With the majority of salons closed due to physical distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, people have taken matters into their own hands - trimming their own fringes, dyeing it a variety of bold colours, or shaving it all off. But in Africa, they're putting the message in their hair.
Not only did Mable Etambo design the hairstyle in the shape of the coronavirus, but she also uses colored thread to represent the colors of the virus itself. "The pink color represents the protein layer, the maroon is the fatty layer and the zigzag is the crown," she explains. She hopes to continue her new-found talent as a hair-stylist even after the pandemic is over.
Hair stylist Onele Cembi twists his dreadlocks into the words COVID-19.
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