Henna is made by the beautiful green leaves of a bush named Mehendi, also known as Lawsonia Inermis. The preparation of henna differs from place to place, as in, rural people residing in villages or small towns prepares it by crunching the fresh fragrant leaves amidst stones with the help of some oil which definitely needs a lot of effort and hard work. While on the other hand, urban people ground the desiccated leaves into a rich green paste which is equally aromatic. Whichever method you opt for, the result is just the same meaning thereby both these methods emits the rusty red color with influencing fragrance. When applied with the help of a mehandi cone beautiful and stylish design on palms and legs can easily be drawn. As soon as it dries and removed, it gives you an appealing chocolaty color. This truly gives every reason to embellish you. There are other ways out where mehandi can work wonders because not only hands and legs are beautified but also this paste of mehndi can work wonders if applied on hair. If you are looking for a natural conditioner or even willing to add some color to your lovely hair, applying mehandi is the best idea. Just imagine, no chemicals but still lovely color can be imparted to your precious hair. Henna is also known for its cooling property. One can thoroughly enjoy and feel it when applied on palms, legs and hair without any sort of skin side effects. To add on, it also imparts superb natural shine to hair. You are sure to fall in love with your hair, once you give it a try.
Since ages, from past to present, Mehandi has been very popular for its usage, look and benefits. It has become a well known trend to apply artistically beautiful mehendi on palms and legs especially when it is the time of fun, festivals, weddings or any sort of grand occasion. When we talk about festivals of Hindu religion, Henna plays an important role. It is graciously applied on palm and its back and even on feet. As per the choice, henna can be applied in different styles in order to add on more grace. We can easily classify and name the types of henna on the basis of designs. When the sun is drawn on the palm along with flowers, leafs and more of circular based theme, it is called as Traditional mehandi design. In the same way back of the hands and feet is drawn to give it a rich look. There is tube which is shaped like that of cone in which the paste of mehandi or henna is filled and a small hole is made into it so that one can draw it clearly. One can also make the paste of henna oneself by just adding and mixing water and henna in the right proportion. It is also considered as belief that older the storage of mehandi is, darker the color it will give. So, once the henna paste is ready, immediately put it into a cone and pack it so that more fragrance and rich color can be sustained.
Applying henna on the parts of body like: palm, it’s back, legs, feet and even on shoulder and back is a wonderful way to embellish your look. The designs of mehandi are available in abundance and that too is various varieties like: Marwari, Shekhwati, Rajasthan, Arabic, Pakistani etc and many more in accordance to their artistry and look. One might find these different designs similar, but when looked closely the difference can easily be understood and differentiated. This also helps in making a perfect choice for you. For an example, where on one hand traditional Indian mehandi designs comprise more of circular motifs, on the other one Arabic style mehandi designs are totally different to it as they do not cover full hand, just a part of it comprising of floral patterns. Since history times the art of mehandi has been taking new shape every day because in later times, sketches of animals like peacock and elephants were considered to be the part of Indian henna designs.
When we talk of grinding henna and making its paste, it is equally important to know the duration of keeping the paste and then applying it so that best color can be pulled out. If you are mistaken in this knowledge, your efforts are sure to go waste. So, once the paste is made, it is better to keep it aside for five to six hours so that it can intake all the moisture and produce an appealing color when applied. It is believed that the best time to keep the paste is over night. One can take the help of a cone made by plastic or gift wrapping papers or even paint brush to apply mehandi in an artistic way. Once the henna is applied, roughly after a period of 20 to 25 minutes, the henna paste on palms or legs begin to dry and then gradually cracks which is an indication that this is the time to apply some lemon and sugar mixture in order to regain the lost moisture. It also helps mehandi to keep sticked for longer time without scattering off and leave better color. One who is allergic or not interested to make palm or legs stickier with this lemon sugar syrup mixture, this can be ignored even. But then in this case, all that needs to be done is to join the cracks by re-applying henna wherever required with the help of the cone. It is necessary to keep mehandi applied for a period of four to five hours and in case when it is applied at night you can even keep it overnight. But when, once you are awake it can be easily removed by rubbing both the hands gently. This will help henna to fall off automatically. For more easy removal, you can apply oil before removing and then try the same. As soon as henna is removed you will see a bright dark orange or rusty red color and as the hours pass, the color is sure to turn darker and darker till it is chocolaty brown. This is the perfect color of henna which highlights the beauty of your hands for about a week or two or three. The everlastingness of henna totally depends on the quality and tone of henna that has been applied. Try avoiding the usage of water too much, just for a day so that its original color can be pulled out.
