Hijab

Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women

February 27, 2019
For most people, going to a beauty salon and getting a haircut is routine. But for Muslim women in Massachusetts who cover their hair for religious reasons, it can be a real challenge. At a traditional hair salon, they risk men seeing them without their headscarves on. But that is now changing. Massachusetts’ first salon and spa established specifically for Muslim women opened on Monday. Shamso Ahmed is the woman behind the new business. She says she’s been dreaming about this since she was a young girl. At the age of 10, Shamso Ahmed fled the civil war in Somalia and arrived in Boston... Read more about Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

September 24, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women’s dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and lace scarf by Dolce & Gabbana; or a hood attached to a knee-length dress.

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Sporty hijabs encourage Muslim girls to play with confidence | Religion | stltoday.com

June 30, 2017
Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable — and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, garments that cover the hair and are worn by many Muslim women to express their faith. Source: ... Read more about Sporty hijabs encourage Muslim girls to play with confidence | Religion | stltoday.com