Bridal Henna is Taking Over Instagram "vogue magazine"
Dragon Motifs. Peacocks. The Statue of Liberty. The Simpsons. There is very little the henna artist Sara Vazir can’t do with the plant-based dye. Which is why when her clients, ranging from brides in South Asia to beauty moguls in Dubai, grew tired of the traditional brown-red stain about two years ago, Vazir immediately found a fix: white body paint. The luminous designs, tagged simply as #whitehenna on Instagram, caught the eye of Middle Eastern social media influencer Huda Kattan, who later shared snaps of the work to her 22.8 million followers. Overnight, a phenomenon was born, leaving thousands of engaged women and henna enthusiasts knocking at Vazir’s proverbial door—and crashing her Instagram account in their wake.