JEDDAH: Henna enhances the splendor of women and is used at some stage in special occasions such as engagements, weddings and at some stage in Eid.
Beauty salons and home-based henna artists have been active with clients getting adorned with the chemical-unfastened henna designs for Eid Al-Fitr. This yr marked one of the busiest times of the yr for beauty salons for the duration of the quit of Ramadan as ladies line up for remedy and specially for henna. Moreover, it brought a boost to local enterprising women and their henna corporations.
Sara Ahmed, a nearby home-based totally henna artist, began out painting with henna as a interest and began developing a business through social media. She said, “This time I even have special designs such as Khaleeji, Arabic and Indian ones set for ladies and girls. Since henna is considered a fundamental element for girls’s make-up throughout festive activities, appointments have expanded 50 percentage within the closing three days, as compared to regular days, and the expenses for each hand variety among SR40 and SR80.”
She receives nearly 20-30 customers consistent with day and spends nearly 15 mins on each hand. Commenting on the enterprise, she said, “Henna artists do now not require a lengthy schooling length, and accreditation is not important. One needs to gather the primary expertise and abilities to apply henna earlier than plunging into a henna commercial enterprise.”
Most henna artists have began using black and white henna, besides using the natural henna, which is a reddish-brown color.
Haifa Ali, who works at a nearby salon as a henna artist stated, “There is a new fashion of white henna in recent times. It isn’t fabricated from conventional substances. Instead, it’s miles made of clinical adhesives combined with water and acrylic-based totally pigment. Since this isn’t real henna, but a brief piece of frame artwork that lasts among one and 3 days, the general public of the customers for white henna are women. This has became no longer most effective right into a fashion these days but additionally to avoid the stinky odor of traditional henna.”
Most of the salons were absolutely booked and identical is proper for domestic-based totally artists who’re receiving calls every few minutes hoping for an appointment. The salons have employed more henna designers to satisfy the call for of clients. The salons are fully booked until night time time and there is little chance of getting an appointments during the last two days in Ramadan, before Eid.
Residents spending a long term in queue name the wait worthwhile. Commenting on it, Kulsum Rahim, a housewife said, “It’s very traditional and I can think about no competition without henna. The trend appears to lean toward greater conventional henna and elaborate designs. Although it gets pretty past due, we patiently anticipate the artist to use it on us.”