Laetitia Ky uses her hair to create whimsical sculptures buzzing with life. The Ivorian artist and designer creates each look herself, using simple aids like wire and thread to tease her hair into experimental and off-beat characters. Each look takes her between 20 and 90 minutes to construct, depending on its complexity.

Ky shares her finished creations on Instagram, the same source that gave her the idea a year earlier. “I came across an Instagram photo album that presented the hairstyles wore long ago by women in African tribes” she explains. “They were such impressive and artistic hairstyles, it made me want to use the hairstyle as a medium of expression.”

Scroll down to see a selection of her most impressive hairstyles.

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Credits

Images Laetitia Ky Instagram
Words Emma de Clercq

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