In the current time, applying mehandi has become less of a tradition and more of a fashion statement, where there need not be any compulsory grand occasion or festival or any other requisite reason. Moreover, now applying mehandi has also given birth to designer mehandi applying competitions where different designs, patterns and a true work of artistry can be witnessed. Such contests not only enhance the hidden talents of an individual but also boost their morale. There have been more and more mehandi patterns being introduced with every passing day which is giving a tough competition to all the mehandi artists. Undoubtedly, mehandi has now turned up to be one of the most demanded statements of style and beauty. With the quick running time, modern generation always wants to have more and more option depending upon the day and the occasion. They just don’t want to stick to one pattern and this has given birth to many-many types and varieties of henna designs. One can even try on his own and be an artist. The varieties of applying henna designs are completely your choice as to which henna hand you wish to have.
Simple Flowers Mehendi Designs:
The magic of mehandi has not only mesmerized the youth and the old but also the kids. Kids are also the super lovers when it comes to apply mehandi. The above given design is just the perfect for them on their tiny palms. This is a floral mehandi design created with beautiful but simple flowers which do not cover full hand but yet stylish. Even they can give a try to such a design or any other of their choice.
Little Flowers Mehandi Designs :
If applying mehandi is not a tough task then it’s not an easy one too! When it come to apply mehandi designs on the palms it becomes quite difficult as positioning the hands according to a particular design is really tough. In such a case, the best idea is to go with our comfort zone so that the mehandi design can be drawn according to the convenience and with free mind avoiding any headache. As you can see, this design is not beginning from the fingers rather from the wrist which makes it easy for new learners. Simple and little flowers mehandi design adds to its decency and gives you a modern chic look.
Simple Long Arm Length Mehendi Design :
Floral theme again goes perfect, when you are wishing to embellish long arm length in a simple way. A series of flowers can be used to justify the simple long arm length mehandi design hidden in the cardboard of your mind. To add on, twisting lines can be used to adjoin the flower series and to make it little more attractive one can use leaves and bubble sort of dots. The best way to begin this design will be the combination of half flowers along with the full flowers at the end depending on your comfort. You can also imply shading the flowers pattern with light movement of cone to remove the incompleteness of the floral composition.
Mehandi Designs behind the Palm (Backside) :
Though floral base goes perfect for almost all sorts of mehandi designs but if you are looking for something distinct then beginning with one flower in the corner of the palm and then connecting it with finger through criss-cross pattern and chain designs can be a great thought. Also, adding similar artistic work to the finger tops will make it look outstanding. Such a mehandi design behind the palm makes a hand complete in its own way.
Graceful Mehndi Designs for Girls :
Try something different than the earlier ones, apart from floral theme, this graceful mehandi design especially for girls turns out to be unique due to its leafy theme and that too designed in a very distinct style. Not only are the back of the hands but even finger tops not left untouched by this mehandi design. With the help of twisting curls, one bunch of leaves is connected to the other thereby enhanced with thick dots too. This graceful mehandi designs are just the perfect ones for girls.
Semi Circular Border Mehandi Designs :
This sort of design gives you the feel as if wedding jewelry is embellished on your hands. Unlike, the other mehandi design, this design needs no floral theme, no leafy motifs and no bird motifs. Plain tilted lines with chain style or semi circular borders give it a complicated look but it’s actually not. The approach of this mehandi design straight from palm back to fingers make it complete in every way.
Beautiful Simple Flower Mehandi Design :
Though this design of henna is highlighted with floral motif but flowers are different than that of others which imparts it a rich novel look. Right from one corner of the palm to the other corner of the fingers without marking finger tops this time, makes this design look ultimate and gorgeous. The pointed flowers in the sides of each flower at both the ends enrich this henna design superbly.
Single Stroke Henna Design :
Here again comes, a unique pattern of henna design. Big size flower theme is the main attraction of this design and that too highlighted by applying henna on the boundary for more than once. To bestow it with an artistic look, the space inside these big flowers as well as petals is occupied with the designer single stroke. As this is a thickly darkened henna design, in order to avoid the untidiness, it is better to leave the fingers without henna.
