Laetitia KY, a young fashion designer from the Ivory Coast, recently went viral on social media for an original photo series where she sculpts her long hair into a variety of shapes, from human hands, to bunny ears and even the African continent.
KY says that she has always been fascinated by hairdressing, but got the idea for creative hair art a year ago, while admiring the intricate hairstyles of women from various African tribes.
She found them amazing and they inspired her to use her own hair as a means of artistic expression. The results are nothing short of awe-inspiring.
There’s almost no image Ivorian artist Laetitia Ky can’t sculpt from her own hair. Depending on her mood, she can shape her thick black tresses into light bulbs, trees, trumpets, bicycles or even cupcakes.
What started out as a fun experiment has now turned into something of an occupation for the 21-year-old, as she seeks to use black hair as a medium for social commentary on topics such as feminism, pop culture, and racism.
Many netizens show their amazement and support to Laetitia Ky’s hair sculpture.
“I am 67 and you are One of My Greatest Inspirations, Dear Sister…”
“Wow, it’s amazing. She is genius to create something like that”
“How can she do that? I saw the thumbnail and thought it was photoshopped but it is real hair, her own hair lmao She’s the best hair stylist I have ever seen”
“Love it, people always try to think outside the box, I love her ideas”
Source video: In the know
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