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Posted by jessica on July 19, 2002 at 05:32:39:

Photo - if it shows - is of a guest at a cocktail party for Los
Angeles' fashion week.We were hired to do henna and when we arrived
found out that we were the "entertainment" for the people. A super
ritzy affair where everyone was special, cut in line, demanded
something extra then wandered away to sip martini's. They really had a
different way of doing things!

As long as everyone else is sharing what they did this summer I'll
jump on board.
This spring/summer I've been working on my HTML skills and doing tons
and tons of henna. All of a sudden, out of the blue, with no
advertisement except the flyer of instructions/aftercare I hand to
everyone (my name and number is on it of course) I have been getting a
lot of calls for corporate, sheeshee events.
This has been a delight though a surprise since I wasn't out looking
for this new type of work. In the past I've mostly been doing
festivals and a few private parties and little appointments so this
has meant I've had to learn a whole new bag of tricks.
Such as charging the host of a cocktail party by the hour and that it
needs to be way higher than doing an 8 year olds birthday party. Yes,
learned that the hard way.
When groups of people are recieving free henna they tend to become
demanding, impatient, pick the largest patterns, never-ever tip, and
don't even attempt to keep the paste from smearing. After having this
happen a few times at different events I've learned to take out the
larger patterns from my notebook, work fast, not to much coddling, and
at 6 sharp the line closes down. - This is sooo different from how
I've been working but is necessary.
On the up side, I've gotten several referrals and it's a chance to get
dressed up in my henna best since I don't have to sit in the asphalt
at a street fair!
Make sure your name , number and website are listed on your care
sheets!!!! I'm hearing from a lot of people from last summer that
hung onto it and are just now calling for parties and such. It's nice
to see people interested enough in henna to keep track of my little
piece of paper :)

Enjoy the pic's - feedback is always welcome.


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