Henna Services & Booking

All bookings are to be made by phone as each design is customized and requires some discussion. Deposits to hold appointments are made by credit card during the phone session. (initial consultation can be started by email/text). No-shows or cancellations in under 24 hours will forfeit the deposit amount.

Private Appointment at the Blue Lotus Henna Parlor:
$100 per hour

Melanie is available for private appointments 7 days a week, daytime and evenings.

Sessions are held at the Blue Lotus Henna Parlor in inner SE Portland and can accommodate up to 6 guests.

This is a wonderful way to spend time being adorned with friends or escape from the bustle of daily life for some peaceful time and Melanie’s undivided attention.

Specific Days:

March-September: Mon-Fri
October-February: Mon-Sun
June-August: Walk in hours Mon-Fri 1-6pm (we recommend calling ahead to ensure service availability). Bookings available outside of walk-in hours as well.

Please note: a $30 deposit is required to hold your booking. This amount is non-refundable for no-shows or if cancellation is in less than 24 hours. The deposit amount is applied to the final cost of your design.

Pricing/time depends on the individual size and intricacy of each design. Allow for an additional 20-30 minutes for drying and careful wrapping of your design (this is done as a complimentary service for the best results)

How to prepare for your appointment:

Exfoliate your skin and leave it dry (no oil or lotion). Remove any hair from the area by shaving (clippering hair down to the skin is fine). Wear appropriate clothing to easily expose the part of the body. Plan to relax for the rest of the day and to avoid water (no exercise, housework, or bathing).

If planning to wear henna/jagua for a specific occasion, it is ideal to have it applied 2-3 days beforehand to give it time to oxidize and darken to it’s full luster. If traveling, it is ideal to apply it the day before your trip.

Outcall for Parties & Events: $100 per hour

Melanie and her team can travel out to add spice to parties and events of all kinds: birthdays; baby showers; bachelorettes; college events; weddings; bar/bat mitzvahs; corporate events... Henna is always the hit of the party so make sure to book well ahead of time!

There is a 2 hour minimum for outcalls and a travel fee based on distance.

Outcalls for private sessions are available as well- 2 hour minimum + travel.

Pregnancy Belly Henna: $120-$160

Pregnant women are traditionally adorned with henna for blessing and protection from the evil eye. Henna is applied in the third trimester (the later the better).

Belly henna makes a gorgeous addition to maternity photo shoots and is a fascinating activity for baby showers/blessing ways, where the guests can receive henna too.

Private Belly sessions at the Blue Lotus Henna Parlor: $120 (approximately 2 hours)
Belly Deluxe Package at the Blue Lotus Henna Parlor: $160 (includes belly henna, foot soak, hand treatment and herbal tea & gourmet snacks. Approximately 2.5 hours)
Baby Shower Belly Henna only: $120 + travel
Baby Shower Belly Henna + guests: $120 + $100 per hour for guests + travel

Blue Lotus Henna uses only fresh, natural henna with pregnancy safe essential oils (we do not recommend using Jagua on pregnant women)

10% from every belly session is donated to the Bumi Sehat Foundation in Ubud, Bali to assist less privileged mothers to give birth naturally and safely.


If you have any of the following conditions while pregnant, then you should avoid henna: G6DP Deficiency (glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), hyperbilirubinemia, anaemia, any chronic or acute condition which affects the your blood system, Any chronic or acute condition which affects your immune system. It is always wise to consult your doctor or midwife before using henna when pregnant

Henna Crowns for Cancer Patients

Henna “crowns” are a healing and empowering adornment for those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. Crown sessions take around 2 hours and are very relaxing. We recommend having crowns done in the morning if possible. The henna stain lasts an average of 2 weeks on the scalp.

Melanie offers henna crowns for free.