I first became seriously interested in learning the art of mehndi in 2006, during my first trip to India. Enchanted by the beauty of the traditional designs, I observed and experienced the ways henna is used in India, and I returned to Texas determined to master the technique. Before the end of 2007, I had passed the ICNHA certification test and was working at local art events and fundraisers. Since that first trip in 2006, I have returned to India three times, each time gaining more insight into this fascinating social ritual. I continue to “do henna” by appointment, at art events, for parties, weddings, and fundraisers.
For more information about ICNHA (International Certification For Natural Henna Arts), visit icnha.org.