hp9a0870Hosted by Beautifully Wrapped, the highly anticipated Head Wrap Expo & Fashion Show will return to metro Detroit in September for its fourth consecutive year. The event attracts more than 500 attendees each year and is one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This year’s expo will be from 1-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

“There is a magic in head wrapping, one that many spiritual and cultural groups across the globe have tapped into for centuries,” said Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, founder of the event. “This is our team’s fourth year producing this event, and now that head wrapping is becoming a trend in the fashion industry, this expo offers that one-of-a-kind experience for knowledge, entertainment and fun.”

Whether worn as a religious, spiritual, cultural or a fashion statement, head wrapping is an art enjoyed globally by men and women. Event attendees can enjoy a day of shopping, styling, workshops, seminars, fashion shows and networking. Special guests include nationally recognized Nigerian gele artist Segun Gele, who will lead a workshop on the business of cultural fashion.

Below is the full list of events associated with the expo:

Sept. 1-13 (during library hours)
Beautifully Wrapped: Fashion, Tradition, and Culture of Head Wrapping mini exhibit

Auburn Hills Public Library

3400 E. Seyburn Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

 

Sept. 13 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Beautifully Wrapped: Fashion, Tradition, and Culture of Head Wrapping workshop

Auburn Hills Public Library

3400 E. Seyburn Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

 

Sept. 25 (1-8 p.m.)
Head Wrap Expo & Fashion Show
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

 

General admission for the expo and fashion show is $20 at the door – or $15 for the early bird special, which ends Sept. 1. For tickets, go to www.headwrapexpo.com. For more information, email event founder Zarinah El-Amin Naeem at zarinah@niyah.net.

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