About The Artist
Professional henna artist Chelsea Stevenson began serving women privately in 2011 after an unexpected loss of employment in her white collar position.
Since that time, Chelsea has worked dutifully to provide premium henna services to women across multiple states across the U.S. including Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. “I take a lot of pride in what I do,” she says, noting that she handcrafts small batches of fresh henna paste for every booking and creates custom pieces for each client, “My clients are phenomenal women of all walks of life. It’s a privilege to serve them in such an intimate way. They deserve only the very best.”
Cardamom & Clove Henna, which was officially launched in 2014, is now based in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and serves women year-round at private functions, in Chelsea’s recently opened home studio, at local coffee shops, and at festivals across the D.M.V. area. She’s been featured as an expert both on air and in publications such as Buzzfeed.
“This experience truly is one in a million to me, and I am so thankful for it,” she beams, “I get the opportunity to design something new and beautiful for every woman who sits before me, and that is incredibly empowering both for me and for them!”
Speaking of empowerment, she notes that her business supports women from the top down. “Even in sourcing my ingredients, I support other small, woman-owned businesses. Each gram of henna powder, drop of essential oil, or hand-rolled cone comes from a female entrepreneur. It’s important to me to support women both in my service and with it.”
When Chelsea is not with her clients or students, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, enjoying a staycation with her family, or sipping something strong and dark at the local coffeehouse.
Our Mission Statement
Through this ancient and intimate art, Cardamom & Clove Henna aims to celebrate, encourage, and adorn women from all walks of life. While fresh, artisanal henna paste coupled with skilled precision and attention to detail leave beautiful rich stains on your skin, a supportive, safe space makes unwinding easy – a wonderful combination for relaxation. By facilitating both breathtaking henna designs and often overlooked self-care, we elevate the women we serve and encourage them to experience life more beautifully.
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