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The Festival

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Entrance is the corner of Tuckernuck Avenue and Seaview Avenue

SOulFully Textured, A Natural Hair Festival is a celebration of our crowns, community and culture through the lens of those with afro-textured natural hair. It is an experience in and celebration specifically designed to educate, eradicate, and inspire! This family-friendly Festival is highly interactive and features creative expression, natural hair education, an array of specially curated vendors for attendees to shop, cultural discussions to understand it's not "just hair," lawn games and curated fun with a like-minded community. Join us in a fun space that focuses on  and  amplifies our beauty and culture, adjusts the lens on natural hair and moves the culture forward.  


  1. Empowering Black Hair Cultivating Autonomy, Innovation, and Cultural Influence: Join us in conversation with celebrity stylist and veteran salon owner Kenneth A. Grant as we discuss Black Hair and Culture – “We are the trendsetters, inspiration, innovators, and regulators for what is NOW!"

  2. Creating Our Space: Infusing the culture and normalizing inclusivity through self-autonomy and the work that advances equity & fosters an inclusive culture for individuals with natural hair and protective styles amidst discrimination and natural hair biases

  3.  Breaking the Bias:  With bans on books and efforts to limit discussions on race and American history in public education, how do you foster a sense of self that includes embracing and appreciating natural hair.

      -If BIPOC kids do not see themselves and their lived experiences in the classroom, how do they show up as their full selves.

   4.  The World of Braids, Twists and Locs:  A captivating discussion on the world of braids, twists and locs with Binta Mamadou, owner of Visions Braid Bar and Aymanie Nelson, founder of Enerlocks.  Binta and Aymanie will share their expertise on protective braids, twist and loc styles and invaluable tips for safeguarding your hair while still embracing the beauty of these protective styles. Delve into the world of braids, twist and locs. Discover the latest professional  styling trends, learn how to protect your hair with the best protective braid , twist and loc styles, and have all your burning questions answered.

   5.  How to Master Your Natural Hair - Join Sharita

Payton, Owner of The LOFT Hair Studio and Curl Specialist, for an empowering discussion on how to care for and embrace your natural hair. Sharita's passion for helping individuals of all different nationalities shines through as she shares her expertise and insights on navigating the journey to mastering your natural curls. Discover practical tips, techniques, and inspiration to enhance your natural hair care routine. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true expert and celebrate the beauty of natural hair.

    6. No Sis, I am not OK! Recognizing the Early Signs of Depression and getting the Help you need! Natasha Williams shares her personal story.

Curated Beats By | The Legendary Chris Washington

*panels and panelists subject to change

SOulFully Textured will take place in Waban Park, on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. Waban Park is located within walking distance of the Oak Bluffs ferry port, across from the popular Inkwell Beach.  It is also a short bus or taxi ride from the Vineyard Haven ferry.  This beachside location offers a unique, fun and creative space for SOulFully Textured, A Natural Hair Festival to come alive.  

Learn more about traveling to Martha's Vineyard here 



   Where do I  get the Ferry?   

        Parking: Steamship Authority    Other Ferries' Parking     Woods Hole Parking

         Directions to Waban Park from the Oak Bluffs Ferry 

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Cape Cod Times Article

The embrace of natural Black hair inspires festival in Oak Bluffs, marks cultural changes