We speak to Matashi about her multifaceted practice, and take a look at Black Girls Love Pink, a personal Instagram project in which she curates sumptuous images of black women, often dressed in various shades of pink, set against delicate floral backdrops.
What first drew you to working with hair? When I was younger it was a luxury to style my hair the way I wanted. My mum would always braid my hair straight back in 10 cornrows – it was either that or Minnie Mouse puffs. I remember the day I first got box braids, I thought to myself, ‘I want to be able to do these myself, and not have to rely on anyone to give me the style I want’.