Miami-Dade County

African-inspired head wraps evoke pride rooted in history

Yasmine Abellard has been wrapping her hair since 2001. She said it make her feel bold, fierce.
Yasmine Abellard has been wrapping her hair since 2001. She said it make her feel bold, fierce. WLRN-Miami Herald News

With a series of twists, turns and tucks, Yasmine Abellard transforms a rectangular piece of African fabric into a pompadour-like wrap atop her head.

She pairs the black and white patterned wrap with a simple black jumpsuit.

“It makes be feel bold, fearless, fierce,” she said.

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