This henna artist is empowering cancer patients with beautiful henna crowns

Erica Rae Chong

[All images: Instagram/sarahennaseattle]

Henna is usually seen on hands and is used for celebrations like weddings and religious events, but one Seattle-based henna artist is using her talent for a different cause.

Sarah Walters is adorning the heads of cancer patients, who have lost their hair to chemotherapy, with beautiful henna crowns for free.

"Many women who experience hair loss after chemotherapy want an alternative to wigs and hats – especially during summertime," writes Walters on her site. "A beautiful henna design is a positive and uplifting experience during a time that is often filled with worry and stress."

The intricate designs are created with an all-natural homemade dye that's plant-based so the temporary tattoos pose no risk to the client and will simply fade away in time.

Click through the gallery above to see her beautiful designs and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.