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 unique artwork 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 use hair as an art medium to implement her creative ideas and convey her beliefs. This 22-year-old’s intricate and somewhat gravity-defying hair sculpture artworks 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 hairstyles 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 beautiful 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 the amazing art yourself. Even if you don’t end up inspired for your next visit to the hair stylist, fun is a guarantee.

More info: Instagram | Facebook

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Jodi Ellis
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Facial expression goes well with the hair!

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Catmeres
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

34 simple hairstyles you can do at home!

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Rue Granger
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Mrs Spencer
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Sarah Joan Rippey
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jenna Ruiz
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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kaigz
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lucy Shepard (TheLlamaPrism)
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jodi Ellis
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jodi Ellis
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

her hair has its own hair. Mind blowing!

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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kiya Ward
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you, my dear, have been mooned.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Over eating makes one thick to the stomach.

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