The festival season is now upon us, and we’re taking a look at what we think will be the most popular designs this year. Last year, we were inundated with paisleys, but one favourite keeps coming back: the mandala!
Across the few events we’ve done already, the mandala has been the most popular design so far! Its beauty lies within the shape itself, as there’s no beginning or end, which makes it so appealing to the eye.
Mandalas are playful, and can be bold with defined fills, or soft and centred with petals. They can be incorporated into larger designs spanning the arm or hand, and look equally stunning on their own, on the shoulder or even the back.
The versatile nature of the circle means that the customer has the choice as to how they’d like the mandala to look. That could be in the middle of the hand, a half mandala to the side, or even a traditional version – having it filled in, with dots bordering it. The possibilities are endless.
Here are some examples of mandalas we’ve been doing. As you’ll see, we love to mix it up, with a reverse fill centre in one, a bit of a Japanese Zentangle grid in another, and a layered version with petals.
Jewellery that won’t weigh you down
Jewellery-style henna is fast coming into fashion, influenced by American artist Prashanta from Divya Henna. She is the master of recreating jewels like pearls and diamonds in henna. As we keep saying, henna is the ultimate accessory for any outfit, so it makes sense to have it designed as jewellery too!
Endless camping events are taking place this summer, and it’s understandable that no one wants to lose anything precious – or have to carry their whole collection of necklaces and rings to the campsite. Henna offers an alternative that’s just as beautiful, can’t get lost, and won’t weigh you down as you dance!
Flowy chains, jewels on your hands, intricate detailing… what’s not to love?
Forget Coachella’s floral headbands…
The sun is out, the weather is beautiful, and the landscape is awash with colours blooming through the flowers. Naturally, we love to reflect nature in what we wear – whether that’s on jewellery, through clothes prints, or in our hair – so why would it be different with henna?
We too have been inspired by nature, and have incorporated William Morris’s take on flora within our designs. The most popular flower has been the simple daisy, but many of our customers are choosing more leafy designs, sprinkled with a few tulips here and there.