Destination Wedding Henna
Inspiration: After seeing a rash (pun intended) of chemical henna usage 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. All bridal mehndi is done personally by Darcy, and additional artists are available upon request.
Safety: Henna is made fresh for each event, and Darcy uses certified organic henna, organic cane sugar (vegan), purified water, and essential oils, so it smells amazing. A rich stain is guaranteed when you follow the basic aftercare instructions. Darcy is an internationally certified natural henna artist.
Booking: Darcy offers a complimentary email or phone 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 near holidays, or destination wedding high season (October through February).
Ease of Planning: Henna Lounge offers a "no surprises"* experience. Our up-front pricing is inclusive of fresh henna paste, artist's flights, transportation, and accommodations at a locally owned hotel.
*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.
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Bay Area Appointments
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 in Oakland when she is not traveling. Please note that we are unable to accept same-day appointments. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Darcy takes private henna sessions by appointment-only (no walk-ins please) at her home-studio in Oakland.
Henna has been associated with sensuality, fertility and healing for thousands of years. Henna traditions are constantly evolving and it's exciting to see that the modern world still embraces this humble, ancient cosmetic herb. Whatever your ritual is, Darcy believes that every body is beautiful and deserves to be adorned!
All photos represent the henna artistry of Darcy Vasudev. Unauthorized use of these photos is expressly forbidden. Please email us for more information on licensing a photo for use in your publication.
California* Mexico * Europe
An internationally recognized, award-winning artist, Darcy Vasudev has over 15 years of professional experience. Known for her iconic style, her mehndi designs often "go viral" on Pinterest and Instagram.
Darcy is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but her passion lies in destination weddings and creative retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Central America, and Europe. She is a sought after henna instructor, and has taught at henna conferences worldwide.
Darcy mixes fresh henna for each event, using only organic and natural ingredients. Her exclusive products are also available to the public at www.hennaguru.com.
Her henna artwork has been featured in magazines, news articles and blogs, as well as in the short film, Blank Canvas. 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.