features & press 

16 Drop Dead Gorgeous Henna Tattoos that are Truly Mehndi-vine
https://www.tattoodo.com/a/2016/08/16-drop-dead-gorgeous-henna-tattoos-that-are-truly-mehndi-vine/

Our beautiful Beth featured in Buzzfeed.

Our beautiful Beth featured in Buzzfeed.

Online classes for Henna Chai is revolutionary for the henna community! Weekly classes take place at Henna Sooq in Maryland, US with guest instructors from around America. You can book to attend in person, or attend online via Google Hangouts. Once you've registered and paid you will receive all relevant handouts and also the login instructions before the start of class. There is the inevitable technical glitch that most conference calls situations suffer, but Khadija (@hennasooq) is quick to attend to these to find a solution. And there is no need to worry about missing anything as the whole class is filmed and available as a video to online attendees within 2 to 3 days of the class ending. At $40 per class this can be one of the most affordable ways to learn from some of the industry's leading and most experienced artists - and from the comfort of your own home too. Mute your microphone to avoid disruptive feedback to the class. And you can switch your camera off too if you are attending in your PJ's.  #HennaCommunityWorkshops

 

- See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1220938430885901773_2337911260


Rachel Goldman of @bellahenna is well known in the henna world for her striking and balanced designs, often adopting sacred geometry techniques. This class introduced mathematical concepts and ratios by example and in practice. Different types of symmetry are also covered (reflection, rotational - see the mandala from my own class notes above - and translational) Rachel demonstrated some of her most iconic elements and taught the foundations for developing our own geometry inspired designs. With lots of encouragement for putting the materials into practice. It can be easy as an online attendee to feel a little reserved about speaking out. I would encourage all online students to go ahead, unmute your microphone and voice that question to the class! It also helps to keep your camera online so that you can show your class notes and doodles where necessary. Khadija (@hennasooq) attends to the online chat and tech, but can have a lot to juggle with moving cameras around and also showing quick periscope clips. So speaking out via your microphone is definitely the way to go! The other cool thing is that Rachel prepared an aftercare feature where students have access to a special page on her website to support the learning from the class. We were all super impressed. Technical glitches aside, I enjoyed this class and during the meal break I found myself looking back at some of my previous designs, analysing them using the ratios and concepts we had already learned. All are really helpful for times when we may feel stuck with a design and are looking for inspiration for the next step. I'm looking forwards to receiving the video recording in the next few days! ❤❤❤❤❤ #HennaCommunityWorkshops

Rachel Goldman of @bellahenna is well known in the henna world for her striking and balanced designs, often adopting sacred geometry techniques. This class introduced mathematical concepts and ratios by example and in practice. Different types of symmetry are also covered (reflection, rotational - see the mandala from my own class notes above - and translational) Rachel demonstrated some of her most iconic elements and taught the foundations for developing our own geometry inspired designs. With lots of encouragement for putting the materials into practice. It can be easy as an online attendee to feel a little reserved about speaking out. I would encourage all online students to go ahead, unmute your microphone and voice that question to the class! It also helps to keep your camera online so that you can show your class notes and doodles where necessary. Khadija (@hennasooq) attends to the online chat and tech, but can have a lot to juggle with moving cameras around and also showing quick periscope clips. So speaking out via your microphone is definitely the way to go! The other cool thing is that Rachel prepared an aftercare feature where students have access to a special page on her website to support the learning from the class. We were all super impressed. Technical glitches aside, I enjoyed this class and during the meal break I found myself looking back at some of my previous designs, analysing them using the ratios and concepts we had already learned. All are really helpful for times when we may feel stuck with a design and are looking for inspiration for the next step. I'm looking forwards to receiving the video recording in the next few days!  #HennaCommunityWorkshops

 

 

Omg, I have *just* logged into the exclusive password secured area for Henna Chai (@hennasooq) students at @bellahenna's Mehndi Math class. All handouts, links and mentioned resources are all here, plus additional videos. This is VERY cool, such a lovely extra touch - awesome work, Rachel!! (I'm geeking hard!) #HennaCommunityWorkshops

 

- See more at: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/1221775843518560181_2337911260



“Last year, I went to a black tie event and had mehndi on my hands, wrists, feet and ankles. Since I was wearing a cocktail dress, the artwork was readily visible. I received more compliments on my “art” than I have on any piece of jewelry that I have ever worn to any event. It was also a great icebreaker. People were curious — they wanted to know where I got it, what the process was, how long it lasted. I’d encourage you to try it. You’ll be the talk of your event.

Rachel Goldman is a fantastic local mehndi artist. Call her at 513-673-2899 to make an appointment.”
— -Elle Fitzmorris "The Art of Henna." Her Cincinnati October 29, 2012 "The Art of Henna" by Elle Fitzmorris