Nikiwe Dlova enjoys expressing her artistic side by creating very unique and interesting hairstyles. She uses beads, wool extensions and braids to make political and artistic statements with her hairstyles.
There are many artistic ways to make political statements but hairstyles don't come to mind when thinking of expressing your opinions.
But that's just what local 'hair artist', Nikiwe Dlova, is doing. She is a renowned artist whose creations make statements, according to Beautiful News.
Nikiwe wants to put an end to discrimination against African hairstyles with her own unique creations.
“There’s nothing new in people discriminating against African hair. I want to put an end to that.”
Nikiwe started experimenting with her friends' hair in school and so her distinctive styles were born. For her, it's a way to express herself.
“I use hair as a means to express myself. It’s a fun way to show my personality and tell a story.”
“Most of my headpieces are inspired by African hairstyles they used to do back in the day."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nikiwe has her own blog and has featured in Afripop Mag and Elle South Africa.
Nikiwe is happy that people are responding so positively to her work.
“People of all races have responded to my work and they love it. I want people to own their crowns."
Check out some of Nikiwe's hairstyles:
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