TheHennaLady.com

Colleen Heller - Professional Henna, body art & Facepainting 

Past Clients


VMFA * ​Camp Diva * Richmond Public Libraries * Fink's Jewelers * Hollins University * Chesterfield County Libraries * Science Museum of Virginia * Capital One * Nordstrom * Norfolk State University * Randolph Macon * University of VA * The Steward School * VCU * Art Karma * 
Darden School of Business *
Richmond Flying Squirrels * Baxter Perkinson *
U of R * Weinstein JCC * Children's Museum of Richmond * Richmond Kickers * Montessori Center for the Child *
Strawberry Street Festival *
People's Tax *
Colonial Harley Davidson *
Glen Allen Day * Veritas Winery * Blackwater Regional Libraries *
GROW RVA(formerly the Market Umbrella)* Glen Allen Community Center * Midlothian Day Festival * Admiral Insurance * Johnny Z Fest (Art 180) * Om on Yoga  - Norfolk, VA *
Utopia Spa - Petersburg, VA * Camel * Carmike Theater * Spa 310 *
St. Constantine & Helen Greek School *
GayRVA.com *
SPARC Family Day *
Whitewave Foods - Harrisonburg, VA * Carytown Watermelon Fest *
Twin Hickory Library *
RAW Fashion Magazine * 
CustomInk - Charlottesville, VA *
Pine Run Social Club *
John Tyler Community College *
River City Roller Girls *
Mistiq Masala *
BookHolders *
Williamsburg Regional Libraries *
Ashland Strawberry Faire *
Strangeways Brewery *
​ Virginia Power Boat Association *


Client Reviews


"Just wanted to say what an absolute joy it was to work with you on the RAJ wedding! It was such an incredible weekend, and we simply couldn't have done it without you.  Thank you for all that you did and for helping to make it such a fabulous event (I am LOVING my henna tattoo :) )!  Really looking forward to working with you in the future.Have a great night, and I hope to see you soon!" - Sarah Beasley, Events with Panache 9/14


"You do such beautiful Henna - it makes me happy just looking at the pics - your love shows through!" - Missy P, 11/12"

@TheHennaLady is amazinggggg!  Everyone looks for great henna in RVA but ya won't find it unless you hit her up!!!" - Soliel P.

"Thank you a million times over the amazing Colleen Heller for her stunning artistry and skill at nailing everyone's personality so well in the gorgeous tapestries she wove" - Sara H 3/12

"Girl, I had soooo many people ask me about my Henna at the Festy, I can't remember how many times I said "Just go to thehennalady.com, lol;).  Thank you for my fest art;) - Lori S. 10/12

​"Thank you so much for yesterday! It was beautiful and I couldn't have hoped for a better party! My mother was so thrilled and everyone loved their henna! Thanks again! Teri A. 10/12

"It truly was a pleasure to meet you yesterday.  Our students enjoyed themselves greatly.  One student in particular said "She's amazing and incredibly talented.  Bring her back!"  It is my hope that NSU will be able to invite you for a program for years to come. - Crystal M. Watts Assistant Director, Office of Student Activities & LeadershipNorfolk State University

"I want to let you know what a HUGE hit the henna party was for Kate!  The girls loved it and are still talking about it.  Kate says it was the best party she's ever had.  Thanks for everything.  I know Kate felt like her birthday was very special." - Amy J.

"Thank you so much for coming to do henna for my birthday party!  Your work was truly amazing, and the event created such a lovely memory for all of us!  My hands are absolutely gorgeous!  I have three small cousins coming to visit today for Thanksgiving, and I know they'll be absolutely enamored by the designs. I will be sure to advertise your expertise around school - you might have a lot more sweet 16-ers asking for you! :D"
- Chloe S.

