A PhotoShoot Will be the best decision you ever made

A PhotoShoot Will be the best decision you ever made

Not only is a photoshoot a huge part of you, your brand and your passion, it’s also so much fun! How could you not want to? For a long time I’ve been dreaming of a photoshoot combining natural hair, henna body art and beautiful women in natural light. This past weekend we made it happen. Our team consisted of 3 gorgeous models: Denise of LocCrush, Alexis of Aramintarose and Lara of NomadicBellyDance, our amazingly talented stylist and photographer Danielle of DFinney Photography and Denyelle our pro makeup artist and assistant Ellis. I can’t even begin to express the talent and the magic we created. My process I came across Danielle’s work often on Instagram. Her work is amazing and I’m just in awe of her photos. I also saw in her what my vision was. I love natural light and photography is one of my passions but you can’t do everything yourself. We all need help. We just have to find the right people. I also wanted to have the insight from others. I wanted to fuse artistic talent together where we would feed off each other. Then I decided to reach out to her. From there we set a date and the planning stages began. Our first date didn’t work out as I had a collaboration with Whole Foods in Columbia at Wine in the Woods that I couldn’t pass up. Luckily Danielle understood and was able to accommodate a new date. That worked out as well because the weather that weekend was not photoshoot worthy. Being that this was to be my very first photoshoot I was...
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Memorial Day Weekend Henna & Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Henna & Sale

Two weddings, several henna clients and gorgeous henna feet for my Moroccan sister from another mother, Khadija (with no h, just like me!). We now offer gorgeous and natural staining black henna (which we’ll post a new blog about this new product) and our deep rich red henna. Should you like to book with please call or text us at 443-254-0736. We do recommend that you call ahead of time as our summer schedule is very tightly scheduled. Amina and Ellie are both getting married this weekend. Their weddings are both traditional African celebrations. Congratulations ladies! One of my favorite and regular clients Kim got henna gorgeous. Perfect for Memorial Day celebrations. This weekend has been pretty epic! All the clients have been absolutely amazing. To celebrate we want to extend the love to all of our clients. Starting today through to Monday take 10% off all online orders placed at www.HennaSooq.com. Should you order also go over $75 (within USA) you’ll qualify for free shipping as well. Shop now: HennaSooq Terms: Valid online only at www.hennasooq.com. No coupon necessary. Sale ends 5/30 at 11:59pm EST. No extensions. No...
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Your Prom Checklist 2K16

Your Prom Checklist 2K16

Have you completed your Prom checklist? Dress. Hair & Nails. Shoes. Jewelry. Accessories. Henna. Prom Henna Tips: Place henna like an accessory. Have it stand out according to your dress style. Back pieces, especially upper back, hands and arms are the most popular spots that henna is done. Make sure to book at least 1-2 days before your prom for best color results. Be prepared to leave the henna on at least 3-4 hours or even overnight for best results. Bring friends! Get a group together and make it a henna party. We’re taking bookings for henna now. Text or call...
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Henna Belly Blessings for Your Pregnancy

Henna Belly Blessings for Your Pregnancy

How can I even begin to describe the feeling and beauty of applying a henna belly design? I don’t even know if I could find the right words. It just makes me so happy and I love moments like these. Inspired by Melanie Ooi What is a Henna Belly (Blessing)? Henna is a plant-based natural and organic dye that safely leaves a temporary tattoo on the skin for 10-14 days. Henna is used traditionally for blessing ways, weddings, baby showers and religious celebrations. Locally most of my henna belly appointments are done with the client privately, in photoshoots or at their baby shower (this way guests get henna too!). Inspired by Bella Henna A Henna Belly design can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes to complete. Most babies in mom’s tummy will bounce around and give a kick here and there as I apply the henna. It’s so fun to watch them dance while I paint. I wrap every belly with saniderm to ensure darkest and longest stain results of the henna body art tattoo. I enjoy taking inspiration from other artists and then putting my own special touches of the final design. The Henna Belly will stain a beautiful reddish tone. Seeing how beautiful the design comes out is just amazing. Henna will be a light orange tone at first and then suddenly over the next few hours (24-48 hours) the design gets darker and deepens. Inspired by Akiyo Henna Every Henna Belly design created always reflects the energy I feel from the person. I’m not sure how to describe that but every individual that I do henna for,...
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