Henna & Makeup Artist


Industry Professionals

* Riffat’s designs are original, creative and inspirational to us all within the industry Gini Bhogal

* I’ve always loved Polly’s head. You are a world-class henna artist Riffat, one of the very best there are. John Galliano would be a fool not to recognize that! Darcy – San Fransico.

* A big thank you to all for your incredible hard work and dedication on Saturday’s photo shoot. I really enjoyed the whole day. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Sarah Sayeed – Singer


Henna Artists

Kiran Sahib

When I first started out on my henna journey to become a Henna Artist, Riffat was one of my biggest inspirations. She is a pioneer of the Henna world and her name is known the world over. Keep up the great work Riffat and good luck with you’re the launch of your new website


Khadija Dawn Carryl

Riffat has the most exceptional henna body art services. Her mehndi is a work of art and each individual design is created with such care and dedication of her years of experience. I absolutely love her work!! Any bride/person would be honoured to have her as their henna artist. Not only is her henna art gorgeous, but she’s very professional and uses her own high quality products. You’ll love her just as much as I do!!


Catherine Hinton

“Riffat is an inspiration to many other professional artists around the world. Her bridal mehndi, make-up and photography is always a step ahead in terms of trends and fashion, and she is also wonderful teacher who has patiently guided many others along their mehndi journey. Amongst other things, Riffat taught me how to roll perfect cones!”  


Kim Brennan                                                                                                                              photography by Simon Richardson


Neeta Sharma




Simon Richardson

Riffat is a one off – made up of warmth, generosity, technical expertise and huge creativity. I have yet to find her limits.  Collaboration with her is one of the great pleasures of my life 


Sukh and Mindy

We have had the opportunity to work alongside Riffat and found her to be a true professional in her work. Her brides always have positive things to say about her. She is a truly talented artist whose passion for what she does is shown in the quality of her work – we happily recommend her to our brides and always look forward to working with her.


Melanie Woodward

‘I have been working with Riffat since 2007. I find Riffat a truly unique and gifted make-up and henna artist. Not only is Riffat professional and reliable, but she always goes beyond the call of duty throughout photo-shoots in assisting to correct hair and wardrobe malfunctions, providing useful feedback and ideas and generally putting the clients at ease. It’s for these reasons that Riffat is so highly rated by myself and One Life Studio and is one of our preferred makeup artists for photo-shoots.  Melanie, Head Photographer and Business owner of One Life Studio’


Jeff Krotz

“As a photographer it’s always great to work with someone that adds such fantastic detail to the art of Henna and Make-up. 

Riffat seems to achieve this with a delicacy and the finesse of an artist”.


Neil Palmer


Julian Porter



Face Painters

Paula Southern

Juliet Eve

Riffat is quite simply my favourite henna artist!  Her qualities are numerous, her beautiful, precision, original work, her qualities as a teacher, her impeccably packaged mail order cones, but most of all, she is a delightful, kind and serene person!  Here at Façade we are pleased to recommend Riffat for any henna work.





Riffat did my sister’s mehndi and it was fantastic! It came out really dark and lasted way past her honeymoon. Riffat really listened to what kind of design she wanted, she was warm and friendly, and the design was really intricate and detailed! Would recommend Riffat to everyone! Check out her gallery on her website www.riffat.co.uk “

” Riffat Bahar did the intricate and beautiful henna on my hands and feet and it lasted almost as long as the honeymoon! Riffat was also able to save me when my henna was badly smudged about 10 minutes after she had left – a close call! Rekha Varma

” Just wanted to thank u sooooooooooo much 4 the fantastic make up u did for my sister on her wedding day … She looked amazing and was constantly being complimented.”

