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A natural artist at heart, Karissa was introduced to the medium in 2014 and instantly fell in love. She is a self taught, professionally trained, and Ash Kumar certified henna and jagua artist from Seattle, WA. She's worked at one of the largest, oldest, and well known henna companies in the Pacific Northwest for years before relocating to beautiful Oahu, HI where Henna Happens was born in 2017.

She enjoys a challenge and is very passionate about the art form, specializing in a range of styles such as traditional Indian bridal mehndi, contemporary designs, and even cartoon characters or logos. Each design can be uniquely tailored for you and are always freehand; stencils are never used.


Our henna and jagua products are all natural and handmade in small batches to be only of the highest staining quality and will definitely be a hit at your next party, wedding, or event.

Karissa Smith, Artist
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