Indian brides are prettiest when they walk onto the wedding stage. And the color of happiness, which verily shows on their hands and feet is that of mehndi. The ‘mehndi rasam’ is a ceremony in which the paste of Henna leaves, mixed with water and fitted into a cone is used to place intricate designs on the hands and feet of the bride. According to Indian culture, Mehndi is beneficial for health, keeps the body cool, and is considered auspicious to be worn during ceremonies, even other than wedding.
For any Indian girl, the best mehndi or henna designs are used on her dream day, which is on her wedding day. Every year scores of Indian girls get married and need the services of professional mehndi designers. For every one interested in the art, and those who are interested in getting their favorite design style to adorn them during the special day, here are top ten mehndi designs from different professionals.
Before we go into top 10, we need to understand few basic styles in designs that have come up. There are broadly four main types of Mehndi designs found today:
1. Minimal: This style has big or prominent motifs and clear space where the skin is left without any design. This is done to accentuate the beauty of the foot or hand, and also let more concentration go on the main design.
2. Elaborate: Elaborate designs leave less free skin space but use big motifs and sometimes different intensity mehndi shades.
3. Designer: Designer mehndis are stylish since they combine intricate and carefully done art into visually appealing designs. Most commonly, these styles are used by guests at the wedding, close relatives, and newlyweds. Many brides prefer them to traditional dark mehndi designs since after the wedding they still look ready for normal life. Designer mehndis are also common these days and can be seen worn by office goers or tourists. Pakistani mehndi designs have won many hearts lately and their creations are famous worldwide.
4. Dark: These designs are traditional and need heavy intricate works around names of the bridegroom and so on. The list is endless. Rajasthani Mehndi designers are considered the best in this forte. And yes, there is no skin space left free, unless that is in the design!
So, sit back and enjoy different beautiful designs by mehndi artists from all over India. We hope you find your pick right here, right now!