Henna.... Body Art With A History
Weekly Farmers Markets
Saturday: Downtown Farmers Market 8am-2pm
(400 S 400 W, SLC)
Sunday: Park Silly
(Main Street, Park City)
Upcoming Events in 2016
Utah Arts Festival
Urban Arts Festival
Craft Lake City
Salt Lake City ComicCon
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We are always taking appointments for individuals, groups, and special events such as:
*Birthday Parties For All Ages
*Belly Blessings/Baby Showers
*Cultural Appreciation Events
*Permanent Tattoo "Test Drives"
No appointment is too large or too small.... we'll even come to you!
For latest news and upcoming events, check out Mountain Mehndi's Facebook page.
To Make An Appointment
Please review the "Services" page, then simply click the "Contact Us" link and tell us a little bit about what you have in mind. You will receive a reply very promptly. During this consultation, the design(s), the price, and the appointment date/time/location will be set.
The Henna Process
The design is drawn on the skin with henna paste. This paste must be kept on the skin for 4 to 8 hours to allow the dye from the henna plant to stain the skin properly. After several hours, the paste must be removed by scraping, not by washing. It is best to avoid water on the hennaed area for at least one full day for best results.
After the dried paste is removed, the new stain will be orange. The orange color will darken to a reddish brown over the course of 2 to 4 days. It will remain this color until it begins to fade as the skin naturally exfoliates. Everyone's skin exfoliates at a different rate, but most henna stains last for at least one week. With proper aftercare, the stain may last much longer.
Henna stains darkest on hands and feet, but lasts longer as a darker color on forearms, ankles and calves as these areas exfoliate at a slower pace.
Keep the henna paste on your skin for as long as possible. Scrape it off, don't wash it off. Avoid water (especially chlorinated pools) for at least one full day after paste removal. Apply a safe, non-petroleum water-barrier to the stain before bathing, such as olive oil, cocoa/shea/hemp butter, bee's wax lip balm, etc. Do not scrub, rub, wear tight clothing or do anything else that might exfoliate your skin through friction. Applying body lotion occassionally is good, but do not over-moisturize the hennaed area as this will also encourage exfoliation.