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!'
Liberty spends her summers home from college as our location manager. She works closely with the artists to makes sure everything runs smoothly. She loves all the X-Men movies because she likes that their powers give them humanizing qualities and the super heroes are more relatable because of them. Her favorite foods are a rice hamburger casserole that her mom makes and coffee mocha swirl ice cream. She would love to go to Reykjavik, Iceland and visit the Eyjafjallajokull Valcano, the Blue Lagoon and see the Aurora Borealis. At college she enjoys her Secondary Education studies and spending time with her boyfriend, however she and the cafeteria have never been friends. So she’s going to have to learn to cook! For this summer she’s really looking forward to spending time with friends and family! It’s wonderful to have Liberty added to our management team.
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.
Madeline is a native Puget Sounder and has been working with Mehndi Madness for several years as a party artist. This year she includes locations and festivals, becoming a full time artist. Her spirit animal is an Orca because they’re beautiful but dangerous when they need to be. She loves her dog Molly, 50% Lab, 50% Border Collie and 100% chicken as she is afraid of most things. Molly and Maddie spend their free time hiking. Her favorite color is purple and she’d be a happy camper if she could start every day with a quad shot iced latte. I mean, who wouldn’t! Her secret talent is peeling a banana with her toes and her dream job is whatever job she is currently working because she’s always living in the moment. We are so happy to make Maddie a part of the Mehndi Madness team.