Hear your guests' excitement, "Ooo, they're doing henna here?!" and "Let's get some henna!" Seeing their eyes light up and to watch their smile grow until they're radiating is a joyful blessing. It's why I love my job so much. Everyone leaves happy when they get henna with Island Girl. Make your event extra special with henna adornment. Guests talk about it for years to come!
If you're looking for a henna artist that knows what she's doing and cares about what you want, you've come to the right place! Henna was introduced to my ancestral homeland over a thousand years ago and I've trained with world-renown artists in a variety of other cultural styles like Indian, Warli, Arabic, Khaleeji/ Gulf & Moroccan.
Henna is perfect for adults and young adults (not for children under eight years old).
Henna application service: Amenities include fresh organic henna and relevant materials, professional application service, design portfolio, line control, aftercare instructions and a pleasant personality with a smile!
Add a henna talk to the henna application service: An additional 15-20 min. presentation discussing what henna is, its history, henna safety and Q&A session followed by the professional henna application service for you and your guests as described above. Please note: I don't teach how to do henna nor do I sell my henna paste.
Henna Tent: For outdoor events you'll love our clean and well-organized henna tent with straight floor-length fabric table covers. We offer either a sleek modern look (white tent with dark Moroccan-orange table covers) or an extravagantly draped tent (as seen in photo).
Tell me your story... how you met, your history and your new life together. I'm eager to listen and work with you to create gorgeous designs that really resonate with you as a couple.
Do you want specific design components in a particular style? What about dates, symbols, a hidden name? Does your significant other want mehndi too? I've done all of that so let's chat... I'm happy to work with brides & grooms, brides & brides, grooms & grooms.
Birthday/ Bachelorette Parties, Girls Day, Spa Day, Weddings, Retreats, Expos: Your attendees receive free henna body art when you hire Island Girl. Retainer and contract required.
School, University, Corporate: Your attendees receive free henna body art when you hire Island Girl. For your convenience, we supply an invoice and contract for ease in Purchase Order processing, proof of insurance certificate and IRS form W-9. Payable via check day of event. Contract required.
Fundraisers for Non-Profits: Increase donations with henna body art. Hire Island Girl and guests pay for henna at your event. 100% of their payments are donations to your fundraiser. A steady crowd can generate $250+ per hour at a fundraiser. Retainer and contract required. Island Girl donates henna services/ time to events every year.
Hosting a raffle? We sell gift certificates!
Jeanette & Chris, Owners of Island Girl
You want friendly, professional henna services at your event and a team that'll bring smiles to your and your guests' faces. That's what we do because we love our jobs!
We've been happily together for over 35 years and have a love for travel and meeting new friends. As a team, we work flawlessly together bringing a warm, positive energy to your event.
As a business owner for over 30 years and a naturally-gifted artist with extensive knowledge in a variety of cultural styles, my henna art offerings are diverse and my work is fast and skillful.
My husband Chris' natural mechanical abilities and nearly 40 years of experience in facilities puts him right at home overseeing operations and booth management.
Post-pandemic inflation drove up prices everywhere but not at Island Girl. We've kept our 2016 rates because you deserve fair pricing.
2 hour minimum. Only one professional henna artist currently available.
(10AM - 7PM): $125 per hour.
Optional Draped Henna Tent: $49
(7PM - 11PM): $200 per hour.
Optional Draped Henna Tent: $79
Late Night Rate:
(After 11PM): Use form below for a quote.
Mileage: $0.62/ mile. Mileage within the Delhi, NY area is free (includes Bloomville, Delancey and Meridale).
NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, VT: Mileage and tolls required. Hotel accommodations required for any event 90+ miles round-trip, Evening Events 60+ miles round-trip, any Late Night events outside Delhi NY area.
Destination Events: Flights, transfers, hotel accommodations and other associated travel fees also required.
3-4 minute designs: Up to half dollar size or on one finger. 15-20 designs per hour.
5-7 minute designs: Strip across hand and down one finger. 9-12 designs per hour.
Helpful tip: Hosts concerned with having as many guests get henna as possible should direct guests to create a line at the start time and refrain from requesting extra henna or more than one design.
Island Girl accepts Cash, and Credit Cards via Square.
Checks accepted for College & University events with a Purchase Order.
IGH is an Independent Contractor. We're not currently accepting sub-contracted work.
Henna parties of up to 9 people in the Delhi NY area from 10AM - 7PM. Henna design sizes based on number of attendees. Not applicable for events with a large attendance.
Island Girl's calendar books months in advance. Use the forms below to tell us about your event details. Dates are reserved as soon as a retainer is received and our contract is returned.
If your date is available you'll need to fill out the next form as well.
You're welcome to submit both forms now if you like.
When should henna start at your party?
Guests rarely arrive on time. Choose a henna start time at least 30 minutes after your party start time. We arrive early to set up and don't charge for set-up and break-down times.
Where should you have us set up?
INSIDE: A 10’x10’ area for table(s) and chairs with access to electricity for LED lighting close to an outlet.
OUTSIDE: requires a 12’x12’ area on level ground for our pop-up tent. Evening and night events need access to electricity for LED lighting close to an outlet. Plan an indoor space for inclement and cool weather (guests and henna need to stay warm and dry).
You'll hear back from us shortly with a total.
EVENTS REQUIRE A PAID RETAINER AND SIGNED CONTRACT.
After you submit this form we'll send you two emails: one to sign the online contract and one to pay the retainer.
Aside from owning/ operating the Island Girl Studio and Gallery, we spread henna happiness throughout the Catskill Mountains and beyond with about 35-50 event days each year. Below are some of the towns we've been to. Is your destination not on the list?! Let's change that! Contact us using the form above.
Albany, Andes, Arkville, Bainbridge, Bay Shore, Big Indian, Binghamton, Bloomville, Bovina,
Catskill, Cobleskill, Colchester, Cooperstown, Davenport, Delancey, Delhi, Deposit, Downsville,
Fleishmanns, Fort Salonga, Franklin, Fraser, Gilboa, Grand Gorge, Greene,
Hamden, Harpersfield, Hobart, Hunter, Jefferson, Jewett,
Laurens, Margaretville, Masonville, Meredith, Meridale, Morris,
Oneonta, Ouaquaga, Peru, Pine Hill, Port Jervis, Prattsville, Roscoe, Roxbury,
Sayville, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sidney, South Kortright, Stamford, St. Johnsville,
Treadwell, Trout Creek, Unadilla, Walton, West Kortright, Windham.
"Refuel the soul. Relax. Unwind.
Visit the Catskills. It's henna time!"
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