Old School Vs. New School

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Old School Vs. New School
By: Krysteen ~ 9/15/2021

One thing Mehndi Madness notices is how henna styles change over the years. Just Like fashion, henna designs evolve and change depending on the year and what is trending at the moment. When it comes to doing hand designs, we’ve noticed that people are going towards dainter designs that cover the hand in a draping way almost like jewelry. This is becoming more popular than the old school designs which were bolder and had more patterns and geometric shapes. Here’s an example of hand designs Mehndi Madness has done:

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On the left, the design is draping down the fingers making it look dainty despite some of the filled in pieces. This one would be considered a new school design by the use of dots and the finger pieces. On the right, is an old school design. The flower is considered bold because of the use of the condensed pattern that's in the petals. Also the pattern of the thick vine spreading across the rest of the hand.

Let’s take a look at non-traditional designs now:

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Now the differences seen between the two hand designs above can be applied to the more tattoo style henna designs as well. The old school tiger tattoo had really bold and squarish lines whereas the new school pokemon tattoo has more fluid lines and dainty detail inside.

What do you prefer, Old school or New School?


We`re Looking to Hire and Train!
By: Krysteen ~ 9/1/2021

BLOGPOST_Hiring09012021.jpgIf you have an interest in art and can draw or do other forms of art, we at Mehndi Madness would love to talk to you! We would like to hire and train for our summer season, working at private parties, corporate events, fairs, festivals and our summer locations, in a full-time position. It is a paid position between May and September.

We are looking to hire people with these skills and qualities:

❖ Some drawing skills
❖ Excellent customer service
❖ Process payments via smartphone
❖ Maintain location equipment
❖ Be able to work independently as well as in a group
❖ Be able to get to new work locations daily and on time

If you have an interest and think you fulfill the list above, please send the following to Krysteen Lomonaco at MehndiMadness@live.com:

❖ Your resume
❖ 2 personal and 2 professional references
❖ Samples of any art you’ve created
❖ If you have any henna or art class experience, please explain in detail
❖ Any questions you may have

A little bit more about the job itself is that we guarantee wages or a percentage of completed work depending on the event. Being a part of Mehndi Madness is an exceptional way to increase your own art skills, but also a great way to spend the summer months. We get to create beautiful hand-applied henna designs, work outside enjoying the warm months of summer, interact with fun people and tourists at our exciting location, the Seattle Center.

We enjoy going through the training and hiring process and can’t wait to start it up again with some new fresh faces! We hope to hear from you soon!!