Simple Mehandi Pattern for Hands :
This is one of the simplest mehandi patterns of all of all the designs made for hands. Especially, for a new learner or one who is excited to draw the design oneself by her own hand, this simple and sleek henna design is more than perfect. Drawing flowers can be a little tough however just forming twisted question marks with semi circles and bubbles like dots can be easy and quick idea. So, mark a beginning that is simple yet stylish.
Traditional Simple Floral Mehandi Design :
With its floral pattern, one can make a traditional simple floral mehandi design which is not only subtle but gives a traditional look too. This henna design is just the right on when the occasion is a festival or a wedding. The back portion of the palm is highlighted with a big flower in the mid which is further embellished with minute motifs and drops like design. Also to give a heavy look you can design the fingers too which will add three star to your complete hand.
Big Floral Mehandi Design for Hands :
Cute Mehandi Designs for Wedding Day :
If you want to show off the beautiful and cute mehandi design that you wish to apply for any wedding day than let your hand jewellery go on rest. This henna design will unveil its best look only when the back side of your palm is left free from drawing any sort of mehandi design. Highlight henna design on only that part of your hand where you are not planning to wear any jewellery so that the design is easily visible. This will not only lend you a traditional but a trendy look too thereby avoiding any sort of messiness.
Simple Indian Mehandi Designs for Hands :
This simple Indian henna design for hands is the one of the many to bestow you with a complete look especially when you wish something decent and sleek with your heavy looking attire. This one is the best example of a floral theme Indian looking mehandi design because it gives the looker every reason to catch eyes.
Simple Circular Mehandi Designs (on fingers)
This is such a chic look design of henna highlighting simple circular expression. No reasons work when you are in a complete mood to become a mehandi girl, especially when you are an office going girl and do not want anything messy. You will have clean hands with only fingers highlighted with henna and that too in orbitual theme. Adding dots will make it little more observing. So, this is the perfect one for a voguish expression.
Easy Lotus Mehandi Design for Hands
When it comes to floral theme, easy lotus mehandi design for hands also imparts a unique look. Just like other simple flowers, lotus can also be easily drawn and applied through the mehandi cone. All you need to be sure is about the perfect shape. Adding some shade into its leafy structure will give the lotus a superb look thereby enhancing the whole design. So, this henna design comprising of lotus and mango leaves makes it appear distinct in every way.
Different Mehandi Design for Hands
This mehandi design for hands is completely different from the regular ones. The pattern that makes it look distinct from other henna designs is this that the henna will be applied on the whole palm making a connecting with thumb and small finger leaving other fingers plain, with no design. A glamorous look has been added by darkening the boundaries of all the three leaf motifs.
Sunflower Mehandi Design for Hands
Now, after lotus, it is the turn of sunflower mehandi design to lend a stupefying expression to your hand. In order to pull out a contrast look on your palm, do not fill much space of the palm rather spotlight it with the help of bubbles, dots and the main of course is the sunflower. Applying shades to the sunflower is always an option but for a distinguished look you can even fill the flower completely. This will not only impart you with a dark color due to thick henna but also look mind blowing.
Different Colors Mehandi Design for Hands
Now this is something that is completely trenchant, meaning thereby apart from the regular mehandi you can also use different colors to add on more grace and style to your expression. Black color mehandi can be used for a contrast look. In this henna design, dots with S shape are covering the finger tips and nails are painted so well that they are perfectly matching the attire.
Simple Glitter Mehandi Design for Hands
Simple mehandi designs with the use of henna appear to be boring and dull at times, especially when the occasion is grand. In such case, when you are willing to stand out of crowd thereby attracting everyone’s eyes over you, simple henna designs highlighted with the use of glitter will just be the best one for you. Applying temporary glitter glue to your design at only few places where it is required will lend it an appealing look. Make sure not to over apply the glitter glue as it will make it over glossy and showy.
Cool Zigzag Mehandi Patterns for Hands
After the glittering pattern, here comes a new style statement. This henna design is completely distinct to that of floral theme based and perfect one for those who are not good at making leaves and flowers. A chain like gist is created by joining circles with each other and cool zigzag style mehandi pattern is applied on the fingers to give it a stunning expression. The usage of betel nuts at the end of the design will be truly a compliment earning for you.
