Henna in Trinidad and Tobago

Henna in Trinidad and Tobago

I’m so excited to announce that we will be in Trinidad and Tobago from October 6th to October 13th. I’ve always wanted to go to to this beautiful country and it’s finally happening! I have to confess that I am so in love with the people, food and culture. This is a getaway that you can also attend. There will be beautiful accommodations, the beach, culture, amazing food and of course beautiful henna. Henna Sooq is one of the sponsors of this exciting getaway and each attendee will receive a product gift bag. You can get all of this and more by booking the Tobago Getaway. There are still a few spots left. What’s included Accommodations-http://www.enchantedwaterstobago.com Rooms are shared- two or four people. Breakfast and dinner A gift bag sponsored by Henna Sooq Airport Transfers Island Tour Pigeon Point Beach Bar/Party night A surprise event on the last day that will take your breath away(weather permitting)   I’ll also be offering a henna workshop on October 9th and be taking henna body art appointments throughout the getaway. The henna workshop can be booked through the Tobago Getaway or individually (if you’re local for example) through Khadija@HennaSooq.com. It’s only $50 USD or $300 TTD (for locals). We’re currently looking to work with a sponsor in Trinidad where we would offer one of the following packages: class on henna for natural hair care and color along with henna body art sessions (most popular) henna body art sessions only henna body art workshop with live demo henna for hair workshop with live demo Each package can be custom designed. What you’ll receive:...
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Mixing Jagua Juice to create a Black Henna Design

Mixing Jagua Juice to create a Black Henna Design

You may have heard about how bad black henna is. That it’s full of chemicals and can scar your skin for life.  It’s true. There are black henna cones and products on the market that can badly blister your skin. Before I started doing henna professionally, I went to a somalian wedding in Toronto. They recommended I get henna done as several other ladies were. So I decided to get my feet done for the wedding. Before I headed to the home of the henna artist they told me I had to go and buy some black henna dye which was really in fact black hair dye, Bigen. I had no idea how harmful this would be. My feet got henna’ed and they looked perfect. When my henna started to fade I began to notice raised, bumpy skin that I thought was athlete’s foot. Then the puffy skinstarted to resemble the henna design I’d had done, but how so? I had the henna done weeks ago? Could this really be an allergic reaction? Yes! It was an allergic reaction. I was lucky I wasn’t scarred for life. I was one of the lucky ones that my skin  returned back to normal. That was definitely the last time I would ever get black henna. What I learned was that all allergic reactions don’t necessarily happen right away. It can happen even weeks later or it can develop over time. The good news is that we now have a natural alternative to chemically based black henna. By replacing the liquids you usually use in your henna body art recipe with jagua...
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Indian Motifs, Peacocks and Bridal Henna with Maaz: May 14 & 15

Indian Motifs, Peacocks and Bridal Henna with Maaz: May 14 & 15

This weekend is going to be absolutely amazing learning all about Indian bridal henna and parties. I can’t wait to play with the peacocks! Join us this May 14 & 15 at our studio located in Columbia, Maryland. You can also register for online access to live class from the comfort of your home (or watch the recorded class later). Arabic Motifs, Indian Designs & Fill In this class we will learn about the intricacies of Arabic fillings and also its motifs. We will learn different patterns of finger designs, followed by learning various sequences to adorn hands as well as to connect various motifs. We will learn how to draw boundaries and various motifs like paisleys and also roses. Finally, we will conclude by designing a complete hand design by incorporating all that we learned in this class. Peacocks & Bridal Indian Design Fill In this class we will learn how to draw different Indian motifs and probably most popular of all motifs, Peacock. We will start by learning rather simple motifs of Dhol and Shehnai, followed by flowers and paisleys and then simple peacock. Then certain complex mandala motifs, incorporating various simple motifs. Then we will learn to draw different types of complex peacock motifs and finally we will learn to draw more complex motifs of various simple motifs that we learned earlier. When Saturday May 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST Where Henna Sooq Studio 7060 Oakland Mills Rd Suite K Columbia, MD 21046   Sangeet Patterns In this class we will learn how to draw various simple sangeet patterns, this class was...
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