e-mail or by other means. We look at whether your date is available and what your wishes are. If you prefer a face-to-face conversation and / or you want to have trial henna put, this can also be discussed. If you have made the decision to book me, I first request a deposit + your details such as your address, the desired package, etc. When this is received, you will receive confirmation from me with all our agreements and any points for attention. After your agreement on this, our appointment is final and the henna day is waiting!

Do I have to choose a package?

No, it is not! The given options for bridal henna are the most common; this makes it easy for me to indicate a price. If you want something else, please contact me.

What is Black Henna?

Black henna is a paste made by mixing a little bit of henna and chemicals like Para-phenylenediamine PPD (chemical hair dye). This can cause sever scarring as well as damage to internal organs. Henna is NOT Black !! and when natural henna is used, it will always stain in shades of red and brown. Henna by Reena does not use or encourage the use of black henna.