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Anyone who has ever spent a Sunday afternoon in Brixton will not dispute the fact that black hairdressers are artists. But if you think that’s exaggerating a little, check out Nigerian photographer J.D Okhai Ojeikere’s archive of nearly 1000 impressive hairstyles, no less, as a monument to hairy creativity. Sadly, Ojeikere passed away last weekend.

Photography by J.D Okhai Ojeikere