“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.

Meet Laetitia KY, a 21-year-old fashion designer from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

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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.

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.

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For her own designs, she tries not to think too much and draws inspiration from "everything and nothing at once."

For her own designs, she tries not to think too much and draws inspiration from "everything and nothing at once."

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