Meet the Maker | Inside Scoop

Meet the Maker | Inside Scoop

I have been having a ton of fun taking part in March’s Meet the Maker. I found out about it from a fellow henna artist on her IG feed @alchemyhenna and she’s also a client of ours here at Henna Sooq. Joanne Walker founded the idea and has all the details laid out on her IG @joannehawker. We’re now half way through the month of March (almost!) and I’ve share behind the scene photos, along with really opening up about the brand, the vision and my life. It came at exactly the right time. This is therapy I don’t have to pay for 🙂 Here are a few posts that you told us were your favorites. For more, head to our IG page @hennasooq Day 8 | Where did Henna Sooq journey from and to? Back in 2005, I took a henna workshop with a well known artist in Montreal (where I’m originally from) and I was completely hooked. Starting out with some henna cones and 50 boxes of Jamila henna, Henna Sooq was born. In 2008, we moved to Toronto which was even more of a henna hub. I was busy with indian weddings, festivals and my first wholesale account @honey_fig . Sadly we had to move back to the USA in 2010, leaving behind our Canadian friends, family, our first house and many clients. I miss the days when they picked up your composting. So we make the big move back to Maryland, which I do really love and we’ve been here ever since. Maryland is fun, diverse, artistic, hip and full of my favorites creatives. Day...
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5 Easy Steps To Getting Rich as a Henna Artist

5 Easy Steps To Getting Rich as a Henna Artist

Making a full time living as a henna artist is as easy as sticking to these 5 steps. I can guarantee that from my own professional experience you can have a full time business in the henna industry that can support you and your family. I highly recommend that to start if you do plan to work in the henna industry for the next five years, that you come up with a business plan and make sure all of your book keeping is in order from the start. Creatives (and most people in general) definitely don’t want to be scrambling around to find receipts, expenses and invoices at a later time when you could be spending those hours on making your henna business absolutely amazing! Use High Quality Henna Products For you stand out from the rest you have to use high quality henna products. Making your own henna paste is especially important. If you are really struggling to make your paste exactly right do watch out YouTube video tutorials here. You can also buy henna paste from a reliable supplier that you can trust such as Henna Sooq. You can explain to your client how harmful additives and chemicals are added to pre-made henna cones (paste) and that you as an artisan does not use those type of products in your business. Your freshly made henna paste will also be a marketing tool for you. You can explain to potential clients that you use a natural henna paste made with organic and all natural ingredients. You can also offer a henna paste lavender blend for children, pregnant women,...
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Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Since 2005, I have been mixing henna for body art by hand and have tried many combinations of powders and ingredients. I love the process of tessting out new powders, formulations and playing in the henna “mud”. I now use a KitchenAid stand mixer to mix my henna and jagua body art recipes. I’ll be sharing with you in this blog my absolutely favorite henna recipe and steps I take to get a smooth, creamy and dark staining henna body art recipe for henna tattoos that will last 7-10 days. Essential ingredients: Fresh body art quality henna powder that is finely sifted (please read our article on the times needed for dye release). My current favorite body art quality henna powders are our Red Raj and Supreme Blend. Bottled lemon juice, warm water or tea brew. Personally I use 50/50 of distilled water and lemon juice. 100% pure essential oils, such as eucalyptus globulus, cajeput, or tea tree or lavender (also known as terps). My personal favorite is our Red Raj Bliss Blend EO. Sugar, preferably dextrose or fructose. I currently use fructose or raw sugar. Those on the west coast might enjoy trying molasses for a more “wet” consistency for the dry air there. Measuring the henna powder. Take 2 tbsp of henna powder (about 25 grams of henna) and place it into a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar of your choice and mix well. Adding the lemon juice/water/tea brew. Heat your liquid (about 1/4 cup) on the stove and add it slowly to your henna powder. Mix well until it is the...
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Product testers get Henna Sooq products for free

Product testers get Henna Sooq products for free

Are you interested in receiving Henna Sooq products for absolutely free? Would you be willing to share your feedback with us? What would make you the best choice for testing products for us? 5 lucky people will be chosen to test products out for us for 2017. Heading into 2017 at Henna Sooq we have new products in the works and we need you to test these new products out for us. You would be featured on our blog and social media platforms. What type of products will we be testing? You’ll be receiving the opportunity to test out full sized Henna Sooq products including new henna for hair, body art and natural hair and body products. View our brand and product line online for more information. Benefits Features on our social media platforms that have a 35,000+ reach 20% discount off all Henna Sooq product purchases for the whole year of 2017 Free products including our seasonal bonuses Access to one on one sessions with Khadija at absolutely no cost What We Ask We would like your honest feedback and review of the product you’re testing within 30 days of receipt including photos and/or video of your experience. It’s just that simple! In order to be apart of this amazing program you must apply directly to Khadija@HennaSooq.com. Please include the following: Your full name including mailing address List of all your social media pages and websites both business and personal A full color high quality photo of yourself (headshot) List any experience you may or may not have with Henna Sooq’s brand of products A paragraph stating why...
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