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What is the ICNHA about?

The ICNHA is made up of a board of professional henna artists from different countries and traditions who proposed questions from their experience as professional henna artists. This board currently includes Deborah Brommer, Kim Brennan, Neeta Sharma, Jen Schafer, and Sarah Pritchard. We are in the process of incorporating as a nonprofit organization.

The basic principles of skin, hygiene, cultural sensitivity and safety are applicable to artists around the world.

By providing a certification programme for henna artists it enables the public to be sure they are safe and in the company of professional and responsible henna artists.

The Basic Henna Artist Certification neither permits nor forbids anyone to do henna body art. It is a certification that an artist has correctly answered a series of questions about basic henna principles.

The ICNHA certification is not a legal document nor does the ICNHA have any legal enforcement.

 


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Our Team

Jen Schafer
Jen SchaferExaminer
Jen had been using and applying henna for 10 years and she is passionate about the safe application of this art. To that end she had dedicated a significant amount of time in teaching safe henna practices.
Sarah Pritchard
Sarah PritchardWeb Administrator
Sarah has been an amateur henna artist who believes in safe and natural henna practices. In combining her years of web design and henna, she is dedicated to making sure every artist uses natural henna practices.
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Our Board of Directors

Kim Brennan
Kim BrennanDirector
I strive to be the best henna artist / mehndiwalli that I can be. My passion for mehndi is almost an obsession. I’ve worked and studied hard to educate others and myself and to spread public awareness of the dangers of ‘Black henna’. To reach these goals I became certified by the ICNHA, which is an organization dedicated to ensuring quality standards among henna artists.
Deborah Brommer
Deborah BrommerDirector
A strong proponent of natural henna, and an educator of the dangers of so called “black henna” (which is the chemical PPD or para-phenylenediamine), Deborah is a board member of the ICNHA (International Certification for Natural Henna Artists) which ensures that henna artists are aware of the dangers of “black henna” PPD and that they are using safe, best practices when applying natural henna to their clients.
Neeta Sharma
Neeta SharmaDirector
My henna paste is made with 100% natural Henna powder, lemon juice, and essential oils. I do not use “Black henna” because I believe it is unethical and dangerous.