I’ve been lucky enough to have received many henna designs from Darcy over the past several years. She’s incredibly talented and sets the henna bar high! So much so, that the henna I received while traveling in India paled in comparison to Darcy’s work! She’s precise, fast, creative, and on top of that she’s a super sweet person and it’s fun to hang out with her while she applies her artistry. Whenever I have an idea, she always makes it better...the sign of a true artist!
— Jen W.
Master artist Darcy Vasudev decorates a guest's hand at a wedding in Mexico. Photo by www.mandjphoto.com

Master artist Darcy Vasudev decorates a guest's hand at a wedding in Mexico. Photo by www.mandjphoto.com

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.

At work in El Taj hotel, Mexico. Photo by Carlos Elizondo. 

At work in El Taj hotel, Mexico. Photo by Carlos Elizondo

Darcy at work on a bride in Playa del Carmen, photo by Carlos Elizondo

Darcy at work on a bride in Playa del Carmen, photo by Carlos Elizondo

Darcy puts the finishing touches on a bride in Silicon Valley.

Darcy puts the finishing touches on a bride in Silicon Valley.

Darcy paints a mehndi inspired mural on the yoga studio wall at Utopia, Tulum. 

Darcy paints a mehndi inspired mural on the yoga studio wall at Utopia, Tulum.