Finding a mehndi artist is generally a "word of mouth" task and most brides go with someone they've seen at the mehndi of another bride, or someone recommended to them by a friend. Sowmya of Joy of Henna Mehndi Artistry was recommended to me by a bride I know. I got in touch with her to ask if I could feature some of her work. Her reply was timely, thorough and full of information, the sign of a true professional, in my books. My favourite thing about her service is the free, no commitment consultation.
Here is what she had to say:
My name is Sowmya, and I'm the artist behind Joy of Henna, a henna artistry company based in Toronto, ON. I use 100% Natural and Fresh Henna, with no chemical additives. This ensures that the henna designs you get are completely safe, and have deep, dark and long lasting stains. Although I am a versatile artist who is comfortable creating Henna designs in various styles, I specialize in intricate bridal mehndi designs. Every bridal package includes a no-charge, no-commitment one hour consultation with the artist. The consultation is a great opportunity for the bride to go through our portfolio, look at various styles of bridal henna designs, get a sample design done and learn about henna aftercare to ensure the best results on the big day.
To see more of her work, check out her flickr portfolio, or to contact her, visit her website, Joy of Henna.