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2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival

20 Aug

Last year over 1,500 North Texas natural hair fans came out and participated in the 1st Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival with hometown celebrity guest Erykah Badu. This year the festival is bound to be even bigger and better on Labor Day Weekend with live entertainment, lock twisting and braiding workshops, featured speakers, poets, tons of vendor, kids activities and free admission. On September 1st the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade will start out at 10:30am from Wynnewood Shopping Center and into Beckley-Saner Park. At noon the festival will commence lasting until 7:00pm at Beckley Saner Park.

Fun last year at Dallas’ 1st ever Natural Hair Parade – beautybagconfessions.com

Get to know some of the newest as well as oldest natural hair salons, beauticians and retailers in the DFW metroplex and learn more about this “natural hair” phenomenon hosted by Isis Brantley. If you’re interested in having your business or organization be a part of the Natural Hair Movement this year, click here or contact Miji Pearse (miji.pearse@thepremiumworld.com) to sign up for the 2012 Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade & Festival. You can also call The Isis Project at 214-329-3820 or 214-946-1460.

If you’re interested in being a volunteer or becoming a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival e-mail Festival Relations.

2012 Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival Features

    • Happy Hair Village
    • Hair Show
    • Grooming and Natural Hair Demonstrations
    • Vendors
    • Guest Speakers
    • Poetry & Other Live Entertainment
    • Children Activities

The goal for this year’s Parade and Festival is to award single parent homes scholarships to attend The Institute of Ancestral Braiding, a school that equips students with the skills necessary for hair braiding, in order to provide better for their families.

Cowboy Marion Barber whips his dreds on the field

Another classic natural hair rocker – Ms. Janelle Monae


10:30am (8am Lineup)
Wynnewood Shopping Center
655 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas 75224

12:00pm – 7:00pm
(Parade Ending & Festival location)
Beckley Saner Park
114 West Hobson Avenue, Dallas 75224

Join in the celebration of “healing through the hair” with North Texas Natural-ites and hair specialists from all over the city at the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade & Festival! It’s FREE and open to the public!!

Naturally Isis presents The Natural Hair Parade & Festival sponsored by Erykah Badu

31 Aug

This Labor Day Weekend don’t call Tyrone, but instead hit up his bare-all boo Erykah Badu and her good friend Isis Brantly owner of Naturally Isis who are presenting the 2011 Natural Hair Parade and Festival! On September 3rd Dallas native Erykah Badu won’t be strolling down Dealey Plaza naked this time but Illinois to Beckley in her “normal” natural state rather. Badu (as well as the Institute of Ancestal Braiding) is sponsoring this Free event which is a celebration of both natural hair and African economic power. Isis Brantley is the first entrepreneur to own a natural braiding salon in the DFW area and she continue advocating economic empowerment and pride within the African American community of North Texas. Isis is the brains behind The Natural Hair Parade and Festival set to take place on September 3rd at the Wynnewood Shopping Center located at 655 W. Illinois Ave. The parade will continue on down to the Naturally Isis Beckley location found at 2642 S. Beckley.

The parade and festival will include: Happy Hair Village, vendors, Grooming and natural hair demonstration, a hair show and other fun activities for the community!

Natural Hair & Parade Festival Schedule

8:30am – Parade Assembles at Wynnewood Shopping Center
10:30am – Parade Commences
12:00pm – Festival Begins (Naturally Isis and Beckley Saner Park)
5:00pm – Festival Ends

Isis’ Window-Seat supporter has put her frequent flyer miles on hold for a couple days and challenged her friend to get 400 people to march and participate in the parade. She will be speaking at the event as well. Let’s hope they’ll ALL be fully clothed, but we can certainly expect some eccentric natural hair styles to compliment the streets of Oak Cliff/Dallas. Isis says they chose September 3rd as the date of The Natural Hair Parade and Festival because “it is a labor of love”. Tell your friends and loved ones about this unique Labor Day Weekend event and when Tweeting about it mention the hashtags: #NaturalHair and #LaborofLove. If you’d like more information on sponsorship and exhibitors click here, as The Natural Parade and Festival is still open to more. Late registration is $150, and you can also donate or make payment here.To volunteer contact Naturallyisis@yahoo.com or call 214-329-3820.

About $38 million is spent monthly on natural hair care & hair care products

<This past June we had the NBA Championship parade through downtown, but now Dallas is Pleased to host the Nation’s First World Natural Hair Parade and Festival September 3rd starting at 10am!

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