Darcy Vasudev - Owner
Darcy Vasudev is the founder and master artist at Henna Lounge. With over a decade of bridal henna experience, she is versatile traditional Indian and Pakistani patterns, Arabic henna, Moroccan design, and contemporary fusion. Darcy is an expert in figures such as Ganesha, bride and groom portraits.
Darcy continues to refine her art, studying with world's most well-known mehndi artists, Joey Anderson, Kiran Sahib, Rebecca Freedner, Victoria Welch, as well as Moroccan henna experts, Fatima Oulad Thami, Lisa Butterworth and historian Noam Sienna.
Henna Lounge has traveled to India, France, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Costa Rica, and Hawai’i ,though you'll mostly find Darcy in the Mayan Riviera of Mexico, a hotspot for Indian destination weddings.
Darcy is also a sought-after henna instructor, and has brought her expertise to many individual students, Bay Area libraries and community centers, as well industry conferences such HennaCon, Henna Chai, Neeta Sharma's Spring Fling, East West Mehndi Meet in Hungary, and Victoria's Polar Sling which is November 10-13, 2017.
When Darcy isn't traveling, teaching and drawing on people, she resides in Oakland, with her boyfriend and 3 rescued kitties and 1 dog who thinks he's a cat. She paints, drinks a lot of coffee, sews costumes for Burning Man, and enjoys walking around Lake Merritt.