I thought I was clever for learning how to french braid my own hair. Then I discovered Milena, the 17-year-old self-taught stylist who has created some of the most beautiful and intricate hairstyles I’ve ever seen in my life. Her Instagram account @hairstylist.dream is filled with so many incredible pictures of her work that it’s awe-inspiring. Seriously, why can’t I do that?!
- Milena got into doing hair at the age of six. While her initial work wasn’t quite so complex, it wasn’t long before Milena learned how to do more skillful designs. In the 11 years since she started, her hairstyles have only gotten more creative and beautiful. It’s so impressive! “I first started doing hairstyles when I was about 6 years old. But I’ve always been interested in braiding, for example, bracelets. Then, when I was about 10 years old, I started doing more advanced hairstyles,” she told Bored Panda.
- All of her styles come from her own head. She’s often inspired when just messing around with hair and says that her unique approach comes from combining several different types of looks into one. “I ran out of ideas and wanted to expand my knowledge, so I tried to combine different braiding techniques,” she explained of her advanced style. “Most of my ideas come while braiding. I start braiding and then many new ideas come to my mind.”
- She never runs out of inspiration. Basically, hair is an open canvas with limitless possibilities when it comes to styles. The only limitation is what her brain can conjure up! “”I mostly love that there are endless possibilities and it’s a great way of expression and inspiration. I personally also find it really relaxing because you can let go of any disturbing thoughts and just focus on the art of doing hair,” she said.
- You can follow Milena on Instagram for more of her amazing work. She can be found @hairstylist.dream, where she currently has nearly 35,000 followers and growing!