Riffat – Henna Artist | UK
For Riffat, henna has always been an important part of her life. Her talent with a Mehndi cone was obvious from childhood but it was not until Madonna’s ‘Frozen’ video that she was inspired to become a professional henna artist.
Although growing up with henna and having many years of experience, Riffat had the very great privilege to learn more about mehndi from Madonna’s very own henna artist, Sumitra Batra during her visit to London (shortly after the ‘Frozen’ video was released).
Riffat’s work has been in demand all over the UK and across the world and she has appeared in several magazines and e-zines like Asian Bride, Occassions, Viya and The Real Henna Zine. She prides herself in producing contemporary, creative and orginal henna designs that are firmly rooted in the traditions of India, Pakistan and Arabia.
Using 100% natural henna, specially prepared to give a fantastic colour, she works freehand to create beautiful, exotic temporary designs. Her particular expertise is the exquisite bridal make-up and mehndi and she is also an experienced festival and event henna artist.
Riffat not only has the experience but passion and knowledge when it comes to mehndi. The best henna powders from around the world are specially sourced for their superb staining qualities to give you a beautiful rich blackberry stain.
When Riffat arrives at your event she will bring with her: fresh, natural henna made by herself, full aftercare information, display cloth if needed, Asian outfits on request and puff glitter for over the henna designs.
“Riffat, you were wonderful at the Barnardo’s Charity Event, everyone loved your henna designs, thank you very much. I hope we work together soon.”
“Thank you for the mehndi you did, it was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the experience. The mehndi looks lovely in the video and photo’s….I loved it and so did my husband!!! He has often asked if I would have mehndi applied again!”
– Private Client
“I just wanted to say thank you for participating in our Fashion Fushion day. As I am sure you already know, the day was a great success, you applied bindis on 526 adults and children and had lots of very happy customers!”
– V&A Museum
“Thanks for coming to the festival, I have heard feedback from visitors that they had a lovely day.”
– Oxford Botanic Gardens
“I just wanted to say that you did a remarkable job, thank you so much for the hard work you put in. The outcome was just amazing; the fine detail and intricate design was fantastic. My mehndi was a topic of many conversations at the wedding and also before hand too. The colour turned out really well and was very, very dark. Even my camera men was surprised, they’d never seen mehndi that dark before. The stain was the same on both hands and feet and lasted a whole three weeks… Thank you for your hard work and patience.”
– Private Client
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful henna you did for my wedding it was such a pleasure having you doing my bridal henna, It was superb and I got a lot of compliments on the mehindi design, colour and the actual look on the day. I was even more impressed with the phone call you gave me the day after to make sure it had come out alright and that I was happy with the design, keep that up with all your clients as that was very much appreciated from my perspective. You are a very pleasant and friendly person and I’ll definitely recommend you to my friends.”
– Private Client
Previous Clients Include:
Queens Elizebeth’s Golden Jubilee
Oxford Botanic Gardens
V and A Museum
Red Nose Day
Saudi Arabian Government
Cancer Research UK
National Mind Day
Slough Borough Council