“I want people to see me not just as the girl who just uses her hair, but as a creative and versatile person — because I am,” Laetitia KY told BuzzFeed News.
Meet Laetitia KY, a 21-year-old fashion designer from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Laetitia told BuzzFeed News she has always loved hairdressing, but was inspired by the "beauty and complexity" of a photo series showing the hairstyles of African women from different tribes.
"They were giant, and I wondered how you could do that with hair," she said.
For her own designs, she tries not to think too much and draws inspiration from "everything and nothing at once."