Who is the woman guiding the henna cone?
Hi… I’m Sukhdeep Kaur Najafi
Founder, Lead Artist and Teacher of Holistic Henna.
(‘Sukhdeep’ means the inner light of peace and happiness).
I am self taught in the complex art of henna since 1994 with 25 years experience as an accomplished professional in my own right so have been able to devise my own magical formula in order to teach others.
This is supported with over 15 years experience as a qualified teacher since 2003.
Bristol born with Punjabi Indian origin, my artistic interest with henna began at age 14 during an Indian wedding. Shortly after, with my Mum’s encouragement I held my first activity session in Bristols’ Cheltenham Rd Library. Naturally to me, I taught the cultural and educational aspects too which it offers and that positive start has shaped my way of life and myself as a whole in my henna journey so far. ‘Henna Designs’ was born in 1994! Now known as ‘Holistic Henna’ since 2012.
My passion for henna reflects from my old soul and cultural connection, which I honour to carry out in a respectful holistic manner and approach with each design for each client. I taught myself to henna ambidextrously with much patience and steady hands, to understand the elements and techniques involved in creating beautiful, unique and spiritually individual pieces of work.
I add all of myself into my creativity and see it as a blessing, not work. It is nurturing to my soul and when tattooing and teaching others, my inspiration for each design forms as a sharing of energy which guides me to create any one piece intuitively. These designs suit and complement each customer for who they are in their own unique way and I treasure their trust in doing so.
I have had the pleasure over the years to provide workshops at many schools, colleges, universities and attend a variety of organised indoor and outdoor events. I’ve traded over 10 years at various craft and spiritually holistic events, specialised in commissioned tattoo pieces, and most earnedly progressed upwards to represent a majority of the U.K.’s music festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, GreenMan and Greenbelt to mention a few. There, Holistic Henna has showcased pure authentic freehand henna work at its best, and how it should be!
HH has grown organically over the years since 1994 by word of mouth and has a variety of different clientele who book or come to visit us and we pride ourselves on tailoring our services to meet each customer’s specific needs and by providing them with expert advice.