Isis Brantley

Guru of natural hair care and cultural consciousness for melanated people • Social Activist

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Born to a young teen mother in the “Bon Ton” projects of Dallas, Texas, Isis Brantley discovered her bliss as a young adult, dropping out of college to follow her calling to change the direction of hair care for black – “melanated” – people. Opening a little hair braiding shop in “sunny South Dallas” at the age of 19, she went on to become one of the leading authorities in natural hair care for African peoples. She is a sought-after speaker for hair shows, cultural events, campuses and church gr

I invited Isis to speak at the Heritage Foundation and we were thrilled with her talk. Isis is a dynamic and engaging speaker who powerfully communicates her story. She is an effective voice for those U.S. political discourse often ignores.James Sherk, Research Fellow, Labor Economics

“In 2015 I watched Isis Brantley at the Texas Legislature advocate for the economic liberty of braiders across Texas. While speaking to lawmakers during a Senate Business & Commerce Committee hearing, Ms. Brantley’s clarity, poise, and message captured the room’s attention―she is a compelling speaker with great presence.”

Arif Panju, Attorney
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