Pictured here is a more intricate pattern, a traditional style henna... and this is the paste on the skin.
After the paste has dried, it is removed and the rich reddish brown henna design is revealed.
Prices start at $15 and go up from there. Cash please! There are pattern books, photo albums, and galleries to look at for some inspiration.
This design is a "chef's choice pattern".. which means you tell the artist how much money you want to spend, what style of henna you like, and wait for henna to discover that pattern that is already there.
The paste used is fresh, hand made by the artist, and gives a deep and long lasting finished color.
How long does it take? In general a design can be applied in 5 to 10 minutes. Drying time maybe a bit longer... but then today you can go stand in the sun a few minutes and the paste should dry nicely.
A little spritz of lemon sugar glaze will help keep the paste on your skin. Best to leave the paste on as long as possible. The longer the paste remains, the better it penetrates the skin, and the darker your finished color will be.
No worries! Your artist will send you home with a lovely design and aftercare instructions. Henna starts @ 2pm today at 1055 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.
FMI - call 904-993-7466.