Henna Market Stall

Henna By K

What’s your name?
Kulsoom
What is the name of your business?
Henna By K
How long have you been trading?
2 years
What products do you sell?
Natural Henna Body Art
What sells the best?
Henna Art
What markets do you trade at?
Local + school fetes
How did it all begin?
Henna is an integral tradition in cultural background. Mum always applied henna on us when we were younger, mainly on joyous occasions.

After having my second child, and in my second year of leave from my professional field, I was quite a bored new mum and turned to henna to renew my interest.

This then became my passion – I experimented with various methods with a lot of trial and error to create my own natural henna paste. This was a result if 2 things: 1
Realising the store bought henna cones weren’t fresh and hence sid not yield long lasting stain; and 2. They also had chemicals and preservatives to maintain its shelf life, which is risky and not safe.

What do you like most about being a stallholder?
1. Designing the artwork freehand

2. Sharing information about natural henna.

3. Building a rapport with the client over henna.

What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Setting up and packing away gazebos if I’m doing an outdoor event. Very physical work!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Pursuing henna more passionately. As my children are under 6, it is bittersweet for me to turn down events which I cannot do due to family commitment. So when my kids are older, I hope to branch out to more events and parties, and get them to join in on the fun!
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Do a mock setup of how you want to present your products and services, or have a look online for inspiration. Even to now, I always think how I could rearrange my layout or design my stall to make it look appealing.
Any funny stories to share about your time as a stallholder?
Yet to come!
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
https://www.facebook.com/hennabyk/
Plus any other social media links like Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn?
 http://www.instagram.com/_hennabyk

Keep an eye out for Henna By K!

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