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.

Fashion Shows




Cool video from one of our past partners.

Highlights Include

From fashion to faith, we have you covered.




      7 designers will take to the runway showcasing over 90 “modestly” fly looks for men, women and children


        Adornment, Color Energy, Spirituality of Dress

          Recap from last year. Get ready!

          Presented by:

          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.

          Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, Founder

          “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

          Supported By:

          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

          Adults: $20.00
          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


          Stay in Touch. Receive News of Discounts and Special Offerings.


          • Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 W. Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48126
          • info@headwrapexpo.com
          • 313-377-2857
          • 1:00pm - 8:00pm


          *Subject to Change
          12:30PM DOORS OPEN – First 30 people get a headwrap. Performance by Alvorda in Lobby Ballroom
          All Day Exhibit Participation for More than A Headwrap with Syed Yaqeen and Aysha Jamali Hallway
          1:00PM Welcome; More than a Headwrap: The Cultural Psychology of Headwrapping by founder Zarinah El-Amin & Announcing Winner of $250 in Wraps! Ballroom
          1:45 PM Prayer
          2:00 PM Global Art of Headwrapping Fashion Show – G. Cheairs Collection; Family African Market; Katherine Cross Design with performances by MGT Drill Team and Sham Al Adieh Band (Syrian Band) Ballroom
          2:00 PM Headwrap Tutorials (Women Only) Wet Rooms
          3:00 PM Turbans among Muslims: Giving life to a practice of Prophet Muhammad Club Room 1
          3:00 PM History & Significance of the Gele (Head-tie) in the African/African-American culture Studio A
          3:00 PM The Business of Headwrapping Wet Rooms
          3:50 PM WORLD’S BIGGEST HEADWRAP SELFIE! Come help us capture this momentous occasion by being a part of the biggest Headwrap selfie ever! Ballroom
          4:00 PM More than a Hobby: Your Key to a life of freedom, joy, community upliftment, and prosperity. (Keynote Presentation by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem)  Immediately following will be Profitable Hobby Strategy Sessions to Get Started Today Ballroom
          4:00 PM Hats of Faith Book Reading & Children’s Activity (Ages 1-7) Parents must be present Club Room 1
          4:55 PM Prayer
          5:00 PM Profitable Hobby Strategy Sessions (Thinking about exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a tool for personal and community prosperity, join this follow up to the Keynote presentation).  With Zarinah El-Amin Studio A
          5:00 PM Interfaith Panel Discussion (Including Sikhs, Catholic, Muslim and Jew) Ballroom
          5:00 PM Baby Wearing – How to tie your baby and be comfy! Wet Rooms
          5:00 PM Signing the Skin – African Body Adornment Club Room 1
          6:00 PM Headwrapping & Judaism Studio A
          6:00 PM Under the Wrap – Natural Hair Care Club Room 1
          6:00 PM Headwrap Tutorials (Women Only) Wet Rooms
          7:00 PM Global Art of Headwrapping Fashion Show with Kings & Queens Collections; AfroFunk; Alikram; Unique Designz by Anisa with Appearances by NIMAT & Sikh Brothers Ballroom
          7:00 PM Headwrap Tutorials (Women Only) Wet Rooms
          8:00 PM Global Pledge Ballroom
          8-8:30 PM Scorpio Birthday Turn-up with Cake! Ballroom

          *Beautifully Wrapped Traveling Exhibition is on display all day throughout Studio A and the entire venue.