Simple Arabic Mehandi Pattern for Hands
This simple Arabic mehandi pattern is the perfect guide for the girls who do love flowery design but is not sure of how and in what way to exactly apply on hands. It will serve as a true help to you. Tiny lotus type flowers are designed complimenting each other in opposite direction. By not making your hand look messy, thereby giving it a neat look, this Arabic henna design imparts a dignified and somber look.
Beautiful Mehandi Design for Occasions
This beautiful mehandi design highlights various sizes of flowers drawn by the mehandi cone on your palm. Simple yet in accordance with current social fashions, is the most appropriate remark for this design. A perfect combo of flowers and petals with little of shading in them marks it remarkable. Half floral motifs with some of the criss-cross pattern will work brilliantly on fingers. In order to give a neat look to the border, small bubbles have been added to the drawing. Best for occasions!
Mehandi Design on Hands for Office Parties
This time inspite of trying something from your own, you can go exactly the same with the picture given above featuring mehandi design on hands for office parties. Follow the similar kind of theme in your henna design in which only portion of fingers are used instead of the complete ones and even the palm is kept clean and clear. Not grand occasions, but events like formal office parties where you do not want anything casual this henna design can play the role of an accessory too. Don’t skip to add small detailing like bubbles else it won’t give a satisfactory look. Also make sure that you are extra cautious while shading or filling the motifs as they need to be very clear.
Simple Islamic Mehandi Pattern for Hands
Don’t just give up by looking at this henna design because it is not at all as tough as your thinking. It seems like it a bit tough but it is actually not if you go through some minor points. This design is basically the mixture of many themes like: some criss-cross, dots, half circled motifs and straight lines. All of these are covering the whole palm with smart connectivity and not messy at all. With your own thoughts, either you can add strokes or shade the half circles and dots to give it a fabulous look. This design is a complete expression of its own and the appropriate example of simple Islamic mehandi pattern just made for your hands.
Petals of Lotus Mehandi Design for Hands
The addition of beautiful flower like lotus and its petals with shades within is the best idea for a wonderful mehandi designed hand. As visible in the above picture, we can imply lotus and its petals right at the middle of the palm area thereby making it complete in its own way. Moreover, there is no need of designing the top of the fingers even.
Flowers with Shading Mehandi Designs for Hands
Why not to try something different this time! Let’s mark the beginning with a new door, meaning thereby usually we start making henna design from the index finger but this time you can try it with the middle finger so that the pattern gets a new look. You can even go for ring finger, as it totally depends on your choice. In this design, same flower motifs but with different sizes are used. When the design begins from the tip of the middle finger the flowers are small and as the design moves forward they gradually gets increased and increased till it reaches its destination that is the wrist. Adding shades to all the flowers and highlighting some dots and bubbles make it complete in every way.
Cute Finger Mehandi Design
If you wish to go perfectly with your attire, then this mehandi design is just made for you as you can even apply mehandi as per the designing of your attire. The above given justifies the look of attire with the design of the henna. With a view, to connect the mehandi design from your palm to your cute fingers, dots have superbly served the purpose.
To add a sparking look, you can also embellish your cute finger mehandi design with scintillating and colorful stones. These stones can be in round shape or pear shape. All you need to keep in mind is the color of your attire and these stones perfectly go along with each other. This will also help you to get an ornamented look even if you are not wishing to go for bangles or bracelets.
Heavy Mehandi Design Strokes for Hands
You need to be very clean and clear with the heavy mehandi design strokes for hands and then only you will be able to apply this with perfection. This henna design seems to be easy but it is actually not when you sit to apply. In order to pull out extremely thin strokes, the hole of the mehandi cone should be very narrow else a little mistake with the incision can make your design look messy. In this picture given at the top, leaves and pictures simultaneously complement each other because small leafy design is the right one for fingers and flowers for the palm or the back of the hand. Double outlines have been implied to lend a clear picture to your mehandi design. The more the strokes of mehandi are thinner, the more grace it will add.
Simple Bridal Mehandi Designs for Hands
Are you all set for your special day? When the occasion is none other but your own wedding and a moment when you will be the beautiful bride, you will definitely urge for a look that not only adds on five star reviews to your beauty with tradition but also make you earn endless compliments too thereby making a life time memorable event. For this, you can go for this given simple bridal mehandi design for hands featuring large circular motifs. This will also give your henna design a complete traditional look. Let the fingers be designed half with henna involving small flowers accumulated in a group.