It all started with need, need to make ends meet. But soon the Need turned into Passion and the Passion Metamorphosed into Legacy!
It was the Winter of 1990, when Asha Savla picked the Henna Cone and doodled some random strokes. She liked it, she did more, she liked it even better this time, so she created a proper design. This time even others liked what she did! There were words of praise and awe and some even urged her pressingly to take this up as a career. She paid heed to the urging. In the summer of 1991 she began teaching as well as opened her diary for taking in assignment bookings. There was no looking back from there. The word of mouth was loud and clear and soon Asha Savla was a recognized name for Hennaing in Mumbai (then Bombay).
Kashmira Savla-Dedhia, her 11 year old daughter too joined forces with mother and both started working as a team along with students from ‘Tanvi Institute’ – that is what her henna training academy was initially named.
Son Ketan worked as a book stall attendant. So inspired was he with his Mother and Sister’s Art that he started pressing upon them to release their own book of Henna Designs. Mother-Daughter finally gave in to his stubborn demand and in November 1997, Mehandi Creations was released. So began the journey of Asha Savla as a Henna Books Designer. The books’ sales picked up after some initial hiccups. The books found followers from across the world.
She chose her student Chhaya for her son Ketan. Chhaya took charge of most day to day activities and even the training Academy. The team of Asha Savla & Kashmira Dedhia was reinforced with the addition of Chhaya Savla. Together they toiled to take Asha Savla Henna to ever greater heights. Asha Savla soon became a prominent name on the Global Hennaing Landscape! Her Academy started drawing students from every populated continent. She embraced technology and started training online!
Students and Followers started asking for Henna Powder, Oil & Cones. She and her team innovated to bring benchmark quality professional products for the Henna Art Industry.
In January of 2010 she was diagnosed with cardiac conditions. Coupled with her long standing Diabetes, it wreaked havoc upon her health, taking toll of 1 kidney. But the warrior that she was, she even joked with the doctor to take care to extract the correct kidney! By 2018 even her doctors had lost hope and given up on her. She introspected and went into her shell. Little did anyone know that she, like to enigmatic caterpillar was drawing herself inward and enclosing into a cocoon, only to be metamorphosed into a Butterfly! She went vegan and undertook intermittent fasting, and today she has completely re-energized and transformed herself into her present vibrant self. All ready to begin her second innings in this wonderful magic called Life!
Behold!! Asha Savla’s most amazing awesomeness is on the way!