COLLEEN HELLER  has been practicing the art of mehndi since 2000.   She first was introduced to the henna on Hilton Head Island in 1996, and soon after, moved to Edison, NJ where she improved her skills after visiting many of the shops in the Little India section of nearby Iselin, NJ.  2020 marks her 15th full-time season in the Richmond area, with some modifications to services due to COVID-19, of course!

Her specialty is freehand application using henna paste and cones she makes herself using the freshest, highest quality ingredients possible.  She enjoys the traditional Indian and Arabic designs as well as the flowing, flowery designs of the UK Style.  

She is an Internationally Certified Artist of Natural Henna Arts and a member of the Face Painting and Body Art Association.  She is also a mother of two, and a multi-instrumentalist and part-time music teacher.

She is a regular vendor with GrowRVA (formerly The Market Umbrella)...  Check the calendar for details for our hopeful return in 2021!

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Nicole Plummer and Elena Mischal are the newest additions to's team.  They have  been providing beautiful face painting and glitter tattoos alongside Colleen since May 2019. 

AMANDA TURLEY has been our 'booth babe' extraordinaire for the last 4 years.  She will answer all your questions, seal your henna and generally keep the booth organized at larger events. 

SAARIKA SARA JIVANJEE has been providing henna assistance at events since 2009.  She is a licensed cosmetologist and expert at waxing and eyebrow threading and is the owner of Essentitas Salon - w
You will find her working alongside Colleen and Nicole at larger events. Or you can book Colleen and Saarika together for your very own Spa Pampering Party - with your choice of henna body art, glitter or mica shimmer body art, brow threading, mini facial, manicure or more - all with aromatherapy and spa music provided! is fully licensed  and insured.

Colleen Heller - Professional Henna, body art & Facepainting
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