In pictures: Africa’s high coiffure

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Beehives, braids and curled hair raised up like an art installations wowed fashionistas at this year’s Afrik show in the Ivorian city of Abidjan:null

They were all the creation of Dieudonne Senato…nullThe Ivorian hairstylist and make-up artist used hair extensions and even fairy lights for his designs..nullThis one involved winding hair around cylindrical accessories…nullIt was a delicate balancing act for the models on the catwalk…nullSome of the designs were avant garde…nullOthers used traditional braids…nullThe fine netting holding the hair in place also became part of some designs…nullAnd some resembled the pouf style, popular in 18th Century France, and the beehive of the 1960s.

 

Source: BBC

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