Hilal Ibrahim

Hilal Ibrahim


Henna and Hijabs




The idea that a Muslim girl can now walk through a mainstream department store and see something designed for her is rewarding, says Hilal Ibrahim, creator of Henna and Hijabs. Her stylish hijabs rocketed to the national fashion stage last summer when Nordstrom started carrying the line at select stores. But an even bigger impact may be in her medical-grade hijab for health care professionals. “I’ve had women tell me they couldn’t work in surgery because they didn’t have [clothing] options that would not compromise their modesty,” Ibrahim says. Henna and Hijabs’ design is made of a stretch jersey that won’t slip, with ear slits for stethoscope access. Health Partners and Park Nicollet were early supporters; now the company is in rapid expansion.