” Thank you Riffat, I received an unbelievable amount of comments on my beautiful mehndi, it came out so, so dark – I was a walking advert for you:)” Amana

” The mehndi came out beautifully and everyone loved it. The balm you gave also worked really well. Thank you for your professionalism and creating a beautiful design. Wish you all the best Manjit Maal

” Thank you for all your help these past weeks and especially today.”Randawa Family

” Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for doing a great job on Friday! It was a brilliant night and everyone really enjoyed having their mehndi done! Jas & family

” Thank you for the excellent job you did on my engagement makeup, it was amazing” Mandeep

” Hope you will remember me!! I was going through my nikaah pics and was looking at my Mehndi…Just wanted to say no one can ever beat you…the design was lovely and the stain was just perfect!! You’re still the best..! Would love to have my mehndi done by you again sometime soon…”Saba Qureshi

” Hi Riffat, Hope you are keeping well. You kindly did my wedding makeup and henna. Thank you so much again – I received lots of compliments that day – all thanks to you! ” Aman x

” Just wanted to say, thank you very much, for doing my make up for my engagement party. I received loads of compliments and everyone commented on how good the make up looked “Aman

” I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you for my mehndi. It was absolutely beautiful and I cannot believe how dark it went (so dark it looked black on the palms of my hands!). “Parveen Nandra, Reading

” The Henna was amazing, it came out black in the palms of my hands and so intensely dark on my arms and legs it was just amazing! You are fantastic. Thank you once again. You are brilliant. Xx “Sonia

” Thank you very much for my wedding make up and mehndi. You did a superb job and made me feel really confident on the big days. The outfits were pinned up so well and felt comfortable all day long and best of all it was a pleasure having you there to calm my nerves!Wishing you all the best “Issma

” I just wanted to drop a quick mail to say thanks for the transformation on Saturday! You were brilliant and I will strongly recommend you to anyone who asks! The Henna is still strong on my hands and is still looking beautiful. Thanks and good luck for the future!”Susmita


” You are just extravagantly incredible!

I don’t think you know, maybe you do…that your incredible designs exude an emotion…people can FEEL the beauty. That is an intense gift bestowed upon you.Thank you for not holding back…. {{{hugs}}} from your FB friend.”Annamaria

” Thank you for being a beautiful inspiration, and may God continue to bless you and your wonderful talent.”Anita Amina S. Jackson

” All I can say … “ Your Work is Just MAGICAL…….” THANKS A LOT……..for your unique Passion….. …… !!!” Arman

” I am a big fan of your work which has inspired me in the wonderful world of mehndi “Alyesha

” You’re designs are exciting! You’re work is elaborate and luxurious but you manage to avoid clustering the designs by adding too much… amazing talent :)Nissa Shaffi


Customers and On-line

” Oh Riffat I absolutely love the way u do mehndi it got me really emotional I sat there showing them all 2 my family lol….do u do mehndi classes I can join and I’ll defo be calling u for my wedding hehe…keep up the fab work its amazing.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Razia

” Hey Riffat ….just wanted to say a BIG thank you, I tried the henna on the weekend and the colour was awesome, it came out a very deep burgundy …just lovely xx will definitely be coming back to get some more soon !! “Sibha

” I think your work is excellent especially the head full of henna. I’ve never seen that before and I think it’s amazing. I have written to you before to but I wanted to write to you again and tell you that the work you produce is of the highest standard I have ever seen. Congrats you’re doing really well” Saira

” Riffat’s work leaves you breathless. She has a talent that is unique. Her art is the most beautiful I have ever seen”Almas Khan

” Well talented ppl need to be recognised for there fantastic talent, where due.  I am so happy for u Riffat, u deserve it, I admire u’r henna skills and hopefully one day I’m hoping I can be as good as u are at applying henna. The henna balm you gave me was brilliant, it really helped darken the colour and it smelt nice too.Rimah

” Hi Riffat, great work, I wish you all the best in your endeavours, I am sure you have given many people inspiration….. I ♥ your work 😀 ” Binder

” Hello Riffat, I just wanted to say hi from Australia! I recently found your website after searching for some inspiration – I find your work very inspiring.” Vanessa

