Do you ever notice all the hair clippings on the floor at a hair salon or barber shop? You’d think your hair stylist would sweep it all away and toss it out or donate it to a wig shop, right? Well, not Wang Xiaojiu. He’s turning trash into art.
The 31-year-old hair stylist from the Jilin Province in China has turned hair scraps into intricate art.
Can you imagine? After a long day at work, you just pop a squat and let your creative juices flow. Except instead of a pen and paper or paint and canvas, Wang uses a brush, plastic card and hair scraps.
But he’s not just moving hair around into abstract designs, he’s maneuvering it on the floor into different characters such as Sailor Moon or Spider-Man.
The craziest part? Wang’s artwork looks like drawings from afar. He somehow uses hair scraps to shade as if he had a pencil in his hand.
It’s all fascinating, yet kind of cringe-worthy because you’re working with hair scraps. Talk about unconventional art.
Although he’s doing this on the ground, I wonder if he’ll ever consider doing it on a canvas. I don’t know how you’d get tiny hair scraps to stick on a canvas, but I’m sure he could find a way. Wouldn’t it be awesome to walk into a salon or barber shop and see his framed artwork? I mean as gross as it is because it’s a bunch of hair, I’d love to see my hair in a frame hanging on a wall of a salon.