Diwali is a time to celebrate the harvest season’s end and new beginnings. As the festival of lights, this holiday aligns with the Hindu new year. Part of the celebration is to do henna, which is said to symbolize good health and prosperity in many cultures. Henna is a dye used for hair and to decorate the body. This body art is temporary and used during special occasions — like birthdays, weddings, and celebrations. In honor of Diwali, we’ve rounded up some local North Jersey spots to get henna. Keep reading for a list of where to get henna in Northern New Jersey.
Arva Henna Artist | 4 Melvin Avenue, East Brunswick
Arva is the henna artist with Arsaat Party Entertainers. Here, the team takes pride in the henna lasting one to three weeks. Arva is known for her meticulous attention to detail, and her work is simply beautiful. She also works within your budget. Arsaat Party Entertainers also do face painting and caricatures for any occasion.
Henna Art By Hiral | 225 St Pauls Avenue, Jersey City
After learning the art of henna from her mother in India, Hiral moved to the U.S. and got a professional advanced bridal certificate to level up her expertise. Hiral is based in Jersey City but is open to traveling to different destinations. While Hiral focuses on weddings, she is also available for other celebrations including baby showers, birthdays, and festival celebrations including Diwali. Many customers agree that Hiral is an amazing artist who is also kind toward her clients.
Henna by Riddhi | 193 Liberty Avenue, Jersey City
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Riddhi Vyas is a certified artist who specializes in Bridal Mehendi and also provides henna for other occasions including Diwali parties, Karva Chauth, baby showers, and other special events. According to the website, the “Henna is 100% pure and is specially selected from the best Henna plants grown in India.” Riddhi is said to be passionate about her work and great at paying attention to detail.
Henna By Shweta | Reynolds Avenue, Parsippany
Shweta is known for being thoughtful, accommodating, and talented in her designs. Her art is detailed, yet she is efficient in her time designing beautiful henna that lasts a long time. Reach out to her directly on her Instagram to learn more (and see some beautiful creations).
Henna Therapy | 33 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst
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At Henna Therapy, it’s more than just a henna studio. It’s a healing experience. Taking lived experiences and a desire to heal, guests are encouraged to embrace the serene ambiance. Henna sessions start at $25 for 25 minutes. This price is for a small-medium design on one side of your hand, and it goes up from there. Henna therapy also has on-site options for those looking to have henna done at an event.
MyHenna By Rashida | 100 Hanson Avenue, Piscataway
Rashida creates detailed henna that is perfect for any occasion. Her clients agree that her talent is top-notch, and they often come back for more. You can visit for any occasion, including Diwali celebrations.