Henna is fast becoming a very popular fashionable trend and many would class it as an accessory in art form. Henna is a tattoo-like form of body art usually seen on hands, palms & feet. Henna is made up of paste from leaves of the Lawsonia inermis which is a shrub that grows in Egypt, Tunisia, Iran & India. Henna is so simple and easy, anyone can do it! You can buy henna from places like Ebay these days and they are incredibly cheap from as little as £2! You can do your own Henna or even practice on a friend. Henna takes around 5/10 minutes to do the design depending on how detailed it is. Then it takes around 15/20 minutes for the henna to fully dry depending on how thick you’ve done it. If you don’t have the art skill to decorate your own hands (or even feet!) you can always get a friend to do it. A great cheat way of doing your own henna is by getting templates off places like Ebay that have a range of different designs and patterns. Templates are easy to use as they have a sticker back so all you have to do if fill in the template with henna. Once the henna is set and dry you simply scrape off the dry paste and you’re left with an orange design.
They fantastic thing about henna is they it doesn’t have to be a traditional designs that henna is known for. It’s a chance to let out your creative side & try something new, they can be fun, graphic or random designs of your choice.
Here are some designs which I tried out recently;
Ellie Rees (Deputy Lifestyle Editor)