You might think that your hair looks pretty fly, but chances are it’s nothing compared to the Amasunzu. It’s a traditionally Rwandan hairstyle that was once worn by men, as well as by unmarried women in order to indicate to potential suitors that they were single and of marriageable age.
The style is created by cutting some of the hair sideways, towards the middle, and then allowing it to grow into the elaborate crescent-shapes you can see in the vintage pictures below.
The Rwandans used to wear the style in more than 30 different ways, and although it isn’t so prevalent anymore, you can still find people maintaining this unique and eye-catching culture.
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