Course Title– Fast-track henna fully accredited course
Cost – Basic 1 day course £150*, 2 – 3 day course £350*
Requirement – no experience or there are no previous academic requirement
You will receive: Client after care
- Learn how to prepare
- Henna applicator
- Creating unique designs
- Step by step guide
- Basic flow with simple patterns
Content – Anatomy of skin/hair
- Health, Safety & Hygiene
- Aftercare advice
- Client consolation
- Different methods & technique
- Pressure control
- Skin preparation
- Contra-indication and contra–action
The Art and History of Henna as Body art
The use of Henna for body art is several centuries old at least. The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment.
What is Henna?
Henna is a plant which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, Northern Australia, and Southern Asia. Its leaves a pigment called Lawsone which combines with proteins to cause staining. Because of this staining quality, Henna has been used throughout the ages to dye hair and create body art designs.
Origin of Mehandi
It is thought that Mehandi originated in the deserts of India when the people living there discovered that covering their hands and feet with coloured paste from the Henna plant helped them to feel cooler. It wasn’t long until a creative individual began making intricate designs with the coloured paste instead of just smearing it on. The complexity of designs grew and began to take on meaning. Eventually brides began to decorate their feet and hands with henna as part of their wedding rituals.
Many other Mehandi traditions developed over time. For example, women’s hands were decorated with henna at childbirth because women with intricate Mehandi designs did little household work so as not to destroy their body art. Tattooing women’s hands at weddings and childbirth allowed them a few weeks where they could bond with the new husband or new baby and not be bothered with daily household chores. The tattoos were also thought to bestow blessings and good luck.
Health Risks of Henna Body Art
The FDA has only approved henna for use on the hair. Henna has not been approved for use on the skin. Although Henna is a natural substance, henna body art does sometimes cause complications. More detail will be in the full course.