Charlotte Bosanquet | Haircut, Cowiee

Haircut, Cowiee

A before and after picture of a haircut and a My Little Pony threading with human hair, a performance object.

During a visit to Japan, I got my haircut at a famous hairdressers studio in Tokyo. I choose the most common Japanese hairstyle. The hairdresser took one and a half hours to cut and style my hair. I collected all of the hair. There is a Japanese expression; Kawaii. It means a quality of cuteness and loveable-ness that is in Japanese Society. It is also childish. For this reason I looked to my childhood to use an object that could sum up this idea. I used a My Little Pony and re-threaded the mane and tail using my own hair.