We all know the feeling of going to bed with wet hair and waking up with something that belongs in the unconventional contemporary art collection. And although it might look fun, we spend time and effort to get rid of that masterpiece before we go out in public. Ivorian artist and fashion designer Laetitia Ky does completely the opposite – she takes hair art to another level and embraces it like no one else.


The self-proclaimed polyvalent artist and activist uses hair as a medium to implement her creative ideas and convey her beliefs. This 22-year-old’s intricate and somewhat gravity-defying hair sculptures masterfully designed on her own head are not only a source of entertainment to 167k followers on Instagram, but an efficient tool of spreading powerful messages of self-love, tolerance, equality and speaking out her mind about politics and social issues.

We’ve already shared Ky’s whimsical hair creations on Bored Panda, but she has since created new braided pieces ranging from animals to miniature people to everyday objects, and it’s impossible not to share. Each hair sculpture is brought to life using hair extensions, needle, fabric, wire, wool and it takes between 20 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

Scroll the page to see yourself. Even if you don’t end up inspired for your next visit to the hairdresser, fun is a guarantee.

More info: Instagram | Facebook

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Neha 1 week ago

My fav!

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Jodi Ellis 1 week ago

Facial expression goes well with the hair!

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Jodi Ellis 1 week ago

This is one of my favorites

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Toe beans 1 week ago

She’s talented AND beautiful

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Naomi George 1 week ago

This one is just amazing

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Catmeres 1 week ago

34 simple hairstyles you can do at home!

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Jodi Ellis 1 week ago

Another fav!

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Cameron Blackburn 1 week ago

This is so creative! I wish I could do that!

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Rue Granger 1 week ago

Woah my favourite so far! It’s so trippy!

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Mrs Spencer 1 week ago

Oooh it’s got a slight Medusa feel to it!

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Cute_Angel 1 week ago

Awesome!!!

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Rue Granger 1 week ago

Heh the irony...

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 week ago (edited)

WAKANDA FOREVER!!!!!!!!🙅🏿

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driftwood- rosewater- 1 week ago

We're going on a trip in my favorite rocket shi- oh, wait, I meant bike

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Wyndmere 1 week ago

It has a hair trigger.

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Sarah Joan Rippey 1 week ago

thats how mama always hears me

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Sarah Joan Rippey 1 week ago

is he lifting up her skirt?Cause she also look ready to smack him

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donghun's emo cactus 1 week ago

I wouldn't have the time or patience to do this.

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Jenna Ruiz 1 week ago

I love the elephant (I think it is an elephant)

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Inaya K 1 week ago

Gender Equality!

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Sarah Joan Rippey 1 week ago

yeah built in umbrella

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Toe beans 1 week ago

Looks like Skai Jackson

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

using your third eye

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Kiya Ward 1 week ago

shes creative all right!!!!

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Mrs Spencer 1 week ago

These boots are made for walking!

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Cute_Angel 1 week ago

So coool!!!!

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kaigz 1 week ago

in love with her skin tone... its just flawless.

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Freya the Wanderer 1 week ago

The things we do for love.

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Kalynn James 1 week ago

enjoy you flight!!!!!

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Lucy Shepard (TheLlamaPrism) 1 week ago

I think and hope she’s kidding. Those vitamins are money down the drain.

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Jodi Ellis 1 week ago

I posted on an earlier picture about her underarm hair and low and behold here it is.

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Kiya Ward 1 week ago

absolutely love this one

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Jodi Ellis 1 week ago

her hair has its own hair. Mind blowing!

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 week ago (edited)

Girl: I don't need no degree to be a clothing hanger!

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Kiya Ward 1 week ago

you, my dear, have been mooned.

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Toe beans 1 week ago

Donkey Kong, my love :)

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Lyn Ellis 1 week ago

Going to need to go shopping for a bigger bra!

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Wyndmere 1 week ago

Over eating makes one thick to the stomach.

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Paityn Ward 1 week ago

TEACH ME YOUR SECRETS, OH WISE ONE

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Nevaeh Sylvester 1 week ago

woah

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The Frog 1 week ago

Hands down my favourite

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Freya the Wanderer 1 week ago

She's blowing her own horn. :D

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Freya the Wanderer 1 week ago

Hooray for Hollywood!

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donghun's emo cactus 1 week ago

This is the real great pumpkin.

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Lyn Ellis 1 week ago

wow

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 week ago

clichéed

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donghun's emo cactus 1 week ago

Okay, I struggle with just drawing smokE SO PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW SHE DOES IT WITH HER HAIR.

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Lyn Ellis 1 week ago

awww

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Lyn Ellis 1 week ago

lol