About Us

Shawn Sisson

Owner, Artist

Stroke of Luck Henna is owned by Shawn Kramer-Sisson. We have been in business since 2001, and have worked for A&E Television, Michigan State University, Comcast, The Mosaic Foundation, and many others. We provide excellent, quality henna and mehndi designs for many occasions, including weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, performances, and more.

WE DO NOT use black henna. All of our henna powder is 100% natural and does not contain any additional dyes or PPD. The resulting stain colors will range from chocolate browns to burgundies, reds and blackberries depending on the powder, your personal body chemistry and your care of the design.

Stroke of Luck artists work only in natural henna mixed by Shawn, using only the purest ingredients, including henna from around the world, fresh citrons and oils. Ingredient lists are always available for your review, and I encourage those interested in receiving a mehndi design to review the ingredients for possible allergies. Henna paste can be made to suit your needs and personal preferences regarding duration of design and any allergy or skin concerns.

When doing individual appointments, we do not normally wear ethnic garb. We are always happy, though, to add a bit of ambiance to your special occasion or event with a variety of traditional garb from around the Middle East.

Shawn has been doing henna for over 10 years, and has studied with other artists from India, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Africa. Her main interest lies in traditional mehndi designs, from Middle Ages to modern. She specializes in adapting Persian designs from tile work and rugs of the 9th-11th centuries, but enjoys doing designs from all cultures, as well as inventing new designs. She cab easily work from a pattern of your choice, but her best designs are done freehand. These designs work with the contours of the body, as well as the personality of the individual, to create a unique and beautiful body art.