DALLAS-- How we style our hair is generally what sets us apart from each other, however one local hair stylist is utilizing hair to bring individuals together. On Saturday, Isis Brantley led a natural hair rally in Dallas.
" It has to do with celebration of natural hair and the natural hair motion," Brantley stated Saturday after marching through Dallas with her supporters.
Brantley began the annual rally in 2011 to raise support for Natural Hair Legislation. In 1997, Brantley was arrested inside her beauty salon for intertwining hair without a license, but last year the stylist was instrumental in the passing of a law which exempts hair braiders from needing to have a license to run in the state.
This year's rally was highlighted by a questionable special guest: previous NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal.
" That upset a great deal of individuals," Brantley confessed. "They started to simply object."
Dolezal, who's best understood for pretending to be a black woman, ended up being a hair braider once she stepped down from her role with the NAACP. Brantley said she doesn't view TV and had no idea about the debate surrounding her.
"I only reached out to her because of her skills and because of her art which's exactly what truly offered me was that she was a skilled braider," she stated.
Brantley was clear that her message had to do with fros not scams.
"It's the only language that we all speak, and it's the only art that we all gravitate to so I think it's a gorgeous thing," she said.
Hey, what much better method to invest Labor Day weekend than letting your hair down?