It’s Pride, so rainbows and sparkly glitter on actually something — whether or not it is merch from firms making an attempt to point out their help or the numerous methods members of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood are expressing themselves whereas celebrating — is the norm over right here. While the previous generally is a bit irritating with out motion to again up the sentiment, the latter produces a number of enjoyable and artistic make-up seems to be and hairstyles that we love. (Just take a look at this round-up of a few of our favorites from Black creators final yr.)The ingenuity is thrilling — particularly these 11-foot rainbow field braids created by Pittsburgh-based hairstylist Samira Gillcrese.
Gillcrese shared a video showcasing the size of this spectacular braided coiffure along with her TikTok followers on May 31. Her shopper lies on the ground with all of the braids laid straight out and a tape measure proper beside the hair. She begins at their face and movies the braids from the crimson roots to the purple ideas, exhibiting the 11-foot mark on the tape measure the place they lastly finish.
It’s actually outstanding how lengthy these coloured field braids are. They really feel like they go on for days till we lastly see the purple ideas. And someway, it took lower than a day to complete them. Gillcrease tells Allure that she used a complete of 33 packs of braiding hair and Shine N Jam Magic Fingers For Braiders to create the rainbow coiffure in 19 hours.
While 11 ft might sound intimidating, Gillcrease says that she has been working with the identical shopper since 2018 to create longer and longer rainbow field braids every year. It began at 5 ft after which moved to eight ft, eight inches in 2019. She added one other foot final yr to amp it as much as 9 ft, eight inches, and so they lastly hit 11 ft this yr.
We’re so impressed by the expertise Gillcrease possesses. Each vibrant colour blends seamlessly into the subsequent for this attractive rainbow type that is good for Pride and actually at any time when. We cant wait to see what size these field braids will attain subsequent yr. (We’ll put our bets on 13 ft.)
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