An International, Multi-Cultural Exploration of The Global Art of Headwrapping. 

Tutorials, Fashion Shows, Vendors, Food, Exhibits, Workshops, Photography and more!
GET TICKETS BEFORE  SEPTEMBER 30TH AND BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A HEADWRAPPING GIFT PACKAGE WORTH OVER $200! 
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Sun. October 14, 2018    |   Detroit, MI
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Sun. October 14, 2018 
 Detroit, MI


Art. Fashion. Community. Marketplace. Food. Love.


 DAY 1 
 Sun. Oct 14 (open to public)
CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
HAPPY PEOPLE
VENDORS
FASHION SHOWS
LEARN HOW TO TIE

Wrapping for hair loss, wrapping for fashion, culture or just a bad hair day?  Let us show you some new funky ways to fit any occassion!
PLUS, VIP Ticket holders get a special hour of private tutorial time! 
SHOP WITH VENDORS
Are you someone who likes to shop for unique items? 

Well THE SOUQ - our artisan marketplace features 50 Small Businesses and Artisans from fashion to art to jewelry and service organizations. If you are looking to spend your money with wonderful people in the community on one-of-a-kind items, this is the place to find them! 
SEE SOME NEW FASHIONS
Get ready to be ooohing and ahhing! Over the span of 90 minutes, you'll have the opportunity to see some ways fabulous designers mix culture and faith with fashion to come up with unique and stunning designs for men and women. 

Side note, have your camera ready because it's an IG dream!
OVER 20 DIFFERENT STYLES!
In addition to our main stage, we have powerful workshops led by cultural leaders who dive deep into the cultural meanings of headwrapping for their people.


PRESENTERS:
MORE THAN A HEADWRAP
EXHIBITION
 A powerful series of 41 portraits shot at the 2017 Headwrap Expo in Detroit, MORE THAN A HEADWRAP aims at sparking conversations around identity, assumptions, and lived experience of peoples who adorn themselves differently than the norm. Head over to IG @headwrapexpo to see all the images as they come out and catch us on Opening Day, Oct 14th in DETROIT where the identity and story of those captured will be revealed.

Photos by Photographer Syed Yaqeen
Statements by Aysha Jamali
Curating by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem
THE AFRICAN GELE
NIGERIA

 Roseline Onwenu of Sterose International is a Detroit based Gele artist who will share more on the Nigerian history of headwrapping amongst Nigerian's many tribes. She will be doing demos as well as tutorials!
SIKHISM

Vishavjit Singh of Sikhtoons.com  is an artist and presenter. He will be moderating our Interfaith Panel Discussion  and leading a discussion on Sikhism and identity. 

AFRICAN DIASPORA

The film is a retelling of the classic “GOREE – ALMADIES” memorialization story. In this version, a focus on the historic pre-conditions that led GOREE Island in its geopolitical destiny, shows how AFRICANS used to sail towards the Americas with Mansa Bakary 2 in 1312 before Columbus. It’s all about the role of GOREE within the atlantic triangle.

ANCIENT ART OF JEWISH WRAPPING

Andrea Grinberg of Wrapunzel.com will share more on the ancient history of wrapping in Judaism. Learn why Jewish women wrap. Why some don't and what the lived experience of women who wrap is.  
"Them" against "Us"

We live in a world which constantly tries to divide us, to pit us against one another. 

Join us as we make a statement that although we look differently, dress differently, think differently, believe differently, we CAN build peace and love in our community. 



Our History
Bad hair days, spirituality, fashion, culture....headwraps are worn for so many reasons. 

The Headwrap Expo was founded by anthropologist Zarinah El-Amin Naeem in 2013 to explore them all

Through international love, the expo has now grown into an eclectic space where people feel free to be themselves while learning about others. 

Come try something new!

“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
FREE HEADWRAP PORTRAITS!
Download our coveted Beautifully Wrapped 2018 Calendar and Spice up your Wall or Computer Desktop
One of the areas of the expo explores what it is like to dress differently than the majority of society. 

How does fashion impact the daily lives of various communities?  Especially when it comes to faith and spirituality? 

This expo is all about exposing yourself to new ideas, new sights and new sounds....it's a day for culture and love. 
And this year, for the first time ever, the expo has been expanded to 3 days
Presenting .....

Happening RIGHT after the Headwrap Expo

DO YOU LOVE TRAVEL AND CULTURE AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE THEM TO UPLEVEL YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD?
Then plan on stepping out of your normal routine and into a 2-day powerful transformational experience to take you to the next level. 

Expo Location
Address: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 W. Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48126

Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm (VIP Tutorials from 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Are you ready to take your life to the next level using culture, adventure and travel?  Globalize Your Mind Transformational Experience is for you.


Lodging
The official hotel is the Edward Hotel and Convention Center.  Call (313) 592-3622 to reserve under our special discounted rate by September 20th.
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CONTACT ZARINAH
Email: info@headwrapexpo.com
Phone: 313-377-2857
ABOUT ZARINAH
Zarinah El-Amin Naeem is a cultural anthropologist who uses travel, art and personal development to build connections between peoples of the world. She is the founder of Enliven Your Soul, The Globalize Your Mind Summit for Women's Leadership and the Luminary Collective, a group of women leaders committed to deepening their relationship with the world and enhancing their leadership in order to contribute to the positive evolution of society.
ABOUT HEADWRAP EXPO
The Headwrap Expo is the most prestigious and eclectic platform exploring the intersection of fashion and faith in America. The Expo has become the epicenter of multicultural fashion for the multicultural audience. We've been covered by NPR, The Detroit Free Press and a host of other media outlets who appreciate our devotion to building community peace through art.