Santa Barbara Henna and Jagua
Santa Barbara Henna has been doing henna body art for 12 years! We have a wide selections of designs to choose from, and we can do any event! Henna is especially popular at teen parties, bar/bat mitzvahs and sweet sixteens. Also great are baby showers! We can do henna bellies as well as decorate the hands of all of your guests!
We also have Jagua, which is all natural just like henna, but comes in a blue-black color!
How do Henna “Tattoos” work?
Henna is a natural stain that lasts on your skin for 2 weeks on your hands a feet, and about 10 days on the rest of your body. Everybody’s skin is different – some people have stains that last a lot longer, or fade faster! The henna is applied using a special paste inside of a henna cone – similar to a frosting cone. It is drawn directly on your skin, you leave it on for 2-4 hours. After you remove the paste, you will have a stain that lasts for two weeks!
What is Henna paste made of?
Santa Barbara Henna makes henna from scratch, with our own recipe! We use henna powder, which comes from the henna plant. We mix lemon juice to release the dye, sugar to make it stick, and lavender oil for a nice smell! Our henna paste is all natural, and safe for all ages, including small children and pregnant women.
Is Henna Safe? What is “Black Henna”?
Our henna is all natural and completely safe. We do not use “black henna”. Black henna is henna with added ingredients to make it black in color, and are usual toxic and harmful. If you want black body art, we recommend using jagua.
We also offer Jagua and Tattoo Paint! What are they?
If you really want your body art to be black in color, or look like a real tattoo, Santa Barbara Henna does jagua! Jagua is all natural, safe, and comes from the South American jagua fruit. It is blue-black in color, and lasts just as long as henna – about 2 weeks!
If you want something with color, or maybe something that doesn’t last as long, Santa Barbara Henna also has tattoo paint. Tattoo paint, like temptu, is what the movie industry uses to make fake tattoos on movie stars! It lasts a couple days, comes in any color, and looks like a real tattoo!
What are your Rates?
We charge $80 an hour, per artist, but we can give a discount if you hire multiple artists, you choose a party package, or if you have the Santa Barbara Axxess Card. For Jagua and Temptu, the rate is the same with an additional fee for extra supply costs. Call us for a rate quote at (805) 699-6518
Henna Party Packages
We have several very popular party packages for henna tattoos!
Deluxe Party Package: Face Painting AND Henna, which is perfect when you have a large party with lots of different ages. There is something for everybody! The little ones can get their faces painted, while teens and adults can get henna body art. $200 for two hours.
Tarot Card Reader and Henna Artist: A tarot card reader in full gypsy costume, AND a henna artist. $180 for both, one hour.