You’ve found the perfect dress, booked your hair appointment, chosen your nail varnish and have decided that henna will be the finishing touch that will help you stand out from the rest of the amazing young women at prom.
This guide will help you chose the perfect henna design to complement the rest of your outfit. If you need any more help or advice, just get in touch with hennacat via email.
This is one of my favourite places for henna. The corsage area above the wrist works really well as it shows off the henna when you wear short sleeves, but can be hidden away for college or work under long sleeves if required. This area also gives a consistent stain from the elbow to the wrist and the design can complement your jewellery or real corsage.
A very traditional placement for your henna is on your hand starting above the wrist and stretching down one finger. The prettiest designs for prom (in my opinion) are the more open Arabic style mehndi (rather than heavily patterned Indian style) or designs that emulate jewellery. You can embellish the
If you are wearing a backless or halterneck dress you can have some very stylish henna on your back. This is a really striking way to wear your henna. The only downside is that you won’t be able to admire it yourself! Having henna on your back is a great option if you don;t want to draw attention to your hands.
If your dress has a side thigh split, you could have a bold henna pattern along your leg just like this belly-dancer. This is a very sensual way to wear your henna and looks particularly good with dresses that are ankle length.
Information for parents
Henna is an all natural temporary dye that stains the skin and hair. Paste is applied to the skin, which dries and falls off, leaving behind an orange stain that darkens over the next two days. The designs last around 7 – 10 days and up to 3 weeks in some cases. Concerns over allergies and damage to the skin are valid, as many people add neat black hair dye to their paste. This so call black henna is very dangerous and more can be read about it here. Hennacat only uses pure henna that she imports herself direct from the manufacturer. She mixes every batch of paste fresh, using only lemon juice and essential oils, to ensure that she has full traceability of ingredients. She uses all her products herself.
In addition Hennacat is fully insured and has a current clear DBS check.