Arts + Culture

This Ivorian Artist is Creating Stunning Sculptures With Her Hair

Meet Laetitia Ky—the 21-year-old artist who makes stunning hair sculptures on her head.

IVORY COAST—Fashion designer Laetitia Ky has taken braid art to the next level. Using a mixture of thread, fabric, wire, and wool, the budding artist has come up with jaw-dropping hair sculptures inspired by traditional African hairstyles.

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8 of the Best Hair Braiding Salons in NYC

Looking to get your braids popping for the summer? Check out our list of eight of the best hair braiding salons in New York.

NEW YORK CITY—Last week, we highlighted the standout braids, twists, and faux locs that we've seen around Brooklyn, but, truly, there are beautiful people rocking awe-worthy braids in all five boroughs.

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Beauty Review: Oyin Handmade's 'Frank Juice' Natural Hair Tonic

OkayAfrica's editorial team gives you the inside scoop on some of the most buzzed about black beauty products.

DIASPORA—Oyin Handmade is the delectable creation of ‘Grand Mixtress” Jamyla Bennu, who started the line of natural hair, skin and body products back in 2001—when many of us were still on that “creamy crack” wave— as a much-needed alternative to the chemical-based black beauty products that lined shelves at the time.

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