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Photographer: Beverley Silvera

Project: Henna @ GIW 2015

Company: [S'kin]

Model: Brooke Bankerenstein

Date: 07/06/15

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HENNA

 

/ˈhɛnə/

 

noun: henna

 

1.

a reddish-brown dye made from the powdered leaves of a tropical shrub, used to colour the hair and decorate the body.

 

2.

the Old World shrub which produces henna, with small pink, red, or white flowers.

 

verb

 

verb: henna; 3rd person present: hennas; past tense: hennaed; past participle: hennaed; gerund or present participle: hennaing.

 

1.

dye (hair) with henna.

"Renee hennaed my hair the night before the interview.

 

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HENNA

 

Henna (Lawsonia inermis, also known as hina, the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet) is a flowering plant and the sole species of the Lawsonia genus. The English name "henna" comes from the Arabic حِنَّاء‎ (ALA-LC: ḥinnāʾ; pronounced [ħɪnˈnæːʔ]) or, colloquially حنا‎, loosely pronounced as /ħinna/...

 

The name henna also refers to the dye prepared from the plant and the art of temporary tattooing based on those dyes (see also mehndi). Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather.

 

Henna tattoos are non-permanent dying or staining on the top layer of skin using a henna paste product, the process is called Mehndi. They are basically safe for everyone. The tattoos are generally an intricate design and brown in color. They will fade in time, about 2-4 weeks, depending on the type of henna that has been used and your care of the area that was tattooed.

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