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  It really did pay off and looks fantastic.  The golds and shimmer added so much to each look.  The intricate patterns of the designs and then the rough rugged styles.  I loved everything you did!!!!  I think everyone has a new found appreciation for your work and not just as “The Henna Lady” but as an artist." - Kelly N. SaundersRAW Fashion Magazine www.rawfashionmagazine.com

"Thank you so much for all the beautiful henna you did.  Everyone seeing your beautiful henna work, even the guys wanted it done. " - Veena Panigrahi, Virginia Beach, VA (Bridal Sangeet)5/12/11

"Colleen was and is an amazing lady. She is not only talented, but kind, gentle, and spirited. I was instantly comfortable with her and she added a lot more than henna to the event (including music)!"
-Aimee, Charlotesville, VA (Henna Belly)

:So Pleased!!! By lovieaj8 I had Colleen do a couple of henna designs for me for my birthday which was about two weeks ago and I walked away happier than ever. She is a truly talented artist (that did all of the designs free-hand) and a wonderful person. She is very professional and will educate on the whole process, I have had henna before but not like what I experienced with Colleen...the henna is freshly made by her daily and has a wonderful fragrance to it.....which made it even better. I have already told many of my friends about her and now I am sharing some with you......If you are looking for a henna artist look no further, her name is Colleen Heller and she is totally awesome!!!!!!!

Fantastic! By Jannaya : I have had Colleen do a temporary tattoo on my lower back as well as two different henna applications on my hand. She is excellent at what she does. She is very artistic and experienced, as well as friendly and accomodating. I needed the temporary tattoo for a special occasion so she fit me in the same day! The henna designs she did on my hand caught the attention of everyone everywhere I went. People kept asking me for her number because they were so impressed. I had to call Colleen and ask her for some of her business cards to give out so I didnt' have to keep writing down the information for people!!

Excellent artwork, very friendly and... 
By Jordan Reiter: We had her do the henna at a party for our wedding. Several people received henna tattoos. She made her own dyes from scratch from henna (NOT black henna of course!) and essential oils. The henna actually smelled wonderful. The designs were well drawn and included free-hand designs as well as designs we had requested before hand (she pre-drew custom stencils to be used that day). Overall, a very enjoyable experience. She was very patient and very clearly explained all of the ingredients she was using and what they were for. Highly recommended, definitely hire her for your own event, and don't be afraid to ask for custom designs.

Really great quality henna work By jeanmarie -The quality of her henna is very good - I have sensitive skin, and have never had any reaction to her henna. I love her hands and feet work, and have found that her work lasts weeks! Love to see her at the South of the James market, and she always has a good crowd, so I'm not the only one who loves her work!!!

Barbara M, Midlothian - I had Colleen do my daughter's 19th birthday party and she did an amazing job, she was on time, friendly and QUICK!!!  Colleen is amazingly talented and her products are natural!!!  She has a beautiful portfolio too.  Highly recommend her for any function! Fantastic! 

By ellen: Colleen is very knowledgeable about the origins of different design styles. Her henna is fresh and has a wonderful fragrance. She has a beautiful portfolio of designs: something for everyone - kids, teens, adults....take a look at the amazing work on her website. It is remarkable that she can do these designs free hand. She is a talented artist and is highly recommended!

Colleen is a true artist By motherartists - Jul 29, 2010 Colleen has studied the craft and art of henna for many years now. She applies the same energy and passion toward applying henna as she does with her reiki. How amazing to get henna applied by her! She values wholeness and a natural way of life as well as spirituality and this all comes out when she applies henna! She makes her own paste using the finest ingredients and essential oils...Whether it be a henna maternity sitting (mendhi on baby belly), a wedding party, or on your child (MY BOYS LOVE HENNA by Colleen!!!!)....there is a special quality and pure beauty that emerges that is a beautiful experience/process and a beautiful result...She's the best at what she does. I highly recommend Henna by Colleen - truly talented artist! 

By Jill Carillo: Colleen did a henna belly for me during my second pregnancy, and I simply can't wait to get another one for my current pregnancy! She also did a Dia de los Muertos style face painting for me, in honor of my dad's passing (which I believe can be seen on her site). Her talent is simply amazing, especially considering that a lot of her work is done freehand. I can't recommend her highly enough!  

By Sara Mitchell 8/10  "Colleen does such amazing work! I am continuing to hear such wonderful things about her, even a month after my son's birthday party! Thank you Colleen! "


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