Traditional Indian bridal mehndi designs are a combination of very detailed and complex shapes and patterns drawn onto the hands, arms, feet and legs. As much as I love these designs my own personal style of mehndi is more simple and Arabic. I love the flowery and leafy patterns of Arabic mehndi, the simplicity allows enough space between the patterns so you can really see the solid bold designs.
I have been doing simple bridal and Arabic mehndi for as long as I have been doing Asian bridal hair and make-up (since ’96), I’m based in North West London but travel in and around the London area. Most of my designs are freehand incorporating the Arabic shapes and patterns although I do have a portfolio of patterns that I have designed for brides to choose from if they prefer. The patterns can be adjusted to add a little more or less to suit what you are looking for, I do mehndi for a lot of brides wanting very simple contemporary designs so all of my patterns can be adjusted as necessary. If you are having your mehndi done then you might find the post ‘tips to make your mehndi darker’ useful as it contains some hints and tips for getting a good colour to your mehndi stain. You can see my mehndi portfolio here, or contact me here to discuss your bridal mehndi.