The ever growing popularity of henna knows no bounds. Not only have there been revolutionary changes in the way henna designs are perceived but also in the techniques that are used to create them. From the age old shades of red, brown, orange and green, now there are colourful splashes, variations in blue and other hues, blacks, glitter embellishments, 3D elements, intricate details created with wooden blocks, metallic effects, crystals, pearls, beads and so on. No wonder, there is another pool of creative individuals who are more fascinated with the process than with the beautiful outcomes. For them, Hyderabad offers a host of professional classes and institutes.
Whether you are looking forward to a detailed course structure or a way to make better use of your spare time, you can find trainers and designers who would be willing to share their knowledge and expertise with you. We have shortlisted five such places in Hyderabad where you can learn mehendi design.
304, Satyalok Tower, Chirag Ali lane, Abids
The institute offers short time courses in Mehendi design. The students are given the freedom to come up with their own design ideas. The faculty helps them to bring their imagined designs to life.
The course covers complete information about the different styles and types of mehendi, techniques of application, adding skin-friendly 3-D elements and also the use of glitter, colour and nail polish in an innovative manner. In addition, the different products that can be used to enhance an original idea are also discussed and explored.
Kusum Sharma’s “Sewing Mehendi”
Inspired by her inclination towards the art of mehendi and also by its rapidly growing popularity, Kusum Sharma decided to launch her very own centre for learning. The classes that she takes are charged at nominal prices of 500-1000 depending on the kind of course one chooses to sign up for.
Sewing Mehendi also sells video CDs that can be a good instruction manual for aspiring artists. There also are CDs with written instructions and still images. Kusum also trains interested students in sewing and its intricate nuances.
Begum Babukhan Craft Centre
Moguls Court, Celler 24, Basheerbagh, near Nizam College
The Begum Babukhan Craft Centre is a fairly known school for vocational training all year round. Apart from mehendi design courses, the school also offers extensive courses in embroidery, knitting, tailoring, cooking, personal grooming, baking and several more.
The long and short term courses for mehendi design are divided in classes with a duration of 3-4 hours each. The faculty is trained and certified in their skills which allow them to help the students with a detailed and enriching learning process.
Khushi Mehendi Designing Classes
If you are looking for someone who can teach you the art of Henna in the shortest possible duration, then these Khushi Classes would be an ideal option. The students can be trained in professional mehendi designing in as less as 15 days. The classes can be attended on all days of the week and if you choose to join exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays, that too is possible in special weekend batches.
You can also explore the many different styles of the art form including Rajasthani styles, Arabic patterns, African motifs, Marwadi themes and an array of bridal designs.
Anoo’s International Beauty School
Plot No. 90, 3rd & 4th Floors, Sai Plaza, Red Rose Cafe Lane, Punjagutta Main Road, Sangeet Nagar
The school offers several short and long term programmes with a systematic course structure focusing on every aspect of mehendi design. Based on the way they wish to utilize their time, students can take up classes during the day, in the evening or on weekends. Furthermore, the flexible timings add on to the convenience of joining and learning at the institute.
The classes begin with a step by step guide about the mehendi application techniques at the basic level. And then there is the part where students practice the mixing of the dye paste and making the cones. Practical training is given to the students so that they can become adept at handling the cone or other instruments and creating the designs. The course also helps in learning the different ways of creating original patterns that are in tune with the latest trends.