In 2001, Akiyo Ogura flipped through an art mag and paused at a picture that would become the catalyst for a new passion. A henna design, with its bold and elegant statement, had bewitched her artist’s eye. With a background in fashion and textile design, this desire to learn the language of henna developed into what her designs speak today – a fresh interpretation of wearable art.
Akiyo Henna, Inc. was founded in 2009, presenting an exquisite melding of traditional henna with a modern, luxe sensibility, easily adaptable to suit her client’s needs and sense of style, whether she be a bride or mother-to-be, someone wishing to cover a scar or embellish a bald head.
Through henna design, Akiyo strives to offer a celebration of the body, of the mind’s ability to create and of the soul’s desire for empowerment and self-acceptance – timelessness through art.