Watch and chat while pro's demo and apply henna at dedicated demo stations.
Practice on fellow attendees! Be brave, we all need to practice and nothing beats real skin.
Complimentary dinner Friday and Saturday
We come together and share dinner 'family style'. A carefully crafted buffet menu suits religious observances as well as major dietary restrictions
Suitable for vegetarian and vegan, gluten-free friendly and a chicken option.
* If you have severe dietary restrictions please plan accordingly. Meals are flexible and suitable for *most people*.
Henna Caravan will provide ALL the supplies necessary for the weekend!
No outside henna paste products, etc are allowed due to safety, insurance & liability reasons. This insures that all henna used during the event is of the highest quality possible and made with excellent and safe ingredients.
Are there special supplies you MUST HAVE to henna happily? Bring them along!
binder clips, lap desk/pillow, lamp/light for evening work in dim light
syringe, jacquard or luer bottles
We'll move the entire store to HennaCon and will be open all weekend if you need to grab something, we've got you covered!
You'll have a chance to see, touch, and chat about all our products.
Conference specials and of course a chance to stock up for the year and save on shipping.
This years color is SUNFLOWER
Every year we choose a theme color! We use it for t-shirts, decorations, and fun little extras. Lots of people even dress in the special color!
Well... as a creative, Jessica has always used a color coded organizing system for files, projects, even the organizing her closet. HennaCon computer files have always had a yearly color change and over time that has carried over to the event itself.
It's become a fun part of the weekend to choose a new dress or two that matches! Maybe your mani and pedi too!
Saturday night raffle
Up-cycle, saris, shalwar kameez, art, clever creations, thoughtful makes. We welcome anything you wish to share! And it's of course completely optional and totally fun.
Henna Caravan donates several large baskets to the raffle and over the years the instructors have begun donating lovely artworks and items and now even return attendees have started to donate!
Arrange ride shares to and from the airport, hotel roommates, a hiking buddy or yoga pal.
Ask questions and get to know some of the crew that’s teaching at this amazing weekend!
We are a friendly group, jump in and join the fun.
It’s strongly recommended to coordinate with other henna trekkers.
To the Airport
Burbank Airport is a small and EASY airport with quick security lines, convenient parking and the Amtrak Train Station is in the parking lot. It’s a 50 minute drive to Newbury Park. Burbank Airport for ease and efficiency can't be beat!
LAX Los Angeles International Airport is a large and busy international airport. The airfare may be cheaper and there's probably better options for international and east coast flyers. Be prepared to battle city traffic (up to 2 to 3 hours during rush hour). LAX suggests a 2-3 hour early check for departures.
Santa Barbara is small and EASY to fly in and out of. A lovely 60 minute drive along the coast to Newbury Park. May be expensive.
Airport > Hotel
Ride Sharing is the most convenient option. Get picked up at the airport curb and dropped off at the hotel. Don't forget to book your return ride too!
1. Take LAX Flyaway bus to Union Station Metrolink
2. Then take train to Camarillo.
3. Uber the 10 minute drive to Palm Garden in Newbury Park.
We are immensely proud of the talented artists that have joined with us to create not just an amazing weekend but an amazing community.
The Instructors at Henna Con are professional artists, researchers or business owners in the body art field that graciously give their time, energy, and knowledge.
They donate time, energy and expertise to this weekend. Please respect that many have traveled a long distance as well and will need breaks and down time to rest or enjoy learning at the conference too!
I Wanna Teach
Open call for instructors!
Please submit your application with all pertinent details, title, course synopsis, and your qualifications, deadline is February.
We have a stringent review process with a 5 person panel. Professionalism, dedication, and expertise are critical. We will compare your proposal to our current offerings, and review your portfolio/website/facebook gallery. The most qualified, well-prepared, unique and professional individuals will be chosen to present at the conference. Preference is given to past instructors and community members that have spent time and energy supporting the community.
HennaCon is run solely on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in volunteering and helping to support this amazing community event please message us, We are just 3 people trying to pull this off!
We love to have a nice big list of 'helpers' to get everything done Wednesday-Sunday night.
Gift basket assembly, dessert servers, decorating committee, cone rollers, etc.
If you're the type that likes to be a part of the team and is willing to donate a few . hours of your time - let us know.
Work for trade
Positions are filled
We offer 2 work for trade positions for the weekend.
These are reserved for repeat attendees that understand the huge task we need help with.
This event runs on love and bossy women volunteering time and energy.
*All staff are volunteer, there are no paid positions.