KRYSTEEN was formally trained in Henna in England in 1996 by Aileen Finley. Her resume previous to Henna ranges from professional piercer to Indy car technician. She personally trains each artist who works with Mehndi MadnessTM as well as creating the exceptional designs books found at festivals and parties that we are known for. She has traveled extensively to keep current on all the information necessary to make Henna and Jagua a successful part of her business and your event.
You too can learn to do Henna from Krysteen by taking one of our classes or purchasing our video! Be sure to look in our Services area for more information.
Betts came to us by way of California and is head mistress of Mehndi MadnessTM in many ways. She is our senior front desk staff and has been quoted many times saying 'Oh, they can do anything you want!' She does everything from bookkeeping to baby sitting and Krysteen couldn`t live without her. But of course not, she`s Krysteen mommy! Betts is a gold metal winner thrift store shopper and pretty darn good handyman. She is a Domestic Diva and her favorite color is blue. On a sunny day you`ll catch her mowing the lawn or scouting out garage sales. Her favorite places to be are at home in her warm and fuzzy environment or with her 2 adoring grand daughters! Her favorite quote, 'Seattle, there’s no place like home!'
Rebecca was born here in Snohomish and has the most beautiful shade of golden red hair. Her secret power is that she can look in two directions at once! She spends most of her free time playing soccer and has won many awards for her fancy footwork. But henna is her passion. She loves creating beautiful tattoos without the permanency of real ones. If she was stranded on a deserted island and could only take one thing, it’d be a sketchbook and pencil. She loves going to the beach in her spare time. She’s a big fan of Will Farrell and her favorite food is FroYo because it’s the best on hot days.
Karissa is from our very own big city of Seattle and she rides her bike everywhere. She is known for her curiosity and the ability to appreciate the little things life has to offer but admits she can be a bit of a perfectionist. She envisions herself being all the colors of the rainbow but especially where the yellow merges with orange. Recently, she’s spent a lot of time in Ecuador where she planted fruit tree’s daily. Simply put, she could live off of tropical fruit, especially mangos and durian. Her favorite movie is Spirited Away and if she could drive any car it would be the Flintstone mobile! She has a giant cat named Kuting which is Tagalog for "kitten" and she claims to have no favorite holiday as everyday is worth celebrating. She's a natural henna artist with smooth steady lines and a simple flow that lends itself well to the medium.
This is James. He’s new to the Puget Sound and came here specifically to work in the arts. He graduated from art school in Florida and his personal artwork spans many mediums as well as permanent tattoos. He’s lived in several states, loves the mountains in North Carolina, the beaches in California and the summers in Seattle because by the time Winter is over he feels he’s earned it. His favorite color is Sacroline. 10 points if you know what color that is! During his down time you’ll find him mountain biking and playing disc golf. His guilty pleasure is binge watching Netflix and if he could have any form of transportation it would be a transporter. Beam me up! He’s a fan of eating healthy, Chuck Palahniuk, Star Wars and anything by the director Darken Aronofski. When it comes to dogs or cats, it’s always cats because they are independent and slobber less. We are really looking forward to working with James this summer and seeing his henna art bloom!
Andrea was born in San Jaun, Puerto Rico and now joins us as a new member of our henna team. She’s traveled a bit, Canada, the US, Central and South America, Europa and Morocco. Perhaps her love of henna started in one of those magical places. She loves the lush rain forest in Costa Rica, the cozy pubs in London and the distinctive architecture in Amsterdam. Her favorite mythical creature is El Chupacabra. The first reported sightings of the vampire like animal are from Puerto Rico. She grew up listening to stories that the adults seemed to believe too. As a child she had a pet chicken, Travieso, which means Troublemaker. He was known for going in the kitchen and making a big mess. She raised him from a chick and learned so much about how to care for another life during her journey with him. In the warm summer months you can find her riding her bike, painting with gouache and drinking Café con leche. Her favorite band is Electric Light Orchestra because they always bring a smile to her face. One of her favorite dishes is Chicken Cooked Slowly in Rice. (But don’t tell Travieso!) It’s her grandmother recipe. We are so pleased to have her as a member of our group. She’s a professionally trained artist and completed art school in Florida. Come see her fantastic work this summer.