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Elle South Africa: Afro Hair & the Art of Braiding make July’s cover issue

True magic was made when Stylist Bee Diamonhead, photographers Aart Verrips and Tina Wiklund from hair salon Mmuja Healthy Salon in Johannesburg got together to create a photo series tribute.

“I met ethnic hair specialist, Tina Wiklund, owner of Mmuja Healthy Hair Salon in Parkhurst, Johannesburg; there was an instant connection and great vibe, it felt like a sisterhood. It turned out that Tina and I are from the same city in Zimbabwe.” Bee then approached Tina about collaborating on the hair shoot you see below. “Together with her team she re-created these iconic hair styles based on our heritage,” adds Bee.

After a wild casting on Twitter, she finally casted three young women who are total newbies in the fashion industry, who are becoming muses for Afro hair in an inspiring photo series by Aart Verrips.

The issue was released for the  Elle’s July issue South Africa cover and we were amazed by how pretty the girls all looked !

See for yourself in the gallery above !

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Photography: Aart Verrips

Make-up: Zipho Ntloko

Models: Zandile Gangxa (unsigned), Bonolo Modingwana (unsigned), Eve Segone (Boss Models)

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