Headwraps and turbans are not just a stylish way to protect your hair, they also serve as a beautiful way to celebrate African ancestry. Support a Black-owned business in the process by shopping for the accessory at one of the shops below. Get your coins ready because their lineups are straight fire.
Aṣọ Dára was founded by a group of siblings born to Yoruba parents who immigrated to the United States from Nigeria. Each print is carefully thought out and given a name with roots in African culture. Check out their Wakanda Collection with prints inspired by Afro-futurism, which includes the Deja Head Wrap ($40, Aṣọ Dára) and coordinating choker ($15, Aṣọ Dára).
The Wrap Life
A lack of headwrap options on the internet five years ago, led former waitress Nnenna Stella to create The Wrap Life. Her online shop is full of options made of gorgeous fabrics she sources from Ghana and Morocco. We are loving the style named Nu Nu ($26, The Wrap Life) described “like cotton candy raindrops.” We agree.
Wrapped by Nellz
Jenell Walcott’s went from wrapping shirts and scarves around her head to starting her own headwrap business called Wrapped by Nellz. Walcott dedicates herself to finding beautiful patterns for her shop. The bold “Tiger” hair wrap ($25, Wrapped By Nellz) pictured above is just the tip of the iceberg.
Marisol Catchings’ Chicana and Black heritage is all over the handcrafted headwraps she designs for Azteca Negra shop, with many of the fabrics she uses coming directly from Mexico and Africa. She offers colorful wraps in different sizes, so there is something for everyone, including the girl who just wants to create a simple bow or wrap her entire head. The gorgeous La Cultura Headwrap in Blue Stripe ($36, Azteca Negra) is calling our name.
Royal House of Wraps
Royal House of Wraps lives up to its regal name. Artist Natalie Taylor created the line of wraps and accessories back in 2015, and the fabrics she chooses are a feast of the eyes. While she does sell gorgeous individual wraps, we have to give a shout-out to the “Mommie and Me” sets like this 100% Chance of Shuri option ($40, Royal House of Wraps) made from a cotton African print.
Cee Cee’s Closet NYC
Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo are the designers behind the line of accessories handmade by artisans in Nigeria. Their range of headwraps are so stunning, you will have hard time choosing only one to buy. The Jodelis Headwrap ($25, Cee Cee’s Closet) says it all.
The brand’s name means “strong woman” in Haitian Kreyol and everything down to imagery of founder Paola Mathe’s line reflects that. Fanm Djanm’s headwraps are handmade in New York City and sources fabrics from international wholesalers. This denim design called Calma ($36, Fanm Djanm) is perfect for spring.
Tying your own headwrap can be challenging and time consuming. That’s where Constant Covering comes in. Founder Shawn Clarke has a line of silk-lined pre-tied headwraps and turbans that are perfect for getting ready when you’re on the go. The camo print of the Carmen “Bun” Pre-tied Headwrap ($42, Constant Covering) is a great option for casual days.
You Go Natural
Founder Monique Little created her You Go Natural satin-lined of wraps as a way to look good, protect her hair, and celebrate her culture at the same time. Options like the purple Preya Full Coverage Front Bun Wrap ($45, You Go Natural) definitely takes the guesswork out of getting ready.
Elinorah curates clothing and accessories made by female entrepreneurs. Beautiful headwraps are one of their main offerings, like this adorable 90s-inspired piece called the “All That” ($24, Elinorah).