Everyone has a special definition of beauty, and it’s amazing to see how we express ourselves in such different ways. Whether it’s the good old red lipstick to standout from the crowd; no makeup kind of beauty or a signature hairstyle. All of these mean something and gradually becomes a defining feature for us. Lately, Instagram as we know it has been a place where everyone showcases their work, creativity and style. And although sculptural hair is something we do not talk much about, these hairstylists we found have taken hair sculpturing to the next level. Their creations are totally raising the bar when it comes to hair and beauty. So here are some incredible artists you should know and follow:
Celebrity hairstylist, Nikki Nelms has worked with the likes of Solange Knowles and Zoe Kravitz, However, while making great hairstyles for these celebrities, Nelms also creates magnificent next level sculptural hairstyles. “I love using things that have nothing to do with hair to create new styles,” Nelms told Allure. Creating the below look from wire and cardboard.
Lisa Farrall is an award winning hair stylist and educator with a spectacular portfolio. Her awards include, BHBA Afro Stylist of the year, Natural Stylist of the year plus Weave Stylist of the year and much more. Farrall’s creativity and design makes us speechless every time.
Fesa Nu is a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist that we love for her bold breathtaking sculptural hair looks inspired by traditional African hairstyles. Her Art of Hair project featured so much originality and artistry. “I consider myself a poet in this hair and makeup industry and only want my work to reflect poetry that resembles the love I have for culture, music, art and Black excellence,” she told Infringe.
Award-winning celebrity hairstylist and educator Dionne Smith is a UK based hairstylist that continues to inspire us with her revolutionary work. Dionne Smith counts the likes of Venus Williams and Regina King as clients. Smith also launched her own signature line of hairstyling products and tools.
Laetitia Ky is an Ivorian hair contortionist. Ky’s statement-making hair creations is loved by many on social media and beyond. The young artist uses everyday objects, animals and people – to political statements, such as her sculptures for Endsars movement and BLM tributes.
Jennifer Lord, also known as Natural Hollywood is a hair designer and natural hair educator.
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