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When Ben Salian Kouyaté arrived in the U.S. from Mali, he saw an opportunity to fulfill his life-long passion of hair braiding. Twenty years later, Kouyaté is the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind salon in Detroit where clients wait all day to enjoy the artistry of his braiding. In the special report Braiding the Dream, VOA takes us into the lives of top African hair braiders whose unique talents have helped them achieve their American Dream.