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I am a professional henna artist with six years experience, living in the Springfield, MO area. If you are interested in henna please contact me! Henna is a great addition to a girls’ night out, parties, weddings, baby showers, and blessingways!
I use only 100% natural, body art quality henna from a reputable supplier that I have prepared myself.  Here is a little more information about henna:

Henna body art is made of a natural plant dye (latin name: lawsonia inermis) which stains the skin a reddish-brown color.

Henna is never-ever black.

My henna paste is made with body art quality 100% natural henna.  I mix mine with lemon juice and oils to make it into the paste that is applied to the skin.  Here is where you can find the henna recipe I use.

You can also use henna on your hair.

For more information check out  Heather is one of my best friends- she is an amazing and talented henna artist.  She is also the one that showed me how to do all this cool stuff.

I thought it would be easy to pick up- I’ve always loved painting and drawing… But it was HARD!  So I learned by practicing on my kids.

Here are a few examples of my work: