Braids are more than a style — they’re an art. If you need proof, these ladies are killing the game with their intricate handiwork. From halos of hair to beads and bling, these women take traditional braiding and push it to its creative limits. Discover some serious hair inspo via the links below, and get ready to hit follow.
Freelance hairdresser Zateesha Barbour’s colorful feed is the perfect antidote to January blues. Expect distinctly London vibes and of course, flawless braids.
Jamaican-British artist Kione Grandison’s work is strongly influenced by Afro hair — to the extent that her sculptures include synthetic braids. Her work pays subtle homage to Nigerian photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, and is a light-hearted celebration of African and Caribbean cultures.
Freelance braider Joy Matashi is influenced by her regular trips to Nigeria and, unusually, architecture. Her feed is pure creative bliss.