Join us for our 6th year anniversary with very special guest, Henna artist, Cindi Ruka!
Henna is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which designs are created on the body, using a paste, made by Cindi, the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Ancient in origin, henna is still a popular form of body art among the women of the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East.
Henna is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of henna and turmeric is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books. Staining oneself with henna is a Vedic custom, intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Vedic customs are centered on the idea of "awakening the inner light". Traditional Indian designs are representations of the sun and other important symbols in nature.
Cindi applies henna paste on the skin using a plastic cone. After about 15–20 minutes, the mud will dry and begin to crack, and during this time, a mixture of lemon juice and sugar is applied over the henna design to remoisten the henna mud so that the henna will stain darker. The painted area can be wrapped to lock in body heat, creating a more intense color on the skin. When you first remove the henna, it is usually pale orange in color, and gradually darkens through oxidation, over the course of 24 to 72 hours. The final color is reddish brown and can last anywhere from one to three weeks. Moisturizing with natural oils, such as olive, sesame seed, or coconut, will also help extend the lifetime of the stain. Skin exfoliation causes the henna tattoo to fade quicker.
Select appointments will be available between 3-7pm on Oct 6th.
20 minute sessions each at $36
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* After you sign up please text or call Cindi to set up your appointment time! 215-917-2450