Artisanal Mehndi

California* Mexico * Europe


An ICNHA certified henna artist, Darcy Vasudev is one of the most influential henna artists in her field, with over 14 years of professional experience and an international following. Known for her iconic style that mixes traditional and contemporary motifs, Darcy's designs often "go viral" on Pinterest and Instagram.

Darcy specializes in destination wedding mehndi and creative retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Cuba, and Europe. She is also a sought after henna instructor, and has taught at the world's largest henna conference, as well as smaller conferences internationally. 

Darcy mixes her henna by hand, from ingredients sourced from around the world. The supplies she uses on her clients are now available to the public at

Her henna artwork has been featured in an impressive array of publications as well as in the short film, Blank Canvas. Despite all the kudos and press, Darcy shies away from the spotlight. She prefers one on one time with her clients, many of whom have become dear friends. When she's not drawing on people or traveling, she chills in Oakland with her rescued 3 cats, dog, and boyfriend. She's not sure who rescued whom.

Original Bridal Designs by Darcy Vasudev

Destination Wedding Henna

 Bride: Twisha P. Photography:  Playa Weddings , Mehndi: Henna Lounge

Bride: Twisha P. Photography: Playa Weddings, Mehndi: Henna Lounge

Everyone could not stop raving about you and your beautiful work and I still have some colour on my hands and the henna tan that makes me look like I’m wearing lace gloves. I love it!

Inspiration: After seeing a rash (pun intended) of chemical henna popping up in tourist destinations around the globe, Darcy made it her goal to bring the beauty of natural henna to destination weddings, and had her first event in Mexico in 2012.  Since then, destination events have now become the primary offering of Henna Lounge. All bridal mehndi is done personally by Darcy, and additional artists are available upon request.

Safety: Real henna needs to be made fresh the day before an event, and Darcy uses 100% certified Organic henna, organic cane sugar (vegan), purified water, and essential oils. A rich stain is guaranteed when you follow the basic aftercare instructions. This hand-crafted blend also smells amazing- no stinky mehndi!

Booking: Darcy offers a complimentary email or in-person consultation to discuss your design concepts or any special requests. It is recommended that you book 3-6 months in advance for most events, or 6-12 months in advance for events held on holiday weekends. 

Ease of Planning: Henna Lounge "to go" offers a "no surprises"* experience. Our pricing includes a daily rate and additional optional overtime, hand-crafted henna supplies, artist's flights, transportation, and accommodations at a locally owned hotel.  Email today for a quote. 

*NOT INCLUDED: resort fees or vendor fees at all-inclusive resorts, decor or lighting. The client will be responsible for any costs incurred by the resort.


 Sketch and Henna by Darcy Vasudev

Sketch and Henna by Darcy Vasudev

Creative Retreats and Workshops

Henna Lounge has teamed up with Yoga & Adventures Worldwide to bring you several creative retreats this year, in Tulum Mexico and Havana Cuba. No artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore the world, unplug from the daily hustle, and open yourself up to the inspiration that can be found in nature, culture, and community. 

People to People Travel in Cuba : A Yoga Retreat Cuba has become one of the locations nearest and dearest to our hearts over the past several years. The newly opened privatization of the island has blessed Havana and beyond with a deep expression of the underlying creative pulse that defines Cuba.

Get in Touch!

I really loved my bridal mehndi and I truly enjoyed your exemplary service! It was one of the easier days of my whole wedding planning and I couldn’t thank you enough!

Henna Lounge is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, however due to our travel schedule we do not have a retail salon.  We do accept a limited number of private appointments at Darcy's home when she is not traveling. Please include your event date and location when writing to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Mobile: 415-215-6901

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