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Top 20 Henna Artists
Here's our pick for the top henna artists.

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  1. XXLUXEBROWSXX

    XXLUXEBROWSXX

    Shop 4 1132 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach 4221
    (47)
    XXLUXEBROWSXX offers a range of lash and brow treatments, including eyelash extensions and waxing. Choose from a range of natural to glamorous lashes.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  2. Willow Skin and Beauty

    Willow Skin and Beauty

    747 Centre Road, Bentleigh East 3165
    (30)
    Beauty in Bentleigh East? Willow Skin and Beauty is dedicated to enhancing your natural features. With a team of highly skilled therapists and practitioners, you’ll be thrilled with the results from this gorgeous, professional salon.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  3. Luminous Skin Clinic

    Luminous Skin Clinic

    12 Shuter Street , Moonee Ponds 3039
    (99)
    Are you interested in improving your skin? Luminous Skin Clinic on Shuter Street in Moonee Ponds delivers phenomenal results that you can be proud of.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  4. Your Time Beauty

    Your Time Beauty

    163 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds 3039
    (31)
    Your Time Beauty in Moonee Ponds is your go-to when you need some ‘me time’ in the form of massage, waxing, facials, lash and brow maintenance and spa packages.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  5. Fabu'Lash & Beauty

    Fabu'Lash & Beauty

    625 High Street, Thornbury 3071
    (14)
    Are you in need of a good pampering? Do you want your lashes to go for miles? Visit Fabu’Lash & Beauty on Thornbury’s High Street for all your lash needs.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  6. Gloss Beauty Salon

    Gloss Beauty Salon

    Shop 1A / 57 Minnamurra Circuit, Prestons 2170
    (1180)
    For all your skin, beauty and relaxation needs, look no further than Gloss Beauty Salon, conveniently situated on Minnamurra Circuit in Prestons NSW.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  7. Shellz Brow Bar

    Shellz Brow Bar

    163 Commercial Road, South Yarra 3141
    (56)
    Shellz Brow Bar is home to a great team of lash and brow specialists who know how to make your eyes pop. Book an appointment for our South Yarra salon today.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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    S&K Hair and Beauty Lounge

    S&K Hair and Beauty Lounge

    Shop 126 / 50 Asquith Street, Silverwater 2128
    (25)
    S&K Hair and Beauty Lounge is a Silverwater beauty studio offering fabulous skin and beauty treatments in a professional salon.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
    10% off selected services
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  9. Beauty By Mela

    Beauty By Mela

    131 Union Road, Ascot Vale 3032
    (58)
    Beauty by Mela is an innovative beauty studio specialising in decadent treatments to refresh and revitalise the skin located inside Ascot Value Beauty, Ascot Value.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  10. Style Mecha

    Style Mecha

    3 / 100 Mooroondu Road, Thorneside 4158
    (226)
    The team at Style Mechanics will utterly spoil your hair and beauty needs. The salon offers Racoon hair extensions, Wella Professional products, and Nioxin.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  11. Dazzling Hair and Beauty

    Dazzling Hair and Beauty

    3 / 60 North East Road, Walkerville 5081
    (31)
    All your essentials are under one roof at Dazzling Hair and Beauty. Come in for great haircuts, colouring, waxing, lash and brow treatments, and more.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  12. Divine Brow Lash

    Divine Brow Lash

    18 Pelican Street, Surry Hills 2010
    (258)
    Divine Brow Lash is a leading lash and brow studio in Sydney’s Surry Hills offering luxe treatments.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  13. Boutique Nails and Beauty

    Boutique Nails and Beauty

    Shop 6 / 10 Robertson Street, Gisborne 3437
    (166)
    Boutique Nails and Beauty is a premium nail and beauty therapy provider in Gisborne, specialising in flawless manicures and pedicures.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  14. Beauty Brow & Lash Bar

    Beauty Brow & Lash Bar

    6/5 King Street, Prahran 3181
    (257)
    Beauty Brow Lash Bar, one of Melbourne's best lash salons will have you looking your best. Our talented technicians deliver friendly, professional service.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  15. Bliss Beauty and Massage

    Bliss Beauty and Massage

    112 Lodge Road, Wooloowin 4030
    (22)
    Bliss Beauty and Massage is a modern massage and beauty spa. Services on offer include tanning, waxing, massage, mobile spa packages and various beauty treatments for radiant skin.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  16. Rimi Beauty Salon Stafford

