April 3, 2017
#SoHip | Hair Rebellion by Thandiswa Mazwai


As we take a hair trip in Thandiswa Mazwai's land, you'll see that this South African artist is not just a music rebel, but definitely a hair rebel as well.

Her dedication to artistic, always Africa-inspire,hairstyles, full of structures, edgy cuts and indigenous decorations should be applauded, because she is not only preserving African culture but also reinventing it one do at a time.

Thandswa never shies away from showing off her original hairstyles, we had to share a few of all the hair glory.

1- Side shaved + reversed braid falling down the forehead with a cowrie shell at its tip



2- Hair crown embellished with African hair jewls


3- Inspired by Nomadic people of Niger from the wadabi


4- Braided  hair sculpture


5- Short with painted zigzags




6-Huge snake box braid dressed with colorful beads




7- Intricate cornrow embellished with cowry shells



8- Beautiful mohawk with reverse cornrowed braids display



9- Still creatively hairstyled for Mandela day 2009



10-Inspired by Fulani braids



11- Tight mohawk game with metal embelishment



12- Intricate bun for 2017 "Bedele" album cover




13- Yellow & red hair dyes with face paint 



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