Festival Celebrates Natural Hair, Culture

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DALLAS -- On Dallas’ eastside, going au naturel was the name of the game at the annual Naturally Isis Festival.

Okay, it’s not that ISIS; this Isis comes in peace, bearing good vibes and promoting the practice of natural hair care.

“I am the matriarch of ancestral cultural arts,” Isis Brantley said.

Brantley is known as the guru of natural hair care, and her festival is all about encouraging women to love their locks and celebrate their culture.

For Brantley, beauty is more than skin deep; she gets to the root of issues that affects the community, and encourages everyone to embrace their true selves.

“The art of beauty being natural and actually rearing the younger generation into understanding and appreciating who they are,” CEO of Metro Hair Aware Patrice Haynes said.

It was a day devoted to educating, unifying and strengthening the dynamics of families and the community.

“My goal is to create a community of economic liberty, where we have our own businesses representing our own kind of hair," Brantley explained. "That means if you want a braiding business, and that’s all you want to do, that’s what we want to create.”

Oh, and ladies, remember -- when it comes to your hair,  weave it out – it’s the Naturally Isis way.

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