Magical Mehendi is not just another Mehendi company. One would
never guess from looking at the authentic and creative Mehendi
designs that the owner and artist is not Indian by birth,
although certainly Indian at heart. Justine Howland-Goodwin
started her Mehendi business in 1998, and has since grown it to
the point where appointments are booked months in advance.
Justine admits "Yes I am not Indian, but my best friend/adopted
family is Indian and I like to joke that I'm not Indian in this
lifetime, but I must have been in a past lifetime."
Many of her customers are brides, and many learn about her
through the numerous festivals and events where she sets up
a homely, comfortable booth and patiently decorates the hands
of hundreds of people a day.
Her love for Mehendi has motivated her to bring awareness
of this beautiful art to those non-Indian. It is her mission
to spread the word to those who have never heard of Mehndi