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As a Desi bride, you know how essential the perfect mehndi design is to cap off your bridal ensemble, so it's important for you to find the best mehndi artist for your special day! Here are some of the best henna artists in the Chicago area for an Indian wedding.
Huda, who grew up in Dubai, has always had a passion for art. She discovered henna at the age of six, and has been practicing the art form ever since. Huda's grandmother noticed her keen interest for the art form and took her for training &mdsah; at the best known training program in Karachi, Meena Bazaar. Since then, she's been doing henna professionally since the age of 12, and she started Hennaz Art in 2003. Her clients have high praise for her sweetness, creativity, complex designs, and depth of passion for her work.
Sumeyya Rehman is a professional henna artist with over 10 years of experience. She is experienced with both traditional and modern Indian and Pakistani henna styles, Arabic and Moroccan styles, and even Western tattoo body art. Sumeyya uses 100 percent natural henna that she personally mixes and packages herself. This homemade henna, coupled with Sumeyya's professionalism, customer service, and knowledge of the art form has created her a reputation as one of Chicago's top henna artists.
Unnati is based in Aurora and has been doing bridal mehndi designs throughout the Midwest and other states for over nine years. She is a gifted artist — with two degrees in the fine arts — and is well-known throughout the Chicagoland area for her artistry and skill. Unnati's schedule gets booked up quickly, so make sure to contact her as far in advance as possible.
Mehndi by Maliha
With more than 10 years of experience applying bridal and party henna in the Chicago area, Maliha specializes in Arabic and Indian henna designs. Maliha works personally with her clients to capture their vision for their big day, and her flexibility, reasonable prices, and pleasant manner makes her a popular pick among many brides.
Crescent Moon Henna
After falling in love with with henna at a Renaissance Faire in California, Kendra Williams started practicing the art form in 2001. As an artist, Kendra creates her own henna paste — often practicing and trying new patterns and designs — and even teaching henna at schools and libraries throughout the Chicago area. She is skilled in the most modern and classical designs as well as intricate Gulf Khaleej-style designs. This high level of artistry, combined with commitment to using the highest quality henna, makes her a top choice for many brides.