Growing up, art always had a big influence in my life. I use to draw flowers, paisleys and had a keen interest in arts and crafts. I use to sketch Disney characters and paint in middle school before I got my hands on henna in 1998 at the age of six. My family was fascinated to see the first Henna sketch I drew on a piece of paper. Following that day I discovered my passion for this beautiful form of art, whenever I found a Henna cone I just couldn't keep my hands off of it.
Thanks to my lovely Nani (Grandmother) who saw the talent in me during a summer visit to Pakistan and took me to Meena Bazaar, a well-established training center located in Karachi, Pakistan. The training gave me the opportunity to further nurture my freestyle Henna application and perfect my skills.
At the age of 12, I started applying Henna professionally and launched my freelance business Hennaz Art in 2007. Over the years, I have learned to apply Henna from the simplest to the most detailed bridal designs. I provide all my clients with a relaxing henna experience and the utmost unique designs. I love working with my clients and filling their event of any theme with the most intricate work of art.
Although Henna was one of the very first forms of creative skills Nida explored at the age of seven, she enjoys a wide variety of fine art. Over the years, she has indulged in sewing, cooking/plating, and baking up to 3 tiered fondant cakes with extravagant decor for family and friends.
Nida completed her undergrad studies in Business Management from UIC in 2014. As our operations manager, she oversees activities at every level of the company, strategizing process improvement, to ensure we provide quality and efficiency in all of our services.
Applying Henna has always been a therapeutic experience for the client and for artist Nida as well. She believes just like food, Henna brings people together. Not only does it put color and life onto bare skin, it also illuminates people's hearts and is a form of healing. “The best part of my job is the unique connection I built with clients during our one-on-one sessions from diverse backgrounds. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's most joyous life-changing occasions. I hope and pray I have the health and means to continue to spread smiles of joy through the art of Henna, one design at a time”.