I began my henna journey while in college pursuing a degree in Fine Arts. As interest in henna grew, I needed another pair of hands and my sister Carissa began applying henna with me. Soon our mom, Flavia joined us at events managing crowds and assisting customers or booking events. My cousin Christina would often tag along with us to festivals and hang out with the 'big girls'. Soon, Christina was helping to run our booth and counting back change to customers, she was just 10 years old at the time! And although my own daughter is only 3, she often helps us around the warehouse sorting glitter, testing anything purple, and charming customers.

This has become a full time family business and has allowed us many special experiences and opportunities together! Many friends and family who were the first to let me experiment with henna on them now work side-by-side with me in our ever-expanding California henna company.

I hope that our customers receive as much joy from henna as it has brought to my life! 

Jessica McQueen

 

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Jessica

Founder & Owner 

With a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from California College of Arts, Jessica founded Henna Caravan in 1997. She creates beautiful custom designs inspired by the art of the African and European continents. Her painterly style is distinctive, giving life and movement to every design. Jessica specializes in henna during pregnancy, contemporary styles, and florals.  

As the owner and founder of Henna Caravan, Jessica spends the week providing support and education to henna fanatics around the world. 

 

 

 

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Carissa

Artist, Communications

A vivacious and silly henna artist, Carissa has been honing her skills since 1999 and creates lovely, tiny, tight patterns for those wanting a more delicate touch. She is fantastic with children and enjoys intimate events where she can pamper your guests and chat about henna and its history. There's always something new to learn about this ancient art!

Carissa works full time in the Henna Caravan studio nurturing the business, taking drop-in appointments, as well as planning HennaCon, our 3 day Henna conference that takes place each fall in Newbury Park.  

 

 

 

Flavia

Manager

Flavia is Henna Caravan’s fantastic manager! She offers superior site management and crowd organization. She patiently explains every aspect of the henna process, keeps guests engaged, takes care of prep and aftercare and makes sure every guest leaves happy. She’s also the amazing mama of Jessica and Carissa!

 

 

California Henna Artists

Henna Caravan is happy to work with exceptional artists throughout Southern California and the Western US. Whether you're looking for a group of artists for your promotional event, or a small team for your mehndi night and sangeet, our artists are always highly skilled, trained, and have years of professional experience.

 

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Our Studio

Natural. Temporary. Art.

Celebrate your natural beauty. You don't need an excuse to wear henna. It's been used in celebrations of beauty since time immemorial, across thousands of miles and hundreds of cultures. We are thrilled to offer private appointments at our studio throughout the year.

Conveniently located near Old Town Camarillo, we invite you to visit us, explore the world of Natural Henna, Natural Jagua, and HennaGlam, and enjoy the art of your own skin.

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Events

As Southern California’s premier henna body art company, Henna Caravan strives to tailor every event to each client’s needs. We can accommodate any size event from the most discerning corporate affair to the intimate party in your home, public events with attendance over 100,000 or individual appointments for VIP clients.

We regularly serve the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara area and beyond, including destination weddings in Mexico, Hawaii, Thailand or anywhere your dreams take you. Henna Caravan carries entertainers insurance for all events. Book Us

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Bespoke Art

We use only the freshest and safest products available to custom mix our henna paste. We use 100% natural red-brown henna hand-blended with lemon juice and enhanced with fragrant essential oil to achieve our elegant and richly colored henna stains that fade away naturally. We never use any chemical additives, nut products or PPD.

With two full time artists and a network of skilled professionl henna artisans throughout Southern California, Henna Caravan can accmodate any size event. About Us

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Our Products

100% natural

We believe the ancient art of mehndi is a way to bring people together. Every step of your henna journey is a celebration of this.

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We believe the ancient art of mehndi is a way to bring people together. Every step of your henna journey is a celebration of this.

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Learn

Everything we do at Henna Caravan is inpsired by your henna journey, from sharing free templates to choosing the next new glitter color to try. You are an artist, a storyteller, and we want to see your passion come to life through henna. If you are ready to mix your first batch of henna paste, we are here for you.

If you are experimenting with color combinations of HennaGlam, we are here for you. If you just can't quite remember how to roll a cone, we're here for you. Come learn with us. We will work together to make something amazing! Learn More