Something Different again : ) . Hairstyling is something I love to do, cos it's so much fun for me. It is another way to express cultural art for me - traditionally.
As a little girl I practiced a lot with my dolls as I watched my hairstylists do mine, but never got it right. However, I still continued. I played around with my sisters' hair, was getting better as I practiced often. I improved more in my high school days, we had to do each others hair in our senior days, every week a new hairstyle is assigned….so by the weekend we are all doing each others hair to look fresh for the new week. Each weekend I did at least 2 – 4 of my friends' hair… sometimes 2 when I'm tired..LoL… so with this it built me up learning more on different styles, and techniques.
I love the angle I shot this image; the name of this hair style is called "Loose Braids" which took about 4-5hours for me to finish. Loose Braids is a modern type of braid we wear, even though it's been known in the past...it's back in trend. I captured this even before I thought of looking into photography as a hobby. I mean, I record a few hairstyles that I do to like the african Master J.D Okhai Ojeikere. I think hairstyles are a form of art. So I'm starting this series of mine as another artwork of which I will be posting occasionally.
Actually, J.D Okhai Ojeikere hairstyle records inspired me to take this photo - Hairstyles and Photography.
About J.D Okhai Ojeikere: Ojeikere is a famous Nigerian Photographer who recorded different Nigerian traditional hairstyle of women (Plaited, braided naturally or with extensions, threaded up..etc) in their unique form of self-expression between 1968 – 1985, for over 30years to be precise. In Ojeikere's pictures hair reveals its sculptural uniqueness…plain, classically composed photographs that exhibit solely to the artistry of Nigerian hairstyling as a sheer play of forms-minimal, abstract, ephemeral afrotecture artworks. His artwork is known as a masterpiece from the Jean Pigozzi Collection, Fifty One FA Photography and other places. Click on links to know more about Ojeikere.
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