Henna, which has been playing a vital role in Hindu weddings since
ancient times, is becoming popular with Hollywood and other
Also known as mehndi, it is turning into an
in-thing with celebrities as a trendy alternative to traditional
tattoos. Although the final result is similar to tattoo, but the
mehndi experience is delightful and painless, and the images are
Starting with actress Demi Moore and singer Gwen Stefani, many
celebrities have been seen sporting this body art, including
entertainer Madonna; actresses Drew Barrymore, Daryl Hannah, Angela
Bassett, Laura Dern, Kathleen Robertson, Mira Sorvino, Naomi
Campbell, Trudie Styler, Nicole Eggert, Justine Bateman, Yasmine
Bleeth, Liv Tyler, and Barbara Hershey; musicians The Artist Formerly
Known as Prince and Sting; singers Mayte Garcia and Erykah Badu;
actors Elijah Wood and Laurence Fishburne; boxers Kassim Ouma,
Michael Katsidis, and Bernard Hopkins; model Nell McAndrew; etc.
Associated with joy, celebration, festivals, and weddings, it
has a recent renaissance in Hollywood. Some popular magazines and CD
covers had been decorated with henna art, besides it being seen in
some Hollywood movies.
Many henna themed parties involving
celebrities, including birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers,
nightclub events, are held in Hollywood.