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Building Shoes out of Hair

Building Shoes out of Hair

54-year-old Taiwanese hairdresser Shiou-ying Tsai uses human hair to make high heels and accessories. She says that only real hair is tough enough to withstand the process involving dyes, glues, and heat.

After winning various awards and prizes for her hair-cutting skills, the 54-year-old hairdresser decided to explore her artistic side by using discarded hair to make various works of art. She recently showed off some of her creations, including beautiful brooches, a life-size pineapple made from hair, a rat sculpture, and her pride and joy – a pair of high-heel shoes. “I personally love high heels very much, but I am flat-footed. I can only look at them and try them on, but if I buy them they will only be stored away until mold grows. I can’t wear them, so I want to make a pair of heels that I really like. This way, even if I can’t wear them, at least I created a work of art,” Tsai told Reuters.

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