Hair Alphabet of Shurong Diao

Today we want to show amazing art work created by Shurong Diao. “This Hair Alphabet is inspired by Chinese calligraphy style. I want to build a connection between Chinese characters and Roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair, just like putting ink on rice paper to draw Chinese Characters.” Have fun!

Wonderful Kanzashi by Sakae

Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Kanzashi were first used in Japan during the Jōmon period. During that time, a single thin rod or stick was considered to have mystical powers which could ward off evil spirits so people would wear them in their hair. Talented artist Sakae makes wonderful Kanzashi in the form of flowers and butterflies and she doesn’t tell what technique she use for this. But once you see these extremely natural looking Kanzashi it won’t matter how she did it. Enjoy!