My favorite henna historian, Noam Sienna, is my guest on this episode of the Caught Red-Handed podcast. Enjoy via your earholes!
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Now that I don’t believe in Santa anymore and can buy stuff for myself my attitude about gifts has shifted. I love handmade gifts or things bought while travelling, but I especially like experiences. There are so many great sites now offering classes and tours, among other things, that are great for gifts. I’ve been shopping around these sites for myself and for other people. Then recently I was contacted by this really cool start-up called SideTour that organizes really cool experiences; they wanted me to do something related to Moroccan henna and I’m excited to tell you about it. You can see more information here: http://www.sidetour.com/experiences/experience-the-mystical-art-of-moroccan-henna-painting and also sign up for a spot. There are only 8 spots left so don’t miss out on this. If you have always wanted to have henna done this is a great way to do it: you’ll learn about henna, meet other people who share your passion for it and get henna done on you by an expert…me!
By the way, I liked this site so much that I got someone on my list a gift certificate and he said it was the best gift he got all year!
Lumanessence Henna Body Art is proud to host MOOR Henna Master Class, with renowned henna-artist and author Lisa Butterworth — aka Kenzi — who will be coming to Montreal at the end of July to teach this exclusive class on Moroccan henna art.
THE MASTER CLASS
During the workshop, you will learn about the history and culture of Moroccan henna, as well as an in depth look at how to break down designs, construct patterns, combine elements, and more.
• Jamila henna cones will be made available, but if you prefer working with your own, please feel free to bring them.
• In keeping with our Northern African theme, there will also be succulent Moroccan delicacies that will be served during the workshop.
You will also have the opportunity to purchase the book Moor: a Henna Atlas of Morocco (which Kenzi co-authored with another accomplished henna-artist, Nic Tharpa Cartier), and have it autographed. Please let us know if you would prefer the book in hardcover or soft cover so that we can plan in the advance the exact amount of copies needed.
Places are limited so to confirm your reservation, a non-refundable deposit of $30 is required before Thursday, June 28th.
Below you will find a button that will lead you directly to Kenzi’s Paypal account where you can make your secure online payment.
The balance amount is to be paid in cash the day of the class.
At last and thanks to great demand, Nic and I will be doing another Moor Moroccan Henna Master class in NYC. The class will be on Sunday, October 16th from Noon to 5 pm in Brooklyn, NY.
More info and registration here: http://tinyurl.com/moorclass
|Henna isn’t just for redheads; we can all have gorgeous, healthy and shiny hair naturally and in virtually any shade. Time to amp up your natural beauty!This FREE class will teach you everything you need to know about how to color and condition your hair naturally with henna, indigo, cassia, as well as other natural products. The class will include a detailed handout, a short lecture, a live application on a real human head of hair as well as a period for questions and answers. Products will be available for sale after the class. Did I mention that the class was free?
Details will be emailed to all who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited so be sure to sign up early.
I do a lot of bridal henna and especially now that it’s spring-going-on-summer. Most of my brides are S. Asian women or women marrying S. Asian men and they all want Indian-style designs. I get to the point where I don’t even bother showing them Moroccan designs because they skip right over them and I get sad thinking about how underappreciated Moroccan designs are. I had a bride meet me for a consult a few weeks ago and I handed her all my Indian bridal books; as I was turning away from her to hang up her coat I caught the tiniest glimmer of disappointment in her face which confused me, so when we started talking I tried to observe her and see what that disappointed look meant.
As we talked it dawned on me that she didn’t want Indian-style designs but had come to me specifically for Moroccan designs. I chucked all my Indian books and proudly pulled out Moor, and her face brightened immediately. As we got talking she told me about the time she spent living and studying in Morocco as well as Egypt and it was fun reminiscing. I finally met her again yesterday for her bridal henna. I had a moment of panic because I haven’t ever done full Moroccan bridal henna and I feared that I wouldn’t be able to do it. After a few deep breaths it all came to me and I was able to just go with the flow. I kept thanking her for requesting Moroccan and I think she started to think she had a nutcase on her hands. I will nag her in a few weeks for some photos from her photographer at her wedding but here is my quick snapshot of her hands.
Hey all you Moroccan hennaheads, lovers of all things Moroccan and henna, we have a new book out! Nic and I have been trapped under snow drifts for the past few months but fortunately we both had pen and paper and the will to live. The end result of our entrapment is this lovely little book of Moroccan spot designs, 80 little treasures that will delight you and your clients. We had a blast drawing these and we hope that you enjoy them just as much.
The book is 20 pages of designs at the low, low price of just $7, and since it’s an e-book you get instant gratification. Download here.
If you have a hankering for more Moroccan designs, you can also download the original Moor book, “Moor: A Henna Atlas of Morocco”, at the same link above. And if that still isn’t enough, you can get more books at our henna site, HennaTribe.com. Here is the book page. You can pick up a copy of HennaTribe’s Hot 100 which is great for parties and festivals and Nic’s Rajasthan book is also there for a bargain price of $7. Nic will also be releasing a truly gorgeous collection of henna designs based on Hmong batiks which he will announce on HennaTribe and possibly here.
I think that pretty much covers all your henna book needs. As the weather warms up and the drifts melt into slush the henna season is taking off. Enough hibernating, let’s get hennaing!