Henna, or mehndi, as it’s popularly known, is the keystone to every desi function that ever existed. Personally, I have an aversion to it, so I chose to forego it even on my wedding (shocker, I know.) Whereas there are people like my baby sisters who deck up their hands and arms to others’ weddings. (Something I’ll probably never understand. But hey! People should get to enjoy what they enjoy.)
And when it comes to the festive season, what better way to get into full celebration swing than blinging out your hands/feet/arms/legs? While a lot of people will be opting to go full bride mode, we’ve got a bunch of pickers for you if you want to go simple. Hence, for the similar reason, find your simple henna inspo/aesthetic below.
Aesthetic Henna Tattoos
Henna “tattoo” is probably the most anglicized way to call a henna/mehndi design. However, switching up the name doesn’t change the actual process. If you’re about the minimal aesthetic, skip out on the full hand and feet cover, and get strategically placed designs painted on. Whether they’re a floral pattern, or geometrical prettiness, there’s a lot of inspiration out there. Find a how-to on mehndi designs below.
Skip The Nail Henna
I’ll be honest. This particular simple henna trend has been my favourite. I LOVE seeing bare nails with henna hands – there’s something intensely gorgeous and aesthetic about them. Opt for French tips or lather on your fave nail paint for festival days. Either way, LOVE.
Whites Instead of Blacks
The inception of white henna is the probably the best thing that has happened to the mehndi front. I first noticed this trend when a popular Dubai henna artist used the same at an event with Huda Beauty. And the very first word that popped into my head was “gorgeous”. If you’re a trendsetter, skip out on the black henna and apply white. Choose from Arabic mehndi design inspo below. And this particular trend works even if you opt for a simple henna design.
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Finger Drippin’ Good
For a lot of people out there, there is nothing as daunting as henna everywhere. For those of you who want to dip into henna, but don’t want the full package, you have the option of just decking up your fingers. The result? Aesthetically pleasing henna designs that look as fantastic as the chick with the full arm of bridal mehndi. The collage below is your perfect simple mehndi inspiration for the whole year!
Colour, Colour, Colour
Probably the trendiest henna tip of 2019 is the addition of colour in your designs. Ladies, you can still stay on the traditional henna path, and yet maintain your millenial streak. Get your cones out, and all the glitter!
If you decide to pick up simple mehndi inspo from this post, be sure to tag Style Gods in your #henna posts so we can admire your pieces of art along with the rest of the crowd! Oh, and happy Diwali and Karva Chauth in advance! 😀