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In pictures: Artist Sarah Walters' stunning henna crowns are free for cancer patients

Sehar Qazi | Updated on: 22 December 2016, 19:19 IST

Henna artist, Sarah Walters, 41, lost her stepfather to cancer. So she does her bit to help.

Now the owner of Sarahenna, a Seattle-based henna studio, in Bothell, Washington, Walter began practicing the art form in back 2008.

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In 2010, Walter drew the first henna designed crown for her mom's friend who was battling cancer. After this, she decided that she would offer her services to other cancer patients free of charge.

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She decided to make henna crowns accessible to anyone who had lost their hair during chemotherapy. Walter works with cancer patients of all sexes and ages, but predominantly she helps women who are battling breast cancer.

Walters usually takes 90 minutes for every session and uses natural henna mixed with water, sugar and lavender essential oil. The combination makes for a kind of aromatherapy which makes the patients feel good and smell nice.

Calling her work a "very personal process" that is an"inspiring" and "positive experience", Walters admits that it's a two-way process as she too is enriched by every patient's story and experience.

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First published: 22 December 2016, 19:19 IST
 
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