A Celebration of Individuality and a Tribute to Love
Once a year, hundreds of people gather in Michigan to celebrate community, art, faith, spirituality, individuality and global love. In the spirit of togetherness, all are welcome.
Why headwraps? We use the colorful, multi-cultural art of headwrapping – think turbans, scarves and more – to serve as a unifier and a way to enlighten and brighten the moods of our guests. Love people watching? Interested in the spiritual and cultural side of dress? Looking for a unique item to wear or adorn your home? Love fashion? If you answered YES to any of these, then you’ll love the Headwrap Expo.
Founded by anthropologist Zarinah El-Amin Naeem in 2013, The Headwrap Expo has grown into an eclectic space where people feel free to be themselves, while learning about others.
Explore More About How Fashion meets Faith
Dress is powerful. It communicates to the world more about our beliefs, our loves, our personality, our lives …all without us opening our mouths. With cultural workshops, styling, one-of-a-kind creations, entertainment, and edutainment, the Headwrap Expo brings together thousands of people representing a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds all celebrating the global art of headwrapping.
It is one of the most colorful, cultural experiences of a lifetime and we invite you to join us.
Ever wondered why Sikhs wear turbans? Or why some Muslims wear scarves but some don’t? Or wonder if Jewish women, Rastas or Christians wrap at all? Or do you just love the fashionable and comfortable nature of wrapping? Well the Headwrap Expo is THE place to get tips and learn about others too! Believe us, you do not have to be a wrapper to enjoy. Bring the entire family for a day of culture and love.
Cool video from one of our past partners.
From fashion to faith, we have you covered.
Recap from last year. Get ready!
Enjoy these previous EXPO photos
The Headwrap Expo attracts people from across the United States and indeed internationally who love culture, art and travel. Founded in 2013 by Beautifully Wrapped, an international, interfaith organization that brings together people of all cultures and ethnicities to showcase the art form of headwrapping as a way to promote beauty, spiritual identity and holistic health and healing – the expo has reached thousands of people since inception. Built on strong values of togetherness, we endeavor to inspire, enlighten, and empower women of all walks of life through education, publications, media, and fashion.
“The act of wrapping is like the building of courage, strength, spirituality, and love all at once. With each fold, tuck or pull of the cloth, you become beautifully-wrapped in a sense of inner strength and a higher purpose.” – Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, Founder
these wonderful community partners showcase their love of togetherness by supporting this effort
The Knight Foundation works with partners who create or present art that engages, educates and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of each community. In 2016, Beautifully Wrapped was awarded a grant to support this effort. We thank the Knight Foundation for their continued support of promoting informed and engaged communities. knightarts.org
Odu’a Organization of Michigan is a Yoruba group dedicated to bringing ODUDUWA DESCENDANTS together, to mutually understand, respect each other and work together in developing EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL and CULTURAL PROGRAMS that will benefit their families and the public at large.
Life for Relief and Development is a global humanitarian relief and development organization, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Life is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to people regardless of race, gender, religion and cultural background. lifeusa.org
Get Tickets Early And Save
Online Advance: $15.00
Youth (5-12): $5.00
Children Under 5 FREE with Paying Adult
Group: (10 or more; Advance Only) $12.00 each
$15 Discount Tickets will also be available at the following stores in Detroit:
Djenne Beads & Arts (Greektown)
Address: 1045 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 965-6620
Sterose International Boutique (West Side)
Address: 13313 McNichols Rd W, Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: (313) 341-9446
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- Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 W. Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48126
- 1:00pm - 8:00pm