For centuries the art of henna (or Mehndi) has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil. Mehndi is traditionally practiced for wedding ceremonies, during important rites of passage, and in times of joyous celebration. A paste made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant is applied to the skin, and when removed several hours later, leaves beautiful markings on the skin that fade naturally over 1 to 3 weeks. It is quite fitting that the good fortune and protection of henna be used in more recent years to celebrate and cherish this right of passage into motherhood. For many women there is a profound connection to the changes and journey that pregnancy carries us on. It is only appropriate to celebrate our every-changing bodies and the miracle of life we carry within us.
Current rate for me to come out to you for a private session and provide an original artistic pregnancy belly design is $85.00 per first hour with a minimum of 1 hour. Additional time needed beyond the first hour, runs at a rate of $15.00 per quarter hour. The design can be one of my creations, or something we work on together during your appointment time. Most designs will take a minimum of 1 hour. (See a few samples below.)
A $20.00 non-refundable pay pal deposit is requested (at minimum) to secure an appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment you may utilize this deposit towards a rescheduled appointment, a henna-tank, a henna-baby onesie, or a baby carrier (ring sling or pouch). You may also simply purchase the full 1-hour minimum at one time.
Cash or check is accepted for the balance of the appointment and/or products purchased. A $15.00 surcharge will be issued on returned checks for insufficient funds. PayPal will also be accepted with a $5.00 fee added.
Outside of celebrating pregnancy I am available for other occasions, parties, or personal appointments as well!