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Blue Lotus Mehndi to provide henna at Alabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival

Wow! So excited about an upcoming event we've never been a part of before. :-)

TheAlabama Asian Cultures & Food Festivalis April 11 at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. We'll be there providing beautiful, traditional henna designs at great prices. Just purchase your henna tokens at the entrance ($3 per token); most designs run 1-3 tokens.

And check out this amazing lineup of activities and attractions:

* Dancers and more dancers!
* Music 
* Photo opps with Miss Birmingham 
* Food galore!

Henna returns to the Birmingham Art Crawl!


We are super-excited to once again be a part of the monthly Birmingham Art Crawl event, which takes place the first Thursday of each month in the historic northside of downtown Birmingham.

To celebrate spring, we will be at Sojourns: A Fair Trade Store on Third Avenue North from 3 pm to 8:30 pm offering custom henna starting at just $5. (Bring cash or your debit/credit card!)

You can also enjoy a free international beer on the house and browse Sojourns' amazing selection of handcrafted items from around the globe.

Special holiday glitter tat offerings this winter!

Blue Lotus Mehndi is delighted to team up withPine Hill Farmsin Tarrant, Alabama, to offer two afternoons of super-fun holiday glitter tattoos for kids of (almost!) all ages!

These holiday pretties are simple, non-toxic, removable and safe for kids age 3 and up!

All it involves is applying a stencil, then a bit of acrylic-based body glue, a sprinkle of glitter, and voila! A glittery bit of body art that will last anywhere from 2 to 5 days.

Prices start at just $1! Here are the dates and times:

Saturday, Nov.

Awesomely busy spring!

Wow!! So much going on for Blue Lotus Mehndi this spring. Let me see if I can recap everything, and you can always check the"Events" tab on our Facebook page.

March 4 --Birmingham Mardi Gras Parade: I won't be doing henna at this event but I will be in the parade passing out beads, candy and 50-percent off coupons for henna! Grab yours! 

March 7 --Mudras & Mehndi:I'm partnering up with DeAnna Freeman of  shimmyasana.comandThe Yoga Circle 280to present a very special edition of DeAnna's Friday 4:30 class.

Mark your calendars! Mudras and Mehndi!

I am friggin' pleased as punch to be partnering up with this gorgeous lady here to present Mudras & Mehndi at Yoga Circle 280!

DeAnna Freeman will be teaching her usual 4:30 pm "hot yoga" class on Friday, March 7, with a focus on mudras: yogic hand gestures.

Then at 5:30, registered students can relax with some henna by yours truly! You get a small design free; if you'd like to "upgrade," you can pay me directly beginning at $5.

If you're interested in signing up, please visit

Episode 01 of Blue Lotus TV is on Spreecast!

The debut episode of Blue Lotus TV, "Henna/Mehndi 101", is available for streaming on Spreecast!


This 25-minute show covers all the basics about henna arts, including:

* The history and cultural background of henna
* How henna works
* Who uses henna and why
* The dangers of false/adulterated henna ("black henna")
* Cautions about henna
* What to look for in a henna artist

I hope you enjoy the show! Future episodes will hopefully include some very special guests and will cover topics such as how to make great paste, henna ethics, new techniques in henna and much more!

LIVE henna Q&A session on Spreecast!

Ever wondered what henna/mehndi is all about?

Are you a parent whose child wants henna, but you're not sure if it's safe or appropriate?

Are you curious about the historical and cultural background of henna?

Are you an artist who is interested in getting into henna, or maybe you've never done henna at all but would like to try it out?

Join me for my inaugural Spreecast by clicking this link: http://www.spreecast.com/events/hennamehndi-qa. It's totally free to sign up and participate!

Henna Options for Small Budgets

Photo by VistaprintI get a call. “Hey! I want to get a henna tattoo. Just something small. A little butterfly on my shoulder.”
 
“Are you sure that’s all you want? I charge at least $60 for a home appointment.”
 
“What???” (thud as the caller faints)
 
Most people don’t want to spend $60 on henna. That’s understandable, especially with the economy the way it is. So, what are some options if you’d like to try henna but don’t have much cash?
 
Fear not! I have several options, but first, let's talk about how henna artists set their prices.

Get some henna in September for a good cause!

Just confirmed ... we will be offering henna in exchange for donations to the Alabama Birth Coalition's Walk for Midwives. The event is Sept. 17 in front of Rojo on Highland Avenue. More details to come!
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