Renu Lal, a Sacramento, CA. Mehndi (as it is known in India) artist, was born and raised in New Delhi, India and began practicing henna on family, friends and neighbors as a young child. Renu is a teacher by training, but her talent in Mehndi/henna has kept her occupied.

Nowadays, she is the most sought henna artist in California. Her art is displayed by thousands of happy, satisfied clients at art and harvest festivals and renaissance fairs. Henna parties are also a part of her busy schedule. These intimate gatherings are a way people can enjoy the mystique and ethnic allure right in their own homes.

Voted the “Best of Body Art” in the Sacramento News and Review, as well as “Best of Sacramento Henna Artist”, Renu does all her designs free hand and can complete practically any design that her clients would like. Her expertise is in traditional Hindu, tribal, and Celtic symbolism. Renu is well versed in the customary wedding motifs and has traveled to other states to provide this personal and spiritual ritual.

“In my culture, henna conjures up images of romance and creates an aura of glamour. It is referred to as the unspoken language of women. The symbols we use in Mehndi are said to be universal, with ancient meaning and a connection to the sources of Life.”

You will find Renu doing henna designs at the Harvest Festivals, local Renaissance Fairs, and other events throughout the area. Personal parties can be arranged to indulge yourself in the beauty and spirit of this ancient art of adornment.