Founded in 2013 by anthropologist and global presenter, Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, The Headwrap Expo serves as a tool to build cultural love and community using art and interfaith traditions.  As an avid head wrap wearer, Zarinah noticed how many people were curious about her dress yet very little knew about the many faiths, cultures and groups of people across the globe who also wear wraps.  Zarinah remembers fond beginnings, “People would ask me how to tie my scarf so I began doing impromptu fashion shows in the ladies’ room. It was quite fun!”

Those impromptu sessions led to Zarinah founding 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. Later, Zarinah published an annual calendar and began to conduct workshops across the nation and internationally on the Fashion, Tradition & Culture of Headwrapping.  She now takes women on international retreats to reconnect to their own passions, study other cultures and purchase items from global artisans.
Later after studying the wrapping styles of Orthodox Jews, Christians, Sikhs and other Muslims, Zarinah decided to organize a large public event to bring all of these groups together. “What I found was that in America, many stereotypes, misconceptions and misunderstandings exist between various ethnic and religious groups because we are often very segregated. The expo allows us to interact, exchange ideas and get to know one another on a deeply, human level. It’s a place where you can ask all of those secret questions in safety” explains Zarinah.

Thus, the Headwrap Expo was born. Designed to be a family affair, the expo brings together, global history, colorful ethnic fashions, one-on-one styling tips, headwrapping competitions, entertaining attractions, song, and fabulous shopping amongst artisans to make it a day to remember.

For more details, call 313-377-2857 or email us at info@headwrapexpo.com


Past highlights include:

  • The Ultimate Headwrap CHALLENGES (Amatures, Professionals, Men, Women, Children & EXTREME!)
  • Mixed-Media Exhibition featuring art by fabulous artists from around the country.
  • Styling Workshops
  • Health and Wellness Workshops
  • Shopping from some of the most UNIQUE artisans and other producers
  • Fashion Shows nearly every hour!

Do you have a business? If yes, use our platform! Exhibit in our marketplace and reach hundreds of culturally savvy, fashionable guests!  Visit www.headwrapexpo.com/vendorregistration to learn more about exhibiting at The Headwrap Expo.

Do you wrap for religious or cultural reasons?  Make sure YOUR community is represented in our workshops and at the expo.  Don’t say “they didn’t feature us”… make it happen!  We would LOVE to have you.  Email us at info@headwrapexpo.com for more details.

Are you a fashion designer? Artist? Model? Historian? Showcase your skills in our fashion shows and artisan marketplace.

 Past Events


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *