Hello all! We are back for henna but (unfortunately) face painting has been put on hold for a yet-as-determined date.
Due to covid and the fact that Multnomah County was the last to allow Phase I, we had to shut down at the beginning of March and leading into the busiest part of the year but are now taking appts. for personal henna appts. in our studio and potentially parties and events with all safety measures in place.
Our studio is open by appointment only and can only accomodate 1-3 people at a time.
Please contact us for your henna needs, and yes, we do sell our handcrafted, authentic henna cones!
We used Glitter Ruby for our High School Grad party. She was timely, affordable and most importantly kind to our students. Every student was thrilled with their henna tattoo. It was the talk of our grad party! 5 STARS!!!
We had so much fun getting our henna tattoos. Sam Ruby is very professional and so talented! 10 stars!
I hired Glitter Ruby to do henna for a middle school carnival. She was a great addition to our event and the students and families absolutely loved her. She was prompt, professional and affordable. I will most definitely be hiring her again next year. Hopefully she is available. Thank you, Sam Bones!
Sam came to our Employee Family Day BBQ and provided beautiful henna. She had great designs and the henna lasted for quite a while. Teens and adults really enjoyed having her there!
Sam Bones is a true artist and did beautiful henna work for our event held on July 1st, 2017. People raved about their henna tattoos and lined up to the point that she had to stay longer than anticipated. Sam offers a complimentary service of providing the guest of honor (in this case our daughter) with a special henna tattoo that they can get before the event so that they can fully visit and participate with all the guests. The event was celebrating our daughter's Bat Mitzvah and she asked Sam to create a design using her Hebrew name. Sam took on the challenge and created a stunning design. We were grateful for her service and would recommend Glitter Ruby's Henna and Face Paint to others!
It was a pleasure to meet & do business with Sam. She is very pleasant, warm & professional as well. She made the bride feel very comfortable & kept her entertained as well as apply henna on both her arms & hands. She did a great job & everyone was pleased with her work. The bride got a lot of compliments as well...
Thank you soooo much Sam & it was truly a pleasure meeting you!
Glitter Ruby did an amazing job at our 8 year old girls Valentine's Party! She was on time, organized, efficient, affordable! She had a great way of connecting with all ages! I will hire her for other parties in the future!
Sam and her team provided amazing service for our Company picnic! They did face paint, Henna and Balloon Twisting. Actually, when I told her I wanted a Balloon Twister, which isn't a part of her normal package, she arranged to have one of her contacts join. I didn't have to do a thing!
She was wonderful to work with while planning the event. Always very responsive, on time, and the art was amazing! They were the biggest hit at the event and we will use them for all our future events as well.
Cannot say enough good things! If you book with her, you will not be disappointed! 5 Stars all around!
The artist, Sam, was wonderful to work with from the initial set up months before the event and throughout the all night graduation party. The graduates loved, loved, loved her artwork and she had a very easy going and sincere personality that made her interactions with the students positive. She loves what she does and takes the time to educate each person on henna and the care needed to ensure it's enjoyment for as long as possible. I would HIGHLY recommend her for any event. Thank you!
Senior graduate parent
Sam is a wonderful artist and a reliable professional. She was prompt and efficient. Our guests left with wonderful body art and, hopefully, great memories.
I have been working with Sam for over a decade and her talents can't be beat. It may be henna wings for Burning Man, or a Mardi Gras mask for a masquerade party, or whatever random project I ask her to try on me, she always delivers with professionalism, enthusiasm and helpfulness.
She is very fun and talented and by far my favorite henna artist. In addition, she uses quality materials, has concerns about safety and seeks out the best sources for sustainable, organic henna ingredients. Her face paint is also high quality, is easy to wear and lasts for a long time. I highly recommend her for both family oriented events as well as more fringe and challenging projects.
I really appreciated her coming to the quinceanera last minute. Very easy to work with, super nice, showed up early enough to start on time & the teenagers really enjoyed it. A lot of them didn't know what it was and were really excited about getting henna done once I told them. It was a great addition to the party.
On behalf of Sam Bones of A La Henna Body Art, I want to recognize her as Awesome! We met Sat at a Girl Scout rally where she was introducing her Henna. I decided to have a Henna party for my niece's birthdays. She put together a package for us with everything we would need including excellent directions. There were 8 girls and myself. We were up until 1 AM having so much fun with out tattoos! We are looking forward to another party. We live at the coast so we may come to Portland next time and we will then have Sam host our party so we can have even more exciting tattoos! She is very fun and devoted to making everyone have a wonderful time. That's no problem - Try it!
She did a great job. Her designs were awesome and she was fun and easy to talk to. Everyone loved her.
I recently hired Sam to do some Face Painting for a client of mine and was amazingly surprised with the pleasing comments they gave her! She went above and beyong her call of duty! I look forward to hiring her again1
Fantasy Face Painting
My daughter had her face painted by Sam at our local National Night Out event. I thought Sam's paint job was fantastic, and I sought her out to come to my daughter's 7th birthday party. Sam arrived on time, had a great rapport with the kids, and her creations were absolutely beautiful. Every parent at the party thought having a face painter was a fabulous idea. I would definitely hire Sam again.
I have an entertainment company and execute a large amount of events per year. It is difficult enough to keep all the events in order and I steer away from any artist that creates "noise" by not acting professional, showing up late, or that provides an inferior quality of art. Sam Bones has worked with me for over 13 years. She is punctual, completely reliable and a great artist. I recommend her for any event you might have.
Glitter Ruby provided face painting at the Madison South Neighborhood National Night Out event. The line never died down and every child was thrilled with the results.
We Love Sam Bones! She's got a wonderful spirit about herself and is a highly accomplished and artistic Henna Tattoo Artist. She know's her stuff and can answer just about any questions regarding the Henna Tattooing!
We have hired Sam Bones for multiple events using her Face Painting skills as well as her Henna Art skills. She has been professionally trained by multiple world renowned artist and contintues to strive to become even better in her already phenominal skills!
It's a pleasure to know she's amongst us and I look forward to hiring her again in the future!
Fantasy Face Painting & WOW Factor Entertainment
Sam Bones is an amazing Henna tattoo artist. Clackamas Community College hired her for our Field day in June. It was amazing. Everyone loved her. She had a line the entire day and it didn't slow down at all. She is an amazing person to work with. You can call her anytime for any questions you have and she will answer them along with an amazing conversation! Overall fantastic company and lady. She even gave us an educational discount! How cool!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 800 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $300,000 - Covered for henna and face painting by Beauty and Bodywork Insurance
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Additional Booking Notes
In order to henna or face paint, we require a well-lit area, or access to an electrical outlet-we will bring the cords and lights.
A minimum of 3 feet around the working area so that we are not jostled around by excited guests!
Minimum distance between artist and balloon twisters and dunk tanks or other water-type entertainment.
Minimum 20 feet between bouncy houses or other blow up type of features.
Although it is not always possible, please make sure not to place us right near loud bands or other loud entertainment as we cannot hear the guests and can't yell over the sound.
A well lit area or access to electricity.