Henna artistry program
On Thursday, July 28, Cassandra from Wild Style Design Company of Bloomington presented a program on Henna Artistry at the Cissna Park Community Library. Henna body art has gained popularity in the United States in the past two decades, but has been around for centuries. Many cultures used henna to celebrate joyful occasions, especially weddings, where the bride was adorned with intricate designs. Brides were careful to preserve the designs for as long as possible, because as long as the henna was visible, the bride was not responsible for housework! Henna is not permanent; it stains the skin cells and will wear off within a week to ten days if it is not cared for properly. With a little extra care it may last up to three weeks. Fourteen people attended the program where they received a henna design and dessert. Keep watching the Cissna Park News and this website for information on our next program!
Participants show off the henna designs they chose.
Cassandra from Wild Style design was our artist and speaker.
Cassandra looks at the sample drawings, but creates the design freehand.
A completed design will last 1 - 3 weeks with proper care.