Darcy Vasudev - Owner
Darcy Vasudev is the founder and master artist at Henna Lounge. With over a decade of bridal henna experience, she is versatile traditional Indian and Pakistani patterns, Arabic henna, Moroccan design, and contemporary fusion. Darcy is an expert in figures such as Ganesha, bride and groom portraits.
Darcy continues to refine her art, studying with world's most well-known mehndi artists, Kiran Sahib, Rebecca Freedner, Victoria Welch, as well as Moroccan henna expert Lisa Butterworth and historian Noam Sienna.
Henna Lounge has traveled to India, France, Holland, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Costa Rica, and Hawai’i ,though you'll mostly find Darcy in the Mayan Riviera of Mexico, a hotspot for Indian destination weddings.
Darcy is also a sought-after henna instructor, and has brought her expertise to many individual students, Bay Area libraries and community centers, as well industry conferences such HennaCon, Henna Chai, Neeta Sharma's Spring Fling, and Victoria's Polar Sling. In March 2017, she will be teaching in Hungary at the East West Mehndi Meet - there are still a few spaces left!
When Darcy isn't traveling, teaching and drawing on people, she resides in Oakland, with her boyfriend and 3 rescued kitties and 1 dog who thinks he's a cat. She paints, drinks a lot of coffee, sews costumes for Burning Man, and enjoys walking around Lake Merritt.