Head wraps of many styles have been a distinctive piece of African American culture. Head wraps have traveled the time from the mother land, through slavery and landing as a style in the 20th century. For many women, head wraps are not just a means of covering up a bad hair day or a cultural gesture but can be worn as a styling option.
As we celebrate another year let us also celebrate our FREEDOM and why we are able to do what some only dreamed about.
I have always loved celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday because it is a time when most of the world acknowledges, even if only for a moment all that African Americans have endured both past and present.
The history of head wraps goes far back, before slavery. The headwrap is embedded in our roots, our soul and our culture.
Every time I wear a head wrap I can feel the royalty of our ancestors and the legacy they left behind and when I step out into the world, I am not only representing me I am also representing the past, the present and future generation of dreamers.
Head wraps can be worn in a variety of ways and for this challenge I choose to create the head band look across the front. This look was achieved by placing the scarf length wise across my head. The ends are crisscrossed in the back as each end is twisted and wrapped to the head, creating a headband along the front hairline. The twisted ends of the scarf are tucked and hidden. The look is topped off by tying the scarf in a bow around my neck.