Fashion Designer Creates Instagram-Worthy Hair Sculptures

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An aspiring fashion designer is showing the world how to embrace natural hair by creatively turning her very own locks into works of art. The 21-year-old Laetitia Ky from the Cote d’Ivoire creates gorgeous hair sculptures and shares them on her Instagram account.



Laetitia Ky Creates Hair Sculptures

Laetitia Ky has over 24k followers, thanks to her unique hair sculptures. Her creations incorporate the Earth and other things (many of which we never knew we could incorporate in a hairstyle).  The artist shared with Buzzfeed that she has always loved hairdressing but her initial inspiration for her creations came from a photo series showing the “beauty and complexity” of African tribal hairstyles.


They were giant, and I wondered how you could do that with hair.



In addition, the designer tells Teen Vogue more about the inspiration behind her hair sculptures


“I get inspired by everything and nothing at the same time. Generally, the ideas come spontaneously. What really inspired me to sculpt my hair was an Instagram album I saw a year ago. It presented the hairstyles that women wore long ago in some African tribes that were really impressive and artistic. It made me want to use my hairstyle as one of my means of expression.”


She has since dedicated a significant amount of her time to perfecting her art. By far, the longest she has spent on a creation was a half-day, which she spent on the hand series because she wanted to take several pictures of it. Usually, she takes two hours or less with each creation. The artist uses a number of different tools to make her hair sculptures, including pins, wool and fabric.



Here are some more inspirations on how you can embrace natural hair creatively:


Celebrating International Dance Day with this hair sculpture:



Channelling a Nature Goddess with this creation:



Welcoming 2017 with a bang!



And this Christmas tree was up on the artist’s head


🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲Merry Christmas🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 Hair by me and 📷 by @roots_eyes

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For more inspirations and hair sculptures by Laetitia Ky, visit her Instagram account here.

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