Home of Lee's Summit's most acclaimed Henna artist!
Summer: Lee's Summit Downtown Days, Jun 4-6
Fall: Look for us at our newest location with Veronica’s Veil at the KC Renaissance Festival!
We are located just across the path from the Renaissance’s torture dungeon inside the Yorkshire Wharf booth 380!
If you can't make it to us, we'll make it to you! Book us for a private party, Belly Blessing, or any event you need!
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Shadowlight Henna is a family team that is proud to call Lee's Summit, MO home.
Amanda (artist/wife) has been practicing Henna for over 16 years and has been heralded as the best in LS, MO.
Tom (front man/husband) is a recent addition. He brings laughter and joy to all that come to see and is, many times, the first face that you will see.
Nova (front woman/daughter) is also a recent addition to the team. She strives to share the love of henna with all clients, and to create a happy atmosphere wherever the team goes!
On occasion we will proudly bring other local artists with us so that all may enjoy in the festive times we bring.
Thank you for supporting a local, woman and veteran-owned business!
Mehndi, or henna, is one of the oldest forms of body art known. Its usage has been traced back over 8,000 years and has over 60 countries of origin- from Spain to Malaysia.
Henna is a flowering plant called the Mignonette (Lawsonia inermis). This small tree's leaves are harvested, dried, then ground to form the henna powder. This powder is then added to lemon juice, sugar, and essential oils to form the paste we use.
In recent history, it was used for women's palms and only sometimes for men. However, as time progressed, it was more common for men to wear it. Haldi (staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as Mehndi are Vedic customs, intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Vedic customs are centered on the idea of "awakening the inner light".
Practiced from North Africa all the way over to India, and most places in between, henna is the application of a temporary form of skin decoration. Mehndi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are sometimes called henna tattoos.
For centuries, the application of Henna has been linked with times of joyous celebration (wedding, birth, parties), leisure, and togetherness.
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