Here is our pick for the top venues offering Henna in Adelaide .
One of Adelaide's many charms is its wonderful mix of cultures. Whether it's food, music or art, it's possible to source just about anything, and there's always something exotic to try.
As far as hair and beauty goes, you'll discover Bookwell salons all have something different and special to offer. One example is henna. Completely natural, henna is used to colour hair and to draw those fabulous temporary tattoos known as Mehndi.
Many of the countries represented in Adelaide's population have traditionally used henna tattoos for wedding ceremonies. It is now popular in Western culture to do the same, and you will find salons to do this for you in the city.
Whilst different salons have slightly different techniques, the basis of this practice is the same. The henna powder is made into a paste, which is applied to the skin (hands or feet usually) with a brush or stick.
The designs are often very intricate and can take some time to apply.
As the paste dries, it will begin to crack. At this stage a solution of lemon juice and sugar may be applied, to help darken the tattoo. Your hands or feet may also be wrapped, as the heat intensifies the colour.
The salon will advise you on aftercare, and it's important to do as they say if you want the design to last for up to three weeks.
Henna has also made a comeback as a hair dye, particularly for those who can't or won't use chemical dyes. It's perfect for sensitive skin and leaves the hair really glossy and well conditioned. As it is a natural dye made from a plant, and not tested on animals, it's a great choice for vegetarians and vegans, too.
A few 'commercial' henna dyes and treatments are not 100% natural, so check with the salon if you have concerns.
Discover the benefits of using henna for yourself by making a booking online with Bookwell.