Gravity-Defying hairstyles from 1960s Nigeria


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Just has fashion has developed over the years, so have hairstyles. J.D. Okhai Ojeikere spent the sixties and seventies taking pictures of the elaborate hairstyle he would see on women in native Nigeria. The series, simply named ‘Hairstyles’ features over 1000 photographs and  features an extensive assortment of braids, buns, ringlets, curls, and twists. He found his subjects at various locations from an every day street to a huge wedding celebration.

Look through the slideshow below for more of these amazing hairstyles from the sixties.

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