    Rimi Beauty Salon Stafford

    19/400 Stafford Road, Stafford 4053
    (86)
    Rimi Beauty Salon Stafford can take care of all your beauty needs. Pop in for an eyebrow thread, wax treatment or jaw-dropping eyelash extensions.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  17. Cosmetic Brows & Co

    Cosmetic Brows & Co

    1/89 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Waters 4220
    Cosmetic Brows & Co offers professional Cosmetic Tattooing services, including Feather Touch Brows and Lip Blend. She also body waxing, makeup and spray tan.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  18. Peninsula Radiance Beauty

    Peninsula Radiance Beauty

    24 Victoria Street, Hastings 3915
    A well-deserved pampering from the friendly professionals at Peninsula Radiance Beauty on Victoria Street in Hastings will do you a world of good!
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  19. Cassie Beauty Spot

    Cassie Beauty Spot

    1842 Lwr Gold Coast Hwy (Get Smart Hair Salon), Burleigh Heads 4220
    (99)
    Cassie Beauty Spot is the go-to place for all your cosmetic tattooing needs. Get your perfect brow, eyeliner, lips and, of course, the cutest beauty spot!
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  20. Emily Glasson Hair and Makeup Styling

    Emily Glasson Hair and Makeup Styling

    Unit 3 / 9 Ocean Street, Maroochydore 4558
    (7)
    For all your mobile bridal hair, makeup and beauty needs in the Sunshine Coast area, Emily Glasson Hair and Makeup Styling has got you sorted. Get in touch.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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Henna

For some of us, henna was our very first hair colouring experience. And it sure was messy back then. The powder was mixed with water to make a rather gritty, lumpy, smelly paste, which was then applied to the hair.

Thankfully, henna has come a long way, but it is still something best applied in a salon. Whilst not as popular these days for hair, we are seeing many salons offering amazing henna body art, especially for weddings.

Origins

Henna is made from a flowering plant called Lawsonia inermis, which tends to grow in the subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. And it has been used forever to dye hair, nails, skin, and fabric. It can also be mixed with other natural dyes to create different hues.

Using henna for body art began in the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean, and is depicted in many artworks. It was used to mark special occasions and events, such as births, weddings, birthdays, and victory. This was probably due to the belief that henna was considered to deliver blessings and good luck.

In some cultures, it would take many days to decorate a bride with henna, as it was classed as a sacred ceremony. This is referred to as Mehndi, and you will see this listed as a service at many of our Bookwell salons.

Henna Tattoos

You may also see it listed as Henna Body Art, Henna Hand Art, temporary Henna Tattoos, or Henna Eyebrow Tattoo.

Mehndi is something quite spectacular, and the designs are very intricate. They are also indicative of their land of origin. Some of the most beautiful designs come from India and Pakistan.

However, it's most likely that the art form originated in Egypt, and evidence has been found on Egyptian mummies. It's likely the plant, Lawsonia inermis, grew naturally in Egypt, and was carried to India.

It's Temporary

Of course, henna body art is not actually a tattoo, as it is not permanent. And it is only applied to the surface of the skin, not injected below. This is one of the reasons why it has become so popular.

This is how it works. First, a paste is made with the henna powder, and used to apply the design. This can be done with a plastic cone, stick or paint brush. The paste is allowed to dry, which usually takes 15-20 minutes.

As the paste dries, it will begin to crack. Often a solution, such as lemon juice and sugar, is applied at this stage, to remoisten the paste and darken the stain. The decorated area may be wrapped to keep in body heat, and this will intensify the colour.

Protecting Your Tattoo

When the wrapping is removed, the design will continue to darken over the next day or two. The 'tattoo' will last one to three weeks, depending on how it was applied, the quality of the henna, and where it is on the body. Applying a natural oil moisturiser will help protect it.

If you are considering getting a henna tattoo, it's worth putting some thought into your choice of design. This is particularly true for wedding Mehndi. For example, do you want the design to be symbolic, or just decorative?

If you want your hands decorated, try and avoid going for very large designs. The smaller and more intricate, the greater the effect. This is a statement piece, so you want it to look professional and eye-catching.

Choosing A Salon

And do go to a salon that specialises in the art. They will use good quality henna, and will have plenty of design ideas to show you.

Mehndi really is very beautiful, and well worth considering for your special day.