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Not Your “Aunty’s” Henna Designs

Not Your “Aunty’s” Henna Designs

Out-Of-The-Box Mehendi Designs For The Wedding Season

What’s a desi wedding without henna and the whole shenanigans that come with it? But gone are the days when brides and bridesmaids were excited about overly intricate designs on their hands and feet. Today, they want designs that are classy, chic, and definitely Instaworthy!

Henna artists across the world are tuning in to these demands and showcasing designs that will have you stop and look, and look again. It has become the next big way to make a statement and how! Check out some of these designs and we are sure you would wish to have a day off just to put some henna and plop on the couch while someone else has the responsibility to feed you.

1. Abstract Art


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If you really want to stand out, abstract art is the way to go. Canadian-South African with Indian roots, the multi-hyphenate creative, who moved to Dubai at age 11, is a chiropractor by profession and has an eponymous design label specializing in beautifully crafted, minimalist accessories. Azra Khamissa wants to make henna more mainstream, and with brands like Nike and Burberry rooting for her, she is definitely changing how the world sees henna.

2. City Skylines & More


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You love the New York skyline? Simple, add it to your mehendi. Ruling the Tri-state area, Monita Bijoriya is a self-taught professional henna artist known for her creative designs marked by innovative and exquisite patterns. Her forte is making dark-staining henna attractive, exciting, and enviable with prolific designs. In a career spanning over 10 years, she has established herself as a pioneer in mehendi as body art with a fusion of this ancient art of tattooing with contemporary style.

3. Henna Tattoo


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Want easy-breezy beautiful mehendi without the long wait? Get a tattoo! Revolutionizing the world of mehendi designs, Mahnoor Khattak pioneered designer henna tattoos in Pakistan. A product of the COVID lockdown and compulsions of no-contact, she captured the tattoo market with designs that exude elegance. She enjoys being a professional mehendi artist and it shows in her work.

4. Fine Art and Henna Stencils

Simplicity redifined. Stepping in all the way from the UK, this brand with stencils and henna cones is a showstopper. With expertise in western Arabian style designs, it boasts of minimalistic patterns that are becoming hot favorites for the modern bride and her entourage.

5. Traditional yet Contemporary

For the lovers of traditional designs, yet wanting something contemporary, the design options are incredible. Spanning across the Gulf and India, the designs on this page will be loved by everyone, from those with the traditional eye to those who love something more modern and contemporary.

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