The decorating of women’s bodies with intricate designs using henna is a tradition that dates as far back as the 2nd century BCE. Originally used in the context of marriage and fertility celebrations, today this form of body art is a fun and trendy alternative to permanent tattoos. All of these beauty centres have talented henna artists on staff to beautify your body with the design of your choosing.
Cherry Beauty Lounge
In addition to henna designs, Cherry will also give you a tattoo of a beauty mark for a small fee.
(01 866606) Al Hussein Str, Near intersection with Sadat Str, Facing LAU Lower Gate, Hamra. Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 10am-6pm.
In II Skin
This tattoo parlour also offers clients this less permanent form of body art. Choose between traditional or more alternative designs.
(03 228591) 1st Floor, Monte Libano Center, New Jdeideh. Mon-Sat 11am-8pm.
Sonia Beauty Center
After your regular manicure, jazz up your hands a bit more with some traditionally intricate henna designs.
(01 365686, 03 171314) Tina Centre, Bloc A, John Kennedy Str, Near ESA, Ain el Mreisseh. Mon-Sat 9.30am-7pm.