” I’ve never seen mehndi as neat as yours! Just so delicate and neat and beautiful “Zainab- Reigate

“Firstly can I say your work is amazing Mashallah; I am a big fan and when I get married (whenever that is lol) i hope i can book you for my wedding day.. I wish u all the success in your business and may Allah put even more barakat in your business.”Sanz

” (Congratulations:) May Allah grant u peace, success & happiness as u so deserve:)”Miriam

” Mashallah really great work! “Hina Karim (Norway)

” Well I just wanted to congratulate you on a stunning exhibition of the henna. Its a great heritage for the sub-continent. You must pat yourself on the back for such amazing photographs to capture the essence of henna. Take care.”Saman

” Dear Riffat, I have just become a very big fan of urs after seeing ur beautiful henna work. “Semreen

” I think your work is the best I’ve seen. I hope one day I can apply henna as beautifully as you.” Saf


Art of Henna Course

The Art of Henna course has proved to be truly invaluable in furthering my aim of delivering a quality henna service in the future.

” Your course has been well researched and professionally presented and delivered. You have imparted excellent theoretical and practical knowledge together with your own business experience and insight gained over 20 years.”

” I very much appreciated your friendly 1 to 1 approach, the relaxed environment and the easy to digest course format which have helped increase my confidence and skills as a henna artist.”

” All in the entire course has been excellent value for money!” Tilly – Knebworth

” I learnt more than I thought I would.”

” I personally felt that you are a very nice person, good at heart as you share all your views with everyone and are very friendly and easy going.”

” Thank you very much for teaching me. All the best for the future and may God bless you!” Indy

” I really liked your personality, and l was so pleased to find that you are so genuine, down to earth, friendly and approachable, yet very professional at the same time. I do feel that I have benefitted greatly from your course and have also gained more confidence about how to promote myself as a mehndi artist.”

Face & Body Convention

” May I thank you once again for the excellent workshop at the convention? Really looking forward to our next one!!”Liz

” So enjoyed your classes – your work is amazing.”Rita

” Loved your work at the convention!! The glitter on your sidekick was absolutely stunning on Friday!!”Shannon

” Hi there…. your work looks fab… and everyone was talking about it.”Glyn

” Hi Riffat, Your name goes before you Great to see your amazing work (tell Rosy you need a large room next year)”Jackie

” So good to see you here, Riffat. Was lovely to meet you and learn so much from you.”

“Your class was superb, very inspiring and no one could tell it was the first time you had done anything on that scale before.”

” We think your work is absolutely stunning and we would love to have you join us for this event.”John Davies

” I would like to send my thanks for the time you have given me at the convention. I have thoroughly enjoyed both of your classes and all the info that you have kindly shared with us. The Henna classes were the high lights of my weekend and now it’s made me want to learn more. You and Amon are such wonderful people and I would love to keep in touch as friends.” Mandie

” I love your work and saw you at convention. You really inspired me and were such a good teacher!”Heather


Corporate Events

Chief Executive Slough Borough Council

” I was at the West Wing on Saturday and was very impressed by both the photographs and the undoubted skill and artistry of your work. Best wishes for the exhibition Ruth

Arts Development Team Slough

Thank you for doing the henna on my hand I’m the envy of the office. Gurjeet Kaur

Southall Library

Thank you for doing the event at Southall. I have had extremely good feedback about the event.
The staff said you were wonderful and they all praised your artistry and lovely designs.  Martha

Nottinghill Housing

So glad you had a good time too! We all loved it – thank you so much for being so easy to work with and – it’s lovely to see staff with Henna in a meeting and know that they were there! Garcia

Osterley Day

Many thanks for this. I think the work that you did was brilliant Emily Toettcher

Opening Doors

 My mehndi came out beautiful (obviously!!) thank you Myra

Phone: 01753 554557     email: info@riffat.co.uk     Mobile